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Sr. IT Project Manager (2012680)

Sr. IT Project Manager (2012680)

Job Description

SWBC has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas and has an immediate opening for a Sr. IT Project Manager located at our corporate headquarters in San Antonio, TX. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join an energetic and seasoned team, with an established and expanding national firm.

Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states.

Summary

Utilizes senior level project management skills in a lead/mentor role on the Project Management team, and is a functional liaison between Information Technology and SWBC divisions and departments. Responsible for the overall planning, management and completion of one or multiple IT projects on a wide variety of business units and programs. Manages the life cycle of projects related to the development and implementation of new or improved systems, services, and processes to ensure delivery within the three prescribed bounds of project management - time, cost, and scope. Applies professional principles, techniques and best practices, and adheres to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Position has ultimate responsibility for planning, definition, estimation, scheduling, monitoring, risk management, escalation, reporting, closure, and customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties

  • Applies strategic and change management concepts in the treatment of project risks, scope changes, budget variances and any other contingencies that may arise during the project phases; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; communicates delays and recommends schedule and/or resource modifications; addresses budget allocation issues; defines and documents all stakeholder requests that modify the original project deliverables; ensures approval of change requests.
  • Facilitates the development of requirements and functional specifications; performs research into solutions in the marketplace and recommends viable IT solutions; participates in the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP) and performs review/analysis and scoring of responses in preparation for final decision.
  • Develops detailed technology project plans and phase definitions in collaboration with Information Technology teams, to include: requirements, analysis, design, development, software quality assurance, testing, and implementation timelines; obtains sponsor and stakeholder acceptance of documented artifacts throughout the life of the project.
  • Facilitates business case analysis on approved project proposals and assists in the development of project charters, including cost estimation, project duration, expected benefits, and projected return on investment.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to project management team members as necessary in planning, execution, and delivery of projects; establishes standards for consistency.
  • Aligns technology project plans with business project plans; performs detailed analysis of milestones, dependencies, and schedules from both plans to help identify risks or issues, and to ensure plan synchronization.
  • Coordinates with business entities, Information Technology, and project team members to ensure resource availability and work assignments; identifies roles of project team members; establishes project reporting structures and frequency of interaction. Prescribes clear ownership for project tasks; ensures that team members have necessary tools; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; determines training requirements.
  • Defines and maintains all implementation processes, manages the implementation lifecycle through collaboration with business-provided project managers and Information Technology teams; Monitors transition to production environment and evaluates/documents the results.
  • Prepares Lessons Learned document and closes all project artifacts, obtaining sign-off by business entity. Organizes artifacts in Project Repository.
  • Assists in the transition to stakeholder control by providing oversight and support for 30 days, post-implementation.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Job Requirements


  • Must have a working knowledge of MS Project, MS Visio and MS Office applications
  • Must have exceptional written and verbal interpersonal communication, negotiation, and presentation skills; skilled in meeting and discussion facilitation
  • Must have the ability to set the example –exercise leadership and motivational skills
  • Must have the ability to play a key role on multiple projects, and manage large, complex projects
  • Must have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must have strong leadership skills and the ability to work with varying levels of technical and business project teams
  • Must be able to apply analytical / quantitative approach to problem solving; knows how to obtain and use data; comfortable with statistical concepts
  • Must have a strong knowledge of financial institution lending and service operations
  • Must be a self-starter, be able to work independently and exercise sound judgment
  • Must have at least 10 years project management experience specific to applicable program area.
  • Must have at least 5 years in the banking and/or insurance industry performing project management duties or related experience
  • Experience preparing and giving Executive level presentations
  • Experienced at handling and resolving conflicts regarding people, processes, technology
  • Experience with change management, risk management
  • Exposure to strategic planning in the organization and at the department level
  • At least five to seven (5-7) years managing, leading, supervising working teams
  • Experience in mapping software development life cycle, software quality assurance principles, and implementation and project management methodologies and principles to phases and deliverables of the project plan
  • This position requires prior "lead" or supervisory experience and extensive experience in driving change through a program portfolio of projects and initiatives that meet the goals and objectives of management & project stakeholders.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Ability to communicate change effectively - builds commitment and overcomes resistance
  • Skilled at Delegation of work - matches the responsibility to the person, gives authority to work independently
  • Demonstrates Accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance
  • Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions; exhibits excellent judgment; provides support (reasons) for decisions/actions taken; develops realistic action plans
  • Responsive to Management direction; accountable for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals during project life-cycle;
  • Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effective at influencing actions and opinions of others; Recognizes successes of teammates; demonstrates integrity in all actions, communication, job tasks, and teamwork.
  • Effective in research, collection of information, designing work flows and procedures, analyzing complex or diverse information.
  • Expert in identifying problems, issues, risks; escalates accordingly.
  • Adaptable: adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, ability to change approach or method to best fit the situation; capable of handling frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Candidate must have the ability to convey easily and quickly any message; speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens attentively and seeks clarification; responds well to questions. Above average comprehension; will work closely with CIO and VP IT/Project Management to determine course of technology used to drive project management and administration.

Additional Information

SWBC is a Substance-Free Workplace and requires pre-employment drug testing.

Please note, SWBC does not hire tobacco users.

SWBC’s compensation package is competitive and includes the following employee benefits: 401(k) with company match, paid medical/dental health premiums for employees, Life, Long Term Disability, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Long Term Care insurance policies. SWBC also provides opportunities for professional growth. Only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements need apply.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 10 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Banking - Financial Services
Required Travel None
Job ID 1128
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Sr. IT Project Manager (2012680)


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