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DST Systems Sr. Project Management Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri

The speed of technology. The influx of data. Shifting regulations. Increased customer expectations.

That's where you'll find DST, helping clients find opportunity in ever-changing and complex customer, business, and regulatory requirements. Mastering complexity is a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon.

If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

Job Description:

Company Overview

SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Named to Fortune 1000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has 20,000+ employees in over 90 offices in 35 countries. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services.

Role Overview

As a Senior Project Management Specialist, you are responsible for managing projects and events for DST clients, providing formalized project and event coordination across multiple departments, and assisting the PMO in finding unique solutions to support business needs, including streamlining processes and documentation. You will lead existing SalesConnect implementations and conversions.

Responsibilities

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

  • Develop consensus on project schedules and inform team members of project progress and potential schedule slippages.

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

  • Track project milestones and deliverables.

  • Manage risks and respond to changes in risk over the course of the projects.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.

  • Work with other PM staff to assess inter-project schedule and/or resource impacts.

  • Lead/mentor project managers and share knowledge through knowledge-sharing presentations.

  • Participate in a small, experienced, energetic team on a rapid, agile development schedule.

  • Adhere to the DST Project Lifecycle standard as defined in the retain transformation program

Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of work-related experience, or Master’s degree and 1 year of work-related experience, or 5 years equivalent work-related experience

  • 5+ years successfully planning/leading projects and demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate and interact with others to accomplish a common goal

  • Proven ability to manage projects through full lifecycle, from requirements gathering to closing

  • Ability to interact professionally with multiple teams and clients at a variety of levels

  • Ability to take on a leadership role and direct project meeting - with both internal and external clients

  • Candidate should be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with financial industry

  • Versed in all PM methodologies – Agile, Waterfall, Scrum etc.

  • Experience with Clarity PPM, Excel, JIRA

Location:

Kansas City Missouri

DST is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about Equal Opportunity in the Workplace please click here and here. DST is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need an accommodation or accessibility assistance to complete the online application, please contact us at PeopleCenter@dstsystems.com for assistance.

SS&C DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, SS&C DST helps companies master complexity in the world’s most demanding industries to ensure they continually stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements.

We work with companies in some of the world’s most demanding industries where rapid shifts in consumer, regulatory, and technology trends are increasingly affecting how our clients do business. For them, keeping up in a landscape of constant change is becoming more and more complex. Through our technology, strategic advisory, and business improvement solutions we work with clients to help them stay ahead of and capitalize on customer, business, and regulatory change.

Mastering complexity is not an end-state. It’s a constantly changing and evolving challenge – one that only a few people can embrace and thrive upon. If you see your opportunity in complexity, then we are the right fit for you.

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