Project Manager-Expert

Job CategoryProfessional Consulting
Position TypeContract
Application Deadline February 5, 2021
Experience RequiredN/A
Job Duration1 year
Education RequiredN/A

Our client in the Banking industry is seeking a Project Manager-Expert in Toronto. This is a 12 months contract.
Project/Group Information:
We are looking for experienced PM, who has experience in implementing IT infrastructure projects, with a preference for someone who has worked on migration to Linux from other UNIX based operating systems. This project is a currency conversion from AIX to Linux. The PM needs to be able to collaborate with technical teams across different areas and have excellent stakeholder management skills.
Very good collaboration between the PMs and the development teams. Everyone wants to work together to get the job done. There is strong leadership and a clear direction here. Good defined processes are in place to help the PMs and setting them up for success.
EVP (Employee Value Proposition):
This group is broad based and provides a great opportunity to make new contacts. The bank is going through many changes to be more efficient and this would be a great opportunity for them. This has a good amount of visibility within the bank.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Daily Responsibilities:
• Managing project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics.
• Budgeting, forecasting and Project Reporting Platform such as Clarity
• Identify issues and problems and generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis.
• Develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals.
• Interacting with senior leadership – LTOs, STOs, and the PMO Head – they could also be interacting with senior business people
Top Skills/Experience:
• 8+ years of Project Management experience
• Prior Charles River project experience
• Strong Relationship Building and stakeholder management
• Experience with technology interface
• Proven experience with vendor management
• Prior banking/FI/Fintech
• This project is a vendor solution upgrade. They must be able to manage the vendor.
• They must need to be able to manage the budget (very little differences between actual versus forecasts)
• Possesses advanced communication skills; we are looking for a very well-spoken individual that can communicate with all levels of management
• Ability to develop project plans, manage individual deadlines and goals
• Knowledge of project metrics, including gathering, reporting, trend analysis, creation, and metrics
• Ability to identify issues and problems, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using basic root cause analysis
• Advanced proficiency with all MS Office applications, MS Project and/or Visio
Nice to have skills/experience:
• Prior Asset management experience
Soft skills/experience:
• Strong experience in conflict management
• Have the ability to operate within the senior ranks but also not afraid to get their hands dirty and be hands-on with the project
• Strong communication and documentation skills
• Highly organized with good time management skills
• Customer service orientation, and strong interpersonal skills
• Analytical thinker with creative problem solving skills and attention to detail
• Is able to impact and influence key project participants
• Displays expert team leadership capability and handles conflict resolution professionally
• University degree in a related field
• PMP – nice to have
Candidates must live in Canada and posses a valid work permit.
If you believe that you are a good fit for this position, please send your resume to Neethu Vaishakh at