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PMO Manager, Enterprise Portfolio

Kansas City, Missouri
Job Type
28 Jul 2022
Be part of something more.

A majority of our time is spent at work. We believe that time most meaningful when its spent around people who care about you and who challenge you. We hire people who know how to make good decisions, because we wont be constantly looking over your shoulderyoull be empowered to do whats right for our customers. Most importantly, were a partner. We partner with our associates to help them thrive personally and professionally. We partner with our communities and the organizations that support them. And, we partner with our customers to create an experience they wont find elsewhere.

Are you ready to be part of something more?

Youre more than a means to an end a way to help us meet the bottom line. UMB isnt comprised of workers, but of people who care about their work, one another and their community. Expect more than the status quo. At UMB, you can expect more heart . Youll be valued for exactly who you are and encouraged to support causes you care about. Expect more trust . We want you to do the right thing, no matter what. And, expect more opportunity . UMBers are known for having multiple careers here and having their voices heard.

As the PMO Manager, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a Technology Project Portfolio. This role includes the management of the full project lifecycle of a large portfolio, with a focus on aligning programs, projects and operations to strategic objectives, and measure, rank and prioritize those programs and projects within the portfolio. This includes leading project level reviews, optimizing and maintaining project standards, proactively identifying improvement, analytical reporting and management of staff. The Portfolio Manager will also need to interact with all levels within the organization to identify potential projects that best align with the strategic priorities of the firm.

The UMB Information Technology organization is comprised of IT leaders, project managers, architects, software engineers, and analysts coming from diverse background and experiences. We share a strong commitment to ensure our enterprise-level systems are performing at peak capacity and we believe in fully supporting each other to achieve this goal. Trust and open communication are the cornerstones of how we roll, and we have plenty of fun while doing it! Self-education, peer consultation, mentor guidance, and formal training/seminars are some of the methods that we share information and knowledge.

How youll spend your time:
  • Managinga project portfolio covering a wide range of cross-departmental initiatives from intake to delivery.
  • Deliver and maintain a portfolio plan and roadmap for development showing key milestones, phase reviews and dependencies.
  • Collaborating with leadership team, technical managers and business sponsors to provide a comprehensive overview of programs and projects within portfolio.
  • Performing project scheduling, resource planning and management.
  • Working with all levels of leadership and associates to ensure project initiatives are managed and maintained while developing executive level presentations of the portfolio and project budget.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to define an approach to create a roadmap for future development of products, processes and systems.
  • Providing quality assurance that initiatives are being well managed and adhering to appropriate standards and good practice.
Were excited to talk with you if you have :
  • You have aBachelors Degreeand15 years of experience in information technology portfolio, program and/or project management, including at least 3 years in managing staff in a project management and/or technical roles.
  • You have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • You have banking or financial services experience. Although this is not required, it is highly desired.
  • You have knowledge and experience in managing project metho
  • You have demonstrated competency in developing and managing complex project plans, timelines, budgets and critical paths.
  • You have demonstrated thorough knowledge and related work experience of the project management process and lifecycle including Waterfall and Agile methodology.
  • You have experience in creating and delivering executive level presentations.
  • You have proven consultative, conflict resolution, negotiation and facilitation skills to gain consensus and ensure delivery of initiatives.
  • You have athorough understanding of information technology and its application to business issues, the use of information technology in a strategic context to an end and is conversant with current technology and trends. Particular areas of interest for the open position are in Core Banking (Deposits, Lending Systems) and Data Analytics and Operations.
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  • Job Reference: 670308750-2
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: UMB Bank
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Banking & Financial Services
  • Job Type: Permanent