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Business Project Manager

Company: Sallie Mae
Location: Newark
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Job Description:

Business Project Manager

Newark - Continental, DE

Who we are:

Sallie Mae is proud to help Americans aspiring to create the life they want-whether that means helping them make college happen, or something more. Our colleagues across departments and across the country are united in our passion and our customer-first approach. Whether you want to join a growing company, be part of an agile workforce, or gain new skills-you're in the right place.

What You'll Contribute:

This position will be responsible for initiating, coordinating, and driving

large scale projects at the enterprise level. This will be accomplished by

the ability to lead execution on design, creation, approval,

implementation, monitoring and closing of innovative company solutions.

In this role, the incumbent will act as a conduit for communication across

many teams and within specific Agile roles in the organization. The

Business Project Manager will drive consistency of project management

practices while coordinating regularly with business and technology

partners across Sallie Mae. In addition, this role is responsible for

creating and maintaining uniform project plans and status reports that

promote accountability and precise delivery awareness. This position will

be responsible to plan, coordinate, and organize within a fast paced and

dynamic environment.

What You'll Do:

Execute Project Management for Business and Customer Operations Areas

  • Initiate, define, gain approval, and execute projects across business

    operations teams while efficiently creating and maintaining effective

    project plans through metrics, dashboards and status meetings

  • Effectively close projects and execute lookbacks that identify and

    drive awareness to project successes and lessons learned

  • Engage regularly with executive leadership, regulatory agencies, and


  • Maintain a culture that fosters accountability for on time project

    delivery, project quality, cost adherence and operational controls

  • Remain engaged in a rapidly changing environment to ensure all project

    initiatives and changes are aligned with Sallie Mae's corporate


    Epic Portfolio Management

    • Maintain education and awareness of Agile and Lean practices and help

      to identify where best to use each of them, such as Scrum and Kanban

    • Initiate, define, gain approval and execute Agile epics as the epic

      owner within the SAFE framework. Provide epic roadmaps and respective

      epic lookbacks

    • Maintain ownership of the epic owner process, as it relates to customer

      operations, to stay relevant to evolving enterprise changes and

      requirements with partnering areas

      Required Qualifications:

      What You'll Bring:

      • 5+ years of experience that includes project management and financial

        institution experience

      • Experience in Agile Scrum and/or Kanban execution

      • Excellent communication skills. Comfortable presenting to and

        collaborating with executive leadership

      • Proven experience in leading/overseeing complex corporate or

        multi-business level initiatives/projects

      • Ability to remove impediments, and quickly identify the decision makers

        and resources necessary to accomplish goals

      • Subject matter expertise in project life cycles
      • Ability to create and manage project timelines within Microsoft Project
      • Includes Gantt charts, tasks management, and project budgets
      • 2+ years Microsoft Office Project proficiency

      • Agile management system experience such as VSTS or JIRA

      • Ability to travel as needed

      • Experience working with vendors

      • Project Management software experience

      • Banking / lending experience

      • Operations experience

      • PMI Certification, PMP preferred

      • PMI studies

      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills displaying

        situational adaptability

      • Confident presentation skills, ability to narrate through PowerPoint or

        other visual documentation

      • Flexible leader, with strong operations experience with vision that

        will help deliver on company strategies and goals

      • Deliver results that help directly influence increased revenue,

        profits, and overall company growth

      • Self-starter with ability to overcome barriers to entry, and quickly

        identify decision makers

      • Ability to think and execute strategically and execute tactically

      • Understanding of need for teamwork and vision of global business


        What You'll Get at Sallie Mae:

        • Comprehensive Compensation and Healthcare Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision plans)
        • Financial Well-being: 401(k) company match, employee stock purchase plan, and basic life insurance and short-term disability are provided to employees at no cost
        • Work/Life Balance: Paid time off, time off to volunteer, and tuition reimbursement. In addition, after 6 months of employment, primary caregivers receive 12 weeks of 100% fully paid time off and secondary caregivers are eligible for 4 weeks of 100% fully paid time off, for birth or adoption
        • Wellness: Fitness centers/gym subsidies, free Fitbits with step challenges, and wellness education

Keywords: Sallie Mae, Newark , Business Project Manager, Executive , Newark, Delaware

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