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With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.
Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.Job Description About Internal Audit
Discover’s Internal Audit (IA) Department has a commitment to provide insightful perspectives, leverage specialized talent, and deliver a refreshing experience to all of our stakeholders. This commitment is met through collaborative, hard-working, highly motivated, and technically skilled professionals who consistently deliver high-quality work in a challenging and fast-paced environment. IA brings a consultative and progressive approach to their work, which is predicated on a culture of enhancing risk management and business outcomes for Discover, actively contributing to the development of its professionals, and embracing a mindset of innovation and continuous improvement. The department of approximately 150 professionals globally is viewed as a critical piece of the risk management framework and is valued as a trusted voice and indispensable partner.
The Professional Practices Lead Project Manager uses operational and technical skills to support the DFS Internal Audit Department objectives. The Professional Practices Lead Project Manager position is responsible for supporting the operations of the Internal Audit Department including event management, communications, special projects, and department initiatives.
This role is also responsible for managing projects from inception to implementation and leading project teams to ensure event management, communications, and department projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet business needs.Responsibilities
Gathers business requirements and translates them for project teams. Manages all aspects of each project. Leads project teams to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet business needs.
Assembles project teams. Aligns roles and responsibilities for all project resources. Ensures project progress is tracked and team members are providing progress updates.
Assists with business requirements analyses. Manages project scopes, issues, and risks. Ensures change controls are executed appropriately. Estimates work efforts and manages resources.
Documents agendas, meeting minutes, action items, project plans, and issue logs. Communicates project statuses to stakeholders.
Manages small and large-scale department events, including planning event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience, and objectives; preparing budget, sourcing and negotiating with vendors and suppliers; coordinating all operations; leading promotional activities; and analyzing the event’s success
Develops and manages internal department communication plan in collaboration with executive leadership to ensure a refreshing experience for department members; establishes and manages cadence of relevant, easily accessible content through various communication channels, partners with Discover’s Corporate Communications team to ensure Internal Audit department alignment of best practices
At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:
Bachelor's Degree in Arts, Information Technology, Business, or related field
4+ years of experience in Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related field
In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related experience
If we had our say, we’d also look for:
6+ years of experience in Project Management, Computer Science, Infrastructure Technology Solutions, or related field
Agile and/or Kanban, PMP
Experience in managing events such as department conferences, town halls, and huddles
Experience in developing internal communications plans and strategies
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The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.