Lead Project Manager

Discover Financial Services - Riverwoods, IL3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $72,000 - $93,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Responsible for managing projects from inception to implementation. Leads project teams to ensure projects are completed
on time, within budgets, and meet business needs.

Responsibilities:
Support the Director of Strategy and Chief Data Officer through the development of a multi-stakeholder mixed-medium communication strategy
Support the Director of Strategy and Chief Data Officer on strategic organizational improvements, including facilitating cross-workstream planning sessions.
Support the CDO on one-off strategic assignments within Enterprise Technology
Support the Director of Strategy and Chief Data Officer through the development of a multi-stakeholder mixed-medium communication strategy
Improve efficiency and effectiveness of Enterprise Technology team including acting as an organizational glue across Enterprise Technology leadership team
Documents agendas, meeting minutes, action items, project plans, and issue logs.
Communicate project statuses to stakeholders.
Gathers business requirements and translates them for project teams.
Manage all aspects of each projects.
Leads project teams to ensure projects are completed on time, within budgets, and meet business needs.Assembles project teams.
Aligns roles and responsibilities for all project resources.
Ensures project progress is tracked and team members are providing progress updates.
Assists with business requirements analyses.
Manages project scopes, issues, and risks.
Ensures change controls are executed appropriately. Estimates work efforts and manages resources.
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Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor in Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, Business, or related field
4+ years of experience in Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related field
In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related field
Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:
Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, Business, or related field
6+ years of experience in Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related field
Agile and/or Kanban, PMP
The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

Work Perks:
24-Hour Nurse Hotline & Telehealth Services
7 Paid Holidays
Adoption Assistance
Annual Flu Shots
Commuter Benefits
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Work Environment
Group Auto, Home and Pet Insurance
Healthy Eating Program
Legal Assistance Plan
Mother’s Rooms
Onsite Emotional Health Counselors
Onsite Fitness Centers
Onsite Weight Watchers at Work
Paid Parental Leave
Professional and Leadership Development Programs
Recognition Program
Service Anniversary Awards
Tuition Reimbursement

Health:
Annual Health Evaluation and Health Coaching
Critical Illness Insurance
Health Savings Account, Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
Life and Accident Insurance
Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
Onsite Health Services Center with Nurse Practitioner

Financial Wellness:
401(k) Savings Plan with Fixed and Matching Contributions
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Financial Engines
“Financial Wellness for You” Learning Programs