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Northwest Farm Credit Services Project Manager in Spokane, Washington

Northwest Farm Credit Services is in search of a Project Manager to join our Project Management department in our Spokane, Washington, Headquarters location. As a member-owned financial cooperative, we help business owners in agriculture, forestry and fisheries secure the financing they need to operate and grow, and the crop insurance they need to protect their livelihoods. Our customers are primarily located in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS is a five-time recipient of the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, and the top scoring large company in the Best Place to Work-Inland Northwest competition five years in a row.This full-time position reports to the Manager-Project Management and is responsible for the overall planning, management and successful completion of simultaneous medium to large projects. May lead small programs consisting of multiple projects involving sub-project streams and business teams across the organization. The Project Manager II also operates in a Business Analyst capacity to evaluate processes and solutions and develop and document business requirements to deliver intended business outcomes.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesManages assigned projects to successful completion within scope, schedule and budget.When applicable, manages small programs by leading multiple projects and project teams within the program.Facilitates discussion with project stakeholders at all levels to ensure project and intended outcomes are clearly defined.Defines project scope, budget, timelines and milestones required to meet business objectives.Organizes and leads kickoff and check-point meetings, communicating clear objectives, providing meeting notes and tracking action items.Clearly communicates expectations and success criteria to team members, vendor partners, and other stakeholders.Identifies requirements, manages project resources, and tracks activities to ensure deliverable completion; regularly reports on project status.Identifies and actively manages project risks, develops contingency or mitigation plans, and facilitates resolutions to issues and other project conflicts as necessary.Ensures assigned projects are completed in accordance with Northwest FCS' project management methodologies and meet all product development IT general controls.Leads development of organizational change management plan associated with the project, including design of new business processes, procedures, training and communication. Supports customer adoption by ensuring these activities are planned and completed.Spends approximately 20% of time in a business analyst capacity to evaluate process, develop solutions and requirements.When applicable, completes counterparty onboarding processes in accordance with the Northwest FCS counterparty procedures. Maintains a strong working knowledge of Northwest FCS business practices, products and key systems.Other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree in business, accounting, information systems, computer science or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Generally requires at least four years' progressively complex experience in a project manager or similar role leading multiple medium to large projects.Proven success in working with aggressive schedules and complex requirements.Strong knowledge of project management and business analysis concepts. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to persuade, encourage and motivate team members.Ability to research, write and clearly communicate business information.Ability to train other project managers and business analysts.Ability to work under limited direction using initiative based on experience and knowledge.Preferred QualificationsNo certifications or licen