First American Bank Project Manager in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Job Description

This position will serve all business areas of First American Bank through implementation of new or updated business processes and systems, as well as accomplish project objectives by planning, supporting, and managing smaller-scale project activities. This is a position within the Centralized Operations Project Management Department.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Successfully manage cross-bank projects to move in the strategic direction of the bank and its future goals.

Work with Project Sponsor, stakeholders, and other Project Managers to create the project scope, goals, requirements and deliverables to complete the project.

Coach and manage Junior Project Managers with learning and mastering project management fundamentals.

Facilitate project status/steering meetings and communicate with senior leadership and project stakeholders.

Assist project team with defining project tasks and resource requirements.

Partner with other Project Managers to develop full-scale project plans bank-wide or for a specific business unit that can last anywhere from 3 months to a year depending upon the scope of the project.

Assist in defining and maintaining project management deliverable templates (requirements documents, test plans, implementation plans, etc.) to be used for all projects.

Prepare agendas and meeting minutes.

Schedule meetings accordingly.

Monitor and update project tasks.

Prepare and provide weekly updates to resources of upcoming due dates.

Monitor project deliverables using MS Project.

Assist and support project team with the development, implementation, and ongoing management of project(s).

Work on multiple smaller-scale projects simultaneously.

Coordinate efforts with internal departments and vendors as necessary.

Identify and manage tracking of open risks/issues/bugs and the mitigation of these items.

Organize user acceptance testing events with relevant business personnel. Ensure feedback from user testing is managed and addressed accordingly.

Present findings and status reports to management as required based on the project.

Conduct group presentations and meetings as needed.

Other assigned duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree highly preferred. Degree in business, computer science or related field a plus.

Minimum of 4 years of project management experience is required.

Experience working in a banking or technology environment a plus.

A strong understanding of product and systems within the financial service industry preferred.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, professional presentation, organizational skills with appropriate sense of urgency and proactive approach.

Effectively communicate with internal customers and co-workers.

Must be able to work both with a team and independently.

Ability to demonstrate conflict resolution, leadership, adaptability and coordination capabilities.

Professional experience with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Project and Visio is required.

Experience using and updating SharePoint sites preferred.

Some travel to outside locations for project development meetings, vendor meetings, or training can be expected.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours Monday through Friday. Weekend support may be required on based on business need.

First American Bank will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

First American Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans).

Job Code: 17-1156-CPRJ-EGV700

Location: Elk Grove Village, IL - 700 Busse Rd

Job Category: Operations

Employment Type: Full Time