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Program Manager in Columbus at Huntington

Date Posted: 1/25/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Program Manager for the IT -- Data Management Team is viewed as a leader within the organization and provides program, project management and delivery of technology and business initiatives while actively ensuring consistency with company strategy and goals.

Detailed Description:

The individual in this role will be a thought leader and expert in the utilization of Huntington's Project Management Methodology and in the creation of full scale project plans for the execution of program and project goals and strategies.

To be successful the candidate must be driven and well-organized. It is essential for the individual to be self-motivated and tenacious, thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, and drive the project team to complete tasks on agreed schedules. Management will look to this individual to drive the overall coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of the programs and projects assigned to them and to provide thought leadership and mentorship to junior members of their project management team and across the organization. This individual is expected to help lead relationships with the business, cross-impacted IT teams, and 3rd Party Vendors and must possess the ability to push back when required. Will work with and potentially back up the Portfolio Manager to provide input into monthly management report deliverables providing status on the segment's overall portfolio health. Will be required to manage complex, high risk, large scale programs and projects.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with and leading the program / project team to drive the overall coordination, execution, control and completion of assigned efforts
  • Consistently work effectively and successfully with the core program and project leadership roles to ensure successful delivery
  • Actively facilitate and participate in the analysis and review of program and project deliverables
  • Create and maintain the full spectrum of program / project documentation as defined by Huntington's Project Management Methodology
  • Lead and ensure delivery of complex large Infrastructure or Application Development programs and projects
  • Manage critical day to day operational elements of assigned programs / projects
  • Lead and coordinate program and project delivery and status with other bank departments / affiliates and 3rd Party Vendors
  • Work with IT Segment Leadership to identify cross impacted resources across portfolio to identify any potential issues or roadblocks
  • Manage programs / projects within approved budget and schedule
  • Consistently create and submit accurate program and project status reports on time
  • Lead the management of program / project change, risk and issue management
  • Ensure all risks and issues are documented and escalated appropriately
  • Consistently create and maintain full scale program / project plans and schedules
  • Consistently update / maintain program / project information in the project management tool (PPM)
  • Schedule and facilitate program and project meetings
  • Facilitate and work with program and project team members to meet established target dates and completion of activities/deliverables under changing conditions
  • Actively and effectively communicate with program and executive and senior leadership team members
  • Ensure all aspects of the program and project documentation is created, reviewed, and approved by the required individuals
  • Collaborate with the program and project teams on project scope and commit estimates
  • Actively facilitate and participate in release activities for the program / projects
  • Ensure activities are completed in support of the program / project's warranty period
  • Understand and consistently follow Huntington's project lifecycle methodology
  • Work minimal to no supervision with latitude for independent judgement and problem solving
  • Provide mentorship to organization and team members as needed
  • May provide back up to the Portfolio Manager as needed
  • May have management responsibilities for Project Managers and Project Coordinators

Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years of experience as a Program / Project Manager or equivalent related IT / Finance project experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in Banking or Financial Services
  • Experience leading large, cross-functional information technology programs and projects
  • Experience leading data intensive, data warehouse and/or master data management programs
  • Strong experience utilizing a variety portfolio project management tools
  • Strong experience creating and tracking project schedules in MS Project or other project management tools
  • Strong understanding of project lifecycle methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Iterative, Agile/Scrum) and project management processes and standards
  • Aptitude in both business and technology, with the ability to draw conclusions based on correlating data
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to explain project risks and issues, and IT related concepts clearly and concisely to multiple layers of peers and leadership
  • High motivated with strong organizational, analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to handle multiple priorities and effectively prioritize them
  • Ability to provide strong program and project leadership during periods of uncertainty, ambiguity, and change
  • Willingness and drive to learn and understand detailed software solutions
  • High level of professionalism and confidence with the ability to build credibility with leadership, team members, and business partners and establish effective working relationships
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate change, whether indicated by corporate needs, market or regulatory requirements


  • Conceptual and Analytical Thinking
  • Accountability and Attention to Detail
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Initiative and Focused Execution
  • Flexibility
  • Time Management and Organizational Skills

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