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Director of Group Initiatives

Toronto, ON

Director of Group Initiatives


We have engaged with a thriving Canadian Fintech employer, to help assist with the search for a Director of Group Initiatives for their growing team. We're looking for someone that will have in-depth knowledge of program management principals and Agile methodologies, who will use this knowledge to play an integral leadership role in the development and implementation of new project management initiatives. The role is perfect for an energetic leader with the eagerness to design, develop and execute strategic initiatives that push the status-quo to help support and navigate solutions for complex business problems.


Responsibilities:

•    Drive the prioritization of all projects and work streams within Group and identify and manage key dependencies that could impact successful delivery 
•    Negotiate and manage allocated resources across competing initiatives
•    Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop business cases for identified opportunities
•    Facilitate the definition of appropriate program design and governance to support desired business objectives, in collaboration with program sponsors and stakeholders 
•    Ensure the delivery of new products or services from the projects is to the appropriate levels of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the program plan
•    Provide direction, coaching, motivation and support to program and project teams, direct and indirect reports
•    Define and champion the realignment of structures, systems and people to support the strategy and achieve business results
•    Schedule and track program timelines, budgets and milestones using appropriate tools
•    Develop program plans and other communications documents
•    Be responsible for the quality assurance and overall integrity of the program
•    Manage third party contributions to the program as appropriate
•    Identify and manage inter-project dependencies and interfaces within the Group line of business and across Empire generally
•    Appropriately apply change management concepts and approaches
•    Conduct post-implementation program reviews to identify successful and unsuccessful program elements, and create a summary report of findings and recommendations to share with key stakeholders


Requirements:

•    8+ years direct work experience managing large, complex business transformation projects and/or programs 
•    Extensive knowledge and expertise in project management methodologies and tools
•    Extensive knowledge and expertise in change management concepts and approaches
•    Experience in process design and improvement
•    Ability to effectively plan, coordinate and implement large programs in a high-pressure environment
•    Well-developed communication, negotiation, persuasion and presentation skills – able to work with Senior Executives and Line managers
•    Well-developed people management and leadership skills


How to apply?

You can apply directly to peter.mills@talentlab.com  or on our website at www.talentlab.com. We want to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those in consideration will be contacted

 

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