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Manager Strategic Delivery - P156113_S2

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.

Responsible for successful delivery of strategic initiatives, development of team members, and maintenance of Discover Bank's project roadmap. The role helps Project Managers make critical decisions throughout the project lifecycle. Additionally, the position designs a structured approach to project execution that helps the team achieve project objectives and communicates to leadership. Works under minimal supervision.

  • Manage cross-functional projects. Ensures all project requirements and/or objectives are properly documented in a business case.
  • Develops project plans by coordinating assigned project team members, ensuring milestones are met (escalating/managing all deviations), and completing integration of time and resources to meet requirements.
  • Facilitates communication as appropriate to all stakeholders. Establishes key success indicators and recommends trade-offs scope, quality, time, and cost. Tracks and reports progress and forecasts final targets, including tracking all changes in project parameters, documenting all obstacles and delays detailing any workarounds, and obtaining approvals to these changes/workarounds from key stakeholders.
  • Manages the full lifecycle of large-scale, strategic projects for the Deposit Products business team.
  • Leads cross-functional teams through project initiation, requirements gathering, systems design, testing, and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Operations, Engineering, or related field
  • 6+ years of experience in Matrix Management, Consumer Banking Operations (deposits or lending products), Project Management, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 8+ years of experience in Matrix Management, Consumer Banking Operations (deposits or lending products), Project Management, or related field
Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Understanding Agile methodoligies and program management
  • Background in Financial Services or Consumer Banking Operations (deposits or lending products), Project Management, or related field

  • Exposure Jira or Rally would be nice

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: 2019-08-01 Expires: 2019-09-05

Welcome to Discover
We strive to be the leading direct bank and payments services company. Our mission is to help people spend smarter, manage debt better, and save more to achieve a brighter financial future.

Why Work with Us?
You can make an impact. Whether it’s developing corporate strategy, innovating new services or supporting IT needs, every employee has the opportunity to be a vital part of our business and make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the heart of what we do.


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