M & T Bank Project Manager II in Buffalo, New York

Project Manager II

Buffalo, NY

BASIC FUNCTION :

Manages projects with multiple interfaces or initiatives, or one larger project affecting two businesses or functional areas.

Manages changes to project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan, and facilitate customer acceptance.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES :

Manage projects with multiple interfaces or initiatives, or one larger project affecting two businesses or functional areas, from initiation through close. Ensure familiarity with scope and project objectives and establish clear roles and responsibilities for project team members.

Develop Project Plan, forecast and schedule. Work with stakeholders to record detailed project requirements, constraints and assumptions to establish project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g. planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.

Ensure plans for assigned projects include work breakdown, project organization chart, cost/budget and communication, risk, quality and resource plans.

Communicate project plans to affected parties to ensure a common understanding, set expectations and align stakeholders and project team members.

Ensure execution of tasks defined in the project plan to achieve the project goals. Execute all parts of the project plan and manage the budget/forecast. Monitor and control project work including change controls.

Measure project performance utilizing appropriate tools and techniques to monitor progress; identify and quantify variances, complete any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.

Implement approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events.

Improve project team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training and motivating to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency and boost morale.

Support larger project initiatives working under the direction of higher management.

Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

Complete other related duties as assigned.

NATURE AND SCOPE :

Under direction of more senior Project Manager, manages multiple projects, multiple interfaces or one larger project impacting two businesses or functions; responsibility for the projects includes all aspects from initiation to close.

Must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and responsibility of each team member, to effectively coordinate team activities.

Project Guidelines:

Project Scope: $250.0 k - $1.0 m

Team Size Range: 6 - 10 FTE

Project Duration: 12 - 24 months

Project Size: Projects with multiple interfaces

Project Customer: Two lines of business or functions

Scope of Change: Includes changes to business processes or procedures

Project Timeline: Moderately aggressive; may include regulatory guidelines

Project Innovation: Moderately defined scope

Project Benefits: Minor

Project Customization: Minor

Number of Interfaces: 3 – 6

Project Integration: Internal and External Systems

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY :

No direct reports, but manages a project team ranging from 6 – 10 employees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED :

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years’ proven general management, project analysis or project management experience, OR in lieu of a degree, a combined minimum of 7 years’ higher education and/or work experience, including a minimum of 3 years’ proven general management, project analysis or project management experience.

Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages.

Sound knowledge of project management methodology.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, particularly an ability to negotiate, influence and gain consensus.

Regularly communicates verbally and in writing with management on status of initiatives, in a professional and understandable manner.

Excellent problem-solving skills.

Ability to work individually as well as a member of a team.

Self-motivated, results-driven and well-organized individual.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under time constraints in support of various assignments.

Ability to function professionally at many different levels (clients, management and peers).

Strong interpersonal skills necessary for business partner relationships within and outside the organization.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED :

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or willing to obtain within 24 months.

About M&T

At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.

M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M&T Bank Corporation does not sponsor individuals for the purpose of obtaining H-1 Visas. M&T Bank Corporation has policies and procedures in place to promote a drug free workplace.