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Sr. IT Program Manager 139598

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: Oct 03, 2022
Job End Date: Mar 06, 2023
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 123441
Location: Toronto
Location: WFH at the moment, may transition to office during the term.
Duration: 12 months, possiblity of extension

Department: Finance IT
Business  Unit: E&IA
Project:  FRIDA CORE 

Must-have Skills:
  • A minimum of 7+ years success as an IT project manager, with proven people management skills
  • Experience in managing delivery of application development programs of approx. $5MM to 20MM annual spend of high complexity 
  • Experience leading Capital Markets programs
  • Experience leading and managing a portfolio of projects and managing multiple people
  • Strong Project Management skills, including managing project scope, time, cost and quality
  • High level of general management skills, including leading, negotiating, communicating and team building. Must have experience in running Agile and Iterative projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, IT, or a related field  
Nice-to-have Skills:
  • Agile/Scrum designation.
Daily Responsibilities:
  • Lead, direct and oversee activities on planning, delivery and implementation to ensure enterprise-wide program strategic goals and objectives are accomplished within approved time frames, scope and budget. Lead team & liaison with business and service partners, including external third party vendors. 
  • Work directly with Finance Change Management and across business partners. Manage programs with high amount of value (benefit/cost), complexity and uncertainty or manages sub-programs within a very large program
  • Translate the project vision into program high level scope, design and executables. Ensure alignment with enterprise-wide Business & IT Architecture. Coach and mentor individual project managers who have a direct reporting line
  • Develop, monitor and execute project plans and coordinate timely execution of major milestones, approvals, sign-offs and implementation. Coordinate release of deliverables to users
  • Regularly report progress of project status, milestones, achievements and budgetary standing in both formal (e.g. Executive Steering Committee) and informal settings
  • Work with vendors and suppliers to procure equipment and technology.  Actively manage all vendor deliverables for the project. Organize RFP and POC phases of projects, if required.  Guide project team in developing criteria for and participate in the evaluation of 3rd party vendors and software as well as due diligence exercises
  • Communicate effectively with project manager’s, developers, database administrators, network analysts, systems analysts, senior management, project sponsors and business users
  • In conjunction with business partners, develop and present project business cases to the appropriate approval committee
  • Provide regular risk assessments and work with Operational Risk team on mitigation strategies and monitoring
  • Acumen and experience working with demanding and high-visibility stakehodlers.
What program/technology/software knowledge is essential for this role?
  •  Microsoft Power Point, Excel, Planview, JIRA, Visio