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Associate Project Manager

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Office Of The President

Department of Position: Sales & Prod Strgy & Prg Mgmt 

Work from:

Corporate Office, Erie PA

 

At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

•          Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.

•          Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.

•          A pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.

•          A 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.

•          Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.

•          Career development, including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

•          Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.

 

Position Summary

Preferred experience in the following areas:

  • Project Support Activities
  • Triage & Problem-solving Techniques
  • ERIE Systems

Preferred knowledge in these areas:

  • Personal & Commercial Product Lines
  • Misprocessed Policy Processes 

 

Under close supervision plans and leads small projects of low complexity. Assists higher level project managers with projects of greater complexity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plans, monitors and leads small projects of low complexity from initiation through completion.

 

Leads project team while ensuring right talent is assigned at the right time.

 

Develops a thorough understanding of the project lifecycle to prepare, analyze and maintain detailed project work plans and schedules using project-planning tools and ERIE guidelines.

 

Applies project management best practices around scope, budget, schedule and change control.

 

Monitors project health and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments and resource allocations to ensure optimal project performance.

 

Prepares and maintains project logs to record risks and issues and monitor resolution of each issue.

 

Defines, develops and provides information to drive the decision-making process and support business operations. Summarizes variance between plan and actual progress.

 

Develops and delivers presentations to stakeholders summarizing objectives, deliverables, status and metrics.

 

Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and ensures meeting minutes are prepared.

 

Partners on projects of greater complexity to gain broader experience and exposure.

Duties and Responsibilities (cont'd if applicable)

The first five duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.

 

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.

Competencies

Self-Development
Collaborates
Cultivates Innovation
Detail Orientation
Instills Trust
Decision Quality
Information Management Skills
Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Job-Specific Knowledge
Customer Focus
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability

Qualifications

Minimum Required Education Equivalents

 

Bachelor's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field; or

 

Associate's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and two years related project management experience; or

 

High school diploma or GED and four years related project management experience.

 

One year of professional experience in a corporate environment preferred. Knowledge of project management processes and change management concepts preferred. Knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools preferred. Understanding of insurance industry preferred. Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and database software required.

 

Preferred Designations:

 

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Related insurance certifications preferred.

Physical Requirements

Climbing; Rarely
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Rarely
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
Pushing/Pulling; Rarely


Nearest Major Market: Erie