Lead Project Manager

Wells Fargo
London, United Kingdom
Dec 15, 2022
Dec 22, 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Project Manager

In this role, you will:
  • Lead complex initiatives managing all activities in a project life-cycle such as initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing associated with projects that are long-term, line of business wide and medium to high risk, scope and complexity with broad impact
  • Act as key participant in project plans and budgets for change management
  • Review and initiate complex multi-business and enterprise support operations, organizational systems knowledge and navigation to anticipate change impacts
  • Ensure full understanding of project impacts that translate into comprehensive engagement strategies
  • Make decisions in end to end project management, demonstrating ownership of the entire process from beginning to end while developing and implementing program and project level processes, procedures and performance metrics
  • Demonstrate understanding of policy, methodology and artifact creation that influence and lead change management to meet deliverables and drive new initiatives
  • Collaborate and consult with executive leadership, stakeholders, project leads, executive leadership, sponsors and business partners to clarify and define project requirements
  • Manage a team
Required Qualifications skills/Qualifications:
  • Possess a proven ability to manage a project and project team, create efficient and effective processes and controls with a goal to minimize systemic and systematic risks. The individual will need to be able to demonstrate they are able to: Manage strategic and tactical execution of components of the change book of work primarily impacting the EMEA/APAC region in line with existing governance structures in region and across International as well as Enterprise Change Management policies and procedures. Change may be change the bank or run the bank in nature and executed via large programmes of work, projects or in business as usual.
Job Expectations:
  • Collaborating with the business, defines the required product, operating model or infrastructure changes are with the various impacted parties and works with the project managers to build this into the roadmap and delivery plans
  • Serve as a trusted subject matter expert to the Markets Change Lead as well as business leads, business COOs, sponsors and programme managers on initiative sizing, scoping, and ensuring objectives and delivery of the regulatory change book and cross-regional change activities adhere to overall regional strategy.
  • Partner with key stakeholders in the CIB and International COO teams in relation to Enterprise and Internationally driven change portfolio that impacts the region.
  • Ensure changes to the business driven through BAU and project/programmes are sustainable and effectively embedded into business as usual.
  • Preliminary analysis to determine the most appropriate solution to achieve strategic goals, through detailed analysis of the business need, feasibility studies, benchmark/trade-off analysis, and development of high-level business requirements.
  • Working with end users, testers, to help develop use cases and analyse defects to support fixes and enhancements.
  • Providing training and coaching of technical and operations users, managing cultural changes required to achieve benefits of the new solution.
  • Assist in monitoring and guiding all new or proposed change initiatives to align to the regional strategy and support business leads to make informed and strategic prioritization decisions and manage internal and external dependencies.
  • Analysing complex regulations that may span multiple businesses, jurisdictions and summarise for others who may have a less technical background.
  • Contributing to preparation of project cost, timeline and skill-based estimates.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to achieve signoffs and approvals when required. Ensure Group Portfolio Delivery (GPD), technology, and policy stakeholders are in agreement on approaches and actively supporting delivery through a formalized intake process that includes a thorough impact assessment stage to include Regional and International COO stakeholders from technology, finance, controls, etc.
  • Support analysis and decision making with a specific focus on both business and region-specific impacts associated with new initiatives, projects, and changes to policies, procedures and processes
  • Assist the business and COO teams with the development of business cases and benefits management, providing advice, subject matter expertise and constructive challenge where required.
  • Support COO/ project and programme teams to engage the business and other key stakeholders effectively to deliver change and develop supporting communication plans where required.
  • Create an environment where team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them, provide ongoing coaching and feedback to support ongoing development of the EMEA change management team.
  • Attend and present at regional operating committees, project/programme steering committees, as well as leading workshops.
We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.
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