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Sr. Project Manager

Company: Valley National Bancorp
Location: Wayne
Posted on: November 13, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing projects of varying size and complexity from initiation through completion across cross-functional project teams. Project work includes delivering high-quality, on-time and on-budget technology and business solutions, operational enhancements, and/or enterprise systems. Using standard Project Management Methodologies as a guide, the Senior Project Manager coordinates project initiation activities and then leads project planning, execution, and closure activities of the approved projects while providing on-going monitoring and reporting of project progress Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Successfully plan and execute projects to achieve intended business results. * Position the project for success by defining a structured delivery approach based on best practices and PMO Standards, establishing project governance standards and structures, and defining individual and collective roles and responsibilities. * Create a clear plan for project execution by developing detailed schedules, defining milestones and deliverables, identifying resource requirements, and coordinating day-to-day activities across resources in a matrixed environment. * Create a cadence for diligent management of project financials by forecasting, monitoring, reporting on, and controlling project costs on an ongoing basis. * Ensure that achievement of the project's intended outcomes remain paramount by evaluating changes to the project that are proposed during execution or arise as the result of project conditions (e.g., scope, requirements, timelines, and cost). * Establish risk and issue management procedures, driving the creation and oversight of mitigation plans, and aggressively resolving conflict where needed. * Develop Communication plans, tailoring communications to intended audience(s), and delivering information consistently and in a perceptive manner. * Define and adhere to standard PMO metrics to measure project performance, comparing actual performance to planned performance on an ongoing basis. * Foster relationships across functions and levels of the organization. * Establish a reputation for collaboration, employing an objective approach to decision making. * Facilitate relationships across all business units as it relates to projects and programs. * Enrich the delivery capabilities and overall performance of the PMO. * Embody accountability by taking responsibility for individual actions and encouraging others to do the same. * Promote unity by demonstrating confidence in self and peers, and placing the success of the team over success of the individual * Deepen project management expertise by supporting the continuous assessment and improvement of PMO frameworks, processes, and practices. * Identify opportunities for improvement by reviewing projects, either during or post-execution, if needed. * Support the professional growth of fellow project managers by providing informal leadership, guidance, and mentoring if needed. Required Skills: * Lead: Positively influence others to work collaboratively to set and achieve aggressive goals, facilitate timely and relevant decision making, and retain composure while coping with uncertainty, risk, and competing priorities. * Structure delivery: Demonstrated use of project management methodologies or frameworks, as well as system development lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies in complex contexts. * Solve problems and think independently: Proficient ability to identify and structure complex problems, rapidly prioritize issues and solution development, plan and conduct complex work, process information quickly, and place information into an intuitive context or framework. * Communicate effectively: Deliver clear and concise written and verbal messages in a structured manner, manage differing points of view, tailor communications/style to audience, and craft presentations with quality expected for senior level executives. * Utilize project management tools: Expert ability to build and maintain project schedules using Microsoft Project; high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) * Exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills. * Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. Experience using computers for a variety of tasks. * Competency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. * Ability to work on tight deadlines. Required Experience: * Bachelor's Degree in a related field and a minimum of 5 years professional experience in a project management capacity (large, complex individual projects, or multiple concurrent projects of varying size and complexity). * Demonstrated experience working within cross-functional teams within a formalized methodology. * IT background preferred within the Banking industry. Background in waterfall and agile methodologies preferred. * Lean, Certified Associated in Project Management (CAPM) preferred.

Keywords: Valley National Bancorp, Wayne , Sr. Project Manager, Executive , Wayne, New Jersey

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