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Strategic Initiatives Project Manager

Company: Equity Bank
Location: Wichita
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Project ManagerDepartment: Strategic InitiativesStatus: FT/SalaryJump start your career at Equity Bank! We are currently hiring energetic, team oriented, and community focused individuals to join our team! With a team of best-in-class customer service experts, you'll help to build and expand on client relationships, deliver the banking products and services that meet the unique and individual needs of clients, and create and uphold an atmosphere of superior experience and service. At Equity Bank we'll help you invest in your community through volunteer opportunities which align with our company initiatives and core values.Job Summary: The Project Manger is part of the Strategic Initiatives team for Equity Bank. This team is highly influential and is responsible for driving the strategic projects of the company. This position is strategically minded, an influencer, driver for change and focused on customers and business performance with quality. This position will need to deploy a flexible analytical skill set to deliver insightful data and analysis, model business scenarios, define metrics, and address operational challenges with a quantitative approach. The principal goal will be to use data to drive better business decisions. The Project Manager will deal with complex problems and ambiguity by using a variety of tools to find answers and can work with large amounts of data with high attention to detail.Responsibilities and ExpectationsPlan and manage multiple complex projects.Apply appropriate project management methodologies to ensure successful completion of organizational strategic objectives.Work with key stakeholders to develop a clear understanding of a business need, define the project goals and charter, and ensure alignment with strategic objectives.Communicate progress, risks, expectations, milestones, and other key project metrics to the Executive Sponsor, Project Leader, and team members.Establish collaborative relationships to achieve objectives.Recommend improvements to established business processes while continuing to deliver high value in execution.Build project plans with work break down strategy in mind.Build dashboards for ease of use and quick decisions.Discovery of current state processes and building the future state through process mapping.Build relationships of trust across functions and organizations; collaborate effectively across teams to define strategy, goals and commitment to timelines and deliverables.Anticipate the needs, risks, and challenges of projects.Develop creative and practical solutions based on evaluation of multiple factors.Assist Lines of Business in resourcing the strategic projects of Equity Bank.Required Skills & EducationBachelor's degree preferred.Deep understanding of project management best practices and strong organizational skills; PMP and CCMP certifications or equivalents are highly desirable.Minimum 5+ years of experience in the project/program management space leading cross-functional teams to deliver strategic initiatives and emerging needs. Experience should also include influencing executive and senior management leadership and setting expectations for major cross-functional initiatives.Ability to leverage organizational change management practices to drive successful business outcomes.Ability to achieve buy-in at executive and all levels and influence without authority. Can readily understand business drivers, program impact, and individual motivations.Consistently demonstrates good judgment, critical thinking, and creative solutioning.Experience in large data set manipulations and a background in mathematics.Proficiency with large server-based applications and typical desktop software preferred.Excellent interpersonal skills and professional mannerWho we areEquity Bank, a full-service, $5 billion community bank, is based in Wichita, Kansas, with 70 bank offices throughout Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.At Equity Bank, you can find exciting opportunities to challenge you, expand your skills, and reward your contributions. Our employees receive competitive compensation and benefits, while working in an atmosphere that encourages personal and professional growth. We're searching for motivated individuals who are passionate about serving others, learning new technologies, and working as part of a team.Equity Bank offers a full range of financial solutions, including online and mobile banking, commercial loans, consumer banking, and mortgage loans, treasury management service, the best solutions for your business, and absolutely zero ATM fees, anywhere.What's in it for you?We believe your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation package. We work year-round to ensure that we provide our employees with the most up-to-date, competitive program. We thoroughly evaluate our benefit plans and strive to provide quality benefits that support the physical and financial well-being of our employees and their families.Benefits Available:Health, Dental & Vision InsuranceGroup Life & Long-Term Disability InsuranceFlexible Spending & Health Savings AccountsGroup Cancer Insurance401(K) Retirement Plan w/ Company MatchGenerous Vacation & Sick TimeEmployee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)Pet InsuranceRetail Banking BenefitsFind your future at Equity Bank!The above statements are intended to generally describe the nature and level of work to be performed by most people assigned to this job. It is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements.Physical RequirementsThis position requires standing, walking, bending, and squatting on a regular basis. May require the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or reach with hands and arms. Requires the ability to carry, lift, move or push up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis. Must be able to talk and listen to others.Work EnvironmentThis position regularly works in an office setting. Most of the job duties require the employee to be working with computers and electronic media on a regular basis.Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer and will not make employment decisions based on an applicant's race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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