Project Manager/Lead – CFTC
BeachHead
Toronto, Ontario
5d ago

Working with one of our top financial clients, this role calls for a Project Manager / Lead CFTC who will report to the Program Delivery Lead and support the end-to-end delivery of the project's deliverables involving high complexity and many cross-functional and stakeholder dependencies.

The ideal candidate will have solid experience with providing leadership, direction, advice & guidance to the team. The successful candidate ability to work on multiple concurrent tasks and manage time effectively.

The individual will have the flexibility to be able to adapt to unfamiliar, ambiguous or changing conditions.

Responsibilities :

1. Major Stakeholder accountabilities will include :

  • The candidate will be able to transform a high-level vision and complex concepts into solutions with detailed requirements and efficient execution design.
  • They will have demonstrated the necessary leadership skills to support the program with a proven ability to develop others, build relationships, communicate effectively at varying levels, and negotiate and influence to drive delivery.

  • Supporting Leadership / Management in managing a diverse range of stakeholders to meet program requirements and project objectives
  • Providing leadership to technology and business partners to turn requirements into delivery with analyses and recommendations for solutions that meet business objectives within a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Providing timely updates on project status, analyses and findings to senior management and various stakeholders
  • 2. Major Business Operations accountabilities will include :

  • Conduct ongoing oversight and review to ensure effective implementation of deliverables and strategic infrastructure through requirement building and stream planning
  • Provide support to management by leading stakeholder management activities and communication through stream deliverables
  • Provide leadership and support to active stream deliverables through engagement with partners in technology and MRMD
  • Understand and manage cross-stream interdependencies
  • Assisting the Project Delivery Lead with tracking project tasks, dependencies, and requirement gaps (ensuring traction and resolution on all items)
  • Identifying and escalating issues to the appropriate individual(s) / group(s) to ensure prompt attention / resolution
  • Use negotiation and influencing skills to build consensus amongst diverse stakeholder groups to ensure project deliverables are met
  • Ensure projects are delivered based on the agreed scope, agreed timeline and approved budget
  • Ensuring all infrastructure build activities are supported by adequate documentation
  • Develop skills and experience to lead future large change initiatives
  • Desired Skills :

  • Experience implementing CFTC's Swap Dealer requirements
  • 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager / Specialist (exposure on the business analysis)
  • Experience leading a team
  • Familiar with market risk valuation concepts (experience in a capital markets function)
  • Experience delivering major regulatory programs & / or infrastructure implementations
  • Able to clearly communicate complex financial concepts & obtain clarifications as necessary when discussing requirements
  • Advanced Excel data manipulation skills (to derive findings / conclusions from large datasets & trouble-shoot errors)
  • Experience in organizational change management activities
  • Experience establishing rapport with various stakeholders throughout the bank
  • Superior organizational skills (must be able to identify and track project dependencies & blockers, ensure proper resolution of outstanding items, document meeting minutes and takeaways in a clear and concise manner)
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound recommendations for business decisions
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills
  • Nice to Have :

  • Familiar with Securities businesses & infrastructure
  • Experience with Python or other programming languages
  • BeachHead is an equal opportunity agency and employer. We advocate for you and welcome anyone regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

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