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Project Manager

Title: Project Manager
Reporting to: Director of Project Management Office
Industry: Banking, Financial Services
Employment: Type: Full-time
Location: New York, New York
Start Date: Immediate

Women’s World Banking is looking for a Project Manager for our Financial Services Delivery Team to plan and coordinate all aspects of banking and financial services products and services projects (savings, loans, digital, insurance, Fintech, etc.) from discovery to delivery. The ideal candidate has experience leading cross-functional teams such as research, behavioral design, strategic advisory and communications to deliver for clients in the financial services industry. Must have experience developing detailed project plans and managing all implementation processes including resource allocation, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, resolution of issues and risks, testing, documentation, training and on-time delivery within budget constraints. Projects may vary in number, size and complexity.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the discovery, development, and drive execution of high priority business initiatives and financial products and services in developing countries for the organization’s strategic financial institution partners;
  • Establish project management best practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization;
  • Work directly with leadership, participate in project planning to define scope and objectives of programs and utilize strong project management skills, stakeholder management experience, networking, and communication skills;
  • Facilitate planning sessions to build consensus among project team members regarding task definitions, sequencing and interrelationships within the project;
  • Prepare and deliver project reports, customized dashboards, consolidated schedules, supporting documents, and presentations for program and project status meetings;
  • Monitor project progress and manage changes to project scope, schedule, and costs;
  • Track key performance indicators and create reports and presentations to be delivered to Asset Management, organization leadership and all relevant stakeholders;
  • Establish relationships and collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand and enhance processes, leverage existing content and materials, identify interdependencies and common issues, and share leading practices across initiatives;
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously;
  • Oversee procurement and compliance;
  • Make recommendations to enhance delivery of projects;
  • Identify risk and escalate as required;

Within the first 75 days:

  • Assume full responsibility of the position;
  • Embrace Women’s World Banking’s core values and desired behaviors;
  • Forge positive working relationships with cross-functional staff;
  • Embrace Women’s World Banking’s unique characteristics and offerings;
  • Learn and comprehend the Women’s World Banking business model;
  • Become trained in and fully integrate the use of Women’s World Banking systems and policies into your day-to-day activities;

Skills & Attributes:

  • Collaborative, team player who is an astute listener and thinker while being a self-starter and independent thinker with significant personal ambition and sense of urgency to make business and social impact within the financial inclusion community; and
  • Strong experience in Change Management advocating for continuous improvement;
  • Ability to quickly isolate problems, articulate them, and quickly implement solutions;
  • Excellent analytical skills, and the ability to synthesize data and information to provide a high-level view which is accessible to a range of audiences;
  • Proficient financial modeler;
  • Strong writing skills and ability to capture both large volumes of data and cogent key insights that can be clearly communicated to different audiences;
  • Supports a culture of excellence, openness, and the encouragement of new ideas;
  • Willingness to ask for help;
  • Is not afraid to fail and learn;
  • Impeccable communication capabilities and instincts, understanding and applying formality or familiarity in appearance, speech and approach where appropriate;

Required Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of project management experience within the professional services, financial services and/or banking industry or similar environment,
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and strong business acumen;
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and successfully achieve objectives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with aggressive timelines
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, communication and meeting facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Experience working on large scale global projects, leading cross-functional teams, ensuring milestones are on schedule and keeping stakeholders informed of progress;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required;
  • Track record of superior creativity and problem solving abilities;
  • Proven collaborative, negotiation, and persuasion skills;
  • Strong presentation, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience with and a level of comfort in working across departments;
  • Aptitude for a fast pace, diverse work environment;
  • Ability to work with remote teams;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exposure to financial services and/or banking products and services (savings, loans, insurance, digital, Fintech, etc.)
  • Master’s degree or PMP certification, or working towards certification
  • Experience in research, finance, financial modeling, consulting, etc.;
  • Fluency in Spanish, Arabic, and/or French.

Women’s World Banking is an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.      EOE    M/F/V/D

We believe in being a force for the greater good, devoted to accelerating and growing the financial inclusion of women. With rapidly changing markets, influenced by technology and social behavioral expectations, we are embarking on a new chapter to transform the way we design and implement solutions.

For more than 35 years, Women’s World Banking has partnered with financial institutions, showing them the benefit of investing in women as customers. We equip these institutions with in-depth research and data driven insights to develop financial products and educational programs. While our clients are financial service providers, our mission is to engage consumers – women who are marginalized by financial systems.

 

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