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Needham Bank Project Manager III in Needham, Massachusetts

Job Descriptions:

Under the direction of the Senior Project Manager, this position oversees high-priority projects, which often require considerable resources and high levels of functional integration. This individual will manage multiple and often simultaneous initiatives from discovery through project completion while adhering to the project management cycle defined by the company. They must possess solid leadership and interpersonal skills as managing key resources and team members is critical to delivery. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors in order to deliver projects. Plan and manage projects according to project scope, within deadlines and budget. Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and managing several critical initiatives.


  • Responsible for managing mission critical, complex projects (and/or programs) to deliver results within the authorized budget on the approved time schedule.

  • Oversee all aspects of projects to include due diligence, initiation, planning, execution and closing stages; define project scope, objectives, requirements, and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Ensure project scope and decisions tie the business line strategy to the Bank’s overall strategic plan.

  • Lead sponsors, business line leaders and project leads through all phases of project management while ensuring proper documentation standards.

  • Responsible for directing the assembly of project team(s), assigning responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of the project.

  • Manages multiple cross-functional team projects to comply with cost, schedule and performance using established processes to meet project commitments.

  • Manage all cross-functional aspects of the project to create the defined deliverables within the authorized budget on the approved time schedule.

  • Work with sponsors and project leaders to develop business justification, cost estimates, project plans, and schedules. Prepares and manages project budgets. Maintains and drives action items for the projects to ensure completion by the various teams’ members.

  • Manage and implement project changes/interventions to achieve completion; act as a liaison to expedite projects or problem resolution as it relates to product development, system upgrades and new releases and asses system training issues

  • Delegate and manage the tasks of the other functional core team members. Correct project resource issues such as performance problems or availability problems.

  • Provide leadership to clear barriers to team progress, promote the good of the company, resolve conflicts within the team and outside the team and ensure the project goals and staff assignments are realistic and achievable.

  • Coordinates risk mitigation actions to ensure project plans are protected and deliverables achieved on time and on budget.

  • Serves as a mentor and source of expertise to other Project Managers and project staff.

  • Exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Apply the appropriate management techniques given project specific needs, risks and differences in core team member skill levels.

  • Communicate regularly with Business line managers, Project Management Steering Committee Members, Executive Sponsor and other project stakeholders to appraise all regarding status of the project, issues impeding progress, earned value and recovery plans for off-track items/tasks.

  • Manage vendor counterparts during the lifecycle of the project including sales teams, technical resources and project managers.

  • Provide management assistance in developing sound project strategy; perform system and workflow analysis to improve productivity and to alleviate bottlenecks

  • Conduct project post implementation reviews

  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of Needham Bank’s Project Management methodology.

  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures, applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control

  • Perform additional duties as requested, needed or assigned

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience leading high-level strategic and/or complex projects and change management initiatives

  • Project Management professional certification preferred (i.e. PMP, PgMP)

  • Familiarity and knowledge of Information Technology terminology and operations

  • Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area

  • Must be able to routinely perform work on computer for an average of 6-8 hours per day, when necessary

  • Must be able to work extended hours whenever required or requested by management

  • Must be capable of regular, reliable and timely attendance

  • Demonstrate dedication to excellence by being accountable, determined, and positive. Actively contribute to NB’s mission creating a welcoming, professional and customer service driven bank culture.

  • Must possess solid leadership skills

  • Ability to perform job functions independently or with limited supervision and work collaboratively and effectively either on own or as part of a team

  • Ability to read and carry out various written instructions and follow oral instructions

  • Ability to speak clearly and deliver information in a logical and understandable sequence

  • Capable of dealing calmly and professionally with numerous different personalities from diverse cultures at various levels within and outside of the organization and demonstrate highest levels of customer service and discretion when dealing with the public

  • Ability to perform responsibilities with composure under the stress of deadlines /requirements for extreme accuracy and quality and/or fast pace

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple, simultaneous, and changing priorities

  • Capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem solving capabilities

  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies, techniques, and procedures

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including senior management, coworkers, and customers

  • Project a professional image to maintain credibility with vendors and team members

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast moving environment

  • Ability to adhere to Needham Bank’s Core Values (Focus on Customer Relationship, Embrace Change, Work as a Team, Be an Asset to Your Community, Always Learn, and Do the Right Thing)

Needham Bank offers a competitive salary and an amazing benefit package for a full-time employee which includes fully paid medical and dental insurance, HRA, 401(k) plan with an 8% bank match, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, a bonus program, flexible spending accounts, vision service plan, group term life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Needham Bank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Needham Bank will provide all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, or gender identity.

Keyword: Project Management

From: Needham Bank