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Planning and Execution Portfolio Manager (18 Months Fixed Term Full Time ) (18 Months

  • Toronto
  • Project & Program Management
  • Full time
  • J00145126
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Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds,  and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

Synopsis of the role

As the Technology Planning and Execution (P&E) Portfolio Manager you work for the Head of P&E - Canada, as a key player in the P&E team. This role requires both depth and/or breadth of expertise to govern and control a complex multi-year technology delivery portfolio. This role will operate independently in portfolio assurance but will also provide matrix leadership to the Delivery Leaders and Project Managers.

What You'll do

  • Responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing the Canadian technology delivery portfolio that drives strategic and transformational business initiatives 

  • Definition and implementation of standards for Portfolio/Programme governance and control

  • Portfolio planning for purposes of budgeting and leading the orchestration of business case process within Technology 

  • Lead on ceremonies like portfolio readouts, scrum of scrums, etc. for the Canadian Technology leadership team with contribution from the delivery leaders and project managers.

  • Tracking/reporting on Programme controls like Statuses, KPIs, RAID, etc. which feed into the overall Portfolio reporting and controls

  • Perform Portfolio risk management analysis and advise/lead on remediation action internally and externally

  • Support escalations needed to resolve issues impacting the within Technology and wider Canadian Business and where relevant escalate to International or Global teams

  • Key liaison/conduit for communication to both internal and external stakeholders including International and Global teams

  • 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 portfolio

  • Collaborate with teams like Product, Data & Analytics, Enterprise Programme Office, etc. and contribute to assurance of the wider Canadian portfolio 

  • Strives to identify opportunities to increase productivity and efficiency in the teams through effort consolidation, resource strategies, budget reallocation, etc.

What experience you need

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

  • 10+ years technology (or transferable) experience, preferably in a financial services or technology services organization

  • 5+ years of project/programme management in/of complex portfolios in a dynamic environment that spans across a large business unit or region

  • 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

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

  • Ability to work as independent contributor with expertise of delivering outcomes from the wider team

  • 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 leading/matrix leading teams of Project or delivery managers

  • 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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