Project Manager/Cloud Migration

  • Date Posted Jul 6, 2022
  • Location Toronto , Ontario
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 14810

Do you love working collaboratively in Agile? Do you enjoy developing relationships with influential stakeholders? If yes, this could be your next opportunity!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for a Project Manager/Cloud Migration who will be responsible for planning, managing and delivering distinct projects through all specific phases in alignment with business and enterprise strategies. This candidate may manage several small to medium-size projects at any given time with a low to medium complexity risk profile and time horizon generally ranging from short to medium term. The ideal candidate must be familiar with agile, scrum and with migration projects to Cloud.

Responsibilities:

  • Indirectly manage an LoB project team consisting of Business Analysts, Business SMEs and technology resources (where applicable) under the 1 PM project & resource management framework or Next Evolution of Work (NEW) in future; Manages the project team, stakeholders and key project deliverables
  • Engage executive sponsors to drive out business cases to support project execution
  • Engage appropriate stakeholders to identify and manage required outcomes of projects for the business
  • Establish effective project oversight and other governance bodies, and engage the correct levels to support the direction of the project
  • Provide on-going communication to key stakeholders, including the Project Sponsor, Business Project Owner, Program Manager and Portfolio Manager to ensure they are aware of significant changes to the project status in a timely manner
  • Respond to inquiries and escalate concerns from stakeholders at all levels in the organization (technical, business, Senior and Executive Management)
  • Provide advice and guidance to business partners and project team as required regarding best practices in project management
  • Collaborate with appropriate partners to ensure required resources are assigned to the project for successful delivery
  • Executes project management deliverables within budget and as per the approved project plan, working with business partners to develop the content of those deliverables
  • Develops, monitors and tracks project plans throughout the project lifecycle
  • Monitors project health continuously and engage management as required if project health changes
  • Monitors and controls the work related to each deliverable
  • Deliver and own project outcomes that are aligned to established cost, timing, deliverable and scope objectives
  • Generate cost estimates and provides general financial management, incorporating risk, by leveraging appropriate tools, templates,
  • Proactively identify and track project risk, and project issues and develop mitigation plans to manage risk and issues
  • Champions project governance and processes
  • Owns the accurate reporting of status, risks and project financials (i.e., data quality) in the bank’s enterprise reporting system
  • Accurately forecast and manage assigned budget to provide monthly financial reporting for projects in alignment with Finance standards
  • Provides project reporting, including technology spend, and ad-hoc analysis and presents issues requiring attention by senior management. Escalates issues, as required
  • Identifies discrepancies between financial forecasts and actuals and escalates material discrepancies and adjusts scope, schedule or budget as appropriate
  • Manages resource and capacity management process for assigned projects for all project resources, external contractors/consultants and coordination of competing priorities
  • Ensure the project spending approval policy is followed
  • Support vendor management and strategic sourcing process, managing RFP activities and partnering with vendor(s) to ensure efficient and effective project delivery
  • Apply client’s principles of project management life cycle methodologies, tools and best practices, ensuring that appropriate documentation, change and risk/issue management practices are in place

Desired skill set:

  • 8 years of experience as a Project Manager with a technology implementation background
  • 8 years of experience with Vendors with exposure, invoicing, and SOW reviews
  • 8 years of experience working on Cloud Projects
  • 8 years of experience with migration projects to Cloud
  • 8 years of experience working in the Banking Industry
  • Experience with Agile Delivery
  • PMP Certification

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Applications development projects
  • Experience with Data centers
  • Experience in Project Financial Reporting using Clarity
  • Experience as a Scrum master 
  • Scrum Master or Agile certification

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