Senior Director, Member Supervision Project Management
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
 New Orleans, LA

Serve as strategic leader for the department, defining the vision and framework for the management of the department, and project portfolio in line with the Member Supervision strategic vision.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Primary liaison with Executive Leadership to ensure the PMO portfolio is in alignment with overall Member Supervision strategy.
  • Defines and manages the framework for effectively managing the portfolio of projects, including the scope of work taken on by the PMO, project and portfolio governance, alignment to Member Supervision strategy, management reporting at each level of governance and management, tools, standards and methodology.
  • Oversee and manage PMO staff, activities and resources.
  • Manage 2 - 4 direct reports work load, performance, and development.
  • Manage portfolio managers and directors to ensure consistent, high quality and timely deliverables.
  • Manage resource allocation and budgetary planning, including contracts with external consultants.
  • Serves as ultimate escalation point for PMO staff and provides guidance on high level issues.
  • Develop and ensure the PMO maintains strong professional, working relationships across Member Supervision, particularly with Technology management.
  • Provide Executive Leadership with updates, key issues, and briefings of current projects. Actively communicates, supports and implements corporate, division and department decisions.
  • Provides insight and guidance on the development of presentations, reports and other supplemental materials for senior leadership meetings with the Board, SEC and other external stakeholders.
  • Identifies emerging trends and patterns across the Member Supervision portfolio of projects.
  • Ensures that the PMO Team is recruiting, developing and retaining staff consistent with business needs.
  • Focuses on mentoring and development of staff.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • MBA and/or project management certifications preferred.
  • Extensive experience as a senior program manager or PMO officer for large-scale business projects.
  • Experience managing remote teams.
  • Team leadership experience with a focus on team development.
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery across a portfolio.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge of project management processes, including strategic alignment, intake, initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, risk management, cost management, communications, management reporting, project closing and lessons learned.
  • Expert knowledge PMO operations and resource management.
  • Understanding of risk management framework and elements.
  • Understanding of financial services businesses.
  • Understanding of financial services regulatory environment.

Skills Requirements:

  • Expert ability to effectively liaise with internal and external parties.
  • Expert interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Expert ability to inspire and motivate direct reports.
  • Expert relationship building skills.
  • Expert ability to make timely decisions.
  • Expert critical thinking, analytical and strategic skills.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with excellent detail orientation.
  • Proficient in utilizing available internal resources.
  • Expert coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Commercial outlook, pragmatic.
  • Collaborative.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

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