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The Index Project Manager at MSCI is responsible for organizing and driving the successful implementation of MSCI’s Index business key client-driven and strategic projects. The goal is to ensure the delivery of every project on time, within budget and within scope.
The Index Project Manager manages projects across multi-disciplinary teams, such as Research, Product Management, Operations and IT.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong entreuprenarial mindset, be resourceful and act as the main catalyzer of project success, whilste protecting the primary value and objective(s) of a project.
A successful candidate must also demonstrate Business Analysis and problem solving skills, along with  knowledge of the Financial Services industry and a determination to aquire content expertize in the various  MSCI’s Index business domains.
The Index Business Project Manager will work within MSCI’s Index PPMO (Portfolio and Project Management Office) and will manage several projects in parallel, along with helping to publish and develop ongoing PPMO reports.  
Project management knowledge and practice in the following areas of the PMBOK is an asset: Scope, Schedule, Time, Cost, Quality, Communications, Risk, and Data Procurement.

  • Responsible of the successful delivery of the project, managing the full project lifecycle from Initiation/Envisioning through Development, Stabilization (Test/QA) and Deployment.
  • Conduct the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties for the flawless execution of projects
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress; manage interdependencies with  other projects
  • Manage and communicate changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques. Establish project oversight and facilitate regular updates and identify key issues/risks and important decisions to the Project Steering Team needs to make.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation following high quality standards

  • The ideal candidate must have at least +5 years of professional experience as a project manager and a total of +8 years professional experience (in any of the domains: project management; finance; product management; information technology)
  • Experience directing projects and teams to complete requires tasks and activities
  • Experience in the Financial Services industry
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Very good educational background, a University Undergraduate or Master’s Degree, preferably in the fields of business administration  or engineering
  • PMP / PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Ability to motivate and drive teams in a challenging environment
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment with demanding requirements
  • Is self-driven and motivated – has the ability to be productive without minimum supervision
  • Inspires loyalty and trust, demonstrates high integrity standards
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Mastery of Industry based Project Management best practices and demonstrated ability to adapt to Enterprise tools, process and workflow
  • Ability to develop and manage project milestones and reporting goals and objectives to provide timely feedback on progress and highlight constraints
  • Proficiency in managing project resources across multi-disciplinary teams, in particular Business, Operations and IT

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