IT Portfolio Manager - Client Engagment

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - Toronto, ON (30 days ago)

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Are you an inspiring leader with a drive to deliver results in a fast-paced environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to bring your IT Project Delivery, Project Governance Standards and Business Relationship Management experience to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board? If so, consider joining the IT Business Services Branch during an exciting time of modernization

As the IT Portfolio Delivery Manager, you will be accountable for maintaining and monitoring project governance standards and risk assessments for 130+ projects. This role will ensure that ITC projects are initiated, budgeted, executed/managed, and delivered to meet executive level stakeholders expectations. We are looking for a strategic portfolio manager who enjoys building strong collaborative relationships with internal stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:
IT portfolio advisor for oversight on governance, risk management, reporting, communication strategies, including, but not limited to:

Guiding portfolio through development and maturity phases;
Benchmarking dependencies within assigned portfolios related to ITC roadmap;
Coordinating with internal teams for portfolio health check assessments;
Developing portfolio managed protocols;
Engaging stakeholders within dependent disciplines, such as; Contract Management, Quality Management, Procurement, and Legal;
Championing innovative and value-add solutions for portfolio deliverables;
Developing communication vehicles for executive management teams including risk assessment, dependencies, corporate goal alignment and budget.

Assess IT portfolio viability within appropriate timelines and interdependencies, including, but not limited to:

Assessing initiative proposals and business cases;
Advising on requirement gathering consolidations;
Creating executive management reports for portfolio risks, budget, monthly status, recommendations, health checks;
Designing and managing communication plans and strategies;
Managing standard change management practices;
Monitoring and advising on portfolio health check assessments;

Contribute to the development of portfolio artifacts for terms of reference, concept documents, business cases.

Support Manager, Planning Management:
Providing advice and guidance for portfolio governance and benefits realization;
Ensuring support protocols and appropriate standards and best practices;
Advising on portfolio interrelationships supporting priority and resource allocation decisions;
Promoting continuous improvement through lessons learned and facilitating recommendations.

Implement project portfolio dashboards, scorecards and reports.

Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Financial Responsibilities:
Develop and forecast annual operating and capital budgets; monitoring and reporting on variances based on projections; and evaluating overall program expenditures.

MBA education in a business or technology related field or equivalent combination of work experience.
8 to 10 years of experience managing large and complex projects with a strong focus on project governance
10+ years of experience in a wide range of technology areas
PMP designation is preferred
Strong business acumen and excellent written and verbal communication skills

As a precondition of employment, the WSIB will require a prospective candidate to undergo a criminal records name check prior to or at any time following hire.

To apply for this position, please submit your application by the closing date noted above.

We appreciate the interest of all candidates. Due to the volumes of applications we receive, we are only able to contact candidates that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process. The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer.

The WSIB is an equal opportunity employer and provides accommodation for job applicants in accordance with the Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, please provide your accommodation needs at that time. Please be advised that you may be required to provide medical documentation to the WSIB’s Corporate Health Department so that appropriate accommodation can be provided to you throughout the recruitment process.

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