City National Bank
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Senior Manager IT PMO Governance

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Employer Provided Salary: 127,626-237,014 Annually
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The Senior Manager of IT Program Management Office (PMO) Governance defines and manages the governance processes to plan, prioritize, track, and align work efforts across all technology initiatives. The PMO oversees and reports on the technology portfolio to enable effective decision making throughout the organization. The Senior Manager of IT PMO may lead a Team of supervisors and individual contributorsThe PMO Analysis Group owns part and is a key contributor in all major functions of PMO:• Governance function: serve as key contributor for ongoing enhancements to the PMO policies and procedures, and own oversight function that ensures ongoing compliance • Support function: responsible for technology requests/projects in early stages of the lifecycle to ensure alignment with enterprise priorities and transparency; provide training and guidance • Reporting function: ensure accuracy and completeness of reports to fulfill functions and drive transparency with stakeholdersThis is a highly visible position involving regular collaboration with the IT and Business senior leadership teams.
What you will do

  • Manage Technology Project Intake process
  • Ensure project alignment with enterprise priorities
  • Manage coordination of preliminary project and/or program reviews with Business and Technical Stakeholders
  • Oversee and manage quality of the project sizing process
  • Managing regular reviews of the IT project requests backlog
  • Own project related activities and communications until Project Manager is assigned and budget is approved
  • Own control function on the Active Project Portfolio
  • Oversee all budget reviews and approvals
  • Oversee all Project Change Request (PCR) activity
  • Manage key updates to ensure transparency and accuracy of the portfolio
  • Oversee monthly reporting across the portfolio
  • Ensure compliance with program & project reporting requirements, including to regulators as appropriate
  • Manage quality of the reports through definition and implementation of quality controls
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to the Project Managers
  • Monitor issues identified through resolution
  • Validate the PMO reporting suites prior to publication
  • Own Project Quality Assurance (PQA) review process to ensure compliance with SDLC & PMLC requirements across the portfolio
  • Define the process and manage relevant policies and procedures
  • Complete PQA reviews in accordance with the PMO policies and procedures
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to the Project Managers
  • Monitor all issues identified through resolution
  • Provide relevant reports to stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Train Technology Project Managers on processes and systems
  • Manage a Team of PMO Analysts and Coordinators to be aligned to Business Divisions and/or Technology Teams
  • Be a thoughtful leader that is effective in recruiting, retaining and growing talent within the PMO Organization
  • Take on projects within PMO Governance Function focused on minimizing risk, implementing best practices that align with Company culture and enabling repeatable and auditable processes through effective Policies and Procedures and through appropriate monitoring practices. Projects may include annual SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) and PMLC (Project Management Lifecycle) reviews, periodic assessments of template library and process re-engineering initiatives.
  • Take on projects within PMO Reporting Function focused on enabling effective decision making and thoughtful identification of areas for improvement through robust KRI (Key Risk Indicator) and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) metrics. Projects may include introduction or major enhancements of the executive reporting suites, project portfolio views and/or program and project reporting templates.
  • Take on projects within PMO Support Function focused on removing friction from processes. Projects may include process re-engineering initiatives, training methodologies and escalation management.
  • Be a thoughtful and supportive change catalyst in all PMO related activities
  • Responsible and accountable for appropriate quality controls related to the financial products the bank provides, the services the bank delivers, the processes employed and the incentives with which colleagues are awarded.
  • High ability to connect the dots and excellent communication


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 years' experience in IT Project Mgmt and/ or Project Management Office
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in highly regulated industry
  • Minimum 8 years' experience managing/ supervising small cross functional teams

Skills and Knowledge

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Adept at communicating the value of a PMO
  • Experience building and/or running a PMO or similar Team
  • Knowledge of financial forecasting and variance reporting
  • Process oriented and possess strong organizational skills
  • Excellent business writing and verbal communication skills
  • Must be business savvy with good diplomacy skills in order to influence and be effective with senior executives
  • Exceptional leadership, coaching and negotiation skills
  • Must have strong knowledge of current project delivery methodologies and enterprise PPM tools
  • Knowledge of audit, risk and OCC regulatory frameworks

Starting base salary: $127,626 - $237,014 per year. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location. This job is eligible for bonus and/or commissions.
*To be considered for this position you must meet at least these basic qualifications
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Benefits and Perks
At City National, we strive to be the best at whatever we do, including the benefits and perks we offer our colleagues. Get an inside look at our Benefits and Perks .
City National Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.'
We start with a basic premise: Business is personal. Since day one we've always gone further than the competition to help our clients, colleagues and community flourish. City National Bank was founded in 1954 by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and that legacy of integrity, community and unparalleled client relationships continues to drive phenomenal growth today. City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, one of North America's leading diversified financial services companies.

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What are City National Bank Perks + Benefits

City National Bank Benefits Overview

We strive to be the best at whatever we do, and that includes the benefits and perks we offer our colleagues.
We understand that colleagues have different needs. As a result, we look to offer a holistic program to support and address physical, emotional, financial and social needs.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Our 11 Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) help colleagues deepen their relationships and knowledge at work, encouraging more people to connect, learn and celebrate with each other.
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
FSAs allow colleagues to set aside pretax dollars to help pay for medical and/or dependent day care expenses.
Disability insurance
Coverage generally begins the first day of the month following hire date. Short- and long-term disability benefits are available to colleagues to assist with periods of injury or illness.
Dental insurance
Preventive care as well as basic and major dental services are provided through either a preferred provider plan (PPO) or a dental maintenance plan (DHMO).
Vision insurance
Coverage is available for vision exams, contact lenses, glasses and frames.
Health insurance
Coverage generally begins on the first day of the month following employment, and colleagues are able to cover spouses, domestic partners and/or dependent children.
Life insurance
When you become eligible for CNB Benefits, the company will provide you with basic life insurance equal to 1½ times your annual base salary, up to a maximum of $100,000 of coverage – at no cost to
Wellness programs
Enjoy access to a wide range of health tools and resources, including health screenings, coaching and/or fitness challenges – all kept confidential and secure.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Pretax and Roth 401(k) - the company matches 75% of the first six percent of eligible pay a colleague contributes each pay period. Match dollars are immediately vested.
Performance bonus
Some positions may be eligible for bonus and/or commissions.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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