Purpose of Role: The successful candidate will be responsible for defining, planning and implementing technology solutions to achieve Collateral Management strategic directives and industry/regulatory mandates. The individual will be responsible for working with Business and Technology counterparts across global sites as a Product Owner and use their knowledge of the business systems, industry, and system development lifecycle methodology to direct the execution of complex projects throughout their life cycle.
Implement a comprehensive collateral management platform that services client needs, drives simplification, and reduces redundant collateral capabilities bank wide
Implement Collateral Optimization capabilities to provide differentiated services to clients and help address UMR rules
Implement standard, simplified data management and systems integration to ensuring flexible, robust overall offering.
Oversee the planning, budgeting and management of projects
Coach project team members as needed
Lead very complex and challenging business/system requirements working session by facilitating strategic user meetings.
Drive the analysis of current processes and recommend solutions and improved processes; may provide counsel on impact of systems changes to business processes.
Decompose abstract and complex details/concepts into business and functional requirements that can be understood by the stakeholders (i.e. end users, developers, testers, etc.)
Document project requirements and other project related documents with clear and concise language consistent with methodology framework.
Advocate for business area regarding system needs and requests. Negotiate with the various delivery teams to ensure solutions meet time to market and business needs.
Work with the project team to develop and manage project plans including issue resolution and risk mitigation
Consult with users, developers, testers, and implementation specialists.
Direct the development of end user training plans, (business level) user acceptance test plans, and implementation plans; communicates to senior management and business representatives.
Instruct, guide and supervise project team in the resolution of issues, risks and impediments.
Partner with technology and business managers providing overall strategic leadership in developing and maintaining disciplined processes.
Ensure governance with the project methodology standards, documentation, and approvals (e.g. project artifacts, tollgates, etc.)
Manage participation from required stakeholders to ensure accurate deliverables
Manage cross team dependencies with other business and IT areas.
Level of Education / Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in technology, finance, business or equivalent.
Skills and Experience:
At least 10+ years of related professional financial services and project management experience.
Background in software implementation in the Financial Services industry working as a Business Analyst and/or Product Owner.
Proven experience implementing financial systems using standardized SDLC methodologies and tools (e.g. AGILE).
Experience working in an environment managing multiple, concurrent projects with shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
Excellent analytical, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
Superior verbal and written communication skills, presentation and facilitation skills.
Very strong management, project management and leadership skills.
High Level of proficiency in MS Office including Project, EXCEL, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.