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Posted Date: 8/27/2014
Job Category:
Position Title: Senior Project Manager
Salary Range:
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Desired Skills:
Name Level Experience Required
Aml No
Best Practices No
Change Management No
Excellent Written And Verbal Communication Skills No
Life Cycle No
Ms Project No
Operations No
Pm No
Pmo No
Presentation Skills No
Problem-Solving No
Project Lifecycle No
Project Manager No
Sdlc No
SharePoint No
Staffing No
System Development No
Systems Development No
Trading No

Senior Project Manager

The AML PMO is looking for three project managers, one to sit in Milwaukee, and two to sit in Chicago. The PMs will be replacing Deloitte PMs currently wrapping up their assignments at the end of October. There are three projects going on in this group that the manager needs to fill:

1. A PM to sit between the Technical teams and the business stakeholders and be able to liaise between the two. Candidates should have a technical background however more recently has experience with Business projects.
2. Op Model Project – The manager is looking for a PM that has experience within Process improvement, Policies and Procedures and AML.
3. Staffing Assessment Project Manager – There are a large number of FT and Contract needs within the AML Program, this PM will be helping to assess and provide direction to the AML leaders on gaps etc.

The manager would like to have one of all three; however the manager is primarily concerned with finding the best PMs possible and can move internal resources to fill one of the open project positions.

Top 3 Skills
1. Must have 8+ years of experience with Delivering Projects as a Project Manager in fast paced environments.
2. Candidate must have relevant experience with one of the three projects above.
3. Must have experience delivering and presenting to Executive leaders within major enterprise sized organizations.

• Candidate will not be managing a budget or direct reports
• Two step interview process with BMO, phone and then in person.
• Candidate must have excellent communication and presentation skills. They must also have an outgoing personality and be able to hold a conversation with various stakeholders. Heads down introverted PMs will almost certainly not be a fit.

Summary: Responsible for establishing and directing Non IT projects which have been initiated by the Accountable Executive. These include (but are not limited to) launching new products and services, Such strategic projects are often highly complex and large-scale in nature, spanning multiple functions and/or business groups. The Senior Project Manager holds the primary project relationship with senior executives and ensures that a successful business outcome is the prime measure of success.

Job Responsibilities: Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners. Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned strategic projects, including all business, operational and Non IT deliverables. Manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.). Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources. Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. Ensures there is clear linkage between the business vision/context and the project scope and objectives. Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents. Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums. Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters
Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan. Develops or ensures development of project artifacts including charter, integrated plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards (e.g. Project Management, Risk, Audit, Compliance). Monitors and controls the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the Accountable Executive and publishes periodic project status reports. Contributes to improve the best practices of the project management community within the Enterprise to help drive consistency, transparency and execution excellence on projects

Skills: Possesses a university degree and/or 7-10 years relevant work experience . Industry-specific knowledge and experience is an asset

Education/Experience: Relationship management and consulting skills. Change leadership and management skills. Risk management skills. Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively. Stakeholder management and influencing skills. Business and technical acumen. Good presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at executive levels. Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Understanding of project management skills. Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, ms project, sharepoint repositories, systems development life cycle (sdlc) if applicable).

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