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Project Manager, Delivery Services

Requisition #1937980
Job LocationCanada-Ontario-Toronto
Job StreamInformation Technology (IT)
Job TypePermanent, Full-Time
Number of Positions Open3
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date22-Jun-2015
Travel RequiredNot Required
Educational RequirementsBachelors Degree
Languages RequiredEnglish
Job Description

Overall Accountabilities

This position plans, directs and manages risk for the largest and most complex business/information systems projects for both International Financial Data Services (IFDS)
clients and the organization from inception through completion. The project manager is responsible for the overall delivery of a solution that meets the joint requirements of
the customer’s specification and the proposal submitted by IFDS. In addition the Project Manager is responsible for the project’s budget and schedule.

 

General Role & Responsibilities

• Coordinate the organization of project activities ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget constraints
• Successfully manage a number of projects simultaneously
• Act as the primary liaison between all team members assigned to a project, IT and business
• Coordinate all aspects of project delivery including defining project scope, specifying deliverables, estimating project duration, effort and cost, managing project budget, creating detailed project plans, schedules and managing change requests
• Ensure project success by driving day-to-day operations through the application of sound project management principles and methodologies
• Maintain regular communications with active team and business stakeholders to ensure necessary and appropriate steps are taken to resolve difficulties, which may impede progress or compromise achievement of project’s objectives
• Maintain a detailed status, activities and issues reports on each project to present to IT Managers and major project stakeholders.
• Work closely with Resources Managers to ensure each project team has established meaningful, key metrics that properly reflect the performance of the team and indicates progress towards objectives
• Make recommendations on project prioritization
• Provide feedback to IT managers from a post-completion analysis of all projects
• Work with the PM Team to define and update standards and processes and contribute to continuous improvements within the team

 

Competencies (Behavioral and Functional)

 

Critical:
• A minimum of 8 years of corporate project management experience (as a project manager)
• PMP certification
• Conversant in various tools for statistical analysis, management, project planning, and time tracking including NIKU and MS Excel
• Detail oriented with excellent analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to deal with situations where information is difficult to obtain, complex or ambiguous
• Exhibit excellent organizational skills and teamwork skills
• Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are necessary to effectively convey goals and initiatives to team members and top management. Extensive experience in direct customer contact and presentations
• Strong organizational, leadership/decision making, creative problem-solving skills and the ability to manage multiple projects to tight timelines, attention to detail – disciplined ability to prioritize
• Proactive, energetic, professional self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams

Important:
• Intimate knowledge of the software development lifecycle
• Knowledge of International Financial products, applications including functionality would be a definite asset
• Experience in System / client conversion a definite asset
• 3 years of practical experience in the financial investments industry

Beneficial:
• University degree in business considered an asset
• Leadership and expertise in team building
• Previous experience in FundServ and trading settlements