Finance Project Manager / Sr Project Manager Job at Markel Corporation – 3.7 in Richmond, VA
What we look for
Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of
customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.
The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It’s our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.
If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.
The Project Manager has primary responsibility for the management of medium to large scale projects which often require larger project teams and/or cross functional teams or multiple non-related projects. The Project Manager will manage projects from original concept through final implementation, managing customer satisfaction and customer impact throughout. The Project Manager will lead the project team to proactively identify risks and issues that could challenge project delivery and will ensure those risks and issues are either mitigated or resolved. The Project Manager will also establish the appropriate governance in line with Markel standards and track benefits throughout the project lifecycle.
In this role, the Sr. Project Manager has the overall responsibility and accountability to drive projects to success as defined by the project executive sponsor and key stakeholders. Work effectively with internal and external customers, third party vendors, governance and senior management in accomplishing project objectives.
Provides effective leadership to the project team, including facilitating/ensuring effective working relationships between team members, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances
Ensures that realistic project plans are maintained and ensures regular and accurate communication to project team and business stakeholders.
Adopts appropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches
Plans and drives scoping, requirements definition and prioritization activities for initiatives
Identifies, assesses and manages risk to the success of the project
Ensures that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off
Responsible for stakeholder management. Negotiates with stakeholders to manage competing priorities and conflicts
Highlights issues and risks identified during testing to stakeholders
Implements planning activities, including managing the process of integrating new work with complementary strategic, operational and change management processes
Works across teams to agree and implement any modifications to work and manages impacts on projects
Accountable for managing project budgets, including the project CBA, and collating required financial data and reports for analysis to facilitate decision making on projects
Acts as the routine contact point between the organization and suppliers, including resolving supplier related incidents, problems, or unsatisfactory performance.
Occasionally required to work late evening and weekends as needed.
May travel up to 10% as needed.
5-10 years of project and resource management experience
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ability to influence without direct authority
Ability to build relationships
Strong customer focus
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical and planning skills
Ability to identify and manage risks and issues
Excellent leadership skills
Excellent presentation skills
Strategic, conceptual and analytical thinking and decision making skills
Negotiating skills within a context of political sensitivity and conflicting interests
Extensive knowledge of project management methodology
Ability to communicate highly technical information in a manner that the business friendly manner
Strong MS Project experience
Experience with Microsoft Suite of Products – Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint
Extensive knowledge of project management methodology
Extensive knowledge in resource and change management
College degree in Business related field or Information Technology
PMP certification (preferred)
Insurance industry experience preferred
Please note: Markel has a phased approach for re-entry into our buildings that is designed to balance the ongoing health, safety, and well-being of our employees with operational considerations and regulatory/ governmental requirements and recommendations. Effective 10/1/21 we have implemented a hybrid return to work strategy that allows for three days in the office every week.
“Why work for us?”
Diversity and inclusion
Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.
Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.
Commitment to open doors
Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.
As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.
About the Company
Company: Markel Corporation – 3.7
Company Location: Richmond, VA