Bank of the West Principal Project Manager in San Ramon, California

Principal Project Manager

Description

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 the research, coordination and management of assigned projects for a specific business. Scope of projects may include (but is not limited to) simplifying processes, improving efficiencies, and addressing issues arising from changing business needs, compliance issues, installation or coordination of emerging technologies, new systems and applications etc. Acts as primary point of contact, information hub, and escalation point for medium to large projects within an assigned function for all stakeholders including all functional departments, Clients, and Third Party Suppliers. Cost/financial impact generally over $5MM.

Essential Job Functions

  • Establishes and conducts meetings to communicate expectations, project roles, status updates, track open issues, and work with all groups and clients to resolve issues as required.

  • Scopes project and develops Implementation Project Plan and Change Control process for distribution to project participants.

  • Gathers and reports project costing, identifies risks and develops risk mitigation plans. Develops measurable project goals and objectives and monitors progress toward achievement.

  • Drives implementation consistency and quality through execution of project management best practices. Responsible for the project until deliverables are completed.

  • Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path items while ensuring project quality and utilizing and following appropriate methodologies.

  • Develops detailed project plans including documentation, testing and executing protocol, tasks, budgets, and timelines.

  • Leads project post mortems and communicates lessons learned in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

  • Recommends policies and procedures that are consistent with overall company policies and operating objectives.

Other Job Duties

  • Assist in managing function's efforts to meet compliance requirements.

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Requires highest knowledge and mastery of multiple job areas typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Viewed as the leading expert and/or resource within the field by peers within and outside the organization.

  • Requires 12 years minimum prior relevant experience.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting

Skills

  • 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.

  • Represents function as a team member on project teams lead by other departments and divisions.

  • Provides support to project team by attending project meetings, responding to assigned tasks when due and providing management with regular updates on the project’s progress.

  • Provide expertise in controls design and assessment.

  • Provides subject matter expertise in the area of risk and controls.

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-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 038093