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Project Manager - Data Governance

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 Freedom’s Data Strategy and Governance organization is looking to add a project manager to our growing team.  The project manager will provide leadership, vision and direction on key governance and business projects by integrating processes, controls, systems and information to fulfill key governance objectives. This position initiates, plans and executes projects while monitoring and controlling the project lifecycle processes to ensure the timely delivery of quality solutions. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Work directly with Business Partners, Compliance, Technology and subject matter experts to define project objectives and scope.
  • Directs the project throughout the life cycle, aligning project resources to achieve goals and ensuring established timelines are met.
  • Measures and monitors progress at clearly defined points in the process to ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and that it meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Motivating team members and sponsors to accomplish goals and timelines.
  • Communicating and distributing information to project members and executives.
  • Provides leadership throughout the project development process to ensure that it meets stated requirements
  • Negotiates project plans, time frames, and trade-off with Business Partners, and apprises management of impact to project while appropriately balancing project scope, schedule, budget, quality and risks.
  • Develops, analyzes and manages project plans and appropriate project management documentation.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for Business Partners throughout the project development lifecycle to ensure their needs are addressed.
  • Coordinates with Business Partners, Business Analysts, Developers and Vendors to identify and define requirements, indicate areas of system impact and continuously communicate project status and needs.
  • Follows Software Development Life Cycle policies and procedures.
  • Leads development and/or review of estimates and estimating assumptions for the project's schedule, effort, and cost.
  • May be required to initiate and manage RFPs (Requests For Proposals) and to participate in Vendor Selection.


Other Related Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, customer oriented and able to work independently as well as within a team and with internal business and technology partners including executive management.
  • Skilled in building and motivating technical teams and possess ability to build strategic relationships and influence people at all levels of the organization.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Possesses exceptional strategic thinking, planning and relationship skills. 
  • Must be self-directed and have excellent initiative and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Solid change management, negotiation and facilitation skills.


Education and/or Experience:

  • 3-5 years of Project Management / experience in leading project teams across the software development life cycle phases (SDLC).
  • B.S. or B.A. or equivalent work experience required; advanced degree or certification beneficial.
  • Proven track record of completing projects to specifications while dealing with challenges such as cross-team dependencies, changing schedules and constantly evolving requirements.
  • Proven track record of driving multiple teams on parallel projects, balancing resourcing and priorities to meet business needs. 
  • Relevant work experience in technology with a broad understanding across multiple IT disciplines.
  • Experienced in running projects leveraging waterfall and agile SDLC methodologies
  • Excellent professional development skills such as oral and written communications, personal credibility, teamwork and collaboration, work planning, and estimating.
  • Previous experience in Mortgage Banking and/or associated lines of business is desirable but not required.
  • PMP is an asset