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SVP HRIS Program MGR (Strategy - Banking/Financial ...

Hiring Company Industry: Financial Services
Number of Employees: 10,000+ Employees
Total Compensation: $175K to $200K
     - Base Salary: $175K - $200K
     - Bonus / Commission: Bonus
Reports to: EVP
Location: Atlanta, GA; Irvine, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Scottsdale, AZ; Chicago, IL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Orlando, FL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; DC; Atlanta, GA; Miami, FL; Santa Barbara, CA; Des Moines, IA; Santa Ana, CA; Houston, TX; Kansas City, MO; Saint Louis, MO; Boston, MA; San Jose, CA; Charlotte, NC; Denver, CO; Sacramento, CA; Austin, TX; San Diego, CA; Iowa City, IA; New York, NY; Portland, OR
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JOB DESCRIPTION

SVP, Program Manager (HRIS Systems & Strategy – Banking / Financial Services)

Are you looking to use your project and program management skills in a strategic role, working on complex, high impact initiatives? Great opportunity for a Senior Project/Program Manager to be a critical contributor to major technology, integration, and enterprise change efforts.

Job Summary:  This position is responsible for filling multiple roles within a dynamic enterprise change management team.  Manage small and large programs or projects from inception to implementation in support of groups or other strategic program initiatives.  Provide direct program and project management support to the Integration Management Office for ongoing Merger and Acquisition planning, development, and execution.  Provide program and project management advisory and support services for strategic initiatives across other bank Program Offices. 

Job Details / Major responsibilities include:

  • Capable of leading a program, consisting of multiple projects, as needed, in support of strategic business initiatives
  • Manage multiple projects as needed, including strategy, project plan development, coordination of project team, deliverables, testing, and implementation
  • Provide direct support and/or liaison activities for other programs and initiatives, including project management, project planning, vendor selection, contracts, and project execution support
  • Assist in investigation and resolution of complex business or project issues, including analysis, solution facilitation and development, approval, management communication, and implementation
  • Support implementation and/or administration of project governance requirements
  • Provide feedback for process improvement, lessons learned, program enhancements, and strategic alignment with business or other programs
  • Assist with staff hiring, interviewing, development, or advisory activities as needed
  • Serve as business SME as appropriate
  • Perform direct project intervention/turnaround activities for key initiatives
  • Provide testing, simulation or implementation support and coordination as needed, using standard practices developed for M&A integrations to ensure high quality project execution
  • Works proactively under general supervision, within established work parameters, with few direct instructions
  • Performs professional work that requires knowledge of general management principles and practices and a good understanding, use, and application of concepts, theories, principles, practices & terminology relevant to required activities
  • Demonstrates ability to organize well-coordinated and organized programs and/or projects
  • Delivers all work product with minimal errors and omissions (e.g., grammar is correct and professional, formatting is clean, key subjects are thought through and addressed appropriately, etc)
  • Develop and deliver management and project-related presentations as needed

Job Qualifications

Required:

  • 10+ years of demonstrated mastery and direct work experience in leading and project managing large, complex, and strategic initiatives that cross company business lines
  • Program management experience, including management of multiple projects, multiple program work streams, or multiple PMs in a program office environment
  • Direct experience in business analysis, project leadership, and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large teams – through prior management experience with 10+ direct reports and/or project/program management experience
  • Understanding of project life cycles and project management tools, and direct experience with project execution through the complete life cycle
  • Merger and Acquisition integration experience, or large project implementation planning and execution experience, including development and leadership within a complex go-live environment.
  • In depth understanding of banking business, including customer strategies, business practices, operations, technology and/or support organizations
  • Experience with Top Tier HR Solutions programs, SAP, Peoplesoft, Workday, etc.
  • Big 4 consulting experience and MBA highly desirable.

Communications

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to communicate complex issues and ideas with absolute precision and clarity
  • Ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the organization and externally with vendors
  • Ability to prepare and present formal management presentations – comfortable and confident with Sr. Management-level communication
  • Ability to organize and conduct effective meetings appropriate for the topic
  • Ability to recognize and effectively communicate a course of action on difficult projects
  • Ability to provide help and guidance to project team members on matters of communication, including intervention or corrective action as needed

Working Relationships

  • Excellent ability to work with all levels of the organization and externally with vendors
  • Ability to work independently and with teams
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal networks within the organization
  • Ability to provide help and guidance to project team members on all matters of project management
  • Ability to provide direct and open feedback on project/program status, issues, risks or problems while maintaining positive personal and business relationships

Organization and Planning

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and/or multiple PMs concurrently and successfully
  • Excellent personal time management skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain complex project plans and manage work according to defined methodologies
  • Ability to direct and advise PMs in support of project/program objectives
  • Ability to proactively identify critical risks to project success and facilitate the development of mitigation plans, often while working through others
  • Ability to plan and lead the execution of complex, cross-functional implementations or integrations (including Command Centers, issue management, escalation, management communications, KPI tracking and reporting)
  • Effective management skills in a matrix environment where project team members report to other organizations

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