Senior Project Manager (5311556) – Toronto – Investments / Infra

February 12, 2016

Project Manager (Senior) (5311556) – Toronto

Start Date:

2/8/16

Duration:

0-9 month(s)

End Date:

11/7/16

Description/Comment:

CONTRACT TO HIRE

General Accountability
The Global Solutions Delivery, Delivery Management Office is actively searching for an experienced Project Manager for Information Risk Management team. 

As part of the Global Solutions Delivery, Delivery Management Office, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and managing various initiatives to quality, schedule and cost while accomplishing stated objectives. Adhering to delivery methodology, the candidate will be responsible to provide overall direction across various disciplines for successful completion of large-scale programs and projects. 

You’ll join a vibrant and global information risk management practice and Delivery team that works hard to enable and facilitate business while protecting our people and key information assets located in over eighteen countries. This multi-discipline team pulls together a number of specialties forging strong ties between: 
• Information Security and Information Protection 
• Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Management 
• Risk & Control Assessments 
• Vendor Risk Management 
• IS Audit and Compliance support. 

You’ll be part of a wider IRM community lead by one of 2014’s Top Ten Breakaway Information Security Leaders. You’ll become a member of a divisional IS team championing innovation with new “LOFT” labs opened in Canada, the US and Singapore. You’ll join a world-class company known for its commitment to diversity, community involvement and work-life balance via the WorkSmart program that sees 20% of North American employees working from home. 

Your specific contribution as Project Manager- Risk will see you working closely with the Divisional Information Risk Officer and team for Investment Division and Group Functions. You’ll coordinate the regular reporting required of IRM including quarterly Key Risk Indicators, monthly executive updates, postings, and operational data reflecting team throughput and demand. You’ll own the various tools including databases used to track our performance and progress. 

Responsibilities
• Responsible for managing one or more complex or high impact projects affecting multiple business units or divisions. 
• Develop and maintain project plans, resource utilization schedules and budget materials for multiple simultaneous projects and operational activities. 
• Partner with Business Unit Leads to prioritize projects based on the requirements of the organization, the recommended technology solution and the estimated effort and resources required to satisfy both – Project Execution and tracking 
• Coordinate and drive project activities to deliver required functionality on time and within budget. 
• Closely monitor project resources, tasks, risks and milestones. Make course corrections when necessary using defined change control procedures. 
• Provide accountability for the financial management and budgeting process for projects. 
• Provide people leadership across all disciplines of solutions delivery life cycle. 
• Responsible for managing all day to day project activities for a team of individual contributors spanning cross-site locations. 
• Direct activities, assign responsibilities, set expectations and motivate team members toward achieving program/project objectives. 
• Provide input into vendor negotiations and manage vendor within defined contract parameters. 
• Prepare management reports for project sponsor, develop Gating documents 
• Contribute to the development/improvement of project management/departmental processes

Additional Job Details:

How many years’ experience are you looking for? 5+ years experience in at least two IT disciplines in a client/server or service-oriented architecture (SOA) environment, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations. University Degree • PMP is a plus | What are you top three must-have’s for the role? 1) X factor – Communication skills, assertive /outgoing personality, sense of urgency, able to manage expectations from a demanding clientele (Investment professionals) – Stake holder Management 2) Investment knowledge (products and systems) – Domain Knowledge 3) Project management competency – Risk and issue management, Project Life cycle 4) Experience in dealing directly with Business. Experience in running Steering committees 5) Types of projects managed. Lookinggaging experience with development type projects, system integration / platform. Experience with different types of project Methodologies …Agile, Waterfall Importance is not necessarily in the order presented Clear and concise communication. Must convince me that he/she is able to lead Steering Committee meetings, get message across to executives and not be intimated by direct questioning from them and able to answer with poise – Stakeholder management. Dealing with demanding business partners. Strategies dealing with unreasonable requests – Risk and issue recognition, mitigation, overall strategy for dealing with project risks and issues. – A mixture of hands-on experience in agile, iterative, waterfall experience project methodology, being able to execute under each. | What type of background and/or experiences are you hoping candidates will have (including any education or degree required)? Looking for example projects where this PM would have managed Risk types projects in Investments space and or Global space for a said organization. | Can you tell us what, if anything, makes this PM posting different from others your group has open? Risk type project that they would have worked on. | What technologies/tools will be used in the role? Project Methodologies, SCRUM, AGILE, Six sigma | Can you tell us anything about the project(s) that the candidate will be working on? Not at this time | Is working from home or remote work possible? If so, how often would this be permitted? No Added comments: This PM needs to be really process driven and have a track record of collecting, documenting and summarizing a large number of diverse business requirements that actually have a technical focus. Again, PMLC, high level budget and high level deliverables will need to be developed, then negotiated with the various IT organizations throughout the company. This PM should have working knowledge of all IT type groups, a good background understanding in application development and must be an above average communicator – sometimes with "C" level executives.

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