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Title:  Senior Project Manager, AML PMO




Requisition ID: 156052

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




The Senior Project Manager establishes and directs FCRM strategic program or projects which have been assigned. These include (but are not limited to) meeting regulatory and audit requirements, business process changes, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployment. Such FCRM strategic projects are often highly complex and large-scale in nature, spanning multiple functions and/or business groups/LOBs. The Senior Project Manager holds the primary project relationship with Program Director/Senior Mangers and executives (in consultation and partnership with other stakeholders such as relationship managers, technology, and portfolio managers), and ensures that a successful business outcome is the prime measure of success. 


The Senior Project Manager has breadth and depth of understanding of multiple lines of business and can facilitate communication between multiple stakeholders efficiently and effectively. The Senior Project Manager directs, manages, and coordinates team members (for potentially multiple projects) including other project managers, business and technology resources, user groups, internal and external consultants and contractors, as well as vendors and is accountable for delivery of the end-to-end assigned program/projects. 



•    Determines and establishes the appropriate program/project organizational and work breakdown structures (e.g., projects, workstreams) to accomplish program outcomes. Ensures program/project milestones and schedule accurately reflects the delivery commitments of subsidiary projects. Ensures an overall integrated delivery plan is developed, maintained, and communicated

•    Directs strategic FCRM projects within the lines of business and provides integrated management of subsidiary projects and internal or external stakeholders. 

•    Accountable for the end-to-end projects assigned (including related sub-projects)

•    Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned strategic projects/programs, including all business, operational and IT deliverables. Ensures cross-program coordination of activities, deliverables, and benefits 

•    Directly leads all aspects of the program/projects lifecycle and works with matrix business, line of business and technology partners to oversee all phases of the program while ensuring the program structure is designed to achieve the intended business benefit 

•    Within the context of the assigned programs/projects, responsible for providing regular communications (including project briefings) with business partners at various levels of the organization, including SVP, VP level, as well as other internal and external resources. Sustains and manages the relationship with the program/project Accountable Executive throughout the duration of the initiative by providing sound advice, counsel and support 
•    Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit. 

•    Provides leadership, motivation, coaching and mentoring for the program team in order to ensure subsidiary projects are coordinated to achieve the business vision and scope and meet any regulatory deadlines 

•    Chairs regular program and key forums (e.g., Steering Committees, Weekly Project Team Meetings/Working Sessions) to review progress with key team members and executives. 

•    Provides program/project level change leadership to ensure the vision and objectives of the large-scale transformation are driven properly, and ensures change management (the mechanisms of change) are in place to deliver the anticipated program benefits 

•    Provides visibility to program/project level issues and risks proactively and on a timely basis and ensures they are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Ensures management of those issues and risks abide by the FCRM BDO standards and framework and the respective escalations occur as needed. Monitors project level issues and risks and ensures relevant sub-project issues are exposed at the program level. Facilitates resolution of core issues between multiple executive stakeholders where required 

•    Ensures program/project commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters 

•    Manages overall program/project budget and ensures supporting budgets are tracking financial budget and actuals while ensuring forecast accuracy is maintained on a monthly basis

•    Determines and establishes the appropriate work breakdown structures (e.g. projects, workstreams) to accomplish program outcomes. Ensures program/project milestones and schedule accurately reflects the delivery commitments of subsidiary projects. Ensures an overall integrated delivery plan is developed, maintained and communicated 

•    Ensures development of required project artifacts including project charter(s), and management plans (resource, risk management, quality management, communications management, etc.), and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise delivery framework standards. 

•    Plans and coordinates procurement activities with contract owner (in consultation with Strategic Sourcing) to ensure all internal approvals are obtained in a timely manner. Assists contract owner in reviewing and processing vendor invoices. 


Desired Behaviours:

•    Trusted advisor to the Program Director and senior executives in multiple lines of business 


Key Performance Indicators:

•    Delivery on time, cost and scope
•    Delivery of business outcomes for projects
•    Delivery of program assigned


Education / Experience


•    Solves complex project issues which may require facilitation of multiple senior resources
•    Excellent relationship management resulting in a proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity 
•    Exemplary project management skills including multiple aspects of the PMBOK (i.e. Project Management Institute's PM Body Of Knowledge) 
•    Expert risk management skills 
•    Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills, capable of balancing multiple perspectives, effective at all levels up to senior executive 
•    Sound business and technical acumen, with demonstrated agility in learning and ability to quickly become comfortable with unfamiliar businesses areas or of technologies. Ability to connect programs/projects to broader organizational goals and grasp the key performance drivers of business partners 
•    Expert presentation, written and verbal communication skills at all levels of organization
•    Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to recognize and comprehend complex issues 
•    Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of program/project tools (e.g., Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC))
•    Possesses a university degree and/or 12+ years relevant work experience 
•    Possesses advanced knowledge and 10+ years of experience in project and program management, including managing large-scale projects or programs of significant complexity and value (> $20MM) with high risk 
•    Financial Crimes knowledge and experience is an asset 
•    Holding a valid PMP designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) or other valid program management certification (e.g. Prince 2) 
•    Fluent in English & Spanish to manage International Banking projects in 1st line role
•    MBA is an asset




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.  

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