Project Manager - Strategic Initiative Analyst 11034 at Ally Financial (Jacksonville, FL)

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Career area

Loan Administration/Operations

Work Location(s)

12808 Gran Bay Parkway West, Jacksonville, FL, 2911 Lake Vista Drive, Lewisville, TX, 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI



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Posted Date

Friday, February 4, 2022

Working time


Ally and Your Career

  • Ally Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some cliche people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?

The Opportunity

  • Let's Talk! If you are a critical thinker who has project management experience, this may be the job for you. As a Senior (Sr) Analyst on the Strategic Initiatives team, you will be responsible for driving improvements in business capabilities and results through managing and deploying strategic initiatives/projects. This includes gathering and documenting requirements from project teams and stakeholders. By leading project teams, you will develop project task lists and maintain project plans and other project materials. You will facilitate the strategic initiatives project life cycle from the project intake process through project closure. As a leader of projects, you will be responsible for developing and communicating project status and risk mitigation plans to stakeholders and leadership. A successful candidate will develop, lead and collaborate with cross functional teams working to achieve results meeting budgetary objectives while being delivered on time. We are looking for a candidate who is a self-starter and can complete projects and other ad hoc assignments with limited direction. The Sr Business Analyst will also serve as a project/peer mentor for other project managers on the project team as well as educate the lines of business on the project management process. This candidate will proactively engage in multiple projects and utilize critical thinking skills and analytics to recommend solutions.

The Work Itself

    • Gather and organize project requirements from stakeholders
    • Perform project management functions to deploy strategic initiatives
    • Develop task lists and project plans to deploy quality solutions on time
    • Communicate project status updates and risks to stakeholders and leadership
    • Meet budgetary objectives by adjusting project scope/constraints
    • Develop, lead and collaborate with cross-functional working team to achieve results
    • Proactively engage in projects with thought leadership to recommend solutions
    • Facilitate strategic initiatives life cycle (intake, planning, prioritization, ownership, etc.)
    • Schedule and facilitate meetings with partners and stakeholders
    • Ability to self-motivate and complete additional work with limited direction
    • Perform special projects/assignments as needed
    • Serve as a project/peer mentor for other PMs on the project team

The Skills You Bring

    • Bachelor's degree (Business, Project/Program Management or related discipline)
    • 6+ years gathering project requirements
    • 6+ years managing simple to complex projects
    • 6+ years developing task lists and project plans
    • 6+ years leading diverse project teams and communicating with stakeholders
    • 6+ years meeting budgetary objectives related to projects
    • Advanced working experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT, Visio)
    • Advanced oral communication skills
    • Advanced written communication skills
    • Flexible attitude, ability to perform under pressure
    • Deliver on our commitments (high say/do ratio)
    • Commitment to quality, thorough approach, and pride in what we deliver
    • Passion for getting work done despite obstacles and setbacks
    • Risk-conscious mindset in line with Ally's Risk Appetite Framework
    • Objective thinking and perspective (courage of our convictions)
    Independent and assertive worker; generate high quantity and quality with little oversight

How We'll Have Your Back

  • Ally's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:

    • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
    • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
    • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
    • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
    • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters® Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers® program and other employee discount programs.

    Who We Are:

    Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit

    Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.

    Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Ally.

    We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at [email protected] Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
More Information on Ally Financial
Ally Financial operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Detroit, MI, New York City, NY and Charlotte, NC. Ally Financial was founded in 1919. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 247 open jobs at Ally Financial, click here.
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