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Project Manager

Company: Bank Iowa
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Purpose
The project manager manages key client projects. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. This role will oversee all aspects of projects including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring, and summarizing overall progress. They will prepare reports for key leaders, stakeholders, and Board of Directors regarding status of projects.

Essential Functions
Core Responsibilities

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of multiple projects.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget.
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility and organizational capacity.
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Develop detailed project plan for each project to monitor and track progress.
  • Manage changes to project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Measure performance using project management tools and techniques.
  • Facilitate and lead project meetings.
  • Report and escalate to key leaders as needed when team members or vendors are not meeting expectations.
  • Manage the relationship with the client and relevant stakeholders.
  • Coordinate risk management to minimize potential risks and communicate said risks to appropriate parties.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Responsible for holding third parties/vendors accountable to agreed upon scope, deliverables and budget.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Meet with clients to take detailed notes and clarify specific requirements of each project.
  • Delegate project tasks based on individual team members' strengths, skill sets and experience levels.
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals relative to the strategic plan.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other relevant team members.
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs.

    General Responsibilities

    • Enhance organizational reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests.
    • Explore opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
    • Use and continually develop leadership skills.
    • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency.
    • Performs other bank related duties as assigned by supervisor.
    • May have limited customer contact.

      Required Education & Experience

      • 2-4 years of experience in the project management field or in a related area
      • Bachelors' degree required
      • Project management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
      • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices and procedures
      • Understanding of financial services/banking industry
      • Ability to rely on limited experience and judgement to plan and achieve goals
      • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected

        Additional Qualifications Include

        • Ability to exhibit our values; Think Big, Be People-Centered, Enable Great Things, and Bring your Best.
        • Strong communication skills and conflict aversion skills
        • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and the ability to multitask
        • Ability to work with others, such as co-workers, supervisors, or clients
        • Proficient in technology and services, such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word; on the job, will be using but not limited to: copy machines, fax machines, and phones
        • Critical thinking and exemplary judgment and decision-making
        • Friendly delivery of client service

          Hours of Work & Travel

          • Full time, regular employment
          • Generally, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
          • Up to 10% travel may be necessary.

            About Bank Iowa
            At Bank Iowa our purpose is to Empower People, Inspire Success and Foster Growth. Bank Iowa is one of the leading independent Ag banks and the second-largest family-owned bank in the state of Iowa. Our bank family consists of team members, families, businesses, and farmers throughout Iowa who we serve in our 26 locations. With an ongoing commitment to community banking Bank Iowa aspires to be the bank of choice for our clients, the career of choice for our team members, a center of influence in our communities, and a point of pride for our family owners.

            While our purpose is our why behind all that we do, our values allow us to fulfill our purpose. At Bank Iowa we strive to Be People-Centered in everything we do. We encourage our team members to Think Big beyond the immediate answer to be creative and innovative. Team members throughout Bank Iowa Enable Great Things by taking ownership and going above and beyond. Last, we inspire all team members to Bring Your Best each and every day.

            What we Offer

            • A competitive financial package we want you to bring your best so in addition to your compensation, every team member receives a bonus opportunity, a generous 401k match, and discretionary profit sharing.
            • Robust benefits and wellness - we are proud to offer health, dental and vision insurance as well as a wellness program designed to help drive down your premiums. Our wellness initiatives promote positive change and allows our team members to think big.
            • Blending work and life - As a people-centered organization, each team member is provided a generous PTO bank. In addition to the generous PTO plan provided to each team member based on years of service and work status, Bank Iowa team members receive 11 paid observed holidays, 100% paid parental leave, an opportunity for sabbatical leave, generous bereavement, and an employee assistance program to support team members throughout various stages in their lives.
            • Continued learning opportunities - Bank Iowa enables great things and supports team member development at every stage of your career. Our development approach focuses on your innate talents and developing those into areas of strengths. Learning experiences are available in formal & informal training settings, as well, on-the-job training. Development programs are available in-person and online. Our tuition reimbursement program is available to support formal education programs.
            • Community Involvement - Our team members are active members of their communities and people-centered. Bank Iowa aspires to be a center of influence in each of the 24 communities we are located in. In addition to company-sponsored volunteer opportunities, we offer paid volunteer time off (VTO), which allows team members to give their time to organizations they care about, without having to use PTO.
            • Recognition - Bank Iowa is proud of our team members who Live our Values. Our peer nominated recognition program presents team members who Live our Values on an annual basis.

              Bank Iowa is an equal opportunity employer with a passion for creating an inclusive environment where all people are truly welcomed, valued and respected - for all of who they are - regardless of differences. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.PI216877368

Keywords: Bank Iowa, West Des Moines , Project Manager, Executive , West Des Moines, Iowa

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