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Choice Seating Program Associate - Location Strategy - Corporate

Req #: 170102426
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Project Management
Job Description:
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at
JPMC is seeking talented senior associate or associate candidates to join the Choice Seating Program Team (reporting into the Head of the Choice Seating Program).
Choice Seating is a JPMC initiative that enables employees to use unassigned seating in either traditional or High Performance Workspaces.  The strategy allows JPMC to enhance work-force practices by promoting team collaboration and allowing for individual choice, while creating a more flexible, efficient workplace. 
The Choice Seating Program is a partner team to the Location Leadership Program, and both functions are part of the Chief Administrative Officer’s Corporate Strategic Initiatives (CSI) team. The CSI teams operate as dedicated internal consultants with a mandate to help business, operational, and support functions make decisions that result in operating and bottom-line improvements. 
Key Responsibilities 
  • Work with program leadership to hone and execute the Choice Seating strategy and execute change management programs, working with a broad range of senior stakeholders, including:
    • Hub Location Leaders
    • Impacted employee groups and leaders
    • Global Real Estate
    • Global Technology Infrastructure
    • Human Resources
    • Communications
  • Work with program leadership to support optimal rollout strategy (timing, locations, functions, pre-requisites, etc.)
  • Assists with cross-functional teams with project oversight, particularly as it relates to reporting and executive presentations
  • Participates in/supports complex business analysis and planning for multiple functions or LOBs (demand management, project management, project resource goals & objectives measurements and tracking, service level / timeline metrics, project meta data)
  • Coordinates communication to internal and external audiences which could include financial, client, operational and regulatory data
  • Assumes ownership of specific project deliverables and elevate risks to program leadership
  • Support Choice Seating implementations by engaging with local execution teams to ensure best practices and to deploy a consistent approach globally, including addressing escalations and assisting in problem solving
  • Work with GRE to ensure current and future facilities are supporting Choice Seating
  • Supports the preparation of complex reports and performance and production analysis 
  • Further develop and ensure adoption of Choice Seating “Play Book”
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The candidate must have experience with project management and execution. Knowledge of workplace strategy, real estate, operations and technology are preferred.  Further, the candidate should have a proven track record of:
  • Exceptional interpersonal leadership and influencing skills, and ability to achieve goals without direct control over resources
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills;
  • Very strong analytical, conceptual and creative thinking, with ability to develop business insights and hypotheses
  • Ability to develop clear, concise and pragmatic findings and recommendations 
  • 3-7 years of experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent partnering, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong team player
  • Strong academic background
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