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Project Manager, Operational Excellence

Company: Morningstar
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

The Role: Morningstar's Investment Management group is seeking an outstanding project manager to join our Operational Excellence team. We are looking for an assertive, detail-oriented, self-starter who can work effectively in a highly collaborative team setting. You will coordinate, manage, and execute cross-functional and cross-region projects that reduce friction, increase quality, drive efficiency, eliminate waste, and improve decision-making in the group. This position is based in our Chicago office.


--- Manage projects from the discovery phase through implementation while maintaining high quality, timely deliverables

--- Identify, track, and manage project risks and issues to conclusion, defining appropriate risk mitigation and contingency plans.

--- Develop project KPIs and communicate objectives and updates to all key stakeholders

--- Effectively manage cross functional project teams, including product management, technology, investment operations, customer success, sales, and investment management

--- Understand business needs and dependencies, continuously identify areas of improvement

--- Coordinate and collaborate with global stakeholders across Americas, APAC and EMEA


--- Three to five years of project management and/or business analyst experience, preferably in investment management or wealth management

--- A commitment to operational excellence, business scalability and innovation

--- Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills for managing competing demands and priorities

--- Ability to understand complex business needs with a creative problem-solving mindset

--- Ability to lead team decision-making processes and foster an environment of healthy team debate and collaboration

--- Strong knowledge of, and experience using, Agile and Lean project management methodologies

--- Knowledge or background in the managed accounts business is a plus

--- A bachelor's degree002_MstarAssocLLC Morningstar Investment Management LLC Legal Entity

Keywords: Morningstar, Chicago , Project Manager, Operational Excellence, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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