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VP- ERP Program Executive

BostonFederal Reserve Bank (FRB)

VP-ERP Program Executive

Job Summary

As an executive leader in the Federal Reserve System's (System) Financial Support Office (FSO), this position is responsible for the successful implementation, transition and operation of a SaaS based Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP) for the Financial Management community.

Working with the Executive Advisory Group (EAG) and the System's Chief Financial Officers (CFO), provide overall leadership for the selection, implementation and continuous improvement to business processes and capabilities. The individual and his/her team will engage with each Federal Reserve Bank and Business Line to ensure the transition and service offering are meeting the identified critical business capabilities and delivering on the vision of the program.

The selected individual will report to the FSO's Chief Information Officer (CIO), but will routinely be required to engage with the FSO's Function Director, Reserve Bank Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), Conference of First Vice President's, and others across the organization.

The incumbent demonstrates good judgment and well-reasoned decision-making and communications in situations that may involve complex issues. This position relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, requires flexibility and versatility and operates with substantial latitude for action or decision.

Principal Accountabilities

This is a position of influence, negotiation and expectation management:

  • Maintains complete autonomy for the management of the ERP initiative to meet the needs of the business, as outlined in the ERP business case and articulated by the ERP Executive Advisory Group (EAG)

  • Collaborates with Financial Management community (CFOs, and Finance and Accounting Professionals) to deliver expected results

  • Coaches and mentors staff and managers under direct report

  • Manages highly complex business issues arising from the implementation of new processes or functions

  • Maintains and controls the ERP program budget, schedule and resources

  • Responsible for ERP program, including program planning, resource allocation, steering committee leadership and team organizational structure management

  • Responsible for program communications

  • Manages program scope, risk and issue resolution

  • Responsible for quality of program deliverables

  • Manages integration of solution(s) into enterprise technical architecture and business environment

  • Responsible for managing relationship with vendor, consultant project managerand 3rd party integrator

  • Responsible for ensuring that the program can deliver the benefits outlined in the business case, and that it meets the reasonable expectations of end users

    Other Accountabilities

    Perform other duties as assigned.


    This position will be required to manage and supervise people directly and indirectly.

    Knowledge and Experience

    Knowledge and experience normally acquired through, or equivalent to, the completion of a Master's degree and a minimum of 10 years of job-related experience.

  • At least one successful ERP project transition; preferably financial management and SaaS based

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience supervising direct and indirect reports

  • Ability to interact with senior leadership in a federated governance structure

  • Strong knowledge of financial management processes

  • Highly developed strategic and critical thinking, including the ability to deal with ambiguity, and advanced analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

  • Strong business acumen

  • Negotiation skills facilitating the ability persuade and influence others at all levels in the organization.

  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated excellence in team and program management and the ability to work on multiple assignments concurrently.

  • Strong ability to facilitate and influence change, and lead without authority. Strong organizational, planning, and self-management skills.

  • Strong collaboration mindset, collegiality and an ability to cultivate productive relationships with stakeholders, peers and teams.

  • Experience with geographically dispersed work teams.

  • Ability to quickly adapt and act to drive change by advocating innovative solutions and new ways of thinking about solutions.

    All employees assigned to this position will be subject to FBI fingerprint/ criminal background and Patriot Act/ Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) watch list checks at least once every five years.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work required of this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or skills associated with this position or the personnel so classified.

    While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of this position, management reserves the right to revise this or any job description at its discretion at any time.

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