Strategic Initiative Manager, Vice President

Strategic Initiative Manager, Vice President - 10031081-WD


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Strategic Initiative Manager, Vice President

Job Summary

The Strategic Initiative Team is responsible for planning and executing strategic initiatives in the bank's project management and governance areas that require collaboration with other teams within and outside Central Project Management Office (CPMO). The Strategic Initiative Lead will own the initiative and take the lead in design, plan and implement the new processes to optimize the bank's project management and governance practice in collaboration with various stakeholders.


Design and implement the new project management and governance processes
Identify the inefficiency and the risks in the current project management and governance processes and analyze the causes of the problems
Design the new process or enhancements to the current process to optimize and eliminate/mitigate the inefficiency and the risks.the process is designed to optimize the organization's project management capability and improve the speed and quality of project delivery while maintaining the appropriate controls
Research and propose to apply the industry standard to the new process
In designing the new process, collaborate with various stakeholders from technology SMEs, Finance, Compliance, Data Office, Strategic Planning etc, and come up with a solution that can be agreed upon by all
Identify the impact of the new processes on the other processes and toolsets and work together to ensure a smooth hand-off
Create and execute a transition plan from the existing process to the new process
Document the new process to hand-off to and work together with the process team in CPMO for roll-out
Create a feasible plan to implement the new processes or enhancements considering various constraints
Understand the stakeholders and their interests and develop a good working relationship; Socialize the new ideas with the stakeholders before the project starts and keep them informed; communicate effectively with various stakeholders to build a consensus
Manage risk control activities of the project management process under the bank's information risk management framework in support of Control Officer
Support Control Officer in the following areas:
Understand and track to remediate management self identified and/or Audit issues
Liaise with the process team and various FLOD and SLOD contacts and manage inquiries and requests by FLOD

Manage line staff

Coach and provide guidance on a day-to-day basis

The incumbent is able to design optimized business and project management processes aligned to the organization's strategy and goals, rapidly research and relate the industry standard practices to those of the organization's, collaborate and incorporate various stakeholders viewpoints into the new process.He or she will be a strong communicator who can promote collaborations amongst cross-functional teams.

A critical success factor will be the ability to understand the goals of the assigned initiatives, identify required internal or external partners and stakeholders for input and collaboration, and design and develop a process that benefits all the participants while maintaining the controls in the project management area.This individual must have a strong hands-on knowledge and skills to design and roll-out process improvements/re-engineering.In addition, this individual must have a strong planning and organization skill to create a concrete implementation/execution plan, considering dependencies amongst the tasks and teams.


  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree, or meaningful experience, required
  • 10+ years PMO at large and global organizations
  • 10+ years business process re-engineering, process design/improvement/implementations
  • 10+ years management consulting firms
  • Experience in designing and creating presentations and communications for an executive audience
  • Risk management
  • Advanced Excel and Powerpoint
  • Waterfall project management methodology, Agile, SDLC
  • Project Portfolio Management Tools
  • Flexibility and learning agility; quick to adapt different and new ways of doing things; eager to try new things and present new ideas
  • Demonstrated problem solving, quantitative, analytical, and thought leadership skills
  • Strong research and synthesis skills, with the ability to gather, scan, and review the right sources quickly, gleaning the data points of the highest value
  • Strong visual sense: Able to develop attention-getting presentations, conceptualize images that enrich content and educate and inform, and provide guidance to designers for developing a wide variety of content
  • Able to distill insights into a compelling deliverable to inform the strategic direction and roadmap

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it's the bank's policy to only inquire into a candidate's criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job : Project Management

Primary Location : NEW JERSEY-Jersey City

Job Posting : Oct 24, 2019, 2:37:37 PM

Shift : Day

Schedule : Full Time

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