Project Manager, Risk Information Management
Riverwoods , Illinois
October 17, 2017
This position on the Risk Information Management team of Discovers Corporate Risk Management (CRM) department will serve as a liaison between CRM team and Business Technology. The candidate will need to manage projects requiring interactions with disparate sets of teams across multiple disciplines. The candidate would need to co-ordinate activities that fulfill the life cycle of multiple project streams.
  • Drive stakeholders from all areas of the company to define requirements
  • Lead technical project teams composed of cross-functional representation from multiple business units of DFS.
  • Manage a variety of projects concurrently with varying degrees of scope and urgency.
  • Create project plans tracking all aspects of an initiative, including sub-projects, inter-dependencies, milestones, risks, contingency plans, and project resources.
  • Provide project status reporting and other formal/informal communications regarding strategy, initiatives, issues, and achievements for a variety of audiences including internal and external stakeholders, and senior management.
  • Accountable for effective project management and delivery of work requests and projects within committed schedules and the quality for individual projects, while also meeting overall project objectives.
  • Accountable for identifying needs, securing commitments and monitoring progress of deliverables from internal and external service provider teams.
  • Provide assistance to stakeholders in ensuring value realization of solution improvements

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred (Business Administration, Computer Science, or equivalent preferred).
  • 3-5 years of contributing to a Technology program office and/or Risk Management experience
  • Excellent project management and organization skills, including problem-solving skills and ability to push through barriers to keep projects on critical path.
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize accordingly and proactively resolve complex problems independently.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into functionality in order to drive successful development and implementation
  • Strong documentation abilities to write administrator and user guides as required
  • High-performance and high-quality approach to deliverables and support provided to colleagues
  • Self-motivated; display high level of initiative
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to successfully interact with varying levels of management
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities

Preferred Skills:
  • PMP Certification
  • Agile Experience
  • Experience in Financial Services
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