Job #: 1519
Title: Program Manager
As Senior Program Manager of the Central Project Management Office, reporting to the CPMO Team Leader he/she will be responsible for the monitoring of key projects assigned within the Mizuho Bank; including Financial Products, Internal Audit, Credit Review, as well as Alternative Investments and is responsible for liaising with Business Users, IT Subject Matter Experts (Head Office, Americas IT Department, and other overseas branches and subsidiaries), towards understanding and their strategy and the overall monitoring of the project deliverables.
Strategize and outline goals and objectives of the program.
Assign IT owners to projects as part of the Change Control Procedures.
Ensure appropriate project management governance is in place across major AITD initiatives as part of the budgeting process.
Set program controls/governance and standards
Monitor high level aspects of multiple projects
Set timelines for goal posts/due dates
Coordinate resources for multiple projects in the program
Manage and submit program documentation
Communicate with project managers to address potential risks
Monitor problems and issues at a high level
Track program progress
Communicate program objectives, goals, and progress to program directors, executives, upper management, and stakeholders
Evaluate and supervise multiple projects
Organize cross-projects work within the program
Coordinate the annual IT Investment plan working with planning departments of AITD, Americas Department and Head Office
Managing the IT Investment list once approved by HO.
Coordinate with planning and finance department in the US and HO when we have new change requests not included in annual IT Invest plan (list) need to be addressed.
Monitor the progress and budget status of multiple projects through the entire program cycle
Prepare and present progress and budget reports to program directors and Senior Management
Work as a liaison of HO and supported communication between PMs and HO staff.
Conduct analysis of HO procedure changes and reflect them to AITD’s internal process to mitigate the control gaps.
Train new PMs Not familiar with local project management processes including HO procedures.
Assist team members and project managers when needed to accomplish team goals
To accomplish other ad-hoc task objectives assigned by the Central Project Management Office Leader, such as conducting various research, Process flow analysis, investigation, and trouble-shooting etc.
High level knowledge of banking business, operations and application knowledge, and complex problem solving skills in International Banking and Financial Services.
At least 5 – 10 years Project Management and related IT Management experience.
Demonstrate ability to successfully manage large-scale projects with a matrix team
Excellent knowledge of a project tracking system for tracking/development/reporting.
Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project)
Knowledgeable in program management methodology and techniques; performance evaluation and change management principles
Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must be fluent in English and Japanese (Verbal/Read/Write)
Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
Clear understanding of PLC, SDLC and Agile models.