Project Manager, Know Your Customer - Western Union Business Solutions

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Salary period: Annual
Additional classifications: Engineering
Western Union Business Solutions ('WUBS') is the world's leading foreign exchange and international business payments company. Through its subsidiaries and branches, WUBS operates in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and Africa and the United Kingdom. It offers business-to-business payment and receipt solutions through an intuitive online platform that integrates directly with clients' systems and helps clients manage their currency exposure. The company currently services over 40,000 clients around the world and processes more than $40 billion payments annually to more than 1 million beneficiaries.
Right now, we are seeking a WUBS KYC Project Manager.
In this role, you will manage projects related to critical KYC Compliance initiatives for Western Union.
In addition, you will:
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage the resources and processes, as well as the strategies related to Western Union compliance with the US Government regulations and laws around WUBS clients
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Utilize industry best practices to manage complex large critical projects within the AML Compliance Department
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Manage/coordinate activities of a project team, provide day-to-day direction to project resources, and drive the project forward to a successful implementation
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Contribute information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews, develop project plans and drive project milestones towards a successful implementation
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Establish an effective communication plan with the project team and key stakeholders and ensure that proper documentation, status reports, and change management occurs throughout the course of the project
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Coordinate activities supporting projects and initiatives related to customer due diligence, customer onboarding, customer re-accreditation and other customer compliance initiatives
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Bachelor's Degree; advanced degree desirable
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience managing projects in a complex retail/consumer financial services organizations with multiple products in payment services, or in a regulatory agency specializing in compliance issues for payment services
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Possess excellent communication skills, along with interpersonal, negotiation, project planning, judgment, leadership, decision-making, analysis and problem-solving skills
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Expert knowledge of MS Project, Excel, MS Word and Visio
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Strong understanding of a banking business model
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Ability to interface with other organizational units within the Company
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Ability to lead and direct staff, and apply compliance requirements
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ PMI Certification desirable
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Knowledge and experience in the banking business model highly desirable
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Knowledge of customer due diligence, and client onboarding and re-accreditation highly desirable
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Substantive understanding of retail/commercial financial services products and delivery systems/platforms
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Business integration experience a plus
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Substantive understanding of project management methodology; prior experience managing projects within a compliance or technology organization, preferably with Six Sigma disciplines
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Understanding of anti-money laundering regulations within the banking/financial services industry
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Ability to create change through influence, foster teamwork and orchestrate teams; demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, ability to earn the trust of leadership and business partners
ΓΆΒ ΒΆ Strong customer-centric viewpoint while possessing knowledge of other business units for possible efficiencies

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