Project Management Manager

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 07, 2019
Closes
Jun 20, 2019
Ref
12005BR
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Are you excited about an opportunity to develop new and enhanced offerings in business and technology projects that solves for efficiencies the mortgage process? Do you thrive in a challenging environment and working across the organization to drive changes and new solutions? Are you an amazing communicator who can collaborate with others to resolve impacts?
If so, apply today and join our Closing & Collateral Technologies group within the Strategic Delivery department in the Single-Family Division!

The Closing & Collateral Technologies team is responsible for evaluating, designing, developing, and implementing new or enhanced offerings, concepts, and business or technology projects that introduce efficiencies in the mortgage origination process. Strategic Delivery engages business areas across the company to identify and resolve impacts related to the projects being implemented. The Project Management Manager will manage assigned programs and projects for medium-large efforts. In addition, provide a supporting role in Portfolio Management when needed.

Your Work Falls into These Primary Categories:

Program Management & Portfolio Management
  • Working on multi-disciplinary projects with a strong customer focus
  • Analyze, design, develop and manage of the implementation of business offerings
  • Work collaboratively with customers, as well as internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate and at times lead cooperative efforts with project team members representing multiple diverse groups and divisions
  • Manage assigned efforts using standard project management tools, including project work plans, issue logs, budget tools and the reporting and facilitation of appropriate and effective meetings
  • Work with project teams and stakeholders to ensure that business requirements gaps, or issues are resolved in a transparent and timely manner
  • Monitor adoption of Closing and/or Collateral Technology tools and identify opportunities to improve the customer experience
  • Develop and documenting business requirements, offerings materials, process documentation and other related materials
  • Assist with rollout / communication activities
  • Assists with Portfolio Management In-Take, Prioritization and Scoping processes
  • Assists with Portfolio Management initiative Reporting and Executive Reporting
  • Ensures status reporting for Programs/Projects is accurate and timely as input to Portfolio Reporting
  • Assists (when necessary) with staff capacity modeling as it relates to Portfolio Management


Qualifications

  • Typically has 10+ years related Program/Project experience; 4+ years related Portfolio Experience
  • College degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven track record with Program management including large scale strategic initiatives that incorporate business and technology elements
  • Change Management experience especially involving changes to business applications and technology
  • Experience with creation and definition of business cases, business requirements and testing deliverables
  • Effectively manage assigned efforts through the use of standard project management tools, including project work plans, issue logs, status reporting and the facilitation and documentation of effective meetings
  • Strong verbal and written skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations/materials to various types of audiences

Keys to Success in This Role
  • Self-starter / independent thinker: demonstrated ambition to take on new roles with increasing responsibility with limited guidance and direction from management
  • Proven track record of driven, results-oriented, creative and nimble problem-solving capabilities and a willingness to do 'whatever it takes' to deliver business value quickly
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing business environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Drive for Execution: Treat challenges as obstacles to overcome, not excuses
  • Customer Focus: Seek and use data and feedback to enhance customer outcomes
  • Seek and Embrace Change: Continuously improve work processes rather than accepting the status quo


Preferred Skills

  • Primary/secondary mortgage market experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mortgage Industry closing process
  • MISMO Standards knowledge
  • Ability to support multiple concurrent efforts/projects in various capacities
  • Ability to work independently while driving and managing assignments from concept through deployment/launch


Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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