• AVP Digital Program Administration

    Job Locations US-TX-Irving
    Requisition ID
    2018-33135
    Employee Type
    Full Time-Regular
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The AVP Digital Program Administration is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Digital project management team, supporting and partnering with the PMO process strategy in alignment with industry best practices. The team is responsible for managing the program and project management lifecycle and creating safeguards against risk through proactive guidance, comprehensive documentation and continual assessment of GM Financial's business processes and internal controls. The AVP will promote team member integrity, ethical compliance and build upon our established culture. The AVP will have contact and interaction with all levels of management and departments across the organization as well as external customers, auditors and/or state examiners. There will be a great deal of interaction with senior leaders from all across the organization and on-going collaboration with the ITS leadership team.

    Responsibilities

    JOB DUTIES

    • Understand, communicate, and commit to the organization's vision, goals, and strategies
    • Analyze complex issues, apply financial analysis, and use sound judgment to make strategic decisions that balance long and short business goals and objectives
    • Translate broad strategies into specific actions plans, utilizing existing resources and information to achieve strategic objectives and improve business results
    • Manage department performance using key information, processes and systems to ensure accountability for achieving business results
    • Foster and champion an environment that promotes trust, continuous improvement, innovation, quality outcomes and self-development
    • Align department priorities to that of the organization and realign strategic direction when appropriate
    • Foster open communication, that welcomes information sharing, seeks input from others and values diverse viewpoints
    • Coach, mentor and train team members to establish a consistent level of quality, accuracy, accountability, and compliance of department standards
    • Build relationships across the organization, while leveraging individual and cultural diversity to assist in achieving business goals and objectives
    • Assist SVP in determining the department's annual business plan and setting budgetary requirements
    • Research, recommend, and implement process improvements related to GMF's project management methodologies as warranted; support strategic approaches to PMO processes
    • Summarize and formulate viable recommendations for the improvement of business operations, efficiencies and internal controls
    • Ensure documentation and process audits are performed to verify compliance with project controls
    • Ensure appropriate provisioning of systems in compliance with company standards and policies
    • Assist with budgetary planning to support departmental needs; perform cost analysis when assessing the need for system enhancements or change in department processes; monitor staffing requirements
    • Prepare and present performance and review plans timely based on company guidelines
    • Support project and executive reporting needs of the PMO, developing multiā€level presentations as needed

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

    SVP ITS Digital Software Solutions US

    Qualifications

    Knowledge

    • Advanced knowledge of the software development process and industry standards to support the processes
    • Advanced knowledge of various project management methodologies
    • Advanced knowledge of Agile methodologies
    • Demonstrated success in project management
    • Proficient in process improvement and development practices
    • Exhibit in-depth knowledge of GM Financials core business functions, policies and procedures
    • Knowledge of regulatory compliance of applicable state and federal lending laws
    • Knowledge of the financial industry

    Skills

    • Ability to provide leadership through influence, inspiration, collaboration and teamwork
    • Ability to listen actively and communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
    • Ability to analyze, see the big picture of workflow business processes and how they interface within the company infrastructure
    • Ability to make decisions
    • Ability to apply creative thinking and negotiations skills to develop solutions that are acceptable to different needs
    • Ability to apply knowledge and critical thinking skills in day-to-day problems and solutions
    • Computer proficiency in MS Office
    • Detail oriented
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Interpersonal skills necessary to work well with others in teams and collaborative work situations
    • Organization and prioritization abilities
    • Mature leadership skills
    • Strong ability to produce executive-level reports using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
    • Strong problem solving and multi-tasking skills

    Additional Knowledge and Skills

    • Exhibit in-depth knowledge of GM Financial's core business functions, policies and procedures
    • Industry Standard knowledge of Agile and Scrum management software
    • Industry Standard knowledge base of PPM tool functionality
    • Ability to apply knowledge and critical thinking skills in day-to-day problems and solutions
    • Ability to demonstrate integrity while successfully managing work demands and pressure
    • Continually pursues personal development

    Education

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience preferred

    Experience

    • 5-7 years of experience in project management required
    • 3-5 years of program management experience required
    • 3-5 years of experience managing exempt team members required

    Work Conditions

    • Normal office environment, may be stressful at times
    • There may be a requirement to occasionally work a flexible schedule with the possibility of working long hours

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