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Program Mgr I - 3DHIR in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 5/18/2018

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Job Description

Program Manager
Buffalo, NY
The successful candidate will lead the technology project management team in support of the Commercial, Credit, and Treasury divisions within the organization.  This is a highly visible role that will require the leader to build/expand the current Project Management team, recommend/build/standardize processes, as well as manage large corporate programs where applicable.
A significant discretionary budget has been allocated for various project initiatives to transform processes associated with the Commercial and Credit Divisions.  M&T is looking for strong candidates who have the talent, the management experience, and the domain experience to lead the Project Management Team in support of these initiatives.

Manage multiple related projects and ongoing operations impacting three or more businesses or functions.   Ensure familiarity with scope and project objectives and establish clear roles and responsibilities for project team members.  Work with constituent project managers to monitor cost, schedule and technical performance.
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.
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.  Address program issues by identifying and selecting a course of action by taking into account program constraints and objectives to enable continued program success.
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.  Determine and coordinate sharing of resources among constituent projects for overall program benefit.
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.
Exercise usual authority of a manager concerning staffing, performance appraisals, promotions, salary recommendations, performance management and terminations.

Responsible for coordinated management of multiple related projects and ongoing operations impacting three or more businesses or functions; 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.
This position is responsible for the oversight of project managers and may be personally responsible for supporting a variety of projects and programs ranging in size as follows:
Project Scope:  $50M
Project Team Size:  50 FTE
Project Duration: 24 months
Projects managed within this team range in complexity from small (minimal integration points and customers impacted) to large (extensive integration points and customers impacted). 

Directly manages a team of FTE ranging from 5 – 15 as well as contract staff ranging from 5 -15 at any given time based on project needs.
Indirectly manages a team of  50 – 100 (mixed resource types) on a project team basis.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years’ proven project management experience, OR in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 12 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 8 years’ proven project management experience.
Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages.
Strong 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 executive 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.
Ability to build mutual trust and encourage respect; open to diverse points of view.

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification.
Master’s degree.
Experience in building a project management team/office.
Ability to motivate others and to shape direction. 
Understanding of the business environment and needs of supported internal clients. 
Experience in managing projects using a variety of project methodologies (ex:  Agile, Iterative, Waterfall methods)
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