Project Manager II
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Stay current and competitive. Carve out a career for yourself. Grow with us. Here's our story: jobs.td.com Department Overview Plan, manage and deliver distinct projects through all specific phases, in alignment with business and / or enterprise strategies. Provide leadership, direction and coaching to teams(s) while partnering with business and executive stakeholders within a single or across multiple Lines of Business (LoB). Job Description CUSTOMER: \u2022 Engages executive sponsor to ensure active participation on project initiatives \u2022 Engages appropriate stakeholders to identify and manage required outcomes of projects for the business \u2022 Establishes effective project oversight and other governance bodies, and engages the correct levels to support the direction for the project \u2022 Provides 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 \u2022 Responds to inquiries and escalates concerns from stakeholders at all levels in the organization (technical, business, Senior and Executive Management) \u2022 Provides advice and guidance to business partners and project team as required regarding best practices in project management \u2022 Applies Organizational Change Management principles and practices in order to effectively manage the people side of change (e.g., stakeholder analysis, business process management, people readiness, sustainment planning, etc.) \u2022 Communicates project summary, status, financials, etc. to appropriate high-level executives at the Bank \u2022 Collaborates with the appropriate partners to ensure required resources are assigned to the project for successful delivery \u2022 Assesses and ensures that customer experience / stakeholder implications are appropriately managed \u2022 Builds consensus and relationships with project team and business \u2022 Leads the project team, stakeholders and key project deliverables EMPLOYEE TEAM: \u2022 Indirectly manages a cross LoB Project team consisting of Business Analysts, Requirements SMEs, Business SMEs and Technology \u2022 Resources where applicable to the project \u2022 Provides advice and counsel to project team and business partners \u2022 Liaises with external vendors and consultants as required \u2022 Coaches, leads and mentors project team members and provides regular performance assessments to employees and their people managers \u2022 Supports effective on boarding and off boarding of project resources \u2022 Effectively manages project resources and external contractors / consultants in coordination of competing priorities \u2022 Educates project team members on governance process and facilitates related sessions \u2022 Leverages the creativity and experience of project team members to solve issues as they arise \u2022 Develops an understanding of the technical / business aspects of the project in order to effectively manage the project and resources \u2022 Works effectively in teams by being driven to win for the TD team, working well with diverse teams \u2022 Manages the project team, stakeholders and key project deliverables \u2022 Shares project experiences and learning with project management team and PMO peers BREADTH & DEPTH \u2022 Manages projects with moderate regulatory oversight \u2022 Project risk profile is low to medium \u2022 Management direction or executive oversight is provided as necessary \u2022 Typically leads the delivery of Tier3 and / or Tier 4 projects with up to medium complexity profiles \u2022 May indirectly manage a cross-LoB Project team consisting of Business Analysts, Business SMEs and Technology \u2022 Resources where applicable to the project \u2022 May manage a number of small projects at any given time, and time horizon of projects generally range from short to medium term \u2022 Generally reports to a higher level Sr Project Manager, Program or Portfolio Director Requirements SHAREHOLDER: \u2022 Delivers and owns project outcomes that are aligned to established cost, timing, deliverable and scope objectives \u2022 Proactively identifies and tracks project risk and develops mitigation plans to manage risk (i.e., risk related to technology, change management, procurement, business process management, requirements management) \u2022 Adheres to enterprise project gating and governance controls to ensure that projects meet all the performance, quality and compliance standards and conforms to appropriate methodology \u2022 Creates detailed project status reports and presents key highlights and related implications for business partners & leaders \u2022 Accountable for the project management process and project management deliverables, for assigned projects \u2022 Abides by enterprise project methodology and recognized project management processes\u2019, ensuring discipline and controls are consistently applied to all projects \u2022 May take accountability as a SME for business-specific methodology and processes on the project (i.e., Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC), HR process, vendor management, etc.) \u2022 Ensures production of necessary project documentation as agreed to by the Project Sponsor and involved Stakeholders \u2022 Investigates and where necessary escalates all project issues to support effective resolution \u2022 Oversees the scope during the course of the project and collaboratively adjusts scope where necessary ensuring adherence to established project change management processes \u2022 Monitors project health continuously and engages management as required if project health changes \u2022 Develops innovative approaches to create solutions to resolve problems and significant issues within the project\u2019s mandate \u2022 Identifies all project dependencies and risks, ensuring that they are effectively managed \u2022 Effectively builds momentum among team and stakeholders and drives project(s) forward \u2022 Executes project management deliverables within budget and as per the approved project plan, working with business partners to develop the content of those deliverables \u2022 Develops, monitors and tracks project plans throughout project lifecycle \u2022 Monitors and controls the work related to each deliverable \u2022 Demonstrates ability to lead a work stream on a large project \u2022 Champions project governance and processes \u2022 Owns the accurate reporting of project financials (i.e., data quality) in the bank\u2019s enterprise reporting system \u2022 Generates cost estimates and provides general financial management, incorporating risk, by leveraging appropriate tools, templates, established estimating models, best practices, stakeholders and processes for assigned project \u2022 Accurately forecasts and manages assigned budget and provides monthly financial reporting for projects, in alignment with Finance standards \u2022 Facilitates financial planning process as part of project planning and scoping for projects \u2022 Provides project reporting, including technology spend, and ad-hoc analysis and presents issues requiring attention by senior management. Escalates issues, as required \u2022 Identifies discrepancies between financial forecasts and actuals and escalates material discrepancies and adjusts scope, schedule or budget as appropriate \u2022 Manages resource and capacity management process for assigned projects \u2022 Ensures the project benefits realization process is followed throughout the life of the project \u2022 Supports vendor management and strategic sourcing process, managing RFP activities and partnering with vendor(s) to ensure efficient and effective project delivery \u2022 Works in close partnership with Finance and key stakeholders for monthly reporting requirements (i.e., Finance, Status, Issues Management) \u2022 Ensure the project spending approval policy is followed \u2022 Closes project spending accounts upon project closure Hours
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