FTI Project Manager

Franklin Templeton Investments - New York, NY4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $160,000 a year
FTI Project Manager-824944

Fiduciary Trust Company International has been a trusted investment manager for individuals, families and foundations for more than 80 years. With world-class capabilities in investment management, trust and estate services, and custody services, we have the expertise to meet the requirements of the most sophisticated clients and their advisors and can help assure that their families’ needs will be met long into future generations.

In 2001, Fiduciary Trust joined forces with Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment management company operating as Franklin Templeton Investments. The acquisition presented both companies with an opportunity to expand and enhance their resources, services and global presence by combining complementary areas of expertise.

The Project Manager acts as the single point of accountability to plan, direct, and coordinate large scale, moderately complex projects to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished with high quality, within established time frames and budget, and meet customer and/or business needs. The Project Manager serves as the primary interface to the business and Franklin Templeton Technologies (FTT) regarding functionality and processes and is responsible for coordination between the business and FTT.

What is the FTI Project Manager responsible for?

Project Management & Project Planning:
Determine the project approach, staffing, responsibilities, and schedule.
Set project objectives.
Complete cost/benefit analysis.
Manage scope and scope change requests.
Plan and direct schedules and budgets.
Track projects against milestones.
Monitor projects from initiation through delivery and monitor for continuous improvement.
Lead or oversee requirements gathering process.
Partner with (business/technical) Project Managers to deliver project.
Request funding and provide updates at TOC/BUPOC.
Develop and manage project governance including steering committee meetings, sponsor meetings, project team meetings, status reports, etc.
Project communications including project education and marketing. Ensure that all requirements, project plans, and changes to commitment are communicated to all affected team members.
Lead and/or participate in procurement process, including vendor contact negotiations.
Manage relationships with vendor(s), FTT, and business.
Liaison between vendor(s), FTT, and business.
Consult with business and FTT to develop solutions.
Analyze, interpret, and derive meaning from data;
Ensure test plans are adequate and successful completion of all testing related tasks.
Evaluate system and acceptance test results and make recommendations for adjustments as necessary.
Identify and develop contingency plans to mitigate and address risks; Implement change management activities when necessary.
Take responsibility for benefits realization as well as meeting milestone and budget targets.
Develop and execute implementation, change, and transition plans.
Administratively close out projects, conducting post implementation review, benefits review, lessons learned, publishing information, and implementing improvement opportunities.

Team Leadership:
Responsible for assembling a project team.
Define team member roles and expectations.
Assign and monitor work of team members and providing timely guidance and feedback (matrix reporting).
Ensure that project resources receive any necessary training and are used effectively.
Communicate with and influence internal and external stakeholders regarding key project objectives and steps and to ensure buy-in.
Share knowledge among team members.
Train, develop, coach, and mentor project team members.
Escalate issues to others with more experience and/or authority when necessary.

Manage Partnerships:
Manage relationships and coordinate work between different teams at different locations.
Manage relationships with all suppliers and subcontractors. Monitor their progress and adherence to the contract.
Negotiate with stakeholders and sponsors to set expectations and build consensus around project objectives.

What ideal qualifications, skills & experience would help someone to be successful?
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Master’s degree or equivalent
5-8 years of cross-functional, cross-disciplinary project management and business analysis experience
Knowledge of the key components of project management (e.g., scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, integration) and associated tools and methodologies
Experience in the Investment Management and/or Financial Services industry preferred
PMP Certification a plus
JIRA expertise preferred
Excellent MS Office skills required including MS Project, PPT and Visio
General knowledge and ability to apply business practices in the context of project management activities
Experience identifying, writing, and prioritizing business requirements
Experience facilitating large user workshops
Experience managing complex projects
Experience managing projects with multi-month time lines
Experience executing strategic business plans preferred
Experience managing organization change and communication preferred
Experience with process improvement preferred
Ability to recognize and communicate potential issues impacting the organization
Effectively applies consultation skills to solve problems independently
Oversees the development of solutions to a variety of business issues and ensures the solutions are consistent with organizational objectives
What makes Franklin Templeton Investments unique?

In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards—the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:
Three weeks paid time off the first year
Medical, dental and vision insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
Employee Stock Investment Program
Tuition Assistance Program
Purchase of company funds with no sales charge

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business. To us, corporate citizenship means being accountable, serving our clients, being an employer of choice, managing our environmental impact, and supporting our communities. An emphasis on corporate citizenship is embedded in our culture and values, and is an important element of how we achieve success.

We are also committed to your learning and development with resources focused around Experience, Exposure, and Education, to help you achieve your professional development goals. Take some time to, meet some of our people, and see what it means to say, “I AM Franklin Templeton”.

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you to visit us at http://www.franklintempletoncareers.com/ to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.

JOB FUNCTION: Project Management & Business Analysis
PRIMARY LOCATION: United States-New York-New York
SCHEDULE: Full-time
JOB POSTING DATE: Oct 15, 2018, 9:37:18 AM