Principal Project Associate - Branch Activity Management

1750 Tysons (12023), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

At Capital One, we're building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Project Associate - Branch Activity Management

The Bank's Market Planning and Execution Team was formed to support the company's aggressive agenda to optimize the Retail Branch Distribution Network.

The strategy includes the development of new retail branches and branch relocations, funded in part by the consolidation of underperforming or redundant branches from within the network.

Capital One is looking for a Principal Associate level Project Manager to lead and coordinate projects within the Bank to support this agenda. The environment is fast-paced and tactical, with work that is essential to the Bank's success. The role requires a well-rounded individual who can translate the Program's strategy into executable market and project-level plans.

This will require broad leadership and partnership with stakeholders across multiple departments. This individual should be comfortable operating at a high level to ensure the various deliverables of the program are well managed. This individual should bring the ability to interact and communicate with senior leadership to influence outcomes, as well as, be comfortable guiding and coaching team members at all levels. Occasional travel can be expected.


  • Partner heavily with the Bank's Network Strategy, Branch Construction, Sales & Service, Marketing & Analytics, Marketing and Branch Operations teams, along with other internal partners and external vendors, to influence and execute business intent
  • Communicates with Project Management counterparts, customers and program stakeholders to ensure continuing alignment with program objectives
  • Lead project status meetings, troubleshoot and resolve issues, and manage / mitigate risks
  • The ability to work well in a team oriented environment and analyze decisions with a broad perspective
  • Create and manage project scopes and schedules – track progress and milestone achievement
  • Forge relationships with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of commitments
  • Identify ways to improve and streamline business process.
  • Use Agile principles to achieve deliverables.
  • Identify and drive process improvements.

The person will:

  • Exhibit a proven track record of project management, bringing the ability to quickly put structure in place to manage the work
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication and partnership skills which are essential for interacting and communicating with key stakeholders across all levels to manage, inform, and influence outcomes
  • Demonstrate organizational agility to adapt to changing demands
  • Display strong consulting and collaboration skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor's Degree or Military experience
  • At least 3 Years Project Management experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters / MBA degree
  • At least 5 years of Project Management experience
  • At least 3 years of People Management experience
  • PMP, Lean, Agile or Six Sigma certification

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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