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Strategy Project Manager

Company: Precoa
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:


Position at Precoa
You're always described as inquisitive and intelligent, the kind of person who actually looks forward to tackling complex, unstructured problems. Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data for insights comes naturally. Are you ready to apply your talents to an exceptional company that values its employees?

Precoa's positive, upbeat culture is complemented by the data-driven decisions we use to grow efficiently and effectively. As the Corporate Strategist at Precoa, you will be a key member of the strategy team and will participate in and lead cross-functional strategic projects that have an analytical element. With your analytical skills and business acumen, backed up by your solid intuition and ability to solve problems, your insights will lead to strategic business opportunities.

About Precoa: Known for our fun, upbeat culture, Precoa is a leader in the preneed insurance industry, providing an innovative marketing, lead generation, and appointment-setting program known as ProActive Preneed -. Our core values of kindness, progression and craftsmanship have led us to be named one of The Oregonian's Top Workplaces for nine consecutive years, and we support our external and internal partners with these core values in mind. Headquartered in Portland, OR since its founding in 2004, Precoa employs over 288 employees, plus a network of more than 600 independent preneed agents, all passionately focused on one thing: helping people plan today so their families can focus on connection when they need it the most.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Lead cross-functional projects to discover insights that will guide strategic decisions and uncover optimization opportunities
Use data and your analytical expertise to drive business growth across a complex business model
Collaborate with internal business partners to identify and quantify opportunities that inform insights and impact the business
Manage a portfolio of strategic projects to ensure appropriate prioritization and resource allocation
Resolve conflict effectively, removing roadblocks and supporting strategic decision-making
Communicate results of initiatives to stakeholders
Develop a broad understanding of operational systems and processes to provide strategic guidance
Make sound decisions in ambiguous or difficult situations, including when under pressure
Continuously improve service and results for our people and the business

Competencies and skills needed:
Exceptional judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Experience using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to create valuable and actionable insights
Comfortability with ambiguous problems
Ability to clearly articulate complex concepts in discussions and presentations with internal business partners and executive-level leaders
Strategic mindset with the ability to identify opportunities to create positive change
Strong capability to manage multiple project streams
Demonstrated expertise with, or active interest in, at least one of the following tools: SQL, Tableau, Excel
High degree of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and skill in building relationships
Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders

Education and/or Experience:
2 or more years of professional-level experience in a similar role OR extraordinary academic performance with some highly relevant professional experience
Demonstrated experience in a position of monitoring, managing, manipulating and drawing insights from data
Bachelor's degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Econometrics, Business, Finance, Computer Science, Information systems, or other relevant area
Advanced degree is a plus but not required

Keywords: Precoa, Portland , Strategy Project Manager, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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