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Business and Planning Manager IV in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 11/15/2018

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Business & Planning Manager IV

Wilmington Trust

Buffalo, NY

BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for providing the strategic direction and management of the planning, development and implementation of various projects and initiatives in support of department or division.
Typically will manage the most complex, critical and highly visible projects at both the division and/or bank-wide level.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the planning, development and implementation of various projects and initiatives in support of the department and/or division. Develops project plans ensuring activities to be performed, estimated time frame and effort, and other pertinent information is covered. Manage the day-to-day project activities.
Direct and monitor resources which may or may not include direct supervisory responsibilities, but rather participants’ project activities to ensure completion of project(s). Provide input to managers on project participants’ performance appraisals as requested.
May be responsible on an individual basis for directing the most complex, critical and highly visible projects for division and/or bank wide in size. Will facilitate project meetings and publish meeting minutes. Tracks issues and resolution.
Develop and produce complex ad hoc and automated departmental reports and spreadsheets to include but not limited to project or product strategy analysis, profitability, historical reporting, work flow analysis, and financial analysis.
Manage budget, P&L reporting and other business reporting. Report variances to senior management. Make recommendations on variances and methods to increase efficiency, lower costs, etc. Implement recommendations upon senior management approval.
Research and gather business and financial information regarding business results. Perform complex analyses to support business decisions. Provide feedback to management regarding results. Make recommendations on findings to management.
Design and implement complex and highly specialized PC based models to support business decisions, making recommendations to management based on research and financial analysis.
Develop a thorough and expert understanding of the business and its functions, processes and operations.
Keep abreast of business and market trends that may affect the business/department.
Define and participate in the achievement of short and long-term business objectives.
May be involved, to some extent, in some or all of the following: (i) setting policy or developing and overseeing the implementation of procedures or controls related to compliance requirements within the overall business processes; (ii) directly or indirectly monitoring functions that, on a day-to-day basis, ensure that the procedures and controls are functioning as designed (e.g., reviewing and resolving exception reports or ensuring that exception reporting is occurring and/or providing reporting and trending of data for management), (iii) developing training of business line personnel regarding procedures and controls designed to ensure compliance with laws and/or regulations, (iv) performing or overseeing embedded compliance self-testing, or (v) managing examinations or audits involving regulatory matters and any resultant corrective actions.
Ability to provide coaching, mentoring and feedback to direct reports.
Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.
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.
Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.

NATURE AND SCOPE:
The position requires substantial interaction with internal contacts at senior management level, as well as external contacts in order to obtain pertinent information.
The position acts as liaison between department and other bank personnel on various projects.
The incumbent is responsible for the overall coordination and management of projects at the division and department level to include day-to-day project supervision of project participants.
This position will be responsible for concurrently managing large scale projects. Will need to know how to work within the organization and gain an understanding of the perspectives of others.

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
The position would be responsible for supervising a minimum of four people with an average of ten.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 8 years’ experience in field or in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 12 years higher education and/or work experience including a minimum of 8 years’ experience in a field.
2 years previous supervisor/management experience
Highly skilled proficiency in the use of spreadsheets, graphing, and presentations with a working
knowledge of financial models.
Excellent knowledge of Windows and PC software programs.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong analytical ability and creative problem solving skills.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel.
Excellent project management skills.
Excellent people development and management skills.

ABOUT M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.

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.