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Co-op services Credit Union Project Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

The Opportunity

We are seeking a talentedProject Manager to plan, organize, lead and control technology-based projects that are moderately complex and/or medium to large in scope, budget and/or revenue.

  • This position isfully-remote. That means we are open to talent across the country and the person in this position will be able to continue working remotely even after we transition back into our physical office locations.

What You Can Look Forward to

  • Leads and manages the project lifecycle to deliver multiple projects initiatives. Determines the project scope and develops project plans for Catalog, Configurable and Custom projects. Builds and manages the project plan to implement internal initiatives, major and minor system enhancements, industry and regulatory requirements, existing client project, new client conversions, and de-conversions.

  • Delivers effective, accurate, and consistent communication to project teams, management, external clients and vendors.

  • Leads project resources through the work break down process to establish tasks that need to be performed across the organization.

  • Understand interdependencies and lead time to put together a comprehensive schedule.

  • Delivers effective, accurate, and consistent communication to project teams, management, external clients and vendors.

  • Collaborates with team to development of project plans and budgets.

  • Partners with technology leaders to identify project resources and develop schedules.

  • Assembles project team members; assigns individual responsibilities; leads team meetings.

  • Oversees completion of project tasks, manages conflicts within group and escalates risks/issues as needed.

  • Coordinates technical professionals and other staff across other functions and disciplines.

  • Applies generally accepted project management methodology and enforces project standards.

  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.

  • Maintains project documentation; ensures project documents are complete, current and appropriately stored.

  • Prepares and disseminates project reports and communications; communicates with technology team, project sponsors, functional area managers and/or consultants regarding status of specific tasks.

  • Reacts to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

  • Regular and reliable attendance.

  • Responsible for reporting risks that are identified to the appropriate team and/or management. Additionally, responsible for managing, monitoring and reporting risks within the scope of your work area, to include, but not limited to Information Security risks.

  • Actively supports our CO-OP culture and embraces our core values of Work as Partners, Communicate Openly and Honestly, Demonstrate Excellence and Champion Change in all interactions.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field plus four to five years project management experience, or equivalent training and/or experience.

  • Experience with an ALM tool, such as Microsoft Azure, JIRA or VersionOne.

  • Experience with an Enterprise Project Management tool, such as Planview PPM Pro, Clarity, etc.

  • Working knowledge of standard software packages, such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.

  • Working knowledge of agile and waterfall SDLC’s.

  • Basic knowledge of financial services industry and technology.

  • Understanding of Debit, Credit, Payment and other financial industry products.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills.

  • Detail-oriented with strong problem solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions to completion.

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, while meeting demanding deadlines.

  • Understanding of and support for generally accepted project management standards and methodology.

  • Ability to work with individuals of all levels and varying technical skills.

  • Team player.

  • Ability to adapt to change and balance competing demands with a positive attitude.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Ability to recognize, anticipate and solve problems.

  • Strong risk management skills.

  • Strong facilitation and team building skills.

  • Ability to deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction at all times.

  • Must be results focused.

Why Join CO-OP?

CO-OP is committed to fostering a workplace where every employee feels valued, respected, and connected. We are dedicated to understanding, attracting and engaging a diverse workforce; ensuring that our employee base reflects the consumers we serve; cultivating a workplace in which every employee can live up to their full potential. The result of this effort is an inclusive environment where diverse talent thrives. You will be part of an organization that focuses on a strong culture and embodies the credit union movement philosophy of People Helping People. CO-OP’s commitment to reflecting our own core values and purpose extends beyond how we serve our clients and the products that we deliver.

With more than 35 years of industry leadership, CO-OP Financial Services is the largest, most comprehensive credit union service organization in the nation. CO-OP serves as THE credit union technology engine, bringing payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel to help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service.

CO-OP serves more than 3,000 client credit unions, with 60 million debit and credit cardholders, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs and more than 5,600 shared branches nationwide. Our vast technological ecosystem facilitates more than 6.5 billion transactions every year and equips credit unions of all sizes to deepen member engagement and prosper in the fast-paced world of fintech.

The Perks

  • Fun, challenging and, collaborative work environment with passionate colleagues that care deeply about the intersection of technology and human-centered financial services.

  • Great Work/Life Benefits – Paid Time Off (PTO), Maternity, Parental, Family Care, Adoption Leave Programs, Community Volunteer Time Off, and 10 Paid Holidays.

  • Health benefits – medical, dental, & vision plus wellness programs and gym reimbursements.

  • 401K with generous company match.

  • Tuition reimbursement.

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Job LocationsUS-IA-Des Moines | US

Req No. 2021-7940

Category Professional

Type Full-Time