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Title:  Senior Manager Strategic Planning & Assessment - PPMO, Canadian Banking




Requisition ID: 158476

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


Senior Manager, Strategic Planning & Assessment, Productivity Program Management Office (PPMO), Canadian Banking 

The Productivity Program Management Office (PPMO) has been established to support the execution of key strategic projects and major initiatives focused on improving the productivity of the Canadian Bank. One of the primary goals of the PPMO is to collaborate with all businesses, and partners, to create and enhance our capacity to drive Revenue, while identifying and supporting initiatives which improve our operational efficiency and effectiveness, and contribute to an improved customer/client experience, while ensuring all activities are conducted in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures. 

Scotiabank is seeking a Senior Manager who are team-oriented, a critical thinker and who has a passion for solving business problems. The successful candidate will play a key role in leading business line strategic projects, managing relationships with senior management and stakeholders at all levels throughout the Bank and driving the Bank’s strategic planning process with responsibility for identifying productivity enhancement opportunities.

Reporting to the Director, Strategic Planning & Assessment you will be responsible for identifying productivity enhancement opportunities to meet a multi-year target.


Key Accountabilities:

•    Lead research and analysis and to develop compelling strategic recommendations that will help improve operational efficiency & effectiveness and improved customer/client experience 
•    Prepare project plan to ensure deliverables and timelines are met
•    Gather data and perform financial analyses to diagnose issues
•    Create financial models to assess future state financial benefits / costs and support business case development
•    Manage multiple project workstreams to enable program/project execution, including leading problem- solving sessions, workshops and interviews with cross-functional and business line working team members and subject matter experts
•    Synthesize findings and present clear recommendations and implementation plans to ensure impactful project outcomes
•    Supports the execution and ongoing management of productivity enhancement initiatives through objective reporting
•    Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to support the achievement of deliverables and overall objectives; Drive the execution and ongoing management of strategic planning at the Canadian Banking business line level
•    Perform strategic and business analysis, identifying key issues and proposing recommendations for the Bank’s strategy at the Canadian Banking business line level


Skills and Experience:

•    Undergraduate Degree in Business or Engineering; MBA or graduate business degree
•    Experience in management consulting or corporate strategy development, execution and project management preferred but not required
•    Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, challenging, and dynamic business environment
•    Ability to break a problem into logical parts with structured thinking
•    Exceptional presentation and written communication skills 
•    Proven track record delivering innovative solutions from concept to change management
•    Exceptional planning and analytical skills, ability to discern research information / data and focus on the critical business issues; data analytical experience 
•    Superior interpersonal skills, leadership, and influential capabilities
•    Self-motivated; work both independently and collaboratively with multi-functional teams, as both a leader and member 
•    Highly developed relationship management skills to effectively manage relationships across the Bank, partners, and external vendors
•    Excellent knowledge/proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)


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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