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Planning and Execution Leader, Canada

  • Toronto
  • Project & Program Management
  • Full time
  • J00143691
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Synopsis of the role

As the Head of Planning and Execution (P&E) in the Technology team you will work directly for the Canada CTO leading the P&E team. This team is responsible for establishing and executing the governance and control framework across the technology portfolio for the Canadian Technology team as a part of the wider Equifax global organization.

What you'll do

  • Lead, coach and guide the Canadian P&E team to efficiently manage the operations of the Technology team for the Canadian Technology Leaders

  • Drive “Big Picture Thinking”, rigor, consistency & predictability through establishing the appropriate governance and control framework in alignment with the Equifax Global standards.

  • Manage complex, cross-functional Technology portfolio that drives strategic and transformational business initiatives, which includes 

    • Definition of program controls and governance 

    • Oversight of program budgeting

    • Tracking/reporting on program objectives - Statuses, KPIs, RAID, etc.

    • Portfolio operations management

    • Communication to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Collaborate and contribute to the assurance and strategy of the wider Canadian business with close collaboration with teams like Product, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Programme Office, etc. to ensure robust and aligned plans which deliver regional objectives

  • Working with the Finance teams to ensure the bottom-up and end-to-end plans are aligned with the Technology team budgets, which includes

    • Facilitation of the annual Technology budgeting process 

    • Orchestrating the business case process within Technology with close collaboration with the wider Canadian business

    • Establish joint controls for end to end budget management for business case led investments

    • Monitoring of the overall Technology operational budgets for people, hardware, software and Cloud - Actuals and Forecasts

    • Timely reporting/engagement with the Technology leadership team

  • Lead on the Vendor/Supplier governance framework and establish controls, which includes

    • Timely engagement and strategy reviews with key suppliers and Canadian Tech leadership

    • Monthly Governance meetings to review/track SLAs/KPIs and provide escalation support for suppliers and internal teams

    • Engagement/collaboration with Equifax Global Sourcing

  • Establish processes with the Canadian Delivery, Corporate Services and global teams to drive transparency and reporting of compliance to Technology assurance measures like Patch/Vulnerability compliance, EOSL reporting, Security initiatives & Audit related activities.

  • Establish strong working relationships with relevant International and Global stakeholders in P&E and other teams in order to achieve/ensure the success of the programme.

  • Continually strive to achieve process optimisation/automation of reporting and operations for the teams using industry best practices and/or EFX global standards. 

What experience You need

  • Bachelor’s degree in technology, business or related technical field required

  • 10+ years technology delivery experience including management in a dynamic environment, preferably in a financial services or technology services organization

  • 5+ years of management responsibility, preferably including leading a team of project management professionals

  • Experience in leading and/or establishing Agile PMO processes and governance framework for the departments/organizations previously worked in

  • Proven experience with strategic planning, project prioritization and reporting in a highly-matrixed environment

  • Demonstrated experience in influencing, guiding and providing mentorship to varying levels of staff

  • Excellent organizational skills, adaptability and experience working in a dynamic environment under tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team leader

  • Excellent stakeholder management (at different levels) using verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to create presentations for steering committees and executive leadership

  • Strong consultative, analytical and problem solving skills

What could set you apart

  • PMP, Agile or Scrum certification

  • Prior experience working for a global consulting firm

  • Passion for and the ability to learn new technologies

  • Experience in G Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)

  • Data Analysis and dashboarding skills

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.


Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!
 
Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
 

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

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