Senior Project Manager

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3845

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location: Hybrid (Downtown, Toronto)
Duration: 9 months

Our client a leading financial institution in Downtown Toronto is looking for a Senior Project Manager to use best practice PMO methodology to create a project plan to fit the stakeholders/sponsor’s needs, clear articulation of outcomes, service level agreements and metric as well as developing a schedule to ensure project completion. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with one of the Top 5 Banks in Canada.

Typical Day in role:

  • Fully accountable for team engagement to achieve deliverables and project outcomes
  • Act as escalation point to resolve issues, conflicts and remove barriers
  • Manages project scope/requirements changes, multiple and competing demands and priorities determining and conveying impact on budget, time and risk using appropriate fact-based metrics/assumptions
  • Provide consulting and guidance on project initiatives including business case preparation and developing creative/alternative approaches to problem resolution
  • Promote innovative or improved methods to get the work done and implements best practices
  • Supervise project closure initiatives, such as client satisfaction survey and closure analysis
  • Manage ongoing communication of project status, completing the monthly Project Status Reports and escalating issues to the stakeholders, Sponsor(s), and senior management

Must-Have Skills:

  • 10+ years experience managing small to medium sized projects
  • Experience navigating ambiguity and clarifying requirements
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop project plans
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience following project management best practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics

Nice-To-Have Skills:

  • Experience with US regulations
  • Previous banking experience, esp in Wealth Mgmt or GAM

Soft Skills Required:

  • EQ, communications, fast and effective relationship building, impact and influence
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Customer service orientated, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Analytical thinker with creative problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, detail oriented environment

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree

Finance professional is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all team members and clients feel like they belong. We seek applicants with a wide range of abilities and we provide an accessible candidate experience. We advocate for you and welcome anyone regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.