Kansas City, Missouri
American Century Investments
Our Firm. American Century Investments is a leading global asset manager focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships while supporting research that can improve human health and save lives. Founded in 1958, the firm’s 1,400 employees serve financial professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, offering a wide range of investment strategies across a variety of investment disciplines. We are committed to providing institutional-quality, actively managed solutions with a performance-centered mindset. Our expertise spans global growth equity, global value equity, disciplined equity, multi-asset strategies, global fixed income, alternatives and ETFs. Privately controlled and independent, we focus solely on investment management. This empowers us to align our decisions with client expectations and concentrate on their long-term money management needs. Our culture of winning behaviors exemplifies our dedication to clients every single day. Delivering investment results enables us to distribute over 40% of our dividendsmore than $1.7 billion to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit basic biomedical research organization with a controlling interest in American Century Investments. Our dividend payments provide ongoing financial support for the Institute’s work of uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of life-threatening diseases, like cancer. For more information, please visit americancentury.com. The PMO Program Manager provides leadership to all levels of the organization in the planning and execution of Initiatives, Programs, and Projects that are launched in order to meet strategic objectives. You ensure transparency in the transition from Planning to Execution. American Century and the corporate PMO are moving to a Lean-Agile/SAFe development environment. Are you ready to lead across all business lines and support the transition to the Cloud?: Responsibilities: Lead all phases of the project lifecycle, handling timeline, budget, scope, and quality requirements. Focus on team leadership, partner management, process adherence, agility practices, and risk management. Work with project partners to develop an effective communication plan. The frequency and type of communication will vary depending upon the audience and the message to be delivered. Resolve issues between various groups within a project when needed. Contribute to the ongoing use/advancement of PMO standard methodologies, tools, and practice to ensure continuous effective delivery methods including the implementation of Lean-Agile practices across the organization. Mentor and train project team members in PM practices and business re-engineering concepts to ensure successful delivery of projects. Utilize fiduciary legislation investment industry practices and trends: Required Experience: 10 + years in Project Management/Program Management. Strong preference for asset management exposure. College degree or relevant work experience required. 5 years leading medium to large and multi-phase projects, project budgets exceeding $1M in total labor & non-labor expenses and project teams > 20 team members. Participating or leading 40 Act/non-40 Act Mutual Fund implementations is a plus. Facilitate continuous transformation of PMO processes/tools to stay relevant. Communicates across all levels within the organization. Dallas, TX, Kansas City, Mountain View, CA, and New York applicants preferred. Additional Requirements: To ensure a safe and welcoming work environment for all employees, clients, and visitors, American Century Investments currently requires all U.S. based new hires to have submitted proof of having received the final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to the position start date unless they have obtained a reasonable accommodation. American Century Investments is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations. As such, American Century strives to provide a reasonable accommodation to any qualified individual under the ADA to perform essential job functions. American Century Investments believes all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity and advancement opportunities without regard to race, religious creed, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals forty years of age and older, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. ACI does not discriminate or adopt any policy that discriminates against an individual or any group of individuals on any of these bases. American Century Investment Services, Inc., Distributor. 2019 American Century Proprietary Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.