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Manager, Program Management, PMO
at BOK Financial
Tulsa, OK

Manager, Program Management, PMO
at BOK Financial
Tulsa, OK

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Req ID: 51423 

Areas of Interest: Project Management 

BOK Financial (BOKF), Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: BOKF) is a top 25 U.S.-based financial services holding company with operations in ten states – Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas/Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska and Wisconsin. The company began more than 100 years ago in Tulsa and has successfully diversified into a variety of industries, businesses and geographies.          .

The Manager ofProgram Management within the Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for the overall delivery, leadership, coordination, and management of a group of projects that comprise a program or portfolio. The Manager of Program Management will be responsible for managing Project Mangers assigned to projects in their given program. The role serves to manage PMO processes and functions including project governance, methodology adherence, risk management, budget reporting, and overall project delivery and project key performance indicators for multiple concurrent enterprise initiatives. The Manager of Program Management is expected to actively engage with senior leaders in both the lines of business and IT to help coordinate and advise on multi-year strategic roadmaps, budget planning, and program statuses.


  1. Understand and be able to clearly articulate business unit strategic roadmaps, value streams, and revenue drivers. Advise on and implement the strategic vision of the PMO in support of organizational goals and initiatives. Be a thought leader on new or improved methods of project, financial, risk, resource and change management using better practices and new industry intelligence. Liaise with other departments to build strategic relationships providing transparency in program delivery goals, strong channels of communication, and overall process efficiencies.
  2. Lead project management team members by providing clear objectives, strategic insight, mentorship, and guidance. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the PMO methodologies, processes, and systems that are used to support the department. Ensure fiscal prudence and reporting in all projects within the program. Ensure PMO processes and financial management practices are in compliance with financial and regulatory guidelines. Demonstrate year-over-year efficiencies and/or process maturation, with metrics and measures. Show measurement and tracking of key risk indicators at both the project and program levels.
  3. Recruit, effectively on-board, lead, set direction and inspire a high performing team of project managers. Hold regular touch bases with team members to deeply understand project progress/issues and provide real-time feedback to team members to drive desired behaviors. Give specific focus in communicating with business leaders, critical thinking, risk management, financial management, and vendor management. Proactively engage in local PMI events. Be a champion of college campus opportunities, ACT development, and early career mentorship. Partner with Corporate Talent Attraction to be at the forefront of talent attraction techniques.


  • Knowledge of various project management techniques including Waterfall, Agile, and Iterative frameworks
  • Knowledge of capital allocation process and project accounting best practices
  • Experience with project dependency analysis including interlinking and overlaps
  • Knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative project risk analysis techniques
  • Communication skills to include oral, written and presentation skills
  • Relationship management and trust building skills
  • Ability to teach, coach, and mentor
  • Business acumen and leadership presence
  • Strategic, critical thinking, problem solving skills
  • Effective and efficient analytical, forecasting and financial skills

This level of knowledge is normally acquired through the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business along with 10+ years of experience in IT or a related field. 3+ years of experience managing a high functioning team is required. Prior PMO leadership experience and a PMP certification is strongly preferred.

BOK Financial is a stable and financially strong organization that provides excellent training and development to support building the long term careers of our employees. With passion, skill and partnership you can make an impact on the success of the bank, our customers and your own career!

Apply today and take the first step towards your next career opportunity!
BOK Financial is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other aspects of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

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BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will not accept candidate submission by unsolicited third parties through this site or any company email address. All unsolicited candidates presented to BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will be considered the property of BOK Financial. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited candidates, nor will a contractual relationship be formed by the submission. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries are not obligated and will not under any circumstances pay any fees to said third parties submitting candidates in this manner. BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries only forms contracts with recruiters with whom we have an established business relationship and with whom we have in place a signed agreement. All contact with BOK Financial and its Subsidiaries from third parties must be through our Human Resources Department. Any contact made outside of the BOK Financial Human Resources Department by a third party will cancel any future business relationships between the third party and BOK Financial.

Please contact recruiting_coordinators@bokf.com with any questions. 

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