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Sr. Project Manager OCM (Hybrid)

3700 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas
Job number: 15156

Job Description:

Sr. Project Manager OCM (Hybrid)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

At Globe Life, Reporting to the Enterprise Strategy Realization Leader, the Enterprise Strategy Sr. Project Manager is responsible for the planning and delivery of key initiatives that fall within Enterprise Strategy. As an enterprise strategy Sr. Project Manager, you are a senior-level practitioner on the forefront of advancing and realizing the project outcomes by working closely with business and IT leaders. You will be responsible for planning, organizing, and executing against an agreed to schedule, scope and budget to realize specific business outcomes resulting in value to the business.


  • Lead OCM efforts related to Globe Life’s largest investments.
  • Delivery OCM projects in alignment with the defined OCM methodology.
  • Assist in standing up the OCM function within Globe Life, contributing to process flows, templates, and tools.
  • Work with other corporate functions in the delivery of OCM related activities, such as HR and Corp Comms and Marketing.
  • May also lead other non-OCM projects as needed.
  • Analyze project proposals to determine time frame, limitations, and appropriate process for accomplishing projects.
  • Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline work plan.
  • Act as a coach to junior project managers, executives and others who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices.
  • Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations, or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  • Review project proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and allotment of available departmental resources to various project phases.
  • Analyze project proposals to determine time frame, funding limitations and appropriate process for accomplishing projects.
  • Review/approve work plan of external service provider or consultancy contracted to execute project.
  • Implement project communication plan.
  • Conduct project level risk assessment and mitigation.
  • Monitor project activities, ensuring the currency, quality, and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and “look and feel” across the enterprise.
  • Ensure that project goals are accomplished and in line with business objectives.
  • Assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority to project personnel.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
  • Review/Create status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.
  • Follow established standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
  • Continuously benchmark project management performance to identify improvements and achieve higher capability maturity in project and portfolio management.

Required Skills


  • Big picture oriented, strategic thinker, able to conceptualize what is needed then work to get it implemented.
  • Strong general management skills, understanding how to get work accomplished in large organizations.
  • A strong advocate for the project’s best interest and willingness to hold a strong opinion even when its unpopular.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to persuade and effectuate change regardless of title.
  • Unrelenting in the pursuit of the project’s goals and business outcomes
  • Work openly and effectively with Business, Technology and Leadership. Able to communicate ideas, collaborate, request help and problem solve as appropriate.
  • Adaptable leadership style, able to communicate at all levels, build consensus, and momentum.
  • History of success leading large scale projects with diverse and matrixed teams
  • Business value focused, able to converse not only in technical terms but in business terms as well.
  • Demonstrates thought leadership, contributing both to the project and organization.
  • Able to present oneself professionally and effective with executive leadership and stakeholders. Demonstrated communication proficiency, both written and oral with technical and non-technical staff
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills, proven ability to work independently with limited supervision, ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently with competing deadlines.
  • Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills, because this is a highly visible position with substantial impact.
  • Knowledge of project management methodology and experience or familiarity with major, defined program management approaches (for example, PMI, Prince II or agile)
  • Significant knowledge of project planning/scheduling tools (for example, Microsoft Project and Open Workbench), with a solid track record of practical application
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
  • Ability to work under a program leadership structure.
  • Experience with waterfall and agile methodologies
  • Ability to constructively resolve conflict.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Ability to support a tactical resource plan by mapping future demand to forecast project completions in the project portfolio.
  • Shown ability to think critically and strategically and execute a project across multiple internal and external stakeholders, working toward outcomes/via outcomes-based planning.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and demonstrate executive presence, strong business acumen, navigates ambiguity, manages complexity.

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:
• Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
• Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.



Key Behaviors


  • Confers with project personnel to provide advice and to resolve problems
  • Mentors and coaches development of more junior project managers
  • Builds rapport managing interpersonal relations inside and outside immediate project team, and motivates and guides project team members
  • Encourages and facilitates cooperation and results orientation
  • Fosters an environment of collaboration
  • Fosters creative approaches to problem solving and quality deliverables


  • Determines whether schedule specifics are needed, and skilled with advanced tools and techniques of schedule calculation
  • Assesses project risks and implements mitigation plans, as needed
  • Designs and implements alternative project management methodologies and processes for best fit to projects
  • Designs and implements project change process for scope and iteration management
  • Generates ideas, and critically evaluates future scenarios
  • Ensures that short-term goals support long-term strategy

Relationship Building

  • Works with business management on trade-offs of time, cost, quality, risk and schedule constraints
  • Builds both formal and informal professional networks, and extends these networks within, across and external to organizational boundaries

Business Acumen and Enterprise Knowledge

  • Maintains project progress toward business outcome, as requested by management, rather than narrowly focusing on project specifics without reference to efficiency, quality and value
  • Refers to enterprise direction, goals and strategy to ensure project managers and the PMO functions add value to the organization and boost customer satisfaction
  • Makes decisions and recommendations clearly linked to the organization’s strategy and financial goals, reflecting an awareness of external dynamics

Change Advocacy

  • Demonstrates personal commitment to change through actions and words
  • Mobilizes others within and outside the project to support and enable change resulting from the projects


  • Communicates ideas or positions in a persuasive manner that builds support, agreement or commitment
  • Takes actions that directly or indirectly influence others to create buy-in, gain trust and motivate action
  • Understands communication style of stakeholders and adjusts accordingly

Results Orientation

  • Sets and accomplishes challenging goals.
  • Defines standards in terms of doing what is appropriate and doing it well
  • Competes resourcefully, and takes calculated risks to achieve results
  • Delivers with excellence and transparency


Required Knowledge & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in business information systems (IS), computer science or related field, or equivalent-related IT experience. MBA in IS or other master’s degree preferred.
  • 7 – 10 years of Project Management experience
  • PMP Certification with experience with Agile

Location: 3700 S. Stonebridge Dr., McKinney, Texas

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Savings and Investment Plan (401K) - Eligible employees may begin participating in the plan on the first day of employment.

Pension Plan - Eligible employees who complete one year of service with the Company become participants in the Pension.* (Not available to Cleveland Employees)

Medical - Benefits are available to all eligible employees and qualified dependents the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Dental** and Vision - Eligible employees and qualified dependents are able to enroll the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Our FSA has two components, Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts. These accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - A pre-tax Health Spending Account (HSA) is offered to those who enroll in the High Deductible Plan. It allows you to pay for health care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service. Company contributes to HSA.

Short-Term Disability - Eligible employees may be entitled to salary continuance during periods of temporary disability. Benefits are based on employee status and years of service.*

Group Life and Long-Term Disability** - Eligible employees may elect life insurance and long-term disability coverage the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Vacation and Paid Holidays - Employees are eligible for vacation upon the completion of six months of employment. In addition, the Company offers eight paid holidays.

Education Assistance - The Company supports employees who wish to continue their education to secure increased responsibility and growth within their professional careers. We offer a reimbursement program for expenses incurred through approved institutions of learning. In addition, Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and International Claim Association (ICA) program courses are offered after the completion of six months of services at no cost to the employee.

Fitness Reimbursement - Eligible employees are able to receive up to 100% reimbursement for monthly dues (employee only).

Supplemental Plans** - Cancer, Heart/Stroke, Accident.

*Please note, some benefits may vary by subsidiary. Please be sure to clarify with the Human Resources Department.
**Company paid benefit

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I've been interviewed, what's next? - If selected, we'll extend a conditional offer. Then, pending a successful background check and drug screen, we'll confirm a start date.

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