About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.

Portfolio Manager

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
This position is the primary point of accountability to Business Partners and other parties for the management and implementation of the multiple large size Projects or medium to large sized Programs that support achievement of complex unit or corporate goals. This position could also be to manage and oversee a Program Management Office (PMO) for an area or division with typical PMO activities such as the deployment and socialization of Project Management standards, methods, tools, metrics, etc. Additionally, it could be a position responsible for management and oversight of a Business or Technology Portfolio within a division. In every case, these are efforts involving significant risk and complexity, large numbers of resources, complex organizational change issues and support achievement of enterprise and/or strategic corporate goals.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
The Sr. Project Director manages planning and execution of the Projects' or Program's activities and resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals are met. The Sr. Project Director works with minimal supervision and is responsible for applying advanced Project Management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to Project deliverables, processes, and systems in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. The Sr. Project Director operates within defined parameters using a proven Project Management Methodology with flexibility to merge different methodologies in accomplishing collective goals. This role will be assigned a portfolio of work.

Responsibilities as the Portfolio Manager: Manages and facilitates portfolio resource planning and alignment. Develops and maintains portfolio reporting documentation in partnership with Sponsors and Business Owners. Monitors status of projects within portfolio and provides execution support. Ensures project risks and issues are identified, communicated appropriately and resolved. Prepares and supports portfolio items required for governance and approvals. Manages Forecasting & Budgeting as required.

Manages team development, very active in the mentoring of members of the PM community, may
have direct management responsibility of PMs. Recommends re-scoping, postponement, or cancellation as needed. Provides substantive feedback for organizational learnings regarding improving Project Management capabilities.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Typically possesses a minimum of seven years of Project Management or equivalent experience in the total Project life cycle with increasing levels of complexity, including supervisory experience.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Manages team development, very active in the mentoring of members of the PM community, may have direct management responsibility of PMs.Charged with mid-Project recovery of at risk Projects. Recommends rescoping, postponement, or cancellation as needed. Provides substantive feedback to organizational learnings regarding improving Project Management execution.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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