Co-op services Credit Union Project Manager II in Des Moines, Iowa
CO-OP Financial Services provides technically superior products and services to financial institutions across the nation. We are seeking a talented Project Manager IIto be responsible for planning , organizing, leading and control technology-based projects that are moderately complex and/or medium to large in scope, budget and impact.
Work with team to create project charter including: definition of project scope and deliverables; identification of project goals and milestones; development of project plans and budgets.
Work with technology leaders to identify project resources and develop schedules.
Assemble project team members; assign individual responsibilities; lead team meetings.
Oversee completion of project tasks, manage conflicts within group and escalate risks/issues as needed.
Coordinate technical professionals and other staff across other functions and disciplines.
Apply generally accepted project management methodology and enforce project standards.
Prepare for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
Maintain project documentation; ensure project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.
Prepare and disseminate project reports and communications; communicate with technology team, project sponsors, functional area managers and/or consultants regarding status of specific tasks.
React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of standard software packages, such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.
Working knowledge of agile and waterfall SDLC’s.
Experience with an ALM tool, such as Microsoft TFS, JIRA or VersionOne.
Experience with a PPM tool, such as Planview PPM Pro (formerly Innotas).
Basic knowledge of financial services technology industry.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
PMP Certification preferred.
2 to 4 years of Project Coordinator or Project Management experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.
Detail-oriented with strong problem solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions to completion.
Ability to work under minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, while meeting demanding deadlines.
Understanding of and support for generally accepted project management standards and methodology.
Ability to work with individuals of all levels and varying technical skills.
Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands with a positive attitude.
CO-OP Financial Servicesis the technology engine that provides access and convenience for credit unions. With over 35 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through Debit, Credit, ATM, Shared Branching, Member Interaction Services, Mobile, Virtual, and Bill Pay services. CO-OP serves a total of 3,500 member credit unions, 50 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, and more than 5,500 shared branches. Handling three billion-plus annual transactions, CO-OP is the nation’s largest credit union service organization—offering resources that enable deeper member engagement to help credit unions prosper.