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Umpqua Bank Strategy Consultant in Portland, Oregon

The Project Consultant has responsibility for planning, organizing, administering, or leading major programs within a department or across the Bank.


  • Develops strategies and tactical plans to implement organization-wide programs.

  • Manages resources to ensure that programs are implemented in the most cost-effective manner.

  • Negotiates agreements/contracts with outside vendors or entities and ensures commitments are met.

  • Communicates the purpose of the program to internal constituencies and/or external customers/community members.

  • Develops and implements measures to determine and monitor effectiveness of programs.

  • May provide training to others regarding features and benefits of programs. May be required to represent the company in the community.

  • Works on problems of complex scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Follows all Bank policies and procedures, compliance regulations, and completes all required annual or job-specific training.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of Bank's written policies and procedures regarding Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security and other regulations as applicable to this job description.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in program area.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, a related field, or equivalent, and familiarity with the program area.

  • Excellent relationship management and operational experience, analytical and problem-solving skills and project management skills.

  • Expert knowledge of products and services within program area.

  • Proven track record of success and skills in operations, managing others and development of new systems and processes.

  • Expert knowledge of policies, procedures, practices and documentation within program area.

  • Ability to develop workflow processes and procedures to conform to efficient and responsive service set ups and audit requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups across the company to manage customer relationships.

  • Requires significant experience in the program area and a demonstrated ability to manage projects within time and budget constraints.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead/influence others to achieve goals.

  • Excellent negotiating skills.

  • In-depth knowledge of "best practices" in industry and program area.

  • Proficiency with personal computers and related software packages such as Word and Excel, and other business machines.

  • Ability to train and present to small and large audiences or has the interest in learning to train and present.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Work involves:

  • Office environment -- no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.

  • Occasional travel.

No relocation is offered.

About Us

We do things a little differently here at Umpqua. Our retail stores serve as community hubs, our associates are given up to 40 hours of volunteer time each year, and we're never satisfied with the status quo. It's no wonder we've made "Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For" eight years in a row. But greatness has no finish line, so we continue every day to keep people at the center of everything we do. We focus on building relationships, understanding our customers' needs and connecting to people in new and innovative ways -- always staying true to our mission of providing personalized banking for all people, whenever and however they prefer to bank.

Umpqua Bank is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. We maintain a drug-free workplace and may perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.