Job Description :
Title: Sr Project Manager Location: Toronto, ON Duration: Contract The Senior Project Manager has breadth and depth of understanding of Corporate Finance & Enterprise Risk domains and is able to facilitate communication between other stakeholders efficiently and effectively. The Senior Project Manager directs, manages, and coordinates team members (for potentially multiple projects) including business and technology resources, user groups, internal and external consultants and contractors, as well as vendors and external regulatory organizations. Responsibilities: Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners Typically exercises direct accountability for projects with up many different teams Ensures projects are staffed with the right mix of people who exhibit the required perspectives, skills and behaviours. Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned strategic projects, including all business, operational and IT deliverables Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc Within the context of the assigned projects, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with business partners at various levels of the organization, including EVP, SVP, VP level, as well as other internal and external resources. Sustains and manages the relationship with the Accountable Executive (and Program Manager, where applicable) throughout the duration of the project by providing sound advice, counsel and support Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. Ensures there is clear linkage between the business vision/context and the project scope and objectives. Ensures mechanisms to measure benefits are set up in the project Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents. Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums Provides project change leadership to ensure the vision and objectives of the project/transformation are driven properly, and ensures change management (the mechanisms of change) are in place to deliver the anticipated project benefits Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Uses past experience to proactively "anticipate" risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies and plans. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters Manages and/or validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan Develops or ensures development of project artifacts including charter, integrated plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards (e.g. Project Management, Risk, Audit, Compliance) Monitors and controls the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the Accountable Executive and publishes periodic project status reports Provides Accountable Executive with continued insight in the viability of the business case (e.g. costs, benefits, KPIs) as the project progresses