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EDWARD JONES Sr Project Leader, HR - 53279BR in Saint Louis, Missouri

At Edward Jones, the Human Resources division utilizes people expertise to proactively drive high-impact solutions that deliver firm results. Cultivating a highly talented and inclusive workforce, youll guide an exceptional associate experience, enabling them to do their best work.Here, youll enable continued firm growth through professional and leadership development, workforce and succession planning, inclusion and diversity, and talent acquisition and engagement. By driving these human resources solutions, your work will serve both firm and associates best interests and support Edward Jones being recognized as a Best Place to Work.The HR PMO team successfully lead projects and complete them on time, within established budget and scope to achieve business results. Provides and utilizes project management tools, training, best practices and technology to support HR business plan goals. Provides project, program and portfolio expertise and mentoring to HR associates, project managers, project sponsors, business leaders and project teams and represents the HR PMO at firm and cross-divisional opportunities.Key Responsibilities:Leading multiple large to complex scope projects simultaneously, with a high degree of risk, visibility and urgency within a functional area or at times spanning multiple areas, divisions or outside vendors. These projects routinely carry a high degree of risk.Leading multiple project leaders, project coordinators and/or project team members in completion of large scope projects.Providing leadership, development and mentoring to project leaders through modeling of best practices and providing timely feedback.Assisting or taking responsibility for troubled projects. Possesses the ability to rapidly assess the state of the project, recommend solutions and implement those solutions to get the project back on track.Ability to rapidly learn about a new area in order to lead a project effectively.Driving and recommending improvements in project management and industry "best in class" practices within the firm.Driving business efforts. This role is the key business contact on the project.Identifying major and detailed project tasks, critical path, contentions and resources to manage the tasks across multiple sub-projects.Ensuring project schedule, scope and quality objectives are met by monitoring, using metrics and controls to measure progress, taking corrective action and escalating issues when necessary. Assess trade-offs to scope using cost / benefit analysis and make recommendations to senior leaders.Working with other leaders and senior leadership to obtain the necessary resources to achieve project objectives. Driving the resolution of resource issues/risks.Planning, identifying, analyzing and resolving project issues and risks.Determining and executing prevention and mitigation strategies, as appropriate.Managing requirements elicitation through the use of sub-project leaders.Scheduling and facilitating meetings, communicate progress and develop solutions to meet project goals. This may be related to a large project with multiple sub-projects.Providing timely communication of relevant data to senior leadership for decision making.Establishing and maintain effective communications and relationships across multiple areas, divisions, outside vendors and project leaders/teams who are working on sub-projects within a project.Leading vendor selection in a project with a large number of vendors. Managing vendor relationship throughout the life of the project.A bachelor's degree andproject management certification (PMP)preferred.5 years of experience leading projects with a high level of complexity/integration that includes other projects and project leaders.5 years of industry or position-related experience.Experience leading or formally mentoring project team members and project leaders.Superior interpersonal and communication skills; effectively communicates with project team, other project leaders, multiple

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