Bank of the West Project Management, Manager Senior in Omaha, Nebraska

Project Management, Manager Senior


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for managing major, highly complex project initiatives which have significant financial impact and involves significant internal and/or external resources within an assigned function. Projects include product development, integration, technology, conversions and other special projects as approved. Exercises great latitude in managing the initiation, planning, execution, controlling and closing processes on projects. May be responsible for determining regulatory reporting requirements.

Essential Job Functions

  • Identifies, integrates and manages required internal and external resources to provide business solutions for groups most complex business issues, while able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  • Develops and implements detailed project plans, including new products, conversion/integration, merger projects and other projects as assigned with minimal direction from project stakeholders. Independently manages the planning, documenting, testing and evaluations.

  • Oversees the entire project life cycle of detailed project plans using standard project methodology including due diligence information gathering, analysis and reporting. Develops and presents written project plans and develops and delegates project tasks including test plan and acceptance testing.

  • Initiates the design and implementation of the operational and technical aspects of the project plans and develops and supports programming requests to meet project goals after upon thorough discussion with project stakeholders.

  • Oversees test and project task development and implementation. Evaluates and provides written and verbal updates on project status; financial forecasting , budget planning, administration, and reporting project costs, written project closing analysis, budget/actual comparisons and change management reporting.

  • Establishes milestones as needed for reporting to appropriate management levels and communicates budget and status milestones as defined for the project.

  • Oversees large project teams, which consists of members reporting to functional managers within the Business Group, third party vendors, and consultants. Provides leadership, motivation and establishes a teamwork environment for the project team, and advises, influences and coaches team members in the development and achievement of project goals. Facilitates and leads team meetings.

  • Monitors project progress towards project goals, coaches and motivates team members to make needed adjustments in plans to meet milestones and to achieve goals. Facilitates and documents lessons learned on projects to use on future projects.

Other Job Duties

  • Participate in industry trade working groups

  • Maintain high level understanding of basic and complex technical requirements.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Requires broad management knowledge to lead project teams in one department.

  • Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the job function.

  • Requires 10-12 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Manages project teams consisting of staff assigned from the various departments throughout the Bank and/or vendors providing service or support for the Bank, affected by the assigned project.

  • Recognizes project issues and concerns requiring resolution in a timely and professional manner and addresses them with management and appropriate staff members.

  • Prepares documentation defining policies to be established with management’s approval, providing supporting documentation and specifications as needed.

  • Schedules and conduct status meetings with involved staff and management, to ensure timely completion of project tasks and addressing and resolving problems that could prevent timely completion of the project.

  • Prepares, provides and communicates progress reports on project status for staff and management review.

  • Coordinates information requests for internal, external and regulatory audits and exams, including Bank Board Meetings presentations and requests from regulators. Follows appropriate Bank protocols for the submission of information and ensure that all information requested is submitted accurately and on time.

  • Manages and leads the development of plans, timelines, milestones and deliverables which assimilate the multiple different work streams and identifies and manages dependencies, including technology plans.

  • Supports the project development and project management of technology or systems changes.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Requisition ID: 036770