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Banco Popular, Project Management Development Program

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Banco Popular, Project Management Development Program

San Juan, PR
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Project Management Development Program is a 12-weeks accelerated entry-level program, designed to provide an enhanced learning experience to develop project management professionals, capable of leading project teams and manage project scope, schedule, costs, risks, stakeholders, communications and quality. Participants will gain exposure to core operations, interact with executive leaders and receive frequent feedback regarding their development progress.

    Employees will participate in robust training, where both hard (Project Management Framework: Predictive, Agile and Hybrid Projects) and soft skills (Change Management, Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Management) will be developed. The acquired knowledge will help them manage and complete a strategic project within a Banco Popular organizational unit.

    During project initiating process, the participant will:

    • Understand project business need and project charter
    • Conduct project kickoff meeting and identify stakeholders needs and expectations

    During the project planning process, the participant will:

    • Define the project development approach based on project characteristics
    • Develop project management plan based on the project development approach

    During the project executing, monitoring and controlling, the participant will:

    • Implement project management plan according to project development approach
    • Develop and manage project team, communications, quality, risks, stakeholders, procurement
    • Prepare work performance reports according to project development approach
    • Coordinate the evaluation of change requests according to project development approach
    • Manage project knowledge according to project development approach

    During the project closing, the participant will:

    • Prepare a final report, update project records and archive the project documentation updates
    • Coordinate the delivery of the final product, service, or result transition and organize the process assets updates

    This program is a stepping-stone into project management within Banco Popular with potential career paths to Project Coordinator or Project Manager.

  • Qualifications
    • 3.0 + GPA
    • Bachelor's degree with a major in Marketing, Human Resources, Operational Management, Industrial Engineering or Psychology, from four-year college or university
    • Fully Bilingual- Spanish & English Preferred
    • MS Office proficiency
    • Recent Graduates with no more than 2 years of relevant work experience
    • Relevant internship experiences in their educational field
    • Solid experience in leadership positions within student’s organizations and/or leading community and service initiatives
    • Involvement in extracurricular activities (e.g. mentoring, tutoring, volunteer work)
    • Experience in performing projects without project management formal education

    Please note: Banco Popular will not be accepting candidates who have already obtained their Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.

  • Desired skills

    We are looking for...

    • Strong leadership skills: Ability to lead others by establishing clear priorities and objectives, fostering a climate of respect and motivation for the team
    • Results agility: Consistently deliver outstanding results even in new and tough situations
    • Optimism: Tendency to have a positive outlook
    • Personal Skills: Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills which are essential for interacting, influencing and communicating with key stakeholders at all levels across the organization to manage, inform and achieve outcomes
    • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrate self-awareness, self-motivation, empathy, and social skills; thinks before acting
    • Adaptability & Change Agent: Effectively adjust to new or modified conditions and considers different perspectives, ideas, and opinions
    • Teamwork oriented: Develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, team members, and other departments and units to achieve a common goal with collaborative efforts
    • Conflict Management: Ability to resolve problems with effective communication and negotiating skills to restore the focus to the overall goal and achieve the desired results.
    • Time Management: Work efficiently by prioritizing, organizing and knowing when to delegate
  • Industry
    Financial Services
  • About Us

    Popular Bank is the mainland subsidiary of Popular, Inc. (Nasdaq: BPOP), which ranks among the top 50 U.S. banks by assets. Popular, Inc. brings more than 125 years of success in banking, driven by integrity and values. Leveraging its institutional depth, Popular Bank works side-by-side with business and retail customers delivering competitive business and retail offerings including Retail and Private Banking, Commercial Lending, Mortgage Services, Association Lending, Healthcare financing, and Middle Market banking.