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Transformation Central PMO Director – Critical Path and Dependency Management

Job Req ID 22491274 Primary Location New York, New York Job Category Project and Program Management
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The Transformation Central PMO Functional Lead for Critical Path and Dependency Management will be part of the CAO function and report directly to the Head of the Transformation Central PMO. 

The Transformation Central PMO team leads a diverse set of activities across the entire Regulatory Transformation Program including (i) managing and tracking progress against plan across multiple programs and in multiple regions and lines of business, (ii) establishing and enforcing standards and protocols for execution consistency and quality

The Transformation Central PMO Functional Lead for Critical Path and Dependency Management will oversee the Program’s ability to manage inter and intra program execution dependencies and critical path delivery.  This role will be a central interaction point with various senior management in the Transformation Office, Regions, Businesses, Functions, Program Groups and Technology to enable the effective execution oversight of the Comprehensive Action Plan. A key aspect of the role is the ability to work across the programs and lines of business often at a fast-moving pace and demonstrate an ability to influence a wide array of stakeholders, through sound analytics and identifying, tracking, and in some instances, resolving those issues.


  • Accountable for overseeing the central PMO’s function to ensure effective critical path and dependency management execution across the entire delivery of the Comprehensive Action plan and associated programs
  • Consolidate, challenge, and review intra program and cross-program dependency risks and issues during the execution phase, identify key themes and issues emerging as ‘early warning’ to drive proactive response
  • Regularly report status on dependency risks & issues against their mitigation place, highlighting any matters requiring management attention
  • Ensure robust mitigation plans are in place and track successful resolution to better enable critical path delivery
  • Ensure adherence to processes, procedures, methods, and standards for delivery in and across the Program, specifically as it relates to dependency and critical path management
  • Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders and organizations (i.e., embedded Program and Business PMO Leads, Cross Enterprise Transformation Leads, and Operational Execution Leads)
  • Partner with the embedded Program PMOs teams to ensure high-quality and on time delivery of key program execution management information
  • Act as an escalation point for all embedded Program PMOs to ensure accurate and consistent dependency management process, and capture and successful resolution of critical path execution risks & issues with the relevant stakeholders including senior management where required
  • Identify overall impact from thematic dependency and critical path risks and issues during execution that may have a positive or negative impact across the overall program
  • Work specifically with the PMO Risk and Issues Management team to ensure any respective execution dependency and critical path risks and issues are captured and reconciled accordingly
  • Maintain good record keeping including for internal audit purposes
  • Play a lead role in evolving/enhancing the Program’s PMO functional capabilities
  • Dive into a wide array of challenging areas and demonstrate an ability to turnaround an issue quickly, working with stakeholders at various levels
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence
  • Provide leadership for the Central PMO’s Dependency and Critical Path Management function by building and motivating team members to meet goals, objectives and ensure adherence to their roles and responsibilities
  • Set and continually manage PMO expectations while managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders
  • Deliver appropriate and effective communication that is fit for executive and regulatory level reporting


  • 10+ years of experience
  • Consistent record as Program or Project Manager and/or PMO lead
  • Specific subject matter expertise regarding driving transformation and program management disciplines
  • Strong understanding of PMO responsibilities and activities, particularly with dependency and critical path management
  • Experience within the Financial Services Industry a plus
  • Management consulting, high-intensity work experience highly desirable
  • Team managerial experience
  • Track record of managing internal relationships and demonstrated experience in leading sustained change and change management efforts
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to deploy flexible approach to meet the needs of a broad group of diverse stakeholders
  • Can work effectively in a team-based collaborative leadership model
  • Self-starter who brings high sense of urgency to assignments and goals
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on new topics and engage in the substance of the efforts at hand
  • Well-developed listening skills and a strong ability to engage at the senior management level
  • Articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with evidence of working in collaboration across large organizations at all levels, including a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues/requests 


  • Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degree


Job Family Group:

Project and Program Management


Job Family:

Program Management


Time Type:

Full time


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