Associate Project Manager

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Role: Support strategic cross-business projects that address new products development, establishment of new functions, risk management, operational effectiveness, and other organizational changes.

Purpose of Role: Support ratings agency business initiatives.

Measured on: Successful execution of project deliverables. Attention to detail in deliverables and work products.

Typical Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Define and manage strategic cross-business projects, lead project execution, track, and ensure quality deliverables.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with various functions, departments, and project teams across multiple, global locations to plan and execute strategic initiatives
  • Develop and manage detailed project plans and risks/issues/decisions logs and escalate to managers senior team members as appropriate; prepare project / workstream meeting agendas, document meeting outcomes and next steps
  • Lead meetings with key internal project team members, business stakeholders, and manage varying opinions on key subjects and decisions
  • Prepare and present project status updates and senior management communications
  • Independently identify risks/issues and recommend solutions
  • Participate in ad-hoc analyses, presentations, and special projects as needed
  • Help identify and implement organizational and project management best practices


The Project Management Office (PMO) is part of the Operations, Data & Controls (ODC) function of Moody's Investors Service (MIS). The PMO works closely with partner groups including Legal, Compliance, Technology, Regional Management, and the Ratings teams and is responsible for managing the planning, implementation and execution of key global, regulatory and strategic operating model initiatives.

  • College degree
  • 2-5 years of project management work experience, preferably in strategy, consulting or project management within the financial services industry
  • Self-starter who is motivated, organized, and can meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to proactively create clarity where ambiguity exits
  • Strong results orientation, with a focus on quality and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, both verbally and in writing
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills; ability to meet tight timeframes
  • Strong analytical and strategic problem solving skills, risk management a plus
  • Experience in developing and delivery management presentations
  • Strong MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint (Advanced or Expert level preferred), and project management software skills
  • Good understanding of financial analysis & credit risk
  • Business transformation and change management experience a plus


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