17 days old

Senior Technical Project Manager - Project Manager 5

Des Moines Township, MN
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At Wells Fargo, we have one goal: to satisfy our customers financial needs and help them achieve their dreams. Were looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where youll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Enterprise Finance & Information Technology offers technology and services that exceed Wells Fargo customers expectations and directly enable them to succeed financially. We interact with customers more than 12 billion times a year through in-store, online, ATM, and telephone transactions. We impact customers directly, through systems availability and security, as well as indirectly, through our business partners who offer and deliver a myriad of products and services that meet customers financial needs. We provide a competitive advantage for the company through excellence in fundamentals, integrated partnerships, and our talented and engaged team members.

Program Management Office Center of Excellence (PMO COE) Overview:

The PMO COE drives standardization, scalability and consistency across Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) within project and program management services and functions. We provide best in class portfolio management and project execution on behalf of our business and technology partners. With focus on our partners, team members and execution excellence, we are comprised of three different groups:

  • EIT PMO:

    With the ability to analyze both broadly across the portfolios and deeper into specific portfolios, our PMO leaders work with the CIOs and service domain leaders to ensure investments are effectively managed and in alignment with our vision.

  • Workforce PMO:

    Delivers EIT portfolio and project management workforce resource staffing in support of the EIT project portfolio execution, delivering technology project management services across Wells Fargo. Maximizing value for Wells Fargo stakeholders through global capabilities for program management, project management and project coordinator services.

  • Process, Tools and Governance:

    Ensures that well-informed, prepared and motivated project managers can effectively lead technology projects, while leveraging standard processes and tools to accelerate project value delivery across the enterprise.

    This position is for a senior project manager to lead project efforts within the EIT PMO supporting Wealth and Investment Management Technology specifically the Next Paradigm portfolio. This is a large strategic portfolio comprised of 11 programs and 45 projects that are primarily high risk, highly complex efforts. The project manager in this position will be responsible for overall management and success of highly visible efforts including project execution, risk management, financial management and reporting as well as planning to meet project deliverables. The candidate will need to develop and in-depth subject matter expertise of the Next Paradigm portfolio, roadmap, and interdependencies.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for leading project teams and managing activities associated with high-visibility projects that are long term, company-wide (crossing multiple organizational entities) and significant in risk, scope and complexity
  • Responsible for end-to-end project management, demonstrating ownership of the entire process from beginning to end
  • Consults with business partners to clarify and define complex project requirements and business cases, including statements of work and understanding the interdependencies of the applications within the portfolio
  • Enterprise Project Methodology (EPM) Adherence
  • Project Financial Management * Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Leadership
  • Ownership & Commitment
  • Develops and revises highly complex project plans and budgets, while maintaining a +/-5% financial variance
  • Responsible for understanding problems, bringing issues to resolution, and escalating as necessary to meet timelines
  • Interacts and negotiates with senior and/or executive management on a regular basis
  • Creates and implements complex communication plans
  • Creates and delivers presentations on project goals and plans, including progress reports
  • May directly manage project staff, including selection, training and participating in performance evaluations

Required Qualifications

  • 4+ years of information technology experience
  • 4+ years of Governance and Compliance experience
  • 5+ years of relationship management experience with business and technology partners
  • 3+ years of experience managing and reporting on project financials
  • 10+ years of experience managing project scope, schedule and cost
  • 6+ years of experience identifying, documenting, escalating and resolving issues
  • 3+ years of experience managing stakeholders
  • 3+ years of communications experience
  • 5+ years of risk identification and documentation experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading matrixed resources
  • 4+ years of experience leading multiple workstreams, applications, or deliverables
  • 10+ years of project management experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in a large enterprise environment
  • Virtual leadership experience with ability to effectively drive results, provide feedback/direction, and manage and build relationships with leaders and team members in a geographically dispersed team environment
  • Ability to develop partnerships and collaborate with other business and functional areas
  • Ability to manage initiatives involving process improvements
  • Ability to manage process improvement initiatives to optimize operational effectiveness and efficiencies
  • Ability to work effectively in a virtual team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced deadline driven environment
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exposure to Wells Fargo STAMP (System Time-reporting, Accounting Management for Projects)
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies, processes, and tools
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management methodologies: used in waterfall or Agile development projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of project management principles: leading large scale technology projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of risk management
  • Knowledge and understanding of technology project management: large, cross platform projects and programs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Project Methodology (EPM)
  • Release management exposure; preferably within Wells Fargo
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to provide leadership by coaching, training, and mentoring
  • Advanced Microsoft Project skills
  • Wells Fargo project management experience
  • Project Management Universal Workstation (PMUWS) experience

Other Desired Qualifications
  • Financial services technology project and program management experience
  • Proven experience leading highly complex, large scale technology projects and/or program efforts with $2MM+ annual budgets
  • Proven leadership, relationship building skills, ability to influence and lead project resources without direct management authority
  • Proven strategic planning experience
  • Expert knowledge and experience managing essential risk mitigation activities including identification, tracking, follow-up, escalation, and contingency planning on risks, issues.
  • Must understand interdependencies and mitigate issues and risks across projects within the program


All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.



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