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Project Manager, Staff

Position Description
Job Description

Do you thrive in a dynamic, committed, and professional environment and would you like to be a part of a team that positively effects change? Are you up for a challenge of driving client experience forward?


You can ?Find Your Forward" as part of our team at Fiserv, a FORTUNE? 500 member, and you will join the industry leader in financial services technology. With more than 23,000 associates around the world, we?re pushing the boundaries of what?s possible in financial services with deep expertise and a dedication to innovation.


It is an outstanding time to join Fiserv and take on a rewarding and challenging role that helps to drive significant change in a rapidly evolving and growing organization.


What does an outstanding Project Manager, Staff do?


The Project Manager, Staff job is to ensure predictable, consistent, and successful delivery of detailed IT solutions to Fiserv?s clients through consulting and project management activities. You will plan, coordinate, and monitor small, medium, and large scope engagments and meet budgetary guidelines. Performance is typically measured by the capture of the consulting engagement, delivery of agreed solutions within budgeted hours, utilization (i.e. billable hours), client happiness, and team goal attainment. The Project Manager, Staff will partner with key business partners to ensure the successful start-up and completion of a project. Projects may impact multiple business units or functional areas.



  • Responsible for all aspects of the implementation of assigned projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects.

  • Define project's scope from creative concept through final implementation working with external customers.

  • Collaborate with all areas affected by the project, both internal and external.

  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, and status report.

  • Conduct project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and analysis.

  • Lead the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.

  • We provide technical and analytical guidance to client project teams.

  • You will demonstrate Fiserv?s project management methodology as appropriate, foster a disciplined culture, and understand the importance of culture change management.

  • You will balance the need for strategic vision, tactical items for the project team and overall project work balance to ensure success of the project and product delivery.

  • You are expected to participate in cross-functional projects that span multiple business units across the Fiserv enterprise driving innovation, new product functionality, and overall product maturity.

  • Develop and lead project expectations ensuring all applicable functional areas in Fiserv are engaged on the project- Initiate and lead project planning activities such as Scope Definition and Management (WBS, Project Change Control, Scope Document), Risk Management, Communication Management, etc.

  • Create and maintain a project timeline for each project by identifying and monitoring: overall project timeline, project landmarks, tasks, resources, ETAs, task dependencies, and critical paths.

  • Control and track project performance, time allocations, cost, and quality by constantly evaluating project progress and conducting regular team status meetings.

  • Coordinate with other project managers and organizational entities to identify and monitor issues, impacts and dependencies.

  • Coordinate meetings, as needed, to initiate working sessions, resolve project issues, etc.

  • Display solid understanding of the organization's business strategies and apply knowledge to all project activities

  • Establish relationships with all functional areas and lead partner expectations

  • Ability to author comprehensive scope and solutions documents with input from technical resources.

  • Problem-solving skills with ability to perform root cause analysis

  • Knowledge of the implementation project lifecycle (e.g., discovery, development, testing, implementation, etc.)


Basic qualifications for consideration:

  • High School Diploma/GED with 5+ years of professional experience in a project management and/or consulting role

  • Experience working in the Information Technology and/or Financial industry

  • Proficient with Project Management Tools including MS Project

  • Ability to form relationships with and influence other functional areas.

  • Exceptional negotiation skills

  • Experience leading cross-functional projects

  • Detail and big picture orientation


Preferred qualifications for consideration:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Project Management work experience preferred.

  • Experience with Clarity a plus. Knowledge of and experience working with Fiserv's banking and bill payment solutions

  • Certifications: PMP a plus

  • Exposure to bill payment processing, web development, and/or telephony experience a plus


Who we are:

Fiserv is the global leader in information management and e-commerce systems for the financial services industry.


Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet.


Fiserv is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Vet. Visit http://www.careers.fiserv.com/eeo for more information.



Company Description:

Going Up?  Today's shifting demands require a partner who shares your goals with the proven expertise to help you reach them.  For more than 16,000 clients worldwide, Fiserv is transforming the way financial services are delivered to ensure business growth.  With Fiserv, you have the power to go places.  The power within.  www.fiserv.com


 


Fiserv Technology Makes the Difference
Through thousands of partnerships with clients worldwide and hundreds of solutions, Fiserv touches almost every part of financial services €“ online & mobile banking, account processing, e-payments, lending, wealth management...our technology makes the difference in every interaction.


 


Fiserv Technology: Consumer Reach and Scale
Fiserv technology simplifies financial transactions. We enable 120 million deposit accounts, 60 million online banking users, and 23 million active bill payment users, making financial transactions easy to allow people to focus on the things that really matter: planning, living and prospering.




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