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Principal Project Manager - Strategic Initiatives

Location: Troy
Posted on: March 27, 2020

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Position TitlePrincipal Project Manager - Strategic InitiativesLocationHeadquarters-Troy, MIJob SummaryThis high-impact position will be responsible for leading through the implementation of highly complex, large-scale, strategic mortgage and business corporate initiatives, beginning with building Flagstar---s best-in-class retail origination platform. This role works directly with the Mortgage Leadership team to lead through the changing and ever-increasing complexity of the mortgage origination industry landscape. Using exceptional facilitation, influence, collaboration, interpersonal and presentation skills, this role plans, directs and coordinates activities of large scale projects across mortgage to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed timeframes, budget and have the desired impact. Has overall responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating activities pertaining to projects that will span all channels, multiple business units or possibly the entire enterprise. This position will be at the forefront of driving change throughout the organization.Job Responsibilities:(25% of time) Analyze and assess future business strategies; lead the planning and implementation activities; including, but not limited to, working with the business to gather requirements and scope large scale and complex projects, make suggestions for ways to increase revenue and minimize risk exposure in a cost-effective manner, and facilitate the selection of the ultimate solution for the business and conducts cost/benefit analysis on the alternatives while maintaining budgeting for all projects.(20% of time) Oversees the execution all aspects of the project implementation for large scale corporative initiatives, which will include: cost benefits analysis, work plans, functional and technical designs, construction testing and implementation. Ensures efficient and high quality installation and rollout of technology; including but not limited to, new software and /or systems, and monitors all aspects of implementing projects. Work with executive team and other internal partners to gather all required information and conduct necessary analysis.(15% of time) Ability to drive Change Management Processes and sequencing of steps or activities that move change from inception to implementation. Working knowledge of change management models and how to apply them: Plan Do Study Act (Deming), ADKAR Model, Prosi Change Management, Kotters Chanfe model. Proven ability to Identify what will be improved which includes facilitation of process design sessions, documenting new work flows and performing workflow reviews with teams. Proven ability to develop change management plans and gain consensus from upper management on new processes. Ability to motivate teams and gain buy in of new process design. This includes consideration of tools, training, re-education, retraining, rethinking of priorities and daily work practices. Monitor and manage resistance, dependencies and risks. Proven skills on managing resistance to change within large teams. Ability to prepare for resistance by reading leadership with tools to manage it and aid in a smooth change lifecycle. Ability to development measures and metrics that validate the improvements made as a result of the change(10% of time) Leads the business areas in the operational readiness activities to provide support and coordination to ensure adoption of new systems and business processes. (15% of time) Critique, prepare, and/or evaluate recommendations for continuous improvement and successful implementation as appropriate, demonstrating strategic thinking.(10% of time) Provides both verbal and written communications regarding project status, risks, and issues, and makes recommendations on project decision to Senior Management and all involved parties.(5% of time) Develops an in-depth understanding of existing data sources, tables and data relationships, to assist with analytics and recommendations.Job Requirements:15 years of experience researching, designing, developing, and/or delivering new value add projects, preferably in the mortgage business; mortgage or financial industry a plus10 years of experience in strategy and project management10 years leading large, complex mortgage initiatives and delivering resultsActive PMP CertificationBachelor---s Degree Required --- Business Administration or Related FieldMaster---s Degree Preferred --- Business Administration or Related FieldIn lieu of a Bachelor---s Degree, 15 years of domain expertise will be consideredStrong work ethic, impeccable attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.Stays current with latest developments in project management fieldMotivated and creative; possessing ability to communicate verbally and in technical writing to all levels of the organization in a proactive, contextually appropriate manner.Strong mortgage industry knowledge, preferred experience to include retailProven ability to manage internal and external development projects from inception to successful implementation; adept at navigating obstacles and solving problems to keep the project on course.Strong project management skills with the demonstrated ability to multitask and manage multiple small and large projects in a cross-functional environmentStrong ability to coordinate and execute cross-functionally with technical managers, business managers, SME---s, customers, etc.Ability to communicate needs and schedules, as well as ensure that plans are in place and standards are adhered toExcellent ability in interpreting customer business needs and translating them into application and operational requirementsStrong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all management levelsStrong ability to influence senior leadership and those not within direct controlProven ability to establish a high level of trust and confidence in both the business and IT communitiesAdvanced skills in Microsoft Office applications.0% if located in Troy office50% if working remotelyInternal Use Only: Band CFull time

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