Senior Project Manager for FIS Aligne at FIS
About the Team:
The global energy and commodities markets change rapidly, and prices move by the millisecond. To compete on a global scale, while remaining compliant with each region's regulation, requires technology that brings clarity to new trade and arbitrage opportunities. OnlyFISoffers a comprehensive energy and commodity trading and risk management (ETRM) system and energy trading software for credit risk management, market data, accounting and treasury that can help you succeed in this complex market. In the midst of a constantly changing market, Aligne can help you compete more effectively. A front-to-back trading system, Aligne streamlines and integrates the trading, risk management and operations of physical commodities and their associated financial instruments. The solution supports trading for energy commodities, weather, emissions, heat, freight, metals, FX and derivatives as well as handling scheduling and managing nominations.
NOTE: This role can be worked remotely from anywhere in North America. Current travel expectations are suspended due to Covid, but expected to eventually resume when it is deemed safe to do so.
GENERAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES• Plans and coordinates all aspects of implementation projects from initiation through delivery.• Manages project initiation activities including identifying contractual obligations, client needs and goals, existing situation, necessary contacts and access to existing information as needed..• Develops, defines and executes project plans, project scope, activities, schedules, budgets and deliverables.• Interacts with product development, sales, client relationship teams, technology solutions, service delivery and/or other cross-functional teams.• Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.• Coordinates activities and tasks among project team members, other internal departments and client or vendor/subcontractor organizations as needed to meet project goals and ensure project completion is on schedule, within budget constraints and of the appropriate quality standards for the project scope.• Assigns and monitors work of project team providing technical and analytical support and direction. Interfaces with external clients or field-based employees on technical matters as needed.• Manages project risks, issues/problems and activity progress to ensure project goals, e.g., deadline, scope and quality are achieved. Assists with problem resolution or risk mitigation as needed.• May manage the integration of vendor/subcontractor tasks and track and review vendor/subcontractor deliverables, if appropriate for the project.• May include customizing base products to meet client requirements, system integration with other FIS or third-party products or consulting projects and engagements.• Serves as liaison between technical and non-technical teams, in internal organizations as well as in client and vendor/subcontractor organizations to ensure all project targets and requirements are met.• Delivers informational and decision-seeking presentations to technical and business groups in FIS and/or in client organizations.• Conducts project closure activities to formalize and communicate the project acceptance, handover documentation and ongoing activities to accountable teams and complete a post-implementation review to identify areas of improvement.• May directly oversee employees assigned to manage specific project that have a distinct beginning and end. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.• Identifies project management coordination process gaps or areas for improvement, recommends and implements solutions.• Other related duties assigned as needed.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, finance or business administration or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES• Extensive knowledge of project management standards, processes, procedures and guidelines• Knowledge of the industry project management best practices, i.e., Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)• Knowledge of various types of IT project methodologies and life cycles, e.g., conversions, incremental, rapid delivery, classic or traditional waterfall phases of analysis, design, development, testing, implementation and the correct project application• Knowledge of standards relevant to the software industry , e.g., ISO, CMM, Six Sigma• Knowledge of energy and/or financial services industry• Knowledge of company's products and services• Advanced skill in the use of project management software to manage projects, e.g., MS Project and auxiliary tools, such as earned value database, audit tools, project repository, including risk, issues and action items database, SLIM Estimate, Metrics and Control, PlanView, Platinum Process Continuum• Demonstrated skill in managing project budgets and timelines• Skill in the use of negotiation techniques to reach agreement when there are widely-differing viewpoints• Excellent analysis, problem-solving, team, conflict management and time management skills• Excellent verbal and written communication skills• Ability to interact effectively with executive level clients• Ability to set clear expectations, manage team performance and build high morale among team members• Ability to maintain confidentiality and carry out assignments that are sensitive in nature
Added bonus if you have:
- Previous experience with any of the followingETRMsolutions: OpenLink, Triple Point, Allegro, or Quorum.
- PMP Certification would be highly beneficial
- Any Financial Services background or commodities background would be an advantage
- A multifaceted job with a high degree of responsibility and a broad spectrum of opportunities
- A broad range of professional education and personal development possibilities -FISis your final career step!
- A competitive salary and benefits
- A variety of career development tools, resources and opportunities
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