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AVP, HR Project Management

Date: Apr 11, 2017

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial





Alternate Locations: Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania)


Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.


Requisition #26722


About the Company


Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates.


The Role

This position provides leadership, direction and functional expertise on complex projects/initiatives for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility. S/he will provide direction and subject matter expertise on all aspects of various assigned complex projects and/or programs, including planning the project schedule, setting deadlines, acquiring the appropriate resources, communicating to stakeholders, and monitoring and controlling the project.


Project Management Leadership

  • Contributes to the strategy development for project and/or program management issues/concerns for his her assigned area(s) of responsibilities to ensure that project results meet desired business outcomes.
  • Provides strategic direction to build and enhance the capability for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identifies and directs strategic process improvements that significantly improve quality across the team, department and/or business unit for assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Directs and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiatives within assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assess the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies.


  • Anticipates and provides strategies/solutions to complex project management issues or conflicts.
  • Develops and executes complex effective project and/or program management
  • Directs and delivers complex projects and/or programs conforming to Lincoln Financial project management standards and processes, including change control and project management methodology.
  • Identifies complex project resourcing needs and facilitates the procurement of needed hardware, software and human resources for the project.
  • Monitors and evaluates assigned complex project and/or program’s progress and performance against the project plan. Develops more complex mitigation plans.
  • Identifies and resolves complex project and/or program issues to minimize delays.
  • Analyzes assigned complex project and/or program plans to validate if project outcomes will meet the business needs and align/support operational plans/objectives.  Recommends complex mitigation plans.


  • Collaborates effectively with management and appropriate project stakeholders on complex issues and conflicts that impact time, cost, scope, quality and risk of assigned projects.
  • Advises and collaborates with project owners and appropriate personnel to manage project quality and cost.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on project management best practice standards, templates and practices.
  • Serves as a mentor and shares expertise with team members.



  • Undergraduate degree or 4+ years of comparable work experience; educational concentration in Human Resources, Project Management, or Marketing is preferred
  • PMP certification preferred


  • 10+years of experience in Project Management that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position
  • 3+ years of project management leadership and/or project supervision experience in a large complex organization and/or consulting firm
  • HR Project Management experience required
  • Education experience and/or proficiency in
    • Understanding technical terminology that relates to business environment/information technology systems
    • Managing large scale HR Projects
    • Non IT Project Management or Human Resources Project Management experience preferred
    • HR Management Systems
    • Microsoft Project and SharePoint
  • Understanding technical terminology that relates to business environment/information technology systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in motivating others in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multitask while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent Project Management leadership skills including, ability to coordinate and balance multiple task in a time-sensitive environment while meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.
  • Demonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines.
  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations
  • Possesses a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions
  • Drives performance targets to completion



This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.



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