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Title:  Manager, Planning, Scotiabank




Requisition ID: 174509

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


The Scotia Digital Planning Team is a high-performing, flexible team that operates at the intersection of the business, technology, product, design, and delivery accountable for the planning of prospective Scotia Digital projects.  We work closely with business and technology partners across the bank, as well as Scotia Digital senior management, business operations teams, product teams, engineering teams, and delivery professionals to advance Scotia Digital’s and the Bank’s strategy. 
An individual contributor reporting to the Director, Planning Operations, the Manager, Capacity Management is a key member of the team responsible for managing the day-to-day transition of planning work to delivery teams and the capacity management process.

Is this role right for you?


  • Understand the landscape of capacity consumed and available for planning and delivery across the organization 
  • Lead and ensure the transition of approved projects to appropriate delivery teams with all required resources (artefacts, resource plans etc)
  • Ensure resource plans created by planning teams and hiring managers on approved projects are actively pursued and completed on time to support published project schedules
  • Ensures that entrance and exit criteria from planning to delivery are met within defined SLAs and prioritization guidelines, generating all required outputs with necessary reviews and approvals
  • Govern and control capacity management efforts as aligned to Digital and/or business line priorities 
  • Ensures transparency on the overall status transition to delivery and capacity management through production of high-quality reporting and communications that distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand formats for consumption by a wide variety of stakeholders including senior leadership
  • Building stakeholder alignment across related teams on: KPIs, Dashboards and pipeline data completeness and quality 
  • Observes processes and proposes improvements to continually progress transition to delivery and capacity management efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Use both an employee-centric and data-driven approach to evaluating areas of improvement and eliminate issues before they drag on the portfolio and participating teams
  • Leads and drives a customer focused culture throughout the team and organization to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.
  • Protecting the life/work balance of all team members, participants, and stakeholders and making transition to delivery and capacity management a great experience for all involved.
  • Fosters and maintains collaborative relationships with Planning Execution team, Product Managers, Engineering Leads, Planning Managers, Planning Coordinators, and other project and portfolio stakeholders to optimize capacity management efficiency and effectiveness

Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed in this role?


  • 5 - 7 years of Project Management and planning experience, with experience in large enterprises, preferably in the banking industry
  • Significant experience leading a team through the planning of projects that have multiple stakeholders and matrix team dependencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, Business, or related discipline
  • Graduate degree in business or related field is an asset
  • Scrum Master certification or PMP certification is an asset
  • Understanding of Agile project management principles and practices and experience planning projects in an Agile environment 

What's in it for you?


  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Allyship - We strive to create an inclusive culture where every employee is empowered to reach their fullest potential, respected for who they are, and are embraced through bias-free practices and inclusive values across Scotiabank. We embrace diversity and provide opportunities for all employee to learn, grow & participate through our various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that span across diverse gender identities, ethnicity, race, age, ability & veterans. 
  • Accessibility and Workplace Accommodations - We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Scotiabank continues to locate, remove and prevent barriers so that we can build a diverse and inclusive environment while meeting accessibility requirements. 
  • Remote-friendly work environment will provide you with the flexibility to perform at your best. 
  • Upskilling through online courses, cross-functional development opportunities, and tuition assistance.   
  • Competitive Rewards program including bonus, flexible vacation, personal, sick days and benefits will start on day one. 
  • Dynamic Office - Fully equipped gym, showers, games room, bowling alley, micro market, free tea & coffee, universal washrooms, wellness rooms, and lots of space for team collaboration. 
  • Community Engagement - no matter where you choose to work from; we offer opportunities for community engagement & belonging with our various programs such as hackathons, contests, cooking with friends, Humans of Digital and much more! 

Work arrangements: Hybrid



Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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