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Technology Development Program Advisor in Buffalo, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 12/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Buffalo, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/2/2018
  • Job ID:
    3DLMV

Job Description

Technology Development Program Advisor
Buffalo, NY
This role will be the direct liaison to the TDP candidates.  In addition, this individual will communicate across candidates and rotation managers to discuss performance, career planning and progress assessments. 
  • Coordinate rotation schedules
  • Recommend appropriate rotation assignment based on career objectives, skills and assessment results.
  • Act as a counselor to support candidates with questions regarding the program, their performance or other issues that may surface.
  • Provide performance scorecard monthly on overall program and candidate progress
  • Support expense management and budget preparation for program
  • Assist in development of future program planning, optimization and suitable number of candidates for future class rotations.
  • Lead lessons learned with leadership, RMO and candidates to provide foundation for future improvement.
  • Develop, distribute and analyze pulse survey results from managers and candidates. 
  • Recommend strategies for improving the curriculum of the program and validate emerging technologies to be integrated into future training needs. 
Competencies:
  • Influencing
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Presentation Skills
  • Negotiation
  • Creative Thinking
  • Networking
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage projects with multiple interfaces or initiatives, or one larger project affecting two businesses or functional areas, from initiation through 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.
Support larger project initiatives working under the direction of higher management.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ proven general management, project analysis or project management experience, OR in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 7 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ proven general management, project analysis or 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 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.

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.