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Project Manager Lead

  • Location: Des Moines, 50265
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 15 days ago

Work with the brightest minds at one of the largest financial institutions in the world. This is long-term contract opportunity that includes a competitive benefit package!

Our client has been around for over 150 years and is continuously innovating in today's digital age. If you want to work for a company that is not only a household name, but also truly cares about satisfying customers' financial needs and helping people succeed financially, apply today.

Position: Lead Project Manager
Location: WEST DES MOINES,, IA; Charlotte NC / Ft Mill SC, Wilmington DE, Phoenix AZ
Term: 6 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Lead complex initiatives managing all activities in a project life-cycle such as initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing associated with projects that are long-term, line of business wide and medium to high risk, scope and complexity with broad impact.
  • Act as key participant in project plans and budgets for change management.
  • Review and initiate complex multi-business and enterprise support operations, organizational systems knowledge and navigation to anticipate change impacts.
  • Ensure full understanding of project impacts that translate into comprehensive engagement strategies.
  • Make decisions in end to end project management, demonstrating ownership of the entire process from beginning to end while developing and implementing program and project level processes, procedures and performance metrics .
  • Demonstrate understanding of policy, methodology and artifact creation that influence and lead change management to meet deliverables and drive new initiatives.
  • Collaborate and consult with executive leadership, stakeholders, project leads, executive leadership, sponsors and business partners to clarify and define project requirements.
  • Manage a team.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):
  •  5+ years of Project Management and Methodologies, Strategic Planning experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, education.

Desired Qualifications: 
  •  Ability to present complex concepts into simplified solutions in a straightforward and understandable manner to multiple stakeholders, including executives.
  • Proven ability to listen and communicate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders by employing a calm, credible and confident leadership style.
  • Proven success achieving objectives requiring a high level of cooperation from people in other parts of the organization.
  • Ability to make timely and independent judgment decisions while working in a fast-paced and results-driven environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and across all organizational levels, where flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability are important
  • Ability to execute in a fast paced, high demand, environment while balancing multiple priorities
  • 1+ year of financial services industry experience (Cards related experience – Credit, Debit, Processor, Network, etc - even better)
  • 3+ years of experience in an Agile environment including Scrum, Kanban, SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework), Larce Scale Scrum (LeSS) or similar.
  • Network Tokenization experience (ApplePay, Samsung Pay, et al) a plus

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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