Job #: 1519

Title: Program Manager


  • Northern New Jersey
  • Job Type:

  • Contract
  • Contract Pay Rate:
  • $75-100
    • Anywhere
    • Posted 1 year ago
    • This position has been filled

    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.

    Program Management
    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

    Budget Management
    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

    HO Liaison
    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.