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Project Manager - Compliance at Wintrust Financial Corporation

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Rosemont, Illinois

Job Description:

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 10 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years).

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible.

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture.

Why join this team?

  • Hybrid Work Schedule – Split your time working remotely and at our Corporate Headquarters in Rosemont, IL.

  • We foster an inclusive environment for an individual to grow and work independently.

  • Opportunity to interact with management level, experienced professionals - higher visibility.

  • Wintrust has a great compliance culture that comes from the top.

  • Gain experience and further your career by joining a growing organization.

Position Overview

The Project Manager is responsible for working with the product management, technology, and the business to manage and prioritize strategic initiatives, system enhancements, and other projects using appropriate methodologies and frameworks.  Directs cross functional teams through project lifecycle from ideation to project execution and approval.  Creates and maintains all project level documentation.  

What You’ll Do

  • Work with product owners and project teams to determine project scope, objectives, and identify issues and risks. 

  • Manage and direct overall project team activities and monitors project status to ensure all parties are on track with project requirements, schedules, and deadlines, and escalate and resolve issues as needed. 

  • Provide regular project status reports to cross functional teams and management.

  • Create and/or maintain project documentation such as detailed work plans, flow charts, graphs, status reports, roadmaps, and resources planning documents as necessary.

  • Work with senior management to review and prioritize strategic initiatives; track project health and provides project status report(s). 

  • Submits projects through the corporate EPMO process as appropriate, following the change management process and executing projects within the approved framework. 

  • Ensure Project Sponsors are kept up to date and prepared to present to the appropriate committee(s) as necessary.   

  • Assist in developing, improving, and standardizing Project Management best practices within the organization. 


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or PMP preferred

  • 3-5 years of prior project management experience, preferably within financial services.

  • Experience working with or within a corporate PMO or EPMO.

  • Experience determining and defining project scope and objectives.

  • Experience with Resource Management.

  • Experience with Budgeting/financial management.

  • Experience developing and maintaining detailed project schedule/plan.

  • Experience measuring project performance and identifying areas for improvement

  • Experience with Risk Management (i.e. identify, analyze, evaluate, treat, and monitor)


Medical Insurance • Dental • Vision • Life insurance • Accidental death and dismemberment • Short-term and long term Disability Insurance • Parental Leave • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) • Traditional and Roth 401(k) with company match • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) • Employee Stock Purchase Plan at 5% discount • Critical Illness Insurance • Accident Insurance • Transportation and Commuting Benefits • Banking Benefits • Pet Insurance



From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago’s Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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