senior project manager in toronto

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Our client, located in the downtown core is looking for a Senior Project Manager. This is a contract position expected to be a minimum 12 months to begin.

The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for planning, delivery and execution of projects or a workstream within a strategic program, applying established standards and best practices. The PM plays a leadership role to ensure projects are successfully delivered on time, on budget, with good quality while making certain clients are put first. The PM works closely with various leaders and business partners to ensure project plans are developed realistically and resources are assigned accordingly.

Key Accountabilities:

The Project Manager plans, controls and executes upon approved projects by carrying out the following activities using our client standard processes and toolsets:

Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management and identify the key drivers and measurements which will be used to evaluate the project upon completion

Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the project

Create an integrated plan that details how scope, schedule, costs, communications, resources, dependencies, risks/issues, quality, change vendors (where applicable) and other key aspects of the project will be managed

Develop a detailed schedule for the project that identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project and effectively allocates the resources to the work

Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required

Execute the project according to the project plan

Monitor approved project budget, scope and timelines, actionning variances on a timely basis, leveraging standard project change request processes

Ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and approved and are stored centrally

Monitor the progress of the project and adjust course where required to ensure successful delivery, escalating where appropriate

Provide regular project status and steering committee reporting as per established client standards

Lead the project team in re-estimating project effort and costs at the appropriate gates and obtain approval on any revisions

Skills and Experience:

Must Have(s):

University/undergraduate degree in related discipline or equivalent PM work experience within the financial services industry within Capital Markets and a clear understanding of CDS, CDCC

Minimum (3-5) years’ experience within an Information Technology environment

Ability to successfully navigate and deliver within a fully matrixed environment that is complex and somewhat ambiguous

Demonstrated leadership, with the ability to motivate and effectively manage teams

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

Excellent written and verbal communications

Prior experience in client facing role

Experience managing projects with budgets in excess of xxx

Experience managing teams

Background delivering projects using SDLC, Iterative and Agile methodologies

Experience with end to end project delivery (includes managing both the business and IT phases of a project)

Experience with RAID log

Nice to Have(s):

PMP certification

Client relationship management skills

Prior experience using Changepoint or an equivalent PPM tool

Certified SCRUM Master

Exposure to cloud implementations

Experience with projects involving integration of third party applications with other third party or on-premise applications

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