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Title:  Manager, Scotia Digital PMO (Vancouver Hub)




Requisition ID: 142645

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


A career within Scotia Digital Portfolio Management Office in Toronto, Ontario Canada, will provide you with the opportunity to optimize key elements of Scotia Digital organization operations,  ensuring business strategies, plans and initiatives are executed / delivered in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


Scotia Digital PMO supports the Scotia Digital organization and has oversight across  all projects and programs within Scotia Digital from ideation to execution and closure.  We are building a team that seeks to implement processes and controls to monitor and ensure all projects adhere to Scotia Digital and Bank-wide PMO policies and procedures; and we provide executive reporting and analysis that enables our key stakeholders to understand, manage and control project execution and risks for Scotia Digital initiatives.

The Manager, Scotia Digital PMO, supports their team and the Director, Digital Business Operations, in developing key processes and controls and provides portfolio governance and analysis for all initiatives within Scotia Digital division. The Manager, Scotia Digital PMO must have expertise in portfolio & project governance, portfolio and project management, business case review, key project performance metrics, technology cost drivers, and value management.

Is this role right for you?

  • Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge
  • Actively participate and contribute to develop and enforce project and portfolio governance controls and reporting that monitors projects and initiatives from ideation to closure and post implementation
  • Develop processes in alignment with and collaboration with the enterprise CPMO (Corporate PMO), IT PMO (IT& Scotia Digital PMO), IT&S and Digital Finance, and other functions
  • Ensure all essential procedures are documented and communicated, including creating new procedures and updating existing procedures/processes as they evolve
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development of data driven portfolio reporting strategies & dashboards including project health, status, risks, issues, benefits, financial forecasts and trends, etc. to support decision-making
  • Develop and maintain a centralized location for Scotia Digital PMO documentation (mandates, processes, and standards)
  • Work with Finance to review and provide project & portfolio oversight on all estimates and Scotia Digital business cases
  • Track project costs and benefits realization across the portfolio
  • Work with Scotia Digital’s governance & risk teams to review, identify, track, communicate and escalate overall portfolio risk
  • Provide training, guidance and coaching within Scotia Digital to improve project & portfolio management capabilities
  •  Identify continuous improvement opportunities and recommend changes to improve overall productivity and effectiveness of the portfolio and project management in Scotia Digital
  • Provides liaison between Scotia Digital and the CPMO, IT PMO, Finance and other stakeholders to contribute to, communicate and support implementation of BNS and enterprise-wide policies and governance controls.
  • Responsible for conducting in-depth evaluation of projects as required/requested.



Do you have the skills that will enable you to succeed?

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Management, Operations, or a minimum of 5- 7years of related work experience considered an asset
  • The incumbent must have knowledge in complex business and operational processes and their implications across the enterprise.
  • MBA or another financial designation is an asset
  • PMP Certification is a strong asset
  • Financial Acumen
  • Adept at portfolio, project and change management
  • Excellent analytic skills with a solid understanding of PMO operations tools/criteria is essential
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize problems and clearly apply analytic techniques for evaluating investments
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) is essential.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Abilities to direct varied activities within tight deadlines, alleviate conflicts as they arise and liaise with various stakeholders
  • Ability to deliver results under tight deadlines with multiple priorities is essential
  • Working knowledge of Bank accounting, controls, Organization and Structure
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications, MS Visio, MS Project 


What's in it for you?

  • We have an inclusive and collaborative working environment that encourages creativity and curiosity and celebrates success!
  • We provide you with the tools and technology needed to create meaningful customer experiences
  • You'll get to work with and learn from diverse industry leaders, who have hailed from top technology companies around the world
  • We hire you for your talent — not just a job — so you can grow with us. We’ll equip you for success not only in your role, but also in your career as a whole
  • Access to thousands of online and in-person courses so you can hone your current skills, or learn new ones
  • A competitive rewards package that includes a base salary, a performance bonus, company matching programs on pension and profit sharing, paid vacation, personal & sick days, medical, vision, and dental benefits that start from day one and much more!



Location(s):  Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver 

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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