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PPM Business Partner II

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Enterprise Office Division

Department of Position: Enterprise PPM & ITFM Dept 

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

  • This role will have a focus on Project Controls Administration.
  • This role will be a hybrid role with time each week spent working in the office and from home.
  • This position has been reposted with changes made to compensation and bonus opportunities.


Partners with the Information Technology Division and business leadership to support information technology efforts for the benefit of the enterprise. Designs and implements Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) changes that will affect information technology, business, and/or technical processes with a moderate to high impact for stakeholders and may present challenges in complexity or deadlines. Conducts portfolio management activities including project and portfolio planning, analysis, reporting, and change management. 

May perform duties in one or more of the following disciplines: 1. Data/Finance 2. Organizational Change Management 3. Portfolio, Program, and Project Management 4. Research and Development 5. Process Management 6. Resource Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzes business or technical processes with a moderate to high impact for stakeholders.

Conducts research, generates comparisons, draws conclusions, makes recommendations, and validates solutions to effect transitional changes in enterprise and operational initiatives, and/or technical processes. Provides solutions that affect business or technical processes with moderate to high impact for stakeholders within variable timeframes. Participates in the execution and implementation of solutions. Ensures actions are in alignment with enterprise strategies

Develops, implements, and governs processes, policies and controls for portfolio, program, and project management.

Analyzes IT projects for risks and improvement opportunities.

Coaches project managers on improvement opportunities; assists in issue escalation and resolution activities. 

Uses technical guidance received from leaders and higher-level peers to address complex problems and projects.

Collaborates across multiple teams to drive analysis management processes (i.e. business, quality, experience, system).

Communicates with customers, team members, senior leaders, or other stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.

The first three 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 clear.


Cultivates Innovation
Instills Trust
Decision Quality
Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Optimizes Work Processes
Ensures Accountability
Information Management Skills
Job-Specific Knowledge
Using Tables And Graphs


Minimum Educational Requirements and Experience Equivalencies:

Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Project Management, Business, or a related field required; or 

Associate degree in a technical or business field plus two years of related experience required; or

High school diploma plus four years of related experience required.

Two additional years of experience analyzing and designing business processes required. Hands-on experience managing projects preferred. CAPM, PMP, or LSS Green Belt certification preferred. 

Physical Requirements

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

Nearest Major Market: Erie