Project Manager (Wealth Management)

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted On: 9/13/2017
Job Code: PM_6933_OM
Job Description
Description/Comment: Required experience: Experience managing projects in the Mutual Fund product space, upgrading FundSERV ESG regulatory knowledge. Overall accountability to lead and implement quality projects while meeting cost, schedule and scope. Responsible for projects with moderate budgets of up to $5 Million. Demonstrated Leadership skills. The Project Manager has breadth and depth of understanding of multiple LOBs and is responsible for the creation of program/project deliverables on time and within budget. The Project Manager directs and coordinates team members including sub-project managers, business and technology resources, user groups, internal and external consultants and contractors, vendors and external regulatory organizations. Project Manager has end to end accountability for the successful completion of the program/project. Projects include launching new products and services, application development, systems integration, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments. The Project Manager: • Holds the primary project relationship with the Accountable/ Technology Executive and/or Senior Project/Program manager as applicable. • Ensures that a successful business and technology outcome is the prime measure of project success. • Strong understanding of the line of business and is able to facilitate communication with other program/project managers and stakeholders efficiently and effectively. • Directs, manages, and coordinates team members including other sub-project managers, and technology resources, user groups, internal and external consultants and contractors, as well as vendors and external regulatory organizations as well as managing closely with the business PM. Knowledge • Possesses a university degree and/or 6 to 8 years relevant work experience • Possesses advanced knowledge and 3 to 6 years of experience in project management, including managing at least two projects of significant complexity and value (> $2MM) with moderate to high risk • Industry-specific knowledge and experience is an asset • Holding a valid PMP designation from the Project Management Institute/ Program (PMI/ PMP) is an asset • Working experience implementing projects using both waterfall, iterative and Agile Methodology Skills • Strong relationship management and consulting skills which results in an ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity • Solid change leadership and management skills • Solid risk management skills • Ability to navigate a matrixed organization effectively • Solid stakeholder management and influencing skills, effective at the executive level • Sound business supported by a strong technical acumen • Solid presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at various decision-making meetings. Ability to translate technology issues into business terminology and visa-versa. • Solid problem-solving and critical-thinking skills • Solid core project management skills including multiple aspects of the PMBOK (i.e. Project Management Institute's PM Body Of Knowledge) • Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) if applicable) • Working knowledge within the Financial vertical, Banking experience specifically • Strong knowledge of banking technology and processes • Knowledge of information technology trends and impacts Additional Job Details: • To provide an enterprise-wide approach to identify, prioritize, and successfully execute the Technology portfolio of initiatives and projects that are aligned with client’s strategic goals and vision. • Directs complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners • Typically exercises direct accountability for projects with up to 10 team members • Works with people managers across business and T&O to ensure projects are staffed with the right mix of people who exhibit the required perspectives, skills and behaviors. • Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned projects, including all business, operational and IT deliverables • Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.) • Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources. Sustains and manages the relationship with the Accountable/ Technology Executive (and Program Manager, where applicable) throughout the duration of the project by providing sound advice, counsel and support • Works with the Business PM and Accountable PM to ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit • Provides thought leadership, motivation, coaching, mentoring and professional development for project teams in order to obtain a high level of co-operation and contribution from all project members • Chairs regular core team and attends (to be agreed with Accountable PM ) key governance forums as needed and in consultation with the Accountable PM (if not the APM) (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents. Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums • Works with the Business/ PM to ensure the mechanisms of change management (plans, processes, tools) are in place and effectively executed for both business and technology. • Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Uses past experience to proactively "anticipate" risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies and plans. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters • Manages and/or validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan • Works with the Business/ PM to develop project artifacts including charter, integrated plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards(e.g. Risk, Audit, Compliance) Monitors and controls the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the overall project manager (or Accountable Executive, as applicable) and publishes periodic project status reports. • Provides Accountable Executive, Business and Technology Executives with continued insight in the viability of the business case (e.g. costs, benefits, KPIs) as the project progresses
Category:IT  code:new
Job Requirements
Change Management,Direct3D,Management,Project Management,Risk Management,SDLC,Systems Integration

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