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Project Management Governance II
PrivateBancorp, Inc. | Chicago, Illinois
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CIBC provides tailored commercial, wealth management, personal, and small business financial solutions in the United States through 46 offices in 18 states, as well as cross-border banking services to clients with North American operations. Learn more at cibc.com/US.

CIBC is a Toronto-based, global financial institution with a 150 year history, serving 11 million personal and business clients. We invest in our businesses, our clients, our people and our communities to deliver consistent and sustainable earnings to our shareholders.

CIBC delivers access to career and development opportunities, safe and healthy workplaces, effective training, and positive work-life balance - so that employees are able to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and focus on cultivating deeper relationships with our clients.

Every year, CIBC is recognized for its business success, community commitment and employee initiatives. We are proud of this success and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace and an environment where all employees can excel.

CIBC Bank USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


The Project Management Office (PMO) Governance team oversees the structure and practices of the CIBC US PMO. This ensures compliance with enterprise policy and standards, prioritizes CIBC's most strategic and business critical projects, and enables a world class PMO organization to deliver projects with full scope on time and within budget.

The Project Management Governance II role reports to the PMO Governance Manager and will operate across a broad range of PMO Governance functions, with an opportunity to grow their contribution and ownership within the team. Functions of the team include:

* Process- Definition, deployment, compliance, feedback and continuous improvement of PMO Processes and Templates.
* Systems & Tools- Selection, deployment and support to drive Project Manager efficiency and effectiveness.
* Project Intake- Supporting, tracking, prioritizing and dispositioning new project requests.
* Quality Assurance- Review project deliverables for completeness, timeliness, quality and lessons learned.
* Metrics & Reporting- Definition, implementation and analysis to drive decision making and results.
* Resource Management- Assist in the assignment and tracking of department resources to prioritized projects.
* Integration- Collaborate across the enterprise to define and negotiate common processes and tools.
* Meetings- Facilitate standing meetings, including preparation of meeting materials and distribution of clear and concise meeting minutes.
* Training- Process and system training for PMO new hires.
* Financial- Project financial oversight and tracking via collaboration with Finance.


* Perceptive, self-motivated, collaborative, and capable of working effectively across the PMO, the US region and the global Enterprise. Breaks down barriers and builds consensus.
* Proactively communicates and collaborates with internal stakeholders to understand needs and requirements.
* Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
* Technical aptitude, including the ability to quickly gain expertise on new systems and lead others through technology transitions.
* Maintains a strong working knowledge of bank operations, systems, products, processes and controls.
* Detail oriented and highly organized.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
* Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
* College Degree required.
* Strong working knowledge of the Project Management function, with a minimum of 2 years explicit governance, process or project controls experience.
* Minimum of 5 years prior Project Management experience, in support of the financial services industry.
* Professional certification preferred (e.g. PMP or Prince2).

About PrivateBancorp, Inc.

PrivateBancorp, Inc. (PrivateBancorp) is a bank holding company. PrivateBancorp, through its PrivateBank subsidiaries (the Bank), provides business and personal financial services to middle-market commercial and commercial real estate companies, as well as business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and wealthy families. The Banks offers a suite of credit and non-credit solutions, including lending, treasury management, investment products, capital markets products and wealth management and trust services. The clients also have access to mortgage loans offered through The PrivateBank Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of PrivateBancorp. In December 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of Midwest Financial Services, Inc (MFS). (Source: 10-K)

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