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VP - Principal, Project/Program Manager (Technology)

Pennington, New Jersey
Information Technology

Job Description

As a Principal Project/Program Manager at Pershing, you will be responsible for the delivery of projects and programs .  We are seeking a dynamic, high energy Project Manager to lead large and complex financial solutions lifecycle.  You will work directly with the business stakeholders and technology partners throughout the project.  You will ensure that your projects are delivered to scope, on time and within budget.   You would manage multiple project simultaneously.  This includes role definition and assignment of various disciplines (e.g. Business Analyst, Service PMs, Development, QA and business testers) for the project.  You must have the ability to develop schedules, update project plans and budget, manage risks and escalation, conduct weekly meetings and perform deep analysis on issues.  The candidate should have ability to work at a senior level with minimal supervision and display great leadership skills to help mentor our junior associates and contribute to our process improvement transformation initiatives.

Leads and provides direction and guidance for a wide array of activities associated with project planning and management to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget and to client specifications. Manages and oversees the end to end project management activities such as project reporting, project planning, issue / risk identification and tracking, scope management, estimation, client management, relationship management and other project documentation preparation for projects of high business complexity (involving multiple systems interfaces that are highly visible to the organization). Defines and manages the lifecycle from project initiation through to program closure. Manages and resolves risks, issues and dependencies. Measures and monitors program actuals, forecasts and budgets and updates plans with accurate, up-to-date information in a timely manner. Follows financial standards & processes (e.g. monthly external revenue accruals, software capitalization, procurement & external payments). Reports financial information and status to the required executive level through steering committees. Secures, leads, motivates and inspires the internal & external resources required to deliver the program. Establishes the program s governance (e.g. sponsors, approvers, stakeholders). Manages Program Office Resources. May have formal management responsibility for Program Team members. Serves as a liaison between clients and internal technical groups to ensure delivery of projects on time, within budget, and to specification. Has regular contact among peers within the firm and externally, including regulators and professional organizations. Provides advice to internal clients on the implications of business trends, issues, operating environment changes and firm or business unit strategy. Ensures project delivery is in conformance with company methodologies and standards. Contributes to the achievement of area objectives 


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business management or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required, advanced degree preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is beneficial 
  • 10 - 12 years of related project management experience required, experience with technology or financial services industry is a plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Deep experience and proven track record to deliver financial solutions within scope, on time and within budget
  • Expertise in applying application development and project management methodologies (both Waterfall and Agile) with implementing I.T. solutions.
  • Experience defining, implementing, and maturing business process and procedures
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to customers and to all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrable organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • SCRUM Master Certification highly recommended is a plus
  • Understanding of the ITIL framework is a plus.
  • Six Sigma Certification a plus.

For over 230 years, the people of BNY Mellon have been at the forefront of finance, expanding the financial markets while supporting investors throughout the investment lifecycle. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments & safeguards nearly one-fifth of the world's financial assets. BNY Mellon remains one of the safest, most trusted and admired companies. Every day our employees make their mark by helping clients better manage and service their financial assets around the world. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, clients count on the people of BNY Mellon across time zones and in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. It's the collective ambition, innovative thinking and exceptionally focused client service paired with a commitment to doing what is right that continues to set us apart. Make your mark:

Pershing provides critical business process, financial and technology solutions for financial organizations around the globe. We operate behind the scenes to power transformational change for broker-dealers, registered investment advisors, independent financial advisers, hedge fund and '40 Act fund managers and individual investors. We strive to be innovators, developing open architecture technology and financial solutions to support our customers' growth. We advocate on behalf of our customers and help them respond to regulatory reform and drive positive outcomes for our industry and investors. From our core business as an industry-leading trade execution, clearing and custody provider, we have evolved into a global multifaceted firm that provides investment solutions, forward-thinking technology-driven efficiencies, practice management and service excellence.

BNY Mellon is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Minorities/Females/Individuals With Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Pennington
Internal Jobcode: 45190
Job: Information Technology
Organization: Pershing-HR06431
Requisition Number: 1713603