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SMBC Director, Project Management in White Plains, New York


The Director of Project Management will ensure there is proper oversight for all aspects of project deliverables, project timeliness, resources and management reporting. He/She will oversee a team responsible for all the critical projects that will be created and implemented for the Corporate Services Division. The Project Management Director will be responsible for leading critical aspects of the Anti-Fraud Risk Management Program including other Core Projects residing in Corporate Services. This will include but not limited to oversight of the Fraud Risk Assessment, Step Up Authentication, Training and Technology Review and/or deemed necessary within Corporate Services. The Director of Project Management will include ‘best practice’ strategies and solutions.


This role is responsible for providing oversight relating to all aspects of project controls.This will include staying abreast of industry trends, providing project results, leading reviews of key project risk areas, challenging current PMO processes to identify opportunities for improvement, and preparing frequent reporting for senior management.

Define roles and responsibilities regarding Project Management Team. Ensure key internal and external project risks and associated controls, for all business areas are properly identified and documented within the Enterprise Risk Management System. Analyze, identify, and communicate project risk trends and develop standards, procedures, and metrics as required to measure and mitigate project risk exposure.

Directs and integrates the activities of multiple, major project operations and ensures that project efforts are generally cohesive, consistent, and effective in supporting the Banks mission, goals, and strategic plan.

Develops and establishes policies, strategies, and operating objectives consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and effective implementation of major cross-bank projects and/or projects tied to strategic institutional priorities.

Participates in and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of individual project objectives and short- and long-range plans and develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in the accomplishment of established project goals and objectives.

Manages and administers a small to mid-size diverse team of professional/technical and support staff, both directly and through equivalent level managers and Sr. Leadership.

Manages the working relationships between project leadership, PDAD Panning, Principle Business Owners, and Operational Stakeholders.

Consults, coordinates, and serves as principal liaison with senior leadership on strategic matters of policy, interdivisional interaction, and capital development, improvement, and management.

Develops, administers and manages complex, multi-faceted budgets and business plans for component units, as it relates to project development and deployment at an institutional level and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.

Recommends and participates in the development of Anti-Fraud Risk & Corporate Services Policies and Procedures and may serve on strategic planning and policy-making committees.

Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to the Banks strategic directions and plans, and relevant state-of-the-art systems and technology.

Collaborates with Second, Third Line of Defense and PDAD Administration to establish programmatic goals and priorities for business and technology solutions to meet individual component and institutional needs.


Strong project management leadership skills

Effective negotiation and diplomacy skills are mandatory

Strong leadership skills and have the ability to manage internal staff , working groups and vendor relationships.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Strong understanding on how strategic projects are implemented across multiple platforms.

Strong attention to detail and will examine all projects related records to detect any gaps and or project deficiencies.

Thorough knowledge of project data collections techniques, as well as knowledge regarding bank and federal banking regulations and policies associated with them.

Job Locations US-NY-White Plains

Posting Date 2 weeks ago (9/16/2020 12:17 PM)

Career Category Corporate Services

iCIMS ID 2020-7487

Corporate Title DIR

Type Fulltime-Regular

SMBC is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability