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Project Manager - Data Science & Analytics

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Project Manager - Data Science & Analytics


This position as Project Manager is in the Data Science and Analytics (DSA) PMO within the Core Data and Analytics (CDA) Organization. This role is responsible for providing project management expertise to its respective DSA Program in alignment with the Program Leads developed approach and methodologies.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conducts analysis to identify the scope and nature of a business and/or system problem. Responsible for accomplishing the stated project objectives through key project management responsibilities that include building the project requirements and leading the triple project constraints of cost, time, and scope.

  • Accountable for the monitoring of day-to-day progress, execution, management and closure of an individual project

  • Identifies alternative options in the development and improvements for new policies and processes. Incumbent will build out new processes and systems that help realize efficiencies and cost savings for the division.

  • Responsible to handle project risk through the development, maintenance and revision of reports and tracking tools.

  • Using approved methodologies uses all available tools to identify potential problems before they occur.

  • Understands the key business drivers as they relate to the projects. Adapts to the various internal procedures and forms close links with the business partner representatives, ensuring that the key issues of cost, time, scope and above all, client happiness, can be realized.

  • Explains information and persuades others in straightforward situations.

  • Optimally interact, negotiate and influence project teams and business partners to provide acceptable solutions and results.

  • Acts as a liaison to facilitate an understanding and partnership between business clients. Runs the resources and vendors assigned to their projects by verifying progress and removing obstacles.

  • Gathers and delivers day-to-day progress of a project as it relates to managing scope, schedule, cost and quality in order to support project management decisions and compliance with Company approved methodology and required results.

  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, approved methodologies & tool sets to help with the successful completion of short and long-term goals.

  • Responsibility around leading/guiding successful working teams and facilitating project management ceremonies/meetings.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as vital.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Ability to prioritize work and balance multiple tasks simultaneously, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

  • Seen as a great teammate and is encouraging of group decisions and ideas.

  • Written and oral communications skills with the ability to build rapport within the company, field and /or outside vendors.

  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience.

  • A minimum of 2 years of project management experience in technology and/or business functions.

  • Experience with project management methodologies such as Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.

  • Solid understanding of project management / agile tooling.


  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off.

  • Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program.

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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