The incumbent manages independently, projects with a high risk profile and a high level of complexity. Management direction or executive oversight is provided as necessary.
Incumbent may indirectly manage a cross-LoB Project team consisting of Business Analysts, Business SMEs and Technology Resources where applicable to the project.
Ensures successful delivery of project and owns outcomes that are aligned to established cost, timing, deliverable, and scope objectives
Establishes effective project oversight and other governance bodies, and engages the correct levels to support the direction for the project
Provides on-going communication to key stakeholders, including the Project Sponsor, Business Project Owner, Program Manager and Portfolio Manager to ensure they are aware of significant changes to the project status in a timely manner
Applies Organizational Change Management principles and practices in order to effectively manage the people side of change (e.
g., stakeholder analysis, business process management, people readiness, sustainment planning, etc.)
Proactively identifies and tracks project risk and develops mitigation plans to manage risk (i.e., risk related to technology, change management, procurement, business process management, requirements management)
Adheres to enterprise project gating and governance controls to ensure that projects meet all the performance, quality and compliance standards and conforms to appropriate methodology
Oversees the scope during the course of the project and collaboratively adjusts scope where necessary ensuring adherence to established project change management processes
Identifies all project dependencies, ensuring that they are effectively managed
Develops, monitors and tracks project plans throughout project lifecycle
Generates cost estimates and provides general financial management, incorporating risk
Manages resource and capacity management process for assigned projects
Ensures the project benefits realization process is followed throughout the life of the project
Supports vendor management and strategic sourcing process, managing RFP activities and partnering with vendor(s) to ensure efficient and effective project delivery
Indirectly manages a cross LoB Project team consisting of Business Analysts, Requirements SMEs, Business SMEs and Technology Resources where applicable to the project
Coaches, leads and mentors project team members and provides regular performance assessments to employees and their people managers
Comprehensive knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles of project management
Exposure to financial management with respect to tracking, forecasting and managing project budgets.
Ability to make an impact, influence and achieve results with effective negotiation, problem-solving and communication skills
Strong facilitation skills
Commitment to team skills development and ability to attract top talent
Team player with ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external partners
Ability to create and foster a cohesive team, and promote a positive work environment for all employees.
Ability to think strategically and possess strong business acumen
Proven ability to stay focused under pressure, demonstrating resilience in challenging situations
Experienced change agent, able to guide cross-functional teams through complex change from concept to execution
Comfortable with ambiguity and ability to cope with rapid change
Strong leadership skills lead by example, champion change and develop a highly motivated team to consistently exceed expectations
Good judgment ability to determine which issues to escalate vs. to resolve independently, and provide suggestions for possible resolution
Specific Educational Requirements / Accreditations :
College / University or equivalent work experience within the Bank
Other related educational credentials including PMP or other project management certifications an asset