Finastra Sr Project Manager (Technology) in Mississauga, Ontario

WHY DO WE LOVE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY?

With over 10,000 superstars across 48 different countries globally, it is hard not to be inspired every single day. At Finastra we celebrate in global knowledge sharing, diversity and an opportunity to make a difference for each other and for our customers .

We are on a journey. After bringing two global Fintech leaders together in June 2017, Finastra has truly recognized the opportunity and power we have, by combining our expertise, successes and passion together. Whether it is in a collaboration hub or innovating with colleagues across our global landscape, we are one team creating a network of talent and creativity in a stimulating environment, to do what we can to make a difference for our customers .

Our people are leaders in their role and are always looking for new ways to help our customers grow, compete and optimize their business. From a graduate Software Engineer to an experienced Sales Executive – we are looking for personal leadership and people with the appetite to understand the markets and customers we serve. We drive innovation that challenges the status quo and feel proud of the positive differences that we make every day. We recognize talent and provide a work environment where leaders can drive results , develop and grow their careers.

Success is what you do, success is what we achieve, together.

The future of Finance is open – combine your talents with Finastra opportunities to create an exciting career with us.

For more information, visit Finastra.com

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What will you contribute?

Reporting to the Sr Manager, Portfolio Delivery, the Sr Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that the projects are executed in line with all contractual obligations to the client in a professional, cost-effective and timely manner, ensuring that Finastra achieves (or improves upon) the planned financial return from the project; within this objective, you should give the client value for money.

The role of the Sr Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to agreed deadlines and within the client’s budget. This includes coordinating resources and efforts of consultants and/or third-party contractors in order to deliver projects according to plan or apply strong change control management as required. The Sr Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. At all times establish and maintain good working relationships with the client, and reinforce the Finastra reputation. The Sr Project Manager is also financially responsible on projects they manage. Sr Project Manager should be product agnostic, however, they may have specialties in certain business areas.

Responsibilities & Deliverables:

Your deliverables as a Sr Project Manager will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Produce and maintain a project and quality plan, and conduct the project accordingly. Developing full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.

  • Establish effective and appropriate project governance for the project

  • Manage the project staff and other resources assigned to the project.

  • Report effectively on project progress, problems encountered and their solutions by means of a project status report and also ad-hoc reports as appropriate.

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.

  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.

  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis

  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

  • Ensure proper financial management of the project including tracking planned hour variances and Estimate at Completion (EAC).

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

  • Track project milestones and deliverables.

  • Control project financials thru an effective change control process and efficient resources management

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, working with the client and internal project teams.

  • Ensure proper risk management by documenting all risks and ensuring effective mitigation strategy. Devise contingency plans as necessary.

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

  • Develop or enhance best practices and tools for project execution and management

Required Experience:

  • 8 years of direct (recent) experience in a similar role in an insurance, financial services or banking institutions with Fixed Price / Scope implementation

  • Lending or Trade industry knowledge preferred

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Experience in implementation and support of complex enterprise software systems

  • Thorough understanding of project management methodologies and tools available

  • Customer driven and have the ability to work within a team environment

  • Strong organization and presentation skills

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The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability please contact us at 800-274-7280.

The Future is Collaborative . The Future is Open. The Future is Now.

Finastra unlocks the potential of people and businesses in finance, creating a platform for open innovation. Formed in 2017 by the combination of Misys and D+H, we provide the broadest portfolio of financial services software in the world today—spanning retail banking, transaction banking, lending, and treasury and capital markets. Our solutions enable customers to deploy mission critical technology on premises or in the cloud. Our scale and geographical reach means that we can serve customers effectively, regardless of their size or geographic location—from global financial institutions, to community banks and credit unions. Through our open, secure and reliable solutions, customers are empowered to accelerate growth, optimize cost, mitigate risk and continually evolve to meet the changing needs of their customers. 48 of the world’s top 50 banks use Finastra technology.

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