M & T Bank Project Manager IV - 3DI24 in Buffalo, New York
Project Manager IV Buffalo, NY
Manages high priority projects affecting three or more businesses or functional areas. Manages changes to project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and facilitate customer acceptance.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES :
Lead and direct high priority projects impacting three or more businesses or functions, often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration from initiation to close. Ensure familiarity with scope and project objectives and establish clear roles and responsibilities for project team members.
Develop Project Plan, forecast and schedule. Work with stakeholders to record detailed project requirements, constraints and assumptions to establish project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g. planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.
Ensure plans for assigned projects include work breakdown, project organization chart, cost/budget and communication, risk, quality and resource plans.
Communicate project plans to affected parties to ensure a common understanding, set expectations and align stakeholders and project team members.
Ensure execution of tasks defined in the project plan to achieve the project goals. Execute all parts of the project plan and manage the budget/forecast. Monitor and control project work including change controls.
Measure project performance utilizing appropriate tools and techniques to monitor progress; identify and quantify variances, complete any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
Implement approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events.
Improve project team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training and motivating to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency and boost morale.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Design, implement, maintain and enhance internal controls to mitigate risk on an ongoing basis. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Complete other related duties as assigned.
May exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.
NATURE AND SCOPE :
Under general direction of higher management, leads and directs high priority projects impacting three or more businesses or functions, often requiring considerable resources and high levels of functional integration; responsibility for the projects includes all aspects from initiation to close.
Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and responsibility of each team member, to effectively coordinate team activities.
Project Scope: $5.0 m or more
Team Size Range: 20 - 30 FTE
Project Duration: 18 - 24 months
Project Size: Multiple high priority projects
Project Customer: Three or more lines of business or functions
Scope of Change: Major changes/overhaul to business processes or procedures
Project Timeline: Aggressive
Project Innovation: Moderately defined scope
Project Benefits: Major
Project Customization: Moderate
Number of Interfaces: 6 or more
Project Integration: Internal and External Systems
MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY :
May have 1 - 5 direct reports, but typically manages a project team ranging from 20 – 30 employees.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED :
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 6 years’ proven project management experience, OR in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 10 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 6 years’ proven project management experience.
Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages.
Sound knowledge of project management methodology.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly an ability to negotiate, influence and gain consensus.
Regularly communicates verbally and in writing with senior management on status of initiatives, in a professional and understandable manner.
Excellent problem-solving skills.
Ability to work individually as well as a member of a team.
Self-motivated, results-driven and well-organized individual.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time constraints in support of various assignments.
Ability to function professionally at many different levels (clients, management and peers).
Strong interpersonal skills necessary for business partner relationships within and outside the organization.
IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED :
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Position will be posted to internal and external candidates on all applicable state compliance boards via our corporate vendor relationship. For candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, special consideration will be given to Workforce Restructure, Internal Employees, Contractors in the same seat, Executive referrals, Employee Referrals in that order. Once sufficient pool has been identified, position will be unposted and candidates in the 'new' stage will not be considered. Candidates who had prior non-favorable HR or Line Manager Interview notes may not be considered.
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.