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Commercial Project Management Office Manager

Company: Commerce Bank
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

About Working at Commerce - Wouldn't it be great to build your career at a bank that's known for helping people with their financial challenges? That's exactly what you'd be doing when you join the team at Commerce Bank. We're looking for teammates who are ready to do whatever it takes to help our customers with their everyday financial needs. You'd be helping yourself too, because Commerce has a tradition of recognizing and rewarding team members for their talent, skills and contributions. - -No wonder we've been an industry leader for over 150 years and have developed a reputation as a great place to work in the financial services world. If you'd like to be a part of a team and culture that is respected by its peers and in your community, we should talk. We're always looking for the best and brightest. About This Job As the manager of our Commercial Project Management Office, you will directly oversee a team of project managers and a portfolio of projects for our Commercial line of business. - -Business line projects range from new system implementations to leading process changes and optimization across multiple business lines and departments. - - - This position is responsible for managing the assignments of our project portfolio, ensuring objectives and timelines of approved projects are met and issues are escalated as necessary. - The candidate will work with senior and executive management to facilitate the prioritization of projects and provide management reporting on the project portfolio. - You will need the ability to motivate, coach and developing the talents of the project managers on the team. - -This position will also collaborate with other project management offices, IT and management to review, develop and implement changes to project management methodologies leveraged by the team. Essential Functions

  • Facilitates the processes and procedures required to provide effective project management services to meet project commitments and deliverables for cross-functional teams.
  • Ensures projects are managed to meet defined project scope and business requirements and in accordance with project management best practices.
  • Oversees progression of project portfolio, addresses project roadblocks, and ensures essential project documentation and artifacts are developed and retained.
  • Facilitates team meetings, monitors project costs vs budget and provides status updates as necessary.
  • Provides day-to-day oversight of resources, communicates team member assignments, provides feedback, and builds relationships (leadership/relationship management). Projects include installation of enhancements to current systems, new applications and product or process improvements.
  • Leads, mentors, and motivates team members to execute on the department strategy and manage department workflows with guidance on departmental projects/issues, and provides coaching and development opportunities appropriate to each direct report's individual needs
  • Communicates decisions, priorities, and relevant information to team members effectively
  • Supports budget management, planning, and expenditures
  • Performs other duties as assigned Knowledge Skills & Abilities Required
    • Previous project management experience required with Agile and Waterfall projects experience preferred
    • Ability to effectively communicate with and conduct presentations to stakeholders including senior and executive management.
    • Strong critical thinking skills with the ability to apply discretion and sound judgement to solve problems efficiently and effectively
    • Ability to drive results and balance management of organizational risk and meeting goals of the business
    • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members and foster a positive team environment that gives way to collaboration and unified goals
    • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with the ability to drive project activities and effectively manage competing priorities
    • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the company, clearly expressing ideas and concepts both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to remain adaptable and resilient to all situations with an optimistic outlook and cast a positive shadow that is aligned with our culture and Core Values
    • Knowledge of vendor selection and contract negotiations.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills, with ability to understand technical aspects to guide and assist project team
    • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook - Education & Experience
      • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and experience required
      • 3-5 years of Management or Supervisory experience
      • 5-7 years formal project management Location: 1000 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106Time Type:Full time

Keywords: Commerce Bank, Kansas City , Commercial Project Management Office Manager, Administration, Clerical , Kansas City, Kansas

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