Director - Projects / Programs

MetLife   •  

New York, NY

8 - 10 years

Posted 232 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Directs a team of managers responsible for the implementation of MetLife strategic programs and projects
  • Documents and integrates workstream milestones into overall program schedule, tracks, and provides reporting at a tactical and executive level
  • Utilizes a practical framework to identify, catalogue, track and manage key dependencies and integration points between major workstreams from planning through execution
  • Escalates and resolve risks and issues related to migration schedules and dependencies that threaten the successful delivery of the program
  • Facilitates continuous communication and dialogue between teams where dependencies and integration points, or the potential for such, exist
  • Fosters an environment of collaboration between major programs and workstreams and provide channels that allow the flow of information to take place easier across the program areas
  • Implements rigorous program governance and reporting processes to keep stakeholders informed and engaged
  • Identifies variances to schedule, scope and budget and facilitates the change control process to ensure that the program is aligned to business objectives


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Expert in using program management concepts, practices, processes and tools
  • Strong record of success managing large enterprise projects
  • 8+ years of program management experience
  • Active certification in project management (PMP) or program management (PgMP) is strongly preferred
  • Strong people management and coaching skills
  • Excellent relationship, communication building, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Undergraduate degree required 



  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Strong information technology skills and a high level of proficiency with common business software including the MS Office Suite
  • Consulting experience in program and project management
  • MBA or other advanced degree preferred