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Vendor Lifecycle Management Functional Lead

Northern Trust
Chicago, IL 60602
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Vendor Lifecycle Management Functional Lead

Northern Trust has a commitment to ensure that all technology is secure, reliable and resilient. As part of that Northern Trust has deep commitment to ensuring that all Vended Applications are supported and secure.

A dedicated Functional Leader is required to lead the Vendor Lifecycle Management program. This includes understanding and executing the current strategy, with the opportunity to adjust the strategy over time. This leader will also act as an escalation point for program needs and is responsible for financial management, resource management, dependency management, multi-year planning, reporting, stakeholder management, and audit compliance.

The ideal candidate has a strong IT cross-functional background and experience in managing organizations that deliver complex technical solutions. Candidate to have experience leading very large programs, reporting / communication with both C-Suite and application teams, and understand the complexities of large technology upgrade projects.

Major Duties

Execute the Lifecycle Management IT Strategy and adjust as necessary

Manage large team of program manager, project managers and PMO support staff. Including resource decisions, hiring and onboarding.

Have a full command of the execution of the various program initiatives, work with key partners to resolve and escalate to the program leader as needed.

Lead communication efforts and planning with impacted applications teams / stakeholders.

Manage all program and project financials and ensure that the program is planning and forecasting realistically.

Displays a balanced, cross-functional perspective, liaising with the business and technology to improve efficiency, effectiveness and productivity

Communication of program objectives; risks; issues and overall status to multiple levels of the organization.

Facilitation of cross discipline (business unit) coordination for decision making regarding scope; prioritization and issue resolution.


Excellent oral and written communication skills are required

Highly flexible and adaptable to change

Leadership and organizational skills are required to determine the Program's goals, structure, budget and resource need

People Management skills to assess and develop the skills of staff.

Team work skills to drive execution without direct reporting line responsibilities

Experience Required

Requires a college or university degree and/or relevant proven work experience, organizational, leadership, and management skills to provide knowledge to the functional business.

Extensive experience, that has been developed over 15+ years, in change / design initiatives, covering such areas as operations, IT and product development; with a track record of accomplishment in large, complex projects and change initiatives.

Strong experience in providing strategic direction, enterprise architecture and solution delivery

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With over 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world's most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service.

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!

We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why we are honored to receive the following awards in 2021:

Gender Equality Index Member, Bloomberg

Top Financial & Banking Company, Black EOE Journal, Hispanic Network Magazine, Professional WOMAN'S Magazine

We'd love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of America's best banks and most sustainable companies! Build your career with us and apply today.

Additional Information

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-11
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