Enterprise Program Manager III

Job Description


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.


The selected Enterprise Program Manager III will play an integral role on team responsible for partnering with Leadership at Fannie Mae to drive and execute all aspects of Digital Transformation across the enterprise through informed decision-making and prioritization.


In general, the Enterprise Program Manager III will: Operate with considerable latitude while cross-functionally engaging project teams and stakeholders in order to advance a portfolio of Enterprise projects/programs including major corporate strategic initiatives; Identify and resolve project interdependencies, and related execution issues/risks, in order to achieve Enterprise program management/governance goals and objectives; Provide value-added expertise in developing new concepts, techniques, and standards across multiple business units and initiatives; Make recommendations and develop solutions for stakeholders on program management and planning to ensure proper planning and timely implementation of projects.


Therefore, this position strengths in judgment, influencing, communication, and negotiation as the realm of responsibility will require the selected candidate to operate cross-functionally at all levels within the organization. The selected candidate functions in a lead role by providing project planning, alignment, execution, governance, and guidance to colleagues/clients in designated area(s) of expertise.


  • Apply a strong bias for execution and the ability to translate strategy into action, in managing the operational aspects of the Enterprise program which includes multiple ongoing projects in support of multiple major, corporate strategic initiatives. Coordinate with key internal and external partners, ensuring all parties are appropriately informed, engaged and driving desired results in support of Fannie Mae projects.

  • Develop methods to monitor progress of multiple projects across business units and initiatives. Provide analytical support in synthesizing and reporting results. Track progress against enterprise plan and ensure project teams and other stakeholders have the tools necessary to deliver a timely implementation

  • Proactively identify and resolve time sensitive project risks, issues, interdependencies, and conflicts, both within and across business units and initiatives and coordinate implementation. Use strong relationship management and communication skills to outcomes align with overall Enterprise as well as program goals and objectives.

  • Create and implement and document common procedures and practices that can be applied cross-functionally, ensuring adherence to corporate and business unit standards.

  • Ensure stakeholders find value and understand procedures and practices and have the tools to comply.

  • Partner with FP&A to establish appropriate level of investment for projects and maintain the funding approval as needed.

  • Provide expert advice and interpretation of corporate governance activities including, policies, procedures and Delegations of Authority.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related experience required

  • Master’s Degree or other advanced degree desired


  • 6-8+ years of related experience


  • Strong leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability to draft/edit documents for review at the senior levels of the organization

  • Deep experience and thought leadership in the areas of portfolio, program, and project management as demonstrated by white papers, publications, or presentations

  • Demonstrable analytical skills complemented by a strong technical acumen with Microsoft Excel (and other reporting / analysis tools) in order to derive valuable insight for informed decision-making across business and technical stakeholder groups

  • Experience presenting to leadership at the executive-level

  • Familiarity with scaling of agile development practices and in tailoring program management for digital transformation

  • Experience in financial services, banking, lending, or consulting strongly preferred



As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.

Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 58517