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Specialist Project Manager – 3rd party Governance, Tech Knowledge

New York, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Information Technology

Job Description

Specialist Project Manager – 3rd party Governance, Tech Knowledge

Within the Asset Servicing division, as a Third Party Governance engagement manager, you are responsible for the oversight of division’s vendor based applications.  This includes vendor hosted or vendor licensed software operated in-house within the bank’s data centers.

This position requires a person who is self-directed, can manage vendor and in-house relationships to bridge communications, coordination and oversee a vendor’s operation of their service or the quality of software delivered to the bank.   

S/he has knowledge of technology vendor governance such as:

·        Relationship management

·        Performance measurement/metrics

·        Service levels

·        Service agreements

·        Key performance indicators

The successful candidate will be part of the highly visible team standing up the third party enhanced governance model for the remaining vendor based applications within Asset Servicing.  This requires strong project management skills and knowledge of third party governance to on-board vendor based applications into the enhanced model.

Once the program is stood up, s/he will be responsible for the ongoing oversight of third party governance for their application portfolio, provide support to application managers and oversee quality and oversight of the model are being met by the vendor and application manager.

Experience working in an ITIL environment, where clear and tight processes are used at all stages. A demonstrated ability to be organized, prioritise and multitask.  This is a highly visible role in a high performing team within the bank, as such you will need to be a collaborative team player, working with your peers throughout the technology and operations areas as needed as part of a global organisation. This role will require some out of hours and weekend work. 


• Accountable for the TPG on-boarding project, achieving its objectives and is progressing as planned.   Define the metrics used to track progress and develop status report to senior management.

• Perform governance oversight to ensure that vendor related and application manager activities meets banks expectations and standards/policies

• Identify gaps between the current state and target model for the application and support the application manager to address these gaps

• Applies effective project management methodologies and control techniques.

• Helps drive vendor based initiatives forward, focusing on resiliency/recoverability of the application and/or service

• Contributes to the achievement of department’s objectives.




•       Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience required, Advanced degree is beneficial

•       6-8 years  of diverse experience in multiple areas of information technology required

•       Experience with managing vendor hosted solutions (Cloud, SAAS/ASP) as well as vendor software that resides on in-house servers

·        Experience communicating, verbal and written, with all levels of the organisation, from technical to Snr Mgmt.

·        Experience with change, incident and problem management processes and tools e.g. Remedy

·        Experience with global applications that support global user base, high transaction volumes

·        Experience with managing changes to applications and their environments.

·        Experienced in project management and being well organized

Preferred (Internal/External):

·        Extensive experience in vendor based services, asset servicing preferred particularly in areas such as accounting, pricing, custody

·        Experience in the securities or financial services industry is a plus.

·        ITIL certification or experience in an ITIL standard environment


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:

Client Technology Solutions provides our business partners with client-focused, technology-based solutions. These enhance their ability to be successful through world-class software solutions and leading-edge infrastructure. Client Technology Solutions provides employees with the tools and resources to enhance their professional qualifications and careers.

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

Primary Location: United States-New York-New York
Internal Jobcode: 45135
Job: Information Technology
Organization: Asset Servicing Technology-HR07302
Requisition Number: 1806202