Western Union Mgr, Project Management in Englewood, Colorado

Job Title: Mgr, Project Management

Requisition #: 1802182

Western Union is changing. Yes, we’re the company that moves money around the world quickly and reliably in 200 countries and territories. We are also present in over 510,000 locations bringing immense distribution convenience to our consumers. But we’re on the cusp of becoming much more than that. Our vision is to be the preferred financial services provider for the underserved – billions of people and businesses with unmet financial service needs. That means aggressively pursuing digital, mobile, ATM/kiosk and stored value card strategies that meet the needs of today’s global consumers and businesses. So, if you’re looking for a company on the move – and truly one of the most diverse work environments on the planet – then Western Union could be for you.

Right now, we are seeking a Manager, Project Management based at Western Union’sGlobalheadquarters inEnglewood, Colorado.

Sound interesting? Here are some specifics:

  • oversee the project and program management activities globally in order support business growth in developed and emerging markets.

  • provide direct support to the regional and global leadership to ensure the delivery of key business initiatives.

  • provide strategic planning and solution design expertise in a consultative capacity for the region.

Position Summary:

  • Partner with leaders on project scoping, definition of business intent, and execution of the business strategy;

  • Leading multiple moderate to large complex projects and programs by providing direction to project stakeholders;

  • Plan, design, manage, and execute project plans and budgets that deliver on declared business intent and strategy; revising to meet changing requirements and leveraging problem solving skills to ensure project plans deliver on intent;

  • Maintain key project documentation, identify and escalate risks, and effectively communicate to drive projects from design to implementation;

  • Collaborate with business partners to understand business problems and focus on bringing issues to resolution, escalating as necessary to meet timelines;

  • Clarifying and defining project requirements and business cases;

  • Propose business and technical solutions given a solid understanding of business principles and processes;

  • Forge relationships and work closely with partners at all levels across Western Union, including: Business, Legal, Compliance, IT, Operations, Finance, Treasury and Product to drive results;

  • Drive management routines through proactive identification of opportunities, reporting across projects/programs, and development, implementation, analysis, and reporting of key metrics.

What you will need to succeed:

  • Exhibit outstanding influencing skills to effectively drive project / program efforts;

  • Ability to quickly put structure to complex dynamic engagements with minimal direction;

  • 4-6 years of progressive project management experience including management of major projects in a large operating environment;

  • Extensive experience working with senior leadership;

  • Experience leading rigorous change management processes is essential;

  • Proven experience in process creation, implementation and quality management;

  • Essential that the candidate illustrate Foreign Exchange and or Payments experience;

  • PMP Certification or global equivalent certification (required);

  • Project Portfolio Management experience required;

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field;

  • Experience with Agile Project Management methodologies;

  • Experience with Scrum in the Scrum Master or Product Owner capacity (nice to have);

  • Six Sigma certification (preferred);

  • Analytical and structured thinking;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit with the experience of working in a mature business;

  • Experience with planning and managing projects within an enterprise level tools (e.g. Clarizen).

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.