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IT Senior Project Manager

Raleigh, NC, USA | Leading Financial Services Company

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Oversee high-priority projects and/or business unit programs, which often require considerable resources with high levels of integration. Oversee multiple projects with limited supervision. Interface with all areas affected by the project including end users, business stakeholder, support functions and vendors. Ensure adherence to quality standards and established policies and processes. Communicate with Executive Management and other project stakeholders regarding project status. Focus on meeting customer needs and satisfaction by managing program commitments, including communications with sponsors, stakeholders, and management, including senior leaders and executives. Work with key stakeholders and relationship managers to clearly define and remove ambiguity in program/project scope and provide vision and strategy to meet business needs and defined objectives. Work with team to segment program/project objectives into manageable work efforts and collaborate with program/project stakeholders and program/project team members to ensure projects are documented, prioritized and executed to address program/project requirements. Set milestones and effectively coordinate activities of team to deliver on objectives. Develop and lead the delivery of the critical programs/projects in portfolio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job.Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below.Specific activities may change from time to time.

1.Provide leadership in managing multiple and/or large scale high-risk projects.

2.Manage the critical day-to-day operational elements of assigned programs/projects including: project vision/objectives, financials, scope, quality, schedule, resourcing, vendor management, dependencies, risks, status reporting, stakeholder engagement, business readiness/organizational change management, value realization necessary to deliver specified requirements, objectives and value.

3.Document the project charter, roles, tasks and measures of success.

4.Provide leadership by facilitating project definition, planning, budgeting, scheduling and resource planning to accomplish project objectives while managing applicable scope, quality, time and cost constraints.

5.Ensure smooth project progression by effectively defining/managing the project plan, phase gate reviews, change requests and stakeholder status reporting.

6.Provide leadership, vision and direction for both project team and business partners while working cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes and ensure appropriate and professional communication among stakeholders.

7.Manage projects throughout the project lifecycle. Evaluate progress and quality, manage issue resolution process and take corrective action, as necessary.

8.Ensure adherence to BB&T Project Office and other applicable Corporate policies and procedures.

9.Develop quality business relationships so that client needs can be anticipated and addressed.

10.Proactively develop innovative approaches, risk mitigation strategies and quality control.

11.Actively engage in development or oversight of the development of all documentation for project.

12.Assist in continuous improvement of Project Office processes.

13.Mentor, coach and set direction for team members and project managers/analysts. Provide feedback to group managers regarding the work performance of members.

14.Program Profile - Span of Impact: Corporation; multiple lines of business; Budget impact: $10,000,000 to $100,000,000; Timeline: corporate programs and strategic projects are complex and can range from one year to five years in duration; Program complexity: medium to large.

Required Skills and Competencies: 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or technology-related field, or equivalent education and related training

2.Ten years of experience in increasing complex project management

3.Eight years of applicable business experience inclusive of project management experience

4.Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

5.Knowledge in software development lifecycle in an enterprise environment

6.Ability to act as a steward over programs/project investments including: delivery of multi-year program investments, optimize investment return, strong consistent governance and formal controls to mitigate investment risk, delivery of core competencies like scope, schedule and budget, delivery of business goals and objectives along with the value promise and act as a co-driver with the business

7.Goal-oriented, action-focused, good interpersonal and communication skills

8.Proven ability to direct the efforts of others using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office suite of tools

9.Ability to work effectively and efficiently toward goals in a complex, diverse environment with multiple and changing demands

10.Proven leadership skills

11.Outstanding record of project management success

12.Demonstrated proficiency in basic computer applications, such as Microsoft Office software products

13.Ability to travel, occasionally overnight

Desired Skills:

1.Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification

2.Three years of financial services-related experience managing large complex enterprise program initiatives


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