The bank for a changing world

Senior Project Management Manager




United States-California-San Ramon

Job function

Project Management



What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management.

We are currently seeking qualified, motivated talent to be responsible for managing with complex projects directly related to systems applications, products, processes and/or procedures. Provides support to other units/departments within Group to maximize efficiency and productivity of operations. Manages relationships with senior management within Group and throughout the Bank to coordinate activities to ensure successful product and process launches.
This role:
  1. Reviews and approves requests for support from various departments throughout the Bank. Determines level of support that can be provided.
  2. Provides overall leadership and organizes project teams consisting of staff assigned from the various departments throughout the bank and/or vendors providing service or support for the bank, affected by the assigned project.
  3. Performs complex analysis on functions and products as requested by Senior Executive Management making recommendations for implementation that maximizes efficiency and productivity, providing supporting documentation for final recommendations.
  4. Anticipates operational/technical needs and develops plans to ensure system/users’ needs are met.
  5. Develops a formalized process that ensures that all approved projects follow standardized procedures that oversees project requests, feasibility analysis, cost/resource management, scheduling, project performance management and reporting.
  6. Responsible for the reporting function; status reports to senior management for review and direction.
  7. Responsible for the department’s project plans, budget, and schedule. Oversees the work performed by the Project Management staff.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s/Advanced Degree preferred
  • Over ten years experience managing broad scope projects in a banking environment
 Administrative/Technical Skills/ Other Information
  • Extensive knowledge of banking products and services
  • Strong project management skills with experience in broad based scope
  • Strong interpersonal skills in managing teams at various levels of management
  • Good knowledge of accounting, budgeting, forecasting and reporting
  • Good understanding of systems applications within the banking industry
Level Supervised
  • Will supervise a team of 2 or more professional staff
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.   Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.


Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.