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Financial Services Project Manager - Remote

  • Location: San Antonio, Texas, 75254
  • Salary: 0.0
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 28 days ago

Title: Financial Services Project Manager 
Type: Contract
Location: Remote

Our client, a leading insurance provider, is seeking a Program/Project Management Lead.

Purpose of Job

  • Facilitates and leads the execution and delivery of moderately to highly complex non-IT work efforts intended to accomplish business goals and objectives within prescribed timeframes and budgets.
  • Demonstrates an expert understanding of how activities contribute to the achievement of strategic business goals and operational objectives.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders, vendors and project/program teams to identify mutually beneficial outcomes for competing priorities and negotiate timelines to ensure objectives are met.
  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.
  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.
  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.
  • Drives implementation of moderately to highly complex work typically requiring confidentiality and enterprise-level visibility to achieve strategic business goals and operational objectives.
  • Works closely with cross-functional teams and resources to achieve program and milestones within established timeframes.
  • Manages risk by using established risk management practices to address execution challenges associated with quality, schedule and costs, in adherence with risk management framework.
  • Accountable for planning, directing and coordinating activities for moderately complex and work efforts to accomplish goals and objectives within a specified timeframe, scope and budget.
  • Ensures consistent visibility for teams by monitoring and reporting business objectives, work efforts achievements, and key indicators.
  • Communicates with work efforts stakeholders and executive/senior management and provides insight on issues through root cause analyses.
  • Facilitates collaboration on creative alternatives to project challenges with subject matter experts.
  • Removes obstacles and impediments to ensure business and operational objectives are met.
  • Develops, tracks and oversees project budgets that may include necessary capital expenditures, operational expenses, and labor funding requirements.
  • Manages ambiguity and consistently seeks to drive clarity amongst project stakeholders.
  • Ensures compliance with company and regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Defines the control and the overall delivery of the work efforts to meet the goals, objectives and success criteria.
  • Establishes overall cadence for communication with impacted stakeholders, and provides framework for underlying work efforts(s) communication plans.
  • Identifies and determines interdependencies of work within a work effort.
  • Participates in work effort closure activities to determine benefit / business impact realization to include retrospective management.
  • Proactively manages risk by using work efforts management practices to address execution challenges associated with quality, schedule and cost and supports escalation to resolve.
  • Adheres to EPMO processes, procedures, controls, standards, tools and templates (as required).
  • Drives adoption and challenges standards. Leads subject matter experts.
  • Drives the adoption and sustainment of changes within the organization in compliance with USAA’s Change Management framework.
  • Bachelor's Degree OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • 8 years of relevant experience in project or program management, including planning, tracking and delivery
  • Expert knowledge of project management tools and methodologies. Need Waterfall and Agile (SAFe or Scaled) experience
  • Financial Services experience
  • Experience on project and program management and execution experience delivering complex work efforts working with recognized program and/or project methodologies
  • Collaboration skills in a matrixed environment including providing consultative guidance to help solve enterprise level issues.
  • Extensive experience leading complex projects with significant number of deliverables including information technology and dependencies across organization; working within defined scope and budgets with aggressive timelines.
  • Extensive understanding of risk management policies and procedures.
  • Experienced managing financials 
  • Tools experience Clarity, Jira and Rally
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with strategic planning, financials and identification of key portfolio dependencies
  • Familiar with EPMO controls and required adherence
  • Ability to identify, drive and meet outcomes, key results and goals