Lead Technical Program Manager at Northwestern Mutual (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Summary
The Technology Program Management Practice is seeking hardworking, motivated, experienced program managers to come and join our team! Our team is responsible for owning the implementation of sophisticated, cross-cutting programs/projects that help drive the transformation that's occurring across the enterprise.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
As a member of our team, you will be accountable for aligning one or more large, complex programs consisting of multiple efforts. In addition, responsibilities include:
  • Making connections across teams and work streams to drive identification and facilitation of interdependencies.
  • Defining the program structure and creating a single, unified plan to deliver on the program objectives.
  • Driving for transparency on objectives, priorities and measures.
  • Identifying, assessing and mitigating program risks and issues, and removing impediments.

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.
  • A minimum of 9 years of professional experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of project management experience in technology and/or business functions.
  • Experience with project management methodologies or SDLC (systems development life cycle)
  • Working knowledge of project management / agile tooling.
  • Excellent leadership skills with ability to influence partners and team members with variety of personal styles to focus on right priorities under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Intellectual curiosity - a desire to dig into the details, learn, ask questions, and become the "go to expert" on certain concepts and topics
  • An ability to work as part of a team and develop strong, trusted working relationships across engineering, product and the business
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Effective oral, presentation, and written communication skills

Our Benefits:
  • Highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, matching 401(k), pension program
  • Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • Extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation

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Whether providing education assistance, competitive health benefits or time off for community service, Northwestern Mutual is committed to supporting employees so they can live their best lives. 

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Northwestern Mutual offers a pension plan for employees.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
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