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Associate Principal, Enterprise Project Management Office

Who We Are

The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC is dedicated to promoting stability and market integrity by delivering clearing and settlement services for options, futures and securities lending transactions. As a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU), OCC operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. OCC has more than 100 clearing members and provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.

What We Offer

A highly collaborative and supportive environment developed to encourage work-life balance and employee wellness. Some of these components include:

A hybrid work environment, up to 3 days per week of remote work

Tuition Reimbursement to support your continued education

Student Loan Repayment Assistance

Technology Stipend allowing you to use the device of your choice to connect to our network while working remotely

Generous PTO and Parental leave

Competitive health benefits including medical, dental and vision

What You’ll Do

This role is responsible for driving projects of varying size and complexity from initiation through closure with the support of cross-functional project teams. Responsibilities include supporting and enabling the delivery of solutions for all business areas including Financial Risk Management, Information Technology, Operations, Security, and other Shared Services Partners. This role leads project planning, execution, and closure activities for assigned projects by driving the effort and providing on-going monitoring and reporting of project progress.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Uses both traditional and Agile project/product approaches to execute projects and achieve business outcomes
  • Drives the day-to-day aspects of a project to deliver high-quality, on time, on budget outcomes within the project scope
  • Follows OCC standard project management guidelines, including OCC project management checklists and templates
  • Drives project initiation and planning activities to structure the project, including facilitating the definition of project objectives and scope
  • Drives project teams in detailed planning activities, supports project execution activities, and contributes to completion of project closure activities
  • Drives the identification and planning of all project work streams, including working with each functional manager to plan resources, identify key milestones, and manage dependencies
  • Drives the identification, execution, and updating of project timelines and deliverables Works with project team to identify project risks, track, and resolve issues, and eliminate project challenges
  • Drives monitoring and reporting on the progress of project milestones and deliverables Communicates clear, concise, and accurate project status to all appropriate project stakeholders, including providing weekly status reports
  • Coordinates and responds to project changes, including escalating project issues and decisions as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

Qualifications:

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • [Required] Advanced familiarity with project management methodologies
  • [Required] Proven ability to manage a project in various stages of the project life cycle from initiation through completion
  • [Required] Proven ability to contribute consistently and positively in a dynamic, fast-paced, and highly regulated environment
  • [Required] Proven ability to facilitate project alignment between business and technical teams
  • [Required] Analytical problem-solver
  • [Required] Self-directed and detail oriented
  • [Required] Highly effective organization and planning skills
  • [Required] Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including effective presentation skills
  • [Required] Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships

Technical Skills:

  • [Required] Some experience with project management tools such as Microsoft Project and SharePoint (or similar PPM tool)
  • [Required] Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • [Required] Some experience with Agile tools such as Jira and Confluence
  • [Preferred] Advanced knowledge of application development and testing processes

Education and/or Experience:

  • [Required] Bachelor’s degree in business or technical discipline required
  • [Required] 7+ years of experience in project management or project leadership role

Certificates or Licenses:

  • [Preferred] Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Step 1
When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.  

Step 2
You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3
If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. 

For more information about OCC, please click here.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply About OCC
  • REQ-2710
  • Chicago - 125 S Franklin
  • Full Time Regular
  • Posted: Jun. 1, 2022

How to Apply

Step 1 - When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please complete the application and attach your resume.

Step 2 - You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.

Step 3 - If you are called in for an interview, a representative from OCC will contact you to set up a date, time, and location.

OCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Numerous studies have shown that people from groups that are traditionally under-represented in financial services apply to jobs only if they believe they meet 100% of the requirements. We want to break down this mindset to further diversify our workforce.

We encourage you to review our open positions and apply if you think your experience may be a match, even if you do not meet all of the qualifications. Your perspective may be an element we need to continue building innovative solutions to support the markets and market participants we serve.

OCC is a globally recognized entity that clears a multitude of diverse and sophisticated products. We want to reflect this in the diversity of our workforce.

This web site discusses exchange-traded options issued by The Options Clearing Corporation. No statement in this web site is to be construed as an endorsement, recommendation or solicitation to purchase or sell a security, or to provide investment advice. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, a person must receive a copy of the disclosure document, Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Individuals should not enter into option transactions until they have read and understood this document. To obtain copies, contact your broker, any exchange on which options are traded, or The Options Clearing Corporation, 125 S. Franklin Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606 ([email protected]).