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Senior Manager, Project Delivery - Toronto, ON

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Scotiabank



Requisition ID: 46185


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.

Job Purpose:


Senior Manager – Project Delivery will be responsible for the overall planning, execution and delivery of strategic and regulatory projects across GRM, in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures. He/she will apply sound project / program management approaches including Agile techniques for successful delivery of projects involving business transformations, technology and analytics solution design / implementation, operating model enhancements, etc. 


Key Accountabilities:


  • Project Management:
    • Plans and manages medium to large-scale projects (potentially involving technology enablement) often involving multiple internal and external stakeholders and matrix governance.
    • Liaises with cross-functional teams of business and technology stakeholders and external vendors (where applicable) to facilitate all phases of the project lifecycle
    • Develops project approach, work break-down structure (WBS) and detailed project plan.  Involve key subject matter experts to develop effort estimates, timeline, resource requirements and cost estimates.  Define roles and accountabilities to execute the project in a practical manner.
    • Follows established enterprise project management procedures, and manage scope to deliver the expected project outcomes within agreed-upon time, cost, and quality parameters.  Effectively manage project change, in order to respond to the changing needs of the business.
    • Aligns with Scotiabank Project / Program Delivery framework, and leverages standard templates and tools
    • Develops project documentation including project charter, milestones, measures of success and transition plans
    • Manages resolution of issues and risks effectively and ensures timely escalation of the issues and risks
      Monitors project milestones, financial delivery, resource availability, and issue resolution process 
    • Ensures proper project closure including documentation of lessons learned and transition into sustainment
    • Uses negotiation and influencing skills to build consensus amongst diverse stakeholder groups to ensure a common approach towards timely completion of project work
  • Delivery Support:
    • Provides project delivery guidance / support to the assigned GRM program team leads on individual projects (e.g. review and inputs into key business or technology deliverables etc.)  
    • Seeks and engages subject matter expertise (e.g. Financial / non-Financial Risk management, Regulatory Compliance, external service providers) to deliver higher value
    • Engages GRM Change Management team as needed to drive the transformation activities for the assigned project portfolio  


Functional Competencies:


  • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and follow through on completion of high-profile projects
  • Flexible and able to quickly adapt to unfamiliar, ambiguous or changing conditions
  • Expert level knowledge of office productivity applications such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Ability to manage project risks and issues, and appropriate use of escalation mechanisms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


Education/Work Experience:


  • 5+ years of project management experience in the banking industry.
  • Experience in project management methodology including agile framework; PMP/PMI certification required 
  • Hands-on experience in project/portfolio resource planning, reporting, prioritization, and budget preparation
  • Experience on managing projects with technology enablement / automation will be an asset
  • Experience in one or more Risk Management disciplines, e.g. financial risks, non-financial risks (e.g. Cyber, IT, Third Party, etc.) is preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience supporting delivery of medium to large size projects in banking environment


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. 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. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

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