Commonwealth Financial Network

Program Manager, Project Management Office

US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
W-2017
# of Openings
1
Category
Technology - Project Management Office
Type
Full-Time

Overview

We are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company with 30 percent of our employee head count in technology. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work 38 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 11 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason. We think and have fun like a start-up (bocce tournament, annual turkey fry, summer outing, etc.) yet have the financial stability to offer you the best training and technology money can buy. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of Route 95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.

 

Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:

 

  • A generous bonus plan
  • Stock options and use of vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic)
  • An opportunity to participate in our Idea Lab, a fun and dynamic program that lets us dedicate time to experimentation
  • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
  • A free on-site fitness center
  • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
  • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free breakfast on Fridays
  • A competitive benefits package—and much more

About the Opportunity

Do you have a track record of successfully completing a portfolio of business and technology projects? Does your program management experience run the gamut from traditional waterfall methodology to an Agile environment? Our 50-person Project Management Office in Technology is looking for someone with the experience, knowledge, and drive to help lead our larger technology programs and projects to successful completion. You will be working with multiple teams and projects, so a can-do attitude and an ability to handle several projects at once is a must. This is a hands-on individual contributor role with the potential to grow into managing team members as our project management services expand.
 
Think you have what it takes? Then let’s talk.

Responsibilities

  • Working with business and IT stakeholders to understand the program scope, business objectives, timeline, and the like
  • Strategizing and outlining the goals and objectives of each program or project
  • Organizing, planning, and monitoring multiple interconnected projects
  • Developing project charters, high-level timelines, resource requirements, and so forth
  • Handling day-to-day key activities
  • Coordinating cross-project activities
  • Managing issues and risks to minimize impact on programs and projects
  • Assisting in removing key obstacles that are impacting project success
  • Engaging with and presenting to senior management on various program and project topics
  • Reporting to senior management on program and project status
  • Coaching and mentoring project personnel

Qualifications

  • 5–7 years of experience as a program manager
  • 10 years of experience in the high-tech field
  • 10 years of project management experience
  • 3+ years of experience working in an Agile environment, as either a project manager or a scrum master
  • Ability to work on multiple programs and projects concurrently
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Experience working independently, as well as in a team-oriented collaborative environment
  • Strong, clear communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation)
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Persuasive, adaptable, encouraging, and motivating
  • An independent learner and self-starter
  • An eye for detail but able to see the big picture
  • Prior business analysis experience is a plus
  • A background in financial services is a plus

Summary

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and expertise align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.

 

Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.

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