Western & Southern Financial Group

Project Manager

Job Locations US-MI-FREMONT
Information Technology
Full Time
Gerber Life Insurance Company


Provide the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.  Plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. Define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.


  • Define success criteria and direct project development from beginning to end with a focus on protecting core project goals and intended business objectives of the organization.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company and determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
  • Set and continually delegate tasks and responsibilities while managing project expectations with team members and other stakeholders and promote positive action and individual accountability for all team activities.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the internal project management methodology by developing best practices and tools for project execution.


Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent communication, professional writing and presentation skills
  • Leadership, management skills and seen as a role model across the organization
  • Knowledge of program or project management methodology and techniques
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment but remain appropriately detailed-oriented
  • Demonstrated customer service and organizational skill
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and follow-through skills

Work Setting:

  • Works in an office setting and remains in a stationary position for long periods of time while working at a desk, on a computer or with other standard office equipment, or while in meetings.
  • Requires visual acuity to read a variety of correspondence, reports and forms, and to prepare and analyze data in an accurate, neat and thorough manner.

Educational Requirements:

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification or ability to obtain within 18 months
  • 5-7 years minimum relevant business experience
  • Experience or knowledge of insurance industry

·       Associate/Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Computer Skills and Knowledge of Hardware & Software Required:

  • Advanced level of PC skills including proficiency in MS Projec

Certifications & Licenses (i.e., Series 6 & 63, CPA, etc.):

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification
  • LOMA designations or completed courses

Position Demands:

  • Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects
  • Travel to home office, vendor sites or conference locations as the job needs arise. This might required overnight stays and should only be about 5% of the time.


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