Solomon Page is retained by Guardian Life Insurance Company (GLIC) to conduct a search to find the Head of Group Project Management Office (GPMO), a newly created and enhanced position based on the firm’s rapid growth and reorganization of the function. GLIC is a Fortune 250 company and the country’s 4th largest mutual insurer. This visible and critical job leads program/project management within the Group Insurance and Worksite Markets (Life, Disability, Dental, Stop Loss, etc.), a multinational organization of 2500+ FTEs.
Reporting to the VP of Project Leadership and Solutions Group, this AVP-level role directs GPMO activities, operational excellence initiatives and drives business solutions, working with multiple subsidiary companies and offshore with Guardian India. They will lead maintenance and operation of GPMO projects and tools, working with executive and IT partners. The PMO leader oversees strategy and development of PM initiatives focused on business side projects for core functions. It has a team of 20+ PMs and external business consultants across multiple sites, including offshore.
Best candidates are MBA prepared; financial services, insurance or consulting industry trained, PMP certified senior executives; solid in Lean Six Sigma Practices with a preference for Black Belt certification. A straightforward, non-political, strategic leader is necessary, along with a flexible, team player approach to management. Previous exposure with offshore PM leadership is preferred.
This is an excellent GPMO leadership job with a global insurance/financial services enterprise, with major impact on the business and substantial interface with the ELT, operations, IT and business units. Strong preference for New York or Bethlehem, PA offices, but other virtual locations are possible. Some travel to major domestic and offshore sites is required.
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