VP Project Management

Stearns Lending - Lewisville, TX3.4

Stearns Lending PMO Project Manager

Stearns Lending, LLC is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Preferred Partners sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held.

If you are interested in joining an exciting team where excellence and customer service are a fundamental part of the culture, Stearns Lending, LLC is the place for you!

At Stearns, we consider all employees an everyday hero and we are always looking for OUTRAGEOUSLY TALENTED® individuals to join our team.

Basic Functional Requirements

This position will plan and manage medium-to-large sized projects of moderate to high complexity, and to ensure project results contribute positive business value and meet agreed on scope, cost, schedule and quality objectives.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills, including the ability to create effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients
  • Strong meeting facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Strong business judgment
  • Ability to direct the work of others
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to navigate and utilize related software for project delivery

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5 years in managing information technology projects, or equivalent, required
  • 5 years of previous experience working with technical applications and/or information systems
  • Extensive knowledge of project management processes, systems development methods, organizational change management concepts, and business process improvement methods, required
  • In-depth knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required
  • General supervisory experience preferred
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification preferred but not required
  • Lending Industry experience is required. Preferably recent. Awareness of current regulatory environment is a plus
The ideal candidate will excel in the following areas:
Great Client Mgmt skills
Expectation mgmt.
Managing escalation
Good communication skills

Strong Business Understanding
Mortgage Industry experience (examples below)
Understanding of origination and pricing processes in Retail/Wholesale/Correspondent channels
Understanding of underwriting, closing and post-closing functions

Effective Project Mgmt
Project initiation (Stakeholders assessment, etc.)
Project execution, monitoring and reporting
Communication structures and protocols
Risk identification, assessment and mitigation strategies
Creating and demanding visibility and transparency

Work Ethic
Team player
Can do attitude

Stearns Lending is an equal housing lender and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Stearns Lending is an approved HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) lender; a Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association); and an approved Seller/Servicer for Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Stearns Lending is also approved as a VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs) lender, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) lender, and is an approved lendi