We are seeking an IT Project Manager to join our Information Technology team in Sompo International's Purchase, NY office. The IT Project Manager is responsible for managing IT projects on a day-to-day basis using the Project Management Life Cycle process and deliverables.
Main areas of responsibility:
Scope, develop and manage plans/schedules/deliverables for small to mid-sized projects.
Manage project timelines, activities, resources and budgets.
Provide weekly status updates and Monthly Executive Status updates.
Manage stakeholder expectations and negotiate with project stakeholders to determine most accurate and appropriate definition of project scope and schedule.
Work closely with technical resources and business analysts in the interpretation of requirements and the translation into design specifications.
Liaise between developers, architects, business analysts and QA analysts. Foster clear communication between the disciplines.
Ensure that projects comply with audit requirements.
Work closely with outsource development vendors.
Track performance against objectives and develop corrective strategies when objectives are not being met.
Maintain relevant metrics to provide transparency on team performance.
Resolve conflicting priories in scope, schedule and cost for projects among various stakeholder groups.
Facilitate discussion, decision making and conflict resolution.
Remove impediments by engaging the right personnel and or finding the right solution.
Additional projects and assignments as needed.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Strong background in IT project management (5+ years) with detailed knowledge of the software development life cycle methodologies. PMP desired.
Background in Specialty Commercial Insurance and Reinsurance desired.
Proven experience managing small to mid-sized IT projects independently.
Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects which span both business and IT disciplines.
Strong communication and facilitation skills with an ability to effectively manage cross-functional team discussions.
Strong management skills with an ability to achieve results in a matrix management environment.
Ability to translate business needs into IT deliverables.
Strong business planning, organizing, prioritizing and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to successfully apply Agile and SDLC methodology.
Multi-disciplinary information technology familiarity with proven systems deployment experience.
Experience with Microsoft technologies (TFS, Visual Studio) is a plus.
Sompo International is the trade name for the global specialty property and casualty insurance and reinsurance operations of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (“Sompo”), established in March 2017 as the result of Sompo’s acquisition of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd.
Sompo is a financial services holding company organized under the laws of Japan whose shares are listed and posted for trading on the Toky...o Stock Exchange. Sompo, through various operating subsidiaries, is one of the top three insurers in Japan and is engaged in the provision of insurance services as well as other related services through its global network of businesses operating in 32 countries around the world.
Sompo International is the international operation of Sompo and, through its operating subsidiaries, writes agriculture, casualty and other specialty, professional lines, property, marine/energy and aviation lines of insurance and catastrophe, property, casualty, professional lines and specialty lines of reinsurance.
As a leading global provider of insurance and reinsurance, we recognize that our success is derived directly from those whose contributions matter most: our people. Sompo International’s headquarters is in Bermuda and we currently have offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Asia. A shared commitment to integrity, accountability, collaboration and agility define our culture, and we strive to create exceptional value for our clients and shareholders and maintain Sompo International as a desirable place to work.