Innovation Project Coordinator, HYBRID in Lansing, MI, REMOTE opportunity available.
AF Group

Atlanta, Georgia

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Responsible for supporting the Innovation team's initiatives by leading and managing corporate projects for the Enterprise. Provides project management expertise, methodology, and coordination to help guide business and innovation projects. Responsible for partnering with senior project management staff to lead project teams and manage all aspects of project implementations and/or handoffs, including planning, management, control, closeout, and the success of project implementation. Exercises broad discretion and judgment in ensuring successful implementation of corporate products and services. Responsible for small to medium projects.


  • Manages people, budgets and resources, planning, problem solving, risk and issue management, communications, reporting, vendor management, implementation, and project closeout/handoff.
  • Work closely with Innovation management.
  • Helps develop project or program cost benefit analysis.
  • Collaborates with Finance and Actuarial Services to build a Benefit Realization plan.
  • Manages the project through team collaboration and regular core team meetings.
  • Publishes regular status reports and updates the innovation project dashboard on a periodic basis.
  • Presents the project updates as necessary to the executive team.
  • Prepares communication strategies that are clear, concise, and timely.
  • Responsible for leading and ensuring the successful completion of projects.
  • Participates in the maturity of PMO and its continuous improvement.
  • Maintains a high level of professionalism.
  • Leads small to medium projects.
  • Performs reviews by individually assessing the health of a project. Reviews findings so that the most important problem areas, as well as most noteworthy areas of strength, are clearly identified.
  • Turns troubled small to medium projects around.
  • Learns agile project management methodology and adopts risk-based approach to implement.
  • Helps with the administration of the Innovation funnel and idea pipeline.
  • Supports portfolio management and the intake and governance process.
  • Works directly with executive sponsors, corporate leaders, and project teams to ensure successful project completions.
  • Maintains relevant procedures and directions. This includes, but is not limited to handbooks, manuals, tools, and templates.
  • Actively contributes to the management of the Innovation portfolio of projects.
  • Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Maintains confidentiality.
This position description identifies the responsibilities and tasks typically associated with the performance of the position. Other relevant essential functions may be required.



Bachelor's degree in insurance, information technology, business administration, or related field required. Certification or progress towards Project Management Professional (PMP) designation is highly preferred and encouraged. Combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Four years of project management experience required which provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities. Three years relevant experience in an information technology or strategic planning environment preferred. Experience within the insurance industry highly preferred.

  • Proficiency in project management principles and practices, including leading, planning and coordination, with the ability to complete projects involving multiple resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, as well as presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with independence in the planning, execution and closing of projects.
  • Ability to appropriately manage resources, budgets, issues, and risks for the successful completion of projects.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of computer systems, software, and Internet fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to successfully function in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand business needs and conceptualize and implement information systems that support those business strategies.
  • Ability to effectively exchange information clearly and concisely, and present ideas, report facts and other information, and respond to questions appropriately.
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain customer satisfaction without compromising priorities.
  • Ability to interact with others to build consensus.
  • Ability to establish workflows, manage multiple projects, and meet necessary deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform other assignments at locations outside the office.

Work is performed in an office setting with no unusual hazards. Some travel is required.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum education, experience, skills, knowledge and ability levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity is valued and we will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an \"at will\" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.

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