Senior Portfolio Manager (Hybrid)
City : Toronto, Canada
Category : Enterprise Operations
Industry : Financial Services
Employer : Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan - OTPP
This is a great opportunity where you will be managing a team of project professionals to successfully deliver a segment of the portfolio of projects under the Enterprise Operations, Project Delivery department. Also, you will be responsible to draw together the requirements for the annual project slate, utilizing several contributing inputs from the corporate strategic plan, compliance or regulatory changes and upgrades, and general system upgrades or replacements.
You’ll have the opportunity to work remotely and come into the office on occasion for team collaboration moments. Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad for a month in another region/country. The choice is yours!
Who you'll work with
Reporting to the Portfolio Director, you'll support the use of OTPP methodologies for project delivery. This role will require selective client interaction and may, at times, be required to educate and influence key partners on project and program management practices.
Decision-making is encompassed within the context and parameters of the specific projects that fall under your responsibility, specifically: key design decisions, performance management, risk and financial management, resource selection and allocation.
Strategic decisions will be formulated by you and reviewed with the Portfolio Director and Managing Director, Delivery.
What you'll do
Build and Lead Annual Project Slate:
Support Product Directors and other Enterprise Operations senior leadership team to translate customer needs into projects
Incorporate Enterprise Operations and corporate strategy requirements into the project slate
Support, report, communicate and lead status of the approved Project Slate to Working Groups, Steering Committees, Executives and Sponsors
Update the slate with prioritized in-year intakes.
Program and Portfolio Oversight:
Partner and collaborate with internal client groups, business units, functional partners and corporate functions on select/ delegated projects to define the scope of projects
Coach and successfully deliver projects and large programs with high quality
Adhere to project KPIs and metrics
Provide mentorship to teams to develop and lead project and program financials including monitoring monthly budgets and actuals, determining Latest Estimates and forecasts, and regularly assessing resource capacity plans to produce optimal staffing mix
Identify and evaluate risks, advise and raise them as required to ensure appropriate action to mitigate risks. Mentor teams to identify and treat risks
Conduct regular health checks on behalf of the Portfolio Director, at various stages of project lifecycles, assess quality of project work, ensure projects remain aligned with requirements and can move to the next phase in order to meet their objectives, and take remedial action if required
Adhere and provide continuous feedback to improve Teachers’ Delivery Framework methodology and ensure all required controls and processes are fulfilled
Coach teams to manage external vendors, minimizing time to craft Statements of Work and lead vendor scope and issues throughout all lifecycles of the project
Effectively lead team through initial project mobilization efforts, including selecting methodology for project initiation.
Program Operational Management
Collaborate with the portfolio Director to engage and inspire partners to gain their trust, confidence and dedication
Support team members to do their best work by removing barriers, encouraging collaboration across the team, and inspiring a shared sense of ownership and accountability for Portfolio results
Find opportunities for skill and knowledge transfer to improve and build internal OTPP capabilities
Participate and lead initiatives to improve the Delivery Practice at Teachers
Work with teams to effectively and efficiently transition technology project activities to operations, minimizing incidents and problems.
What you'll need
5-7 years’ experience Project Management
2-3 years’ experience as a Senior Project Manager/ Senior Program Manager, within Financial Services contributing to the successful delivery of at least 1 major program or portfolio of work
University degree, minimum undergraduate in Engineering, Business, Technology, Finance
Project Management Certification is preferred
Extensive experience with Technology deployments, preference for Financial Services
Successful experience in utilization of Agile and Waterfall delivery methodologies
Understanding of Organizational Change Management methodologies and practices
Experience in leading programs with complex organizational change
Experience with Lean Engineering, SOX Controls and typical requirements that an internal and external audit review would require is an asset
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What we’re offering
Pay-for-performance environment that offers competitive salary and incentive
Numerous opportunities for professional growth and development
Comprehensive employer paid benefits coverage
Retirement income through a defined benefit pension plan
The opportunity to invest back into the fund through our Deferred Incentive Program
A flexible/hybrid work environment combining in office collaboration and remote working
Competitive time off
Our Flexible Travel Program gives you the option to work abroad in another region/country for up to a month each year
Employee discount programs including Edvantage and Perkopolis
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