Senior Project Lead II

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Cary, North Carolina
  • Posted: February 03, 2017
  • Reference ID: 40161-en_US

Job Location:  Cary, NC


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MetLife’s projects span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus while being able to dive into the unique implementation challenges we face daily. As a member of the Portfolio Management team, you will be responsible for managing Portfolio governance, strategic alignment to corporate strategy, performance and risk for a global technology organization. You will manage executive communications on a global portfolio of approximately $500M. You’re excellent at communicating to all levels and are comfortable explaining your analyses and recommendations to executives as you are discussing program/project status, benefits realization or financial variances with front-line project managers. This Sr. Project Lead position is integral to helping transform the Global Technology & Operations organization and the prospect of that excites you.



  • Oversees the health of the portfolio of initiatives, monitors performance, and ensures portfolio is on track to achieve desired results
  • Sets guidance and monitors Portfolio health from Business Case through to Benefits Realization
  • Responsible for tracking key financial investment initiative milestones, including risks and opportunities, and recommending adjustments based on strategic investment.
  • Provides transparency to executive management of portfolio pipeline, health, and issues
  • Ensures consistency in governance, processes, and financial accuracy
  • Supports the governance and project status review meetings


  • Experience with Project, Program and/or Portfolio Management
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills, understands what it takes to deliver software with exposure to large-scale systems
  • Experience in financial project operations including accruals and forecasting
  • Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Clarity (or similar) tools
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; PMI / PMP Certification desired
  • 8+ years related IT and/or business/financial work experience




Global Technology & Operations




At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.



MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 40161 

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