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Program Manager
Ref No.: 12-00165
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/11/2012
Dynamic opportunity to join leading Investment firm as a Program Manager.
¿ Assist with managing, planning, organizing, implementing and delivering a program consisting of multiple IT projects using a standard methodology from program initiation through to implementation. Program Managers typically deliver multiple, simultaneous projects (as compared to Project Managers, who focus on one particular project)
¿ Activities include definition of implementation approach, scope and budget, actuals tracking, resource planning, milestone tracking, management of program risks, issues, dependencies, and assists with stakeholder and business client management.
¿ Specialist (Niche) Program Managers only: Provide PM expertise in a specific application of technology to a business domain (e.g., algorithmic trading, low latency exchange access, risk management) characterized by recognized extensive experience, knowledge and skill in the technology or business area
¿ Related Roles: Project Manager, Project Manager (Front Office Trading), Project Coordinator

Scope & Complexity
¿ Work independently to perform program management activities of low-to-moderate complexity
¿ Assist/support senior program managers in the preparation and maintenance of program management deliverables

Responsibilities (Detailed Description)
¿ Collect and monitor program metrics
¿ Assist senior program managers with reporting and tracking
¿ Apply program management standards and best practices throughout program lifecycle

Performance Expectations (Related to Performance Management Framework)
¿ Proactive Approach:
– Shows drive, passion, and can-do attitude
– Identifies and suggests opportunities for change related to the program mission
– Works to drive program progress forward
¿ Principled Behavior:
– Fully complies with the Bank’s Code-of-Conduct and all laws, regulations and policies, where applicable
– Shows true concern for compliance and control standards and earns the trust of company staff and management
– Is diligent, disciplined and organized in his/her work: meets deadlines, strives for high quality, has complete documentation
¿ People Leadership:
– Thinks ahead and coordinates efforts to support strategy
– Understands a range of attitudes and styles – leverages differences to achieve superior program results
– Supports and helps others and is responsive to requests from related areas of responsibility
– Transfers skills and knowledge to company staff as appropriate
– Is accountable for her/his actions and results
– Contributes to a positive and inclusive team environment, inspires others
– Integrates well, builds constructive relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
¿ Partnership with Clients:
– Proposes solutions that meet company needs
– Communicates effectively; moves easily from discussion to agreement
– Is calm and confident with company staff and clients of the project
¿ Professional Skills:
– Has developed a complete base of knowledge in her/his area(s) of expertise
– Effectively applies her/his knowledge to deliver solutions that fit the purpose and are feasible
– Readily shares knowledge
– Approaches problems systematically and objectively, analyzes facts and evaluates options, draws sound conclusions