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Senior Project Analyst

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Date: Aug 9, 2017

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  10604
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): N/A  
Relocation offered: No
Travel required: e. No Selection

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At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

Capital Group’s Enterprise Project Management Office is made up of 100+ dedicated project and program experts that lead our largest strategic business and technology initiatives through a number of department-based PMOs. These initiatives cover a variety of domains including Sales and Marketing, Global Business Operations, Investment Operations, and Information Technology. This provides our project management professionals with the opportunity to build deep subject matter expertise in one or multiple domains. This particular position will report to the Enterprise PMO covering our Distribution organization – and therefore, product, sales and marketing initiatives. 

As a Senior Project Analyst based in Los Angeles you will support in the delivery of mission-critical projects using your strength in leading teams, collaborating to solve problems and driving for results. You tackle multiple types of projects, some concurrently, and will lead your team throughout project stages, from planning to post launch and transition. You will work within a complex environment with project teams, business partners, leadership, external parties, and other stakeholders. You’ll bring clarity and structure to ambiguous problems along the way and escalate risks when needed. By communicating effectively and providing clear direction, you set the tone for project teams and drive their activities. Ultimately, the role is about delivery but equally important is the way you work in order to meet your deliverables that will define your success. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Helps lead the planning stage of complex projects and creation of related deliverables such as project plans, scope definition, cost estimates, resource plans and governance structure 
  • Leads and assists in creation of a variety of project deliverables, for example - market assessments, capability assessments, gap analyses, business strategies and implementation plans 
  • Supports multiple projects concurrently, varying in size and scope. 
  • Assesses organizational impacts and develops strategies to navigate the organization through the change 
  • Exercises good judgment regarding when and how to escalate issues 
  • Actively manages project dependencies and cross-project dependencies 
  • Manages work plan updates, metrics and status reporting, risk/issues mitigation/escalation, financial tracking 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree required; advanced degree (particularly MBA) is a plus
  • Minimum 4 years of project management (or similar) experience in managing cross-functional initiatives 
  • Ability to work closely with business leaders to ensure that delivery expectations are aligned, managed and met 
  • Experience with project delivery responsibilities for complex projects from proposal development to post-implementation close-out 
  • Demonstrated ability to build high-performing project teams by effectively leading and providing work direction for others 
  • Demonstrated analytical ability, including financial analysis, business impact and cost/benefit analysis, business case development 
  • Track record in influencing change in project and program management best practices 
  • Ideally, has experience at a management consulting firm, or project management at a financial services firm 
  • Willingness to travel to other Capital Group locations (namely, Irvine, CA) on a very limited basis 

 

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.39 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


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Job Segment: Consulting, Project Manager, Technology

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