Product Manager in Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ at Open Systems Technologies

Date Posted: 1/17/2020

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Job Description

A dental benefits carrier is seeking a Project Manager to join their team in Parsippany, NJ.


  • Manage multiple smaller to medium-sized projects through the full delivery lifecycle and drives execution
  • Work with Sponsors and/or Product Owners in the planning and definition of projects and drive key decisions
  • Prioritize the work in the team backlog in accordance with product strategy and goals
  • Lead project teams, including resources that do not have a direct reporting relationship
  • Adapt communication to ensure clear understanding based on the audience
  • Ensure project team delivers value by defining the acceptance criteria for user stories and accepting/rejecting completed work
  • Set up project plans following the Project Management Office’s defined processes
  • Ensure scope, budget and timelines are clearly defined, communicated, agreed upon and understood
  • Guide effective discussion and conflict resolution through active listening and effective communications
  • Communicate project status to middle management on a weekly basis, as well as, potentially on short notice to Senior Management
  • Manage the allocation and monitoring of resources and resource utilization on projects
  • Guide meetings and workshops, create a shared understanding with stakeholders, and engage team-members to gather and understand requirements
  • Create good working relationships with peers through effective communication
  • Maintain business cases and success metrics throughout the project lifecycle
  • Consider issues and develop solutions to support resolution


  • Bachelor's degree in area of specialty is preferred
  • 3-5+ years of experience in a Business Analyst, Product Owner or Project Manager field
  • Experience writing user stories, requirements, vertically slicing features, using test suites, and maintaining backlogs
  • Strong technology background and familiarity with all stages of the Systems Development Lifecycle
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and principles using multiple methodologies
  • Able to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Experience managing both technical and non-technical projects of various size and complexity
  • Experience working with outsource development vendors
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills, including experience writing Project Plans, Requirements and Functional Specifications
  • Experienced in collaborating with the project teams and being closely connected to an agile development team on a day-to-day basis
  • Able to operate at all levels of the organization and continuously raise the bar and drive teams to deliver high quality results
  • Able to review and interpret various documents, including design specifications
  • Able to sit and perform extensive close keyboard and PC work
  • Able to walk, talk or hear
  • Occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms
  • Able to meet deadlines and attendance standards
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • This classification will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Experience in writing Business Requirements and Functional Specifications a plus
  • Understanding of and experience with development of business cases a plus
  • Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Professional preferred
  • Previous experience using a Project Portfolio Management tool such as Clarity, Project Server or Daptiv strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of the oral health industry including dental benefits preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
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