IT, Lead Project Manager

  • Transamerica
  • Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Description

Job Description Summary
Completes work with minimal guidance and direction, and typical project management assignments have a high level of complexity which may involve unstructured and ambiguous situations. Assignments may also include a high degree of sensitivity, confidentiality and specialized knowledge or experience. Strong organizational skills (planning, prioritizing) and communication skills (written, verbal, listening) are critical to this position, as is the ability to successfully adapt to diverse people and situations, manage conflict, proactively resolve issues, and complete assignments on time. Must demonstrate developed skills in leadership, negotiation and facilitation techniques and interact professionally with staff and management at all levels. Solid understanding of Project Management methodologies and principles and possesses strong technical and analytical skills. Will often serve in a mentoring and leadership role.
Job Description


  • Managing projects, which involves determining project deliverables and timelines, developing a project plan and managing to the plan, coordinating and leading meetings, preparing meeting minutes and status reports.
  • Working with team members to resolve issues. Coordinating activities of a project team which may include individuals from multiple teams, departments and locations.
  • Manage and deliver assigned projects to agreed timescales, budgets and quality standards.
  • Developing a business case for a project, including cost benefit analysis and/or return on investment analysis.
  • Developing relationships and expertise within the divisions to provide continued value-add services.
  • Assisting divisional clients with navigating service requests; providing escalations as necessary.
  • Maintaining an understanding of all services, operational processes and procedures.
  • Supporting project teams in creating a business case, including cost benefit analysis.
  • Mentoring team members and serving in a leadership role.
  • Supporting Project Management methodologies.


  • 10+ years of related work experience
  • Professional certification (PMP, ESI – Masters, etc.) preferred
  • University or Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced experience using MS Project 2010 and Project Portfolio Tools
  • Good understanding of the insurance and financial services industry

Working Conditions

  • May require travel
  • May require flexible hours to accommodate global project teams