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Senior Portfolio / Program Manager

Bank of America | Pennington NJ 08534 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/13/2019

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Job Description:

Position Summary  

  • A Senior Program Manager is a leader with expert, strategic level project management expertise and experience, responsible for the end-to-end management and delivery of a project for an organization or across the enterprise.  Has consistent responsibility for leading project efforts of high complexity, risk and/or exposure with critical strategic impact or outcomes.  Manages, leads and directs the work efforts of project managers which may be functionally aligned (as part of the project) and/or organizationally aligned as direct reports.


  • Establish and effectively manage routines and reporting
  • Partner and communicate with all impacted stakeholders for each respective project on all aspects of the project including financials, project health, decisions needed/made, risks and issues. Escalate critical risks/issues/etc. through appropriate channels, i.e. PM Lead, Tech Exec, LOB partners.
  • Build high-quality project plans (where applicable) that achieve task granularity, are dependency-driven (not date driven), and are actively referenced by the project team as a guide for execution
  • Monitor and provide awareness of all milestones / deliverables for all phases on a routine basis, driving team to deliver on schedule.
  • Demonstrate a neutral bias in holding teams accountable, while partnering effectively to drive issue resolution, risk mitigation and relationship building across the project team
  • Establish strong inspection routines, escalating potential project de-railers (including capacity issues) early and precisely to keep projects on track
  • Drive program execution, tracking and reporting
  • Facilitate Scrum of Scrums, PO Sync and ART Sync
  • Facilitate PI Planning readiness and train planning sessions
  • Helps facilitate release readiness
  • Enables removal of impediments and keeps visibility on program level risks
  • Drive program-level continuous improvement
  • Promotes lean & agile values, principles and practices
  • Coaches and mentors the program team and scrum masters
  • Ensures collaboration within and across trains

Required Skills

  • Experience delivering large projects/programs with significant impact to multiple lines of business, that may have cross-functional or inter-departmental implications
  • Experience driving multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate clearly and navigate at all levels in the organization with the detail appropriate to the forum and audience
  • Tier 1 financial services experience
  • Highly organized with critical thinking abilities at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Risk and Compliance focused
  • Understanding of Lean-Agile frameworks in general, but an especially deep grasp of the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Ability to understand, interpret and track meaningful metrics
  • Excellent facilitation / presentation skills, experience with large groups and senior leadership
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Typically has 5+ years of project management experience and practice expertise.  May also serve as a practice subject-matter expert, consultant or coach.   
  • Executive reporting skills

Enterprise job description:

Manages a portfolio/ programs specific to corporate change initiatives that have significant and strategic impact on how the company does business, provides a product or service, or executes a function. Responsible for enterprise and/or line of business-wide, cross functional, high impact strategic initiatives by ensuring delivery of business outcomes from portfolio investments. Strong business centric mindset with ability to utilize sound business judgment and tailor approach to drive optimal business outcomes. Responsibility for staff and budget. May serve as primary contact to Executive management for critical change initiatives depending on scope and impact of business supporting. Communicates, influences and negotiates both vertically and horizontally to obtain or leverage necessary resources. Assists in achieving broad goals supporting corporate business strategy. Responsible for results delivery, risk management and strategy development. May or may not manage employees. Significant experience with managing large diverse programs and projects. Typically 5+ plus years of program management experience.


1st shift (United States of America)

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Location Pennington, NJ, 08534, United States
Categories Project Management

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