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Mastercard Incorporated Innovation Agile Project Manager R-124346 in O'Fallon, Missouri

Our PurposeWe work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate aculture of inclusionfor all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.Job TitleInnovation Agile Project ManagerMastercard Labs as a Service is a leading edge global innovation practice, delivering a range of innovation programs, which incorporate the best in design thinking and agile development processes. We help customers and partners extend their innovation agenda through the delivery of innovation programs, processes, and applications.Team Purpose Labs as a Service Labs as a Service supports our customers and partners with Innovation and RandD consultation - delivering customized innovation programs, products, and support - tailored to meet client-specific business challenges. Labs as a Service is a joint venture alliance between Labs and Advisors Labs as a Service will help customers create effective solutions to real problems in a compressed timeframe using cost-effective, innovative processesRole:The Innovation Agile Project Manager will own the overall accountability and leadership of complex projects' success, including implementing projects in a timely manner while satisfying intended business results. You will be responsible for managing relationships and communicating with the project sponsor, senior management, and a wide range of project contributors.Provide leadership and oversight on various projects of a complex nature.Responsible for planning, developing, and executing schedules to ensure timely completion of project deadlines and milestonesEnsure methodology compliance and manage resolutions, reporting to management when necessaryEnsure timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the projectMonitor and manage the project budgetIdentify key barriers to a project's success and actively manages all mitigation activitiesMust be familiar with the system's scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member to effectively coordinate the activities of the teamsIdentify and monitor project risksRegularly communicates to senior management regarding the status of specific project deliverablesProvide measurable input into new products, processes, standards, or plans in support of the businessEffectively lead the project team to align with the business objectives, project schedule, and project budgetEffectively deal with difficult situations and help develop solutions to complex problemsMentor more junior Project ManagersSome travel may be requiredAll About You:Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experiencePMP certification preferredAdvanced knowledge and demonstrated expertise in strategy, planning, and project management required processes and techniquesPrior experience with structured methodology and project planning toolsKnowledge of MasterCard and the payments industry preferredStrong communication skills -- verbal, written, and listeningEffective presenterStrong organizational, planning, and multi-tasking skillsStrong leadership, relationship-building, and negotiation skills are required, with a solid track record for developing internal and external relationshipsDemonstrate ethics and values to generate high team trustDue to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. Weve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video