Project Manager, Operational Excellence

| Chicago

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. 

Responsibilities 
• 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 report status to 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 

Requirements 
• 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 degree

 

Morningstar is an equal opportunity employer. 

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