Are you highly motivated, detailed oriented and passionate about preparing for your career? Then we are looking for someone just like YOU to join our team!
We look for people who can dream, think, create and grow. Our culture thrives on embracing and rewarding imagination and is characterized by an unwavering commitment to high achievement. We pride ourselves on sharing ideas, diversity of thought and embracing dedicated, talented and driven individuals who value honesty, integrity and go above and beyond. As we continue to grow we need YOU to meet our demands for success.
We have developed and executed differentiated strategies that are helping us thrive in a rapidly changing industry.
There is no shortage of talent - we work hard to make Sterling an employer of choice.
None of the bureaucracy found in larger banks - open door policy with all executives.
One Dream, One Team, One Purpose, One Culture
Our Single Point of Contact model ensures every client and colleague feels valued and knows who to reach out to for specific guidance. Our purpose is to use the power of banking to move our company forward. We believe in a fair, ethical, and sustainable future-one where everyone thrives on a compliant and level playing field.
We are a results-driven culture, with a keen focus on collaboration acceleration. We work hard, We win as a team, and We honor the diversity of skills brought by the collective.
What's in it for YOU
We aim to help you figure out exactly where you see yourself in our business. Whatever your passion, we will support you in getting the skills necessary to make your mark.
The Manager of Partner and Product Implementation will manage the implementation of Banking as a Service strategic partnerships for the Direct Banking Solutions Business Unit within Sterling National Bank. Scope of the implementation manager role includes planning, project management, reporting, and communications. The incumbent must have an excellent understanding of best-practices regarding process, tools, applications and approaches to effectively manage bank product and partner implementations. This person is responsible for driving the successful implementation of the implementation process from contract-close date to go-live date; ensuring each phase of the project is well-managed, efficient, meets requirements, and results in successful onboarding. This incumbent is also responsible for partner oversight, key risk management controls and reporting.
The incumbent of this role must demonstrate strong teamwork skills and possess an aptitude for managing all phases of onboarding a new partner. This position must work under pressure and serve as the end to end project manager in collaborations with cross-functional teams.
Produce & Maintain detailed client-level project plans, launch timelines & calendars. Provide regular internal communications with status updates of progress and any change to timelines or deliverables. Take ownership of outstanding deliverables and ensure they are captured per the project plan.
Manage ongoing operational relationship management. Ensure day-to-day operations are running successfully.
Conduct periodic reviews and establish operational reporting. Facilitate ongoing issue tracking, response and resolution.
Manage customized project plans for individual client implementations. Develop functional requirements documents to capture details needed to launch successful partnerships. Diligently maintain change-control documents and provide context on impacts to timeline.
Establish key risk management controls and practices, working closely with enterprise risk and audit functions to fulfill.
Perform Quarterly reporting to provide performance metrics and create reports for enterprise committee presentations.
Coordinate monthly partner touch point meetings to review results, identify issues and remediate accordingly.
Prepare go-live documentation including reports, oversight and communication protocols.
Capture cross-functional requirements and bridge across IT/Digital, legal, risk, product, marketing, compliance and other functional teams to ensure successful onboarding/implementation
Perform all required activities for the successful onboarding of partners, implementation of reporting and implementation of oversight protocols
Remove internal and/or client friction in a effort to accelerate partners return on their investment
Ensure compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures
Who We Want
7 years of experience in retail banking with a solid understanding of bank products and operations
Candidates with advanced degrees (Associates, Bachelor's, and/or Master's) preferred, yet a High School diploma or GED is required. Candidates with some combination of coursework and experience, are eligible for consideration
Experience in Financial Services industry. FinTech experience a plus
Project management and launch experience, directly related to payments, credit cards, and/or deposit products
Self-starter with strong initiative and drive to complete tasks quickly, efficiently with the highest quality. Know our customers, their challenges, and how they deal with those challenges today (including through competitive products)
Possess detail orientation and aptitude for reporting
Hands on project plan implementation experience. Comfortable rolling up your sleeves to get things done.
Great Communication Skills - Strong communications, both verbally and written. Ability to influence others and establish/maintain collaborative relationships.
Ability to work in a matrix environment with cross functional teams.
Excellent organization and planning skills ability to put processes in place to allow department to realize more efficiencies.
At Sterling National Bank, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure this we seek talented, qualified people for all of our career opportunities, regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state and/or local laws. Sterling National Bank is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.
All Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for any position and we will not consider F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders for employment opportunities.
All offers for employment with Sterling National Bank are contingent on successful completion of background investigation, including drug and fingerprint screening.