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Director, Project Management
Description:CIT Finance Technology and Operations is seeking a Director, Project Management to play a key role in a dynamic environment. The successful candidate will be accountable for defining, planning, orchestrating and delivering on all projects assigned. The candidate will have overall project management duties and be responsible to deliver on a variety of IT related projects in support of the Finance organization. This will require broad project management background and familiarity with various project management, software development, and process improvement methodologies such as Agile (Scrum), Waterfall, SDLC, PMI Standards, Lean, DMAIC, and DMADV. Essential Duties: - Develops and maintains relationships with business, IT leaders, developers, architects and other stakeholders to define and plan Finance solutions - Ensures successful completion of all work executed by the project team - Ensures compliance with the project methodologies, and EPMO processes and standards - Creation, oversight and management of an end-to-end project budget - Creates, communicates and manages project plans and other required project documentation - Responsible for communicating project key objectives, critical path milestones, and overall project status to management and stakeholders - Estimating, planning, execution, and administration of multiple simultaneous projects across the full project lifecycle including strategy through implementation for moderate to high complexity and high risk initiatives - Independently plan, organize, and control the activities of multiple, large scale, cross functional project teams consisting of contractors, vendors and internal staff - Manage, guide, mentor, motivate, and lead toward accomplishment of project goals - Develop detailed project plans, including work breakdown structures, schedule creation, effort and resource planning, and synthesizing of plans across multiple projects - Be persistent and professional in pursuit of all project deliverables and documentation - Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously - Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans Minimum Required Skills and Experience - 8+ years of experience project managing medium to large complex projects in IT - In depth knowledge of systems development projects using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies - Experience in all aspects of IT projects including initiation, infrastructure, administration, application development, and implementations - Strong project management skills pertaining to IT projects and be able to work independently - Team oriented with good interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with co-workers and management - Solid technical background to be able to understand the IT solution being delivered in sufficient detail to drive issue resolution, while maintaining a solid understanding of the high level business drivers and dependencies - Strong time management skills, fast learner, self-motivated, and comfortable taking initiative and handling multiple projects simultaneously. - Strong understanding of and experience in PM methodologies, Waterfall/Scrum, and SDLC - Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills – ability to follow, interact with, and lead large group discussions - Comfortable in ambiguous environments and leading the team through problem solving exercises - Analytical and problem solving skills - Expert level knowledge and experience using project management tools(MS Project, PowerPoint, Visio) for developing and maintaining medium to large, complex projects - PMI PMP certified - Microsoft PPM experience a plus - In-depth knowledge of GL Systems notably People Soft a plus - Scrum Master certification a plus - Experience as a technology project manager within a banking or financial services organization preferred - Knowledge of data management and business intelligence practices a plus
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