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Senior Project Manager

First Data Atlanta, GA

Job Description



First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology solutions, serving more than six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. Our 23,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world's largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,300 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year.

First Data is looking for a Senior Project Manager for a full-time role to be based in Atlanta. Candidates must have Scrum & Agile Experience within the FinTech Arena. This is a full-time role. 

No agencies and no visa sponsorship available at this time. Candidates must be legally authorized to work without any sponsorship requirements now or in the future. No telecommute or remote work options.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Sr Project Manager is responsible for driving complex, high priority, projects or component phases of larger programs. Accountable for delivering projects on time, within budget, and within scope. 
  • This individual will lead and coordinate cross-functional, cross-departmental, cross-company teams that are responsible for all aspects of a project, from initiation to closure. 
  • The Project Manager exemplifies strong initiative and management skills. 1. Insures project methodologies, project delivery processes, and implementation management processes are followed. This includes managing and driving: Project Schedule, Risk and Issue Management, Scope Change Management. 2. Manages the project budget. This includes understanding and validating estimates, cost variance tracking, and managing project resources effectively. 3. Provides clear and concise project communication; both written and verbal. 4. Facilitates/manages project communications and stakeholder, client and project team expectations.

Scope of Job

In addition to duties of a Project Manager, takes projects from original concept through final implementation. 

Interfaces with all areas affected by the project including end users, distributors, and vendors. 

Ensures adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables. 

May communicate with a company executive regarding the status of specific projects.


Performs duties and makes complex decisions and recommendations under limited supervision, applying a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent, plus 6 to 8 years progressive Management experience, including management of major projects, in a large operating environment. PMP preferred. Other certifications are a strong plus.
  • Skills/Experience: Proficient in Microsoft Office tools. Proficient in Microsoft Project and or Microsoft Project Server.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. Proven success in delivering projects within budget and specified timeframes, while ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Proven problem solving skills from problem assessment to solution selection. Ability to identify alternatives and make contingency plans. Team player. Must have manager on-site off-shore teams. Managing budgets and project deliverables.
  • Capacity to embrace change and quickly adapt to new situations, changes in direction, and altering priorities.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Ability to handle multiple projects and assignments.
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking, providing options and recommendations relating to resolving issues, mitigating risks, and resolving escalated items.
  • Financial or Payments domain experience is a must.


  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Savvy & Politics
  • Budgeting
  • Working With MS Project
  • Coaching
  • Accuracy / Attention to Detail
  • Project Management
  • Manage a Matrix Environment
  • Measurement of Effectiveness
  • Meeting Management

First Data is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity

Employer(Minorities/Females/Vets/Disabled/LGBT)First Data provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity/expression), disability, veteran status and military status, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, or any other factor that may be protected by law.


Job Details

Date Posted April 16, 2019
Date Closes May 20, 2019
Requisition 19000031
Located In Atlanta, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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