Senior Program Director to lead Development and implementation of clients Infrastructure Transition Program

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Jun 05, 2023
Job End Date: Dec 04, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 129974
Location: Toronto
6 months contract to hire

Must Haves:
  • 10+ years of experience managing a program (group of projects) or large scale, multi-year, multi-phased transformation projects with high complexity and high risk (including data centre migrations exceeding $10M in budget)
  • Prior experiences with the following technologies: Core Infrastructure (Compute, Storage, Network). Cloud Technologies (Public and Private), Infrastructure Security, Managed Hosting (UNIX, Mainframe), Infrastructure Operations, Infrastructure Migration
  • 10+ years in managing outsourced infrastructure service providers and multi-vendor data centre services
  • 10+ years of experience working and/or negotiating with third party vendors (including RFP and SOW development / execution and contract management)
  • 10+ years of building integrated program / project plans (and their respective budgets) to support the delivery of complex, large scale, multi-phased infrastructure migration projects
Nice To Haves:
  • Certification in Project Management methodology, such as Project Management Professional (PMP) – PMI (preferred not mandatory)
  • Certification or Prince 2 (preferred but not mandatory)
Job Description:

The Program Director role will be responsible for the build and ongoing ownership of an “integrated program plan” (IPP) that includes the timelines, key milestones, integration points, risks and deliverables across a suite of projects. This plan will be informed by input from multiple technology providers, business and technology stakeholders. The IPP will then guide all project / program activities moving forward.
The Program Director role is expected to bring proven experiences on leading infrastructure transition/migration initiatives with a combination of technical expertise, leadership, and strong project governance competencies to complete all deliverables on time, in scope and within budget.  This includes developing internal/external resourcing strategies to ensure optimum support across the program, addressing resourcing conflicts and escalating resourcing issues through the established governance model.
The Program Director role will meet all program/project gating and reporting requirements, including but not limited to: status, risk, resource and budget related areas of interest. The Program Director will work closely with client’s vendor partners, business and technology stakeholders to meet all program/project related reporting requirements.
The Program Director will oversee the program budget, managing/escalating change requests, managing the contingency budget, oversee the cost controller(s) and support financial / budgetary reporting for program governance and senior leadership decision making.
The Program Director role will maintain communication linkages and relationships internally with business/ technology partners, the project management community, all levels of management and externally with vendors as required.
The Program Director role will follow established governance and decision-making pathways, and will be responsible for synthesizing complex sets of information into executive-level updates / reports, recommendations and decision points for program / project stakeholders.
Across the program, projects teams (including project stakeholders) will report into the Program Director for the purpose of project and program delivery.