Professional Consulting - Toronto

Our Client in the Banking and Finance Industry is seeking a Project Manager for their Downtown Toronto office. This is a 12 months contract to start, possible extension OR Permanency
Our Banking client is looking for an experienced Project Manager for their Insurance initiative. Project will have 6 or 7 workstreams, heavy compliance involvement, client communications and an RFP process.

CULTURE/EVP (Employee Value proposition):
Making good connections within this group can led to other opportunities/projects for the right contractors. This team is independent yet collaborative. They do lunches and events together as a team as well. This is a very fast-paced environment and often works within tight deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
Directs large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners. Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned strategic projects, including all business, operational and Non IT deliverables.

Manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.).

Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources.

Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit.
Ensures there is clear linkage between the business vision/context and the project scope and objectives. Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents.

Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums.
Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan.

Develops or ensures development of project artifacts including charter, integrated  plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards (e.g. Project Management, Risk, Audit, Compliance).
Monitors and controls the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the Accountable Executive and publishes periodic project status reports. Contributes to improve the best practices of the project management community within the Enterprise to help drive consistency, transparency and execution excellence on projects

• 7+ years of Project Management experience in the financial industry (on the business side).
• Experience dealing with multiple work streams such as legal and compliance
• Proven track record in effectively coordinating business change management activities
• Strong planning skills (MS Project, resources, meeting coordination)
• Excellent Communication Skills (verbal & written).
• Polish seasoned and professional must be seen. A true leader that drives projects.
• Stakeholder management & relationship management is required within this project.
• They must be able to predict and redirect the projects accordingly for the most favorable outcome

• Prior Insurance Experience
• Prior Banking experience

• Ability to engage confidently with senior level management/executives
• Be a strong leader and have a leadership/driven/energized personality; have lots of drive to move the initiative to completion
• Ability to run multiple deliverables in parallel and manage multiple work streams with aggressive timelines
• Strong relationship management skills
• Strong presentation skills
• Very business savvy

• University degree

To Apply, please send your resume to:

Position Type Contract
Application Deadline November 30, 2018
Experience Required 5+ years
Job Duration 1 year
Education Required Bachelors