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Project Manager - PMO/IT Governance

Company: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Project Manager will manage the bank's strategic and/or important technology projects while also assisting with developing, documenting, implementing and governing processes pertaining to the project management practice as part of the PMO and IT Governance group within JRIA.

  • The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to manage projects. The role focuses on meeting project commitments, including communications with sponsors, stakeholders, etc.
  • Manage strategic and complex banking technology projects in a financial services environment.
  • Leads all aspects of a project from planning, execution through implementation and closure.
  • Facilitates the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, funding and resource requirements and ensures buy-in for project objectives from key team members from a matrixed organization
  • Completes projects or assigned tasks in accordance with the defined project management methodology.
  • Facilitate the definition of the project requirements
  • Manages project budget and resource allocation and utilization.
  • Manages customers/stakeholders (including subject matter experts from different Technical teams); facilitates communication and implements changes where applicable.
  • Monitors project progress, risks and issues, and provides regular status updates to the management team. Tracks progress against budget, schedule and quality expectations.
  • Ensures the JRIA SDLC process is followed to identify, schedule, manage and implement the projects that are being managed
  • Manages vendors, negotiates/defines initial contracts, resolves issues and provides ongoing communication; tracks deliverables.
  • Participates, where necessary, in requirements gathering/elicitation, design and/or testing phases.
  • Resolves or assists in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; implements changes where applicable.
  • Submits Change Requests (CRs) and System Maintenance Logs (SMLs) as part of the change management process
  • Utilizes industry best practices for managing the project.
  • Mentors and assists Project and Resource Managers to understand and follow the requisite processes and procedures covering Project, Financial and Resource Management. Leads the necessary training efforts for the assigned areas.
  • Conducts Process Quality Reviews (PQRs), ensuring documented methodologies are followed, including documentation, requirements and best practices.
  • Contribute to PMO and IT Governance methodology and related process improvement efforts.


    • Formal project management expertise and knowledge of project management methodology/SDLC/PLC processes in IT Financial services environments.
    • Broad experience in managing complex IT processes and projects across multiple business and technical areas.
    • Ability to supervise, mentor and coach junior members of the project management team.
    • Tenacious problem solver able to make routine decisions as well as complex analyses in a fast-paced, technical environment.
    • Ability to influence people outside the immediate span of control, negotiate and resolve conflicts, and work with business users, IT partners and vendors.
    • Experience working with technology vendors to implement product solutions
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to articulate concepts and ideas to diverse audiences.
    • Able to work well autonomously and be a complete self-starter.
    • Experience working with technology vendors to implement application.
    • 5+ years of comparable or relevant experience
    • Education: Required BA/BS; Preferred: BA /BS: Computer Science or Management Information Systems, Finance, mathematics, concentration is preferred
    • Experience working with Microsoft Office, MS Visio, MS Project, Enterprise Project Portfolio Management tools, MS Project Server experience is advantageous, Resource Management tools

Keywords: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Jersey City , Project Manager - PMO/IT Governance, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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