Santander Bank, NA Business Planning - Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Business Planning - Project Manager - 1704365



The Project Manager is a senior project management role that leads and manages all aspects of multiple large-scale projects and strategic initiatives with significant financial or business impact ranging in size and complexity. He/She will implement projects within scope, on time and within budget. The Project Manager III will manage and coach project teams and stakeholders defining performance goals and execution from initiation to closure. He/She leads scope definition, risk identification and methodology, communication plans and project schedules, will report on project status, determine time frames on deliverables and milestones, staffing and resource requirements and lead others to make meaningful process improvements. In addition, the Project Manager III may manage small Programs.


  • Drive/participate in the funding process, as appropriate (e.g., presentations, cost-benefit analysis, business case)

  • Lead or contribute to the development of project definition and scope with applicable stakeholders

  • Identify project duration, effort, sequence, and dependencies of tasks required to meet applicable project objectives

  • Monitor and document project milestones and outcomes throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to established quality standards

  • Conduct Project Team meetings and situational analysis regularly to ensure appropriate communication to all stakeholders

  • Develop presentations, dashboards, reports and other team and executive level project communications and documentation

  • Develop, communicate and implement project risk mitigation plans and complete Risk, Actions, Issues and Decisions documentation to effectively monitor risk and enable accountability and responsibility

  • Develop and implement contingency and recovery plans when deliverables are missed (e.g., identify critical path, document, and plan for Return to Green, Business Continuity Plan, etc.)

  • Document and communicate project changes, project health and project status to project team, Business Owner and Executive Sponsor

  • Responsible for accurate and timely reporting against the project plan and budget in line with appropriate governance

  • Responsible for all aspect of the team member life cycle, including recruitment, coaching, development and performance management

  • This position may have people management responsibility

  • Accountable for the project management process and project management deliverables for all assigned projects from initiation thru closure, including intake activities

  • Adhere to Santander Bank project management standards by ensuring that recognized project management processes, discipline and controls are consistently applied to projects from initiation through closure



  • Minimum 8 years formal project management experience leading projects and teams varying in size, risk, scope and complexity.

  • 5 years relevant financial services experience preferred

  • Bachelors or Equivalent Experience

  • PMP Certification required if less than 10 years’ experience

  • Skilled in cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution

  • Proven experience estimating and budgeting to ensure project costs are maintained

  • Accurate and timely reporting against project deliverables

  • Significant experience in building project plans and defining project artifacts

  • Able to manage all aspects of multiple projects, deliverables and timelines.

  • Ability to think both tactically and strategically moving through both fluidly.

  • Ability to research, interpret and incorporate industry and other best practices into project management processes

  • Support strategic priorities and execute as a thought leader/resource for senior management

  • Or minimum of 10 years’ experience and knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodology and tools (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, Iterative). Knowledge of functional area may be required

  • Experience in managing multi-year projects with cross-enterprise interdependencies

  • Proficient with Project and Portfolio Management Tools. (Clarity, Visio, Excel, MS Project, etc.)

  • Ability to analyze project data, metrics and financials, making data-driven analytical decisions

  • Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management, PMLC and SDLC methodologies and tools (i.e. Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall, Iterative).

  • Understanding, application, and ability to articulate industry project management principles, theories, and concepts

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong collaborative business and technology relationships; recognizes organizational limitations and uses corporate culture and resources to eliminate barriers when possible

  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and decision making skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrated experience engaging the support and resources of others to achieve project goals and objectives; influencing with and without authority

  • Ability to think both tactically and strategically moving through both fluidly.

  • Able to identify risks and manage them, escalating when necessary

  • Experience with enabling people to work effectively as they plan, implement and experience change

  • Proven experience developing and coaching others indirectly or directly

  • Superior communication, problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all levels in the organization, managing vertically and horizontally

Job : Other Targeted Projects
Primary Location : Massachusetts-Boston
Schedule : Full-time
Job Posting : Jun 29, 2017, 11:51:30 AM