1+ months

Lead Financial Systems Program Manager - P207472

Riverwoods, IL 60015
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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.

The Project Manager (Level 7) supports the MAPS PMO Director and MAPS Senior Manager. PMO Financial Systems that manage the MAPS Program office for the global finance and technology implementation ("the Program"). The Program will impact the financial processes, reporting, general ledger technology platform, and data. This program is a multi-year, multi-team multi project which will include Finance, Business Technology, Lone of Business Senior Executives, Oracle and or Solution Implementation partner to migrate core accounting systems to a cloud based Oracle ERP with a cloud based data lake for analytics and reporting. The successful candidate for this role will have experience supporting global program implementations in Finance or Technology, and consolidating multiple projects' plans to run a large program in a growing business environment.


  • Work the Financial Systems Delivery Lead and the Finance work stream leads to (1) manage scope as defined by the Program Charter, (2) proactively identify risks, issues, action items and key decisions ("RAID items") and (3) monitor progress to targets and communicate status.
    • Provide the PMO Senior Manager with regular updates regarding the status reporting, issues and risks.
    • Assist in preparing the stakeholder Program updates and communications.
    • Identify potential scope adjustments and risks by working with the Finance work stream leads to prepare and complete Change Request forms.
    • Support Change Request meetings to evaluate proposed scope changes.
  • Support the PMO Director and Senior Managers in the establishment and maintenance of the overall Program Governance structure and cadence for the Finance team.
    • Support the execution of the project management responsibilities by each Finance project's team (e.g. prepare weekly status, update plan on a page/project plans, RAID items).
    • Assist in the overall management of the project plan ensuring that key aspects of the plan, e.g. activities, target start/end dates, interdependencies, etc. are consistently kept up to date and reflect current status.
    • Work across the global team to identify, manage and mitigate/address/close RAID items, and leading weekly cross-team meetings.
  • Assist the PMO Director and Senior Managers in managing the overall Program expectations and timings as outlined by the Program Charter, Plan on a Page and Program/Project Plans.
    • Facilitate regular touchpoints with the Finance work streams, Business Technology, and the SI to closely track progress, issues, challenges, etc.
    • Prepare agenda/content for meetings as well as capture meeting minutes and action items.
    • Provide day-to-day team manager level status report updates and risks related to the Program with the prepared weekly Tableau dashboard.
    • Support the management of a holistic Program and Change Management Governance structure and cadence for all work threads, all projects and heavy coordination across all working teams (Finance, Financial Systems, Business Technology, Data and Line of Business) using PMO tools.
  • Executive project team resources onboarding such as badging, issuance of computers, network ID's, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here's what we need from you:

  • 4+ years of experience in Project Management, Program Management

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we'd also look for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business, Project Management, Finance, Information Technology
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.



  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2019-09-11 Expires: 2019-11-09

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