Program Management Senior

Employer
Freddie Mac
Location
McLean, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 12, 2019
Closes
Sep 25, 2019
Ref
12461BR
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
The Program Management Group within the Enterprise Operations Division is responsible for managing large scale projects and program initiatives that have impact across the Freddie Mac enterprise. The Group leads initiatives in close partnership with teams across all of Freddie Mac's lines of business as well as Information Technology and our internal lines of defense (enterprise risk management and internal audit) to address operational risks and issues on the top leadership agenda of the company.

The team is seeking a Program Management Senior to help drive these, and similar, initiatives forward and serve as an enterprise change agent within the company.

Your Work Falls into These Primary Categories:

Project Management

  • Overall support for implementing a portfolio of change initiatives across all phases of project work
  • Support the team in managing third party contracts in support of the project or program (RFI/RFQ/RFP/Selection, SOW/Contracting, Contractor Oversight, Deliverable/Time Approval etc.)
  • Track action items, issues, and risks associated with assigned projects. Follow up on open items to ensure resolution and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Support the management of required project artifacts consistent with Freddie Mac project management methodology (e.g., charters and scope, workplans, resource planning, issue logs)
  • Attend weekly status meetings, providing necessary updates to management on regular basis

Business Analysis
  • Analyze new process improvements and technology enhancement opportunities identified by business sponsors and assess impacts on business area operations
  • Define business requirements to capture business area (customer) needs. Facilitate resolution of obstacles that arise to drive projects forward
  • Support change requests
  • Work in close partnership with internal and external stakeholders, including close partnership with IT and with external vendors and partners
  • Support project artifacts consistent with Freddie Mac project management methodology (e.g., business requirements/user stories, test scripts/results, issue logs)
  • Work with management and business area leads to develop user acceptance testing strategies, test plans, and test cases, and support execution (and documentation) of UAT testing

Program Management
  • Support program-level strategic planning, integrated timeline, budget/project funding, and program-level change control processes
  • Support program-level issues and risks. Follow up on open items to ensure resolution and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Support required program artifacts consistent with Freddie Mac project management methodology (e.g., charters and scope, workplans, resource planning, issue logs)
  • Review weekly project/workstream-level status reporting, attend weekly status meetings, provide updates to senior management regularly
  • Maintain ad hoc reporting for senior management, oversight groups, etc.

Stakeholder Management
  • Assist in the management of the interests of a diverse set of program and project stakeholders, including:
  • Executive-level initiative sponsors
  • 1st Line Business Process and Application Owners and subject matter experts
  • 1st Line Division Risk Officers
  • 2nd Line Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance
  • 3rd Line Internal Audit
  • FHFA Regulator and other external oversight entities


Qualifications

Qualifications
  • 5 plus years of program management, project management, or business analytics
  • Bachelor's Degree (Financial Services experience preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships at all levels
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently while driving assignments from concept through deployment/launch
  • Ability to support multiple concurrent efforts/projects in various capacities
  • Prior experience with or the ability to quickly learn the use of standard project management tools, including project work plans, issue logs, and the reporting and facilitation of appropriate and effective meetings (proficiency in MS Project and Visio is preferred)
  • Very strong verbal and written skills, including the ability to develop and deliver presentations/materials to various types/levels of audiences (proficiency in MS Powerpoint is a must)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced multi-task environment requiring effective management of multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and well-organized
  • Self-starter, motivated, proactive, enthusiastic and a fast learner

Keys to Success in This Role
  • Deliver assigned project objectives on time, managing team and stakeholder expectations along the way
  • Anticipate risks and manage issues; proactively seek and resolve problems and needs of the enterprise

Top 3 Personal Competencies to Possess
  • Drive for Execution - Be a self-starter who will own and be accountable for successful delivery of workstream objectives
  • Partnership - Effectively collaborate with and influence colleagues across the enterprise
  • Seek and Embrace Change - Be an effective change agent within Freddie Mac, proactively seeking out ways to improve the way we work


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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