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IT Project Manager

New York, USA
Closing date
May 4, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Lazard is one of the world's leading financial advisory and asset management firms. Our people make the difference. With just over 3,000 employees, our tight-knit community allows for professionals eager to learn and willing to teach to connect and grow together. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are not just business imperatives - they are central pillars ofour employee experience. Our entrepreneurial culture and flat structure allow creative ideas and original concepts to drive our business forward - and for careers to take flight.

Lazard's Corporate functions empower strategic decision-making and ensure continued success of our firm. From Finance & Tax to Information Technology and Human Resources, our colleagues around the globe support our financial advisory and asset management business lines in many ways. By utilizing the latest technology, these integral groups make sure our businesses are compliant, operationally efficient, and profitable.

The Global IT Management team represents the office of the CIO, Global Head of Technology at Lazard. This team is responsible for a variety of business and governance activities across Lazard's global IT organization supporting all of the firms' businesses and corporate departments. The IT PMO Project Manager will be part of this management team in the business office.

The IT PMO Project Manager is responsible for directly managing and tracking regular project status updates across the entire IT organization and supporting several other Global IT Management team initiatives. The role involves working closely with all levels of IT teams across the organization.

We'll trust you to:
  • Coordinate , organize, and track the status of all IT projects at Lazard (IT Management PMO)
  • Evaluate status updates including milestones, risks, issues, delivery dates, RAG status, and interdependencies based upon Systems Development Life Cycle for both agile and waterfall methodologies to ensure suitability and cohesion
  • Create statistical reporting on trends across all IT project portfolios (e.g., new, completed projects)
  • Build monthly executive management presentation materials
  • Provide recommendations to the IT Management Team to address challenges, risks, or issues in project tracking
  • Facilitate monthly audit meetings with the IT Leadership team and prepare monthly progress reports for Internal Audit
  • Document, track, report on other Global IT governance programs (e.g., Annual IT Policy Attestation)
  • Assist in the tracking and monitoring of tasks and issues related to the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery program
  • Preparation of ad-hoc reports for various key management initiatives
  • Create and maintain related documentation
  • You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree in IT or business-related major
  • 5+ years in the IT organization of an Asset Management or Investment Banking financial services firm
  • 5+ years working in a technology PMO, or similar project tracking and coordination experience
  • Experience as a business analyst or hybrid PM/BA a plus
  • Experience working with formal project management methodologies (SDLC, Agile and Waterfall, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills - articulate, personable, good listener, with an ability to speak with subject matter experts confidently and drive the IT Management Office agenda
  • Ability to take initiative, anticipate needs and listen comprehensively
  • The ability to manage multiple, unrelated, initiatives at the same time and be highly detail oriented
  • The ability to work in a demanding environment with limited direction i.e., must be a self-starter
  • The ability to collaborate as part of a team and take on additional responsibilities as required
  • Strong basic software skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • What we offer

    We strive to enhance the total health and well-being of our employees through comprehensive, competitive benefits. Our goal is to offer a highly individualized employee experience that enables you to balance your commitments to career, family, and community. When you work for Lazard, you are working for an organization that cares about your unique talents and passions and will continue to invest in the development of your career.

    Does this sound like you?

    Apply! We'll get in touch on the next steps.

    Diversity and Inclusion at Lazard

    Lazard is an intellectual capital business focused on delivering the best advice and solutions to clients. Achieving these objectives requires us to identify, develop and retain the best talent. A workforce comprised of people with varied backgrounds and experiences creates a rich diversity of thought that empowers us to challenge conventional wisdom, as diverse perspectives lead to better decisions.

    Our appreciation of diversity's strength is ingrained in our multi-cultural heritage. As a global firm that has grown organically from local roots in different countries, we have a deep tradition of respect for individual differences, which has been core to our success for several decades.

    The ongoing cultivation of diversity and an inclusive, equitable culture are essential to our continued growth. We are committed to sustaining an environment in which all employees - regardless of socioeconomic status, race, color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran or military status - can bring their whole selves to work to maximize their individual potential and our collective success.

    We expect the base salary range for this role to be approximately $130,000 - $150,000. Various factors contribute to determining the actual base compensation offered, including but not limited to the applicant's years of relevant experience, career tenure, qualifications, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, relevant skills for the role, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. Base salary is one component of Lazard Corporate's compensation package, which also includes comprehensive benefits and may include incentive compensation.


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