Portfolio Director

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Role: Technology Portfolio Director

Ref: JREQ086128

Thomson Reuters has recently announced the expansion of its Canadian operations with the creation of a new Technology Centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario. Toronto is home to an emerging ecosystem of world-class technology talent and the new Technology Centre will be the preeminent hub of innovation.

Role Summary:

  • Managing, supporting and coaching a team of project and program managers
  • Accountable for delivery of a specific portfolio of projects and program for Financial & Risk Technology
  • Supporting and leading transformational change within Program Delivery team
  • Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
  • Ensure transparency to projects and programs at all levels
  • Ensure successful delivery of well-controlled projects and programs on time and to meet business objectives
  • Build/maintain a successful team of project and program managers
  • Stakeholder management
  • Support process improvement and service excellence in helping to build a leading change delivery function
  • Engage in external processes and delivery frameworks to represent Financial & Risk Technology and the portfolio
  • Ensure clarity on scope and priority of deliverables within the program
  • Manage project financials and demonstrate that outcomes are aligned to the business priorities

Key Relationships:

  • Senior Leadership Team in Financial & Risk Technology
  • Head of Change Delivery and & Technology office
  • Business Operations partners
  • Customer Proposition and Product owners
  • Business Case Stakeholders
  • Technology delivery teams (development, operations, architects)
  • 3rd parties (vendors, exchanges, clients, service providers)
  • Project and program management colleagues
  • Finance partners

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Current strong experience in managing people
  • Strong technical background, preferably including infrastructure and software development areas
  • Experience engaging with stakeholders of varying levels, managing across time zones and cultures
  • Project and program management skills, including documentation and delivery, working knowledge of Program Delivery frameworks.
  • Experience of delivering technical projects
  • Excellent communication, including presentation and written skills.
  • Strong influencing skills and a positive leader
  • Ability to deliver against demanding deadlines and key milestones
  • Reporting and data analysis; able to visually represent data and processes in an easy to understand manner.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and team building skills
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Current experience in reviewing and transforming processes in a complex environment
  • Experience in Change Management
  • Experience in managing people globally
  • Prior experience of JIRA tools
  • Education/ Certifications:
  • PMI/Prince2/Project Management accreditation or equivalent
  • Program Management certification (preferable)
  • Agile Certification (preferable)

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With over 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Bring your ambition to make a difference. We'll bring a world of opportunities.

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