Director, Agile Program Management at Millennium Trust Company

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MILLENNIUM TRUST COMPANY is a rapidly-growing, leading financial services company offering specialized retirement and institutional services. Whether clients are managing corporate retirement assets, running a business or wanting choice beyond traditional asset options, we provide flexible and digital solutions to support our clients' success. Ultimately, we aim to educate and increase access to investments to help our clients on their journey to retirement readiness, but do not provide investment advice.
Millennium Trust has experienced year-to-year double digit growth and prides itself on its strong, progressive culture. We have been recognized for our tremendous growth on lists, such as Crain's Fast 50 and Inc. 5000, and have also been recognized for our positive workplace culture on the 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois list, as well as the 2019 Model Workplace Award and 2018 Champion for Young Professionals Award from the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce. Millennium Trust employees live out the values of Do Right, Excel, Collaborate, Innovate and Celebrate and deliver the brand promise of going "Above and Beyond," so each client experiences the highest level of service.
We are always looking to expand our growing team with dynamic and enthusiastic individuals. If you enjoy a collaborative, fun environment that encourages career development, Millennium Trust is the place for you!
POSITION SUMMARY:
As a member of the product organization, the Agile Program Manager will lead and drive Agile/Scrum frameworks that result in quality product delivery and realization of defined product roadmaps. This role will collaborate across cross-functional teams of product owners, technology architects and engineers, and product designers to execute and deliver product solutions leveraging rapid and iterative agile frameworks. This role will be a direct interface to many senior- and executive-level business and technical partners and must develop strong working relationships with all resources to ensure successful delivery, continuous improvement, and overall adoption of Agile methodology within the firm.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Be a champion for continuous improvement and further maturation of the firm's Agile transformation and maintain the firm's product development agility
  • Facilitate Big Room Planning with product managers and senior leadership to take strategic initiatives to market
  • Define, track, monitor, and report on team metrics, realized value versus budget, and overall status for technology portfolios
  • Assume overall delivery responsibility for the product portfolio of projects
  • Promote dynamic resource allocation and manage program dependencies and risks to ensure successful product releases
  • Develop and maintain a repeatable process for the team to leverage across initiatives
  • Ensure Scrum Team actions are aligned with defined strategic initiatives, vision, and goals of the firm
  • Mentor and develop Scrum Masters while coaching team members on how to lead and facilitate Agile ceremonies
  • Foster an environment of Scrum Team self-organization, empowerment, and accountability to improve team delivery
  • Manage and direct internal, consultant, and vendor resources throughout various stages of delivery
  • Other duties as assigned

TEAM LEADERSHIP:
  • Integrity: Instills trust and honesty in our daily interactions with our peers, clients and partners while modeling high standards of ethics and our values
  • Nimble: Demonstrates agility, open- mindedness, and awareness in various workplace scenarios
  • Strategic Mindset: Understands and communicates the higher level strategic vision and how it relates to our daily functions within the company
  • People-Centric: Focuses on making employees and partners feel valued and empowered; to grow our business we must grow our people
  • Initiative: Takes full ownership of initiatives and follow through; proactive and persistent in pursuing goals; having an owner's mindset
  • Respect: Creates an inclusive culture that appreciates and leverages other's strengths while treating people with dignity, consideration, and fairness
  • Effective Communication: Helps foster a good working relationship between a leader and their employees, improving morale and efficiency

EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's degree in Technology, Business, or related field
  • Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, Project Management Professional or similar

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
  • 10+ years of experience in Program & Project Management, Agile Coaching, or related fields
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated agile transformation experience
  • Demonstrated Agile background and proven experience implementing Agile methodologies
  • Advanced working knowledge of Jira, Azure DevOps with emphasis on Agile ceremonies
  • Experience in delivering Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous delivery (CD), Test Driven Development (TDD) for Cloud based/SAAS applications
  • Self-motivated leader with experience managing complex cross-functional projects
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills

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Location

Our company is located in the heart of Oak Brook, within steps of Oakbrook Center mall.

An Insider's view of Millennium Trust Company

What are some social events your company does?

Our MTC culture is defined by our employees for our employees. The primary aspect of our culture that makes us so unique is our ability to “Celebrate”. From charity events to social gatherings, we provide employees with multiple opportunities to learn more about one another, give back to others and expand our professionals skills!

Rebecca Karnoscak

Senior Human Resources Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

I collaborate with our internal business users to gather requirements for projects and enhancements. I develop these solutions using both no-code and code methodologies in Salesforce. It's rewarding knowing that we're making life easier for both our internal and external clients through streamlined, automated processes, and shorter turnaround time.

Alec Dorner

IT Business Developer/Analyst

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started out as a Sales & Marketing Coordinator at MTC in 2013. I’ve since been promoted twice, and asked to lead our MTCulture Team. I test-drove my leadership skills early on by volunteering for opportunities to lead small meetings/projects, join internal and external committees, organize events and workshops. I always welcome a challenge!

Lauren Schulz

AVP, Regional Director, Custody Services

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Throughout the transition to a virtual work environment, I have continued with a “virtual” open door policy. I give visibility into my workload and transparency about my availability through the use of MS teams, email and open dialogue on current and upcoming projects.

Rachel Guinan

Accounting Manager

What are Millennium Trust Company Perks + Benefits

Millennium Trust Company Benefits Overview

We provide a full range of competitive benefits, augmented by what we'll call 'soft' benefits like our state-of-the-art office building with fitness center (free access/membership) and business-casual dress code.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer eligible employees a company funded contribution applied to a qualified higher education student loan. This benefit helps employees pay off their student loans faster and save money.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

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