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Project Manager – Capital Markets

Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 29, 2017.

Job Description

Project Manager – Capital Markets

Job Title: Project Manager – Capital Markets

Company: Direct IT Recruiting Inc.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Status: 6 Month Contract

Job Category: Project Management, Trading, Findur, Oracle, Six Sigma, ITIL

Career Level: Senior

Work Experience: 10+ years in Project Management, PMP, CSC, CFA, Trading, Findur, Oracle, RFP, Six Sigma, Agile, MS Project

Industry: Capital Markets


– Leads the planning and implementation of project delivery; facilitates the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables

– In collaboration with internal resource/functional managers, negotiate for/acquire and manage appropriate resources considering time, cost, and quality expectations/objectives of the project. Plans organizes, staffs, directs, controls and supervises the project team of internal and external resources

– Experience in procurement processes including RFP, selection, contract negotiations

– Identifies with stakeholders all project dependencies and risks and ensures that they are effectively managed. Ensures plans are in place for key risks. Manages priorities & interdependencies, builds consensus and resolve conflicts with multiple stakeholders for project and program implementation

– Negotiates, manages, and obtains approvals on project documentation and deliverables as agreed to by the project sponsor and stakeholders

– Monitors project status, performance, and key deliverables against schedule milestones and budget. Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule & quality)

– Reports progress against the plan to the project sponsor, and steering committee

– Manages communication to ensure that the project sponsor and business owner are aware of any significant changes in the project status, in a timely manner

– In partnership with business project owner assesses readiness and develops risk mitigation/contingency plans as required as a result of readiness assessment

– Ensures project phase/stage gate requirements are met

– Controls change through accepted change control processes and documentation

– Performing post-implementation follow up to determine user issues and levels of satisfaction

– Ensuring adequate post-implementation user support and on-going training efforts

– Executes project management deliverables as per the approved project plan, working with sponsor, and business and IT leads to develop the content of those deliverables and to ensure acceptance of them

– Ensures projects are managed in accordance with the recommendations for project management as outlined in the project management framework


– Findur, Oracle and upgrade experience nice to have

– PMP – Project Management Professional Certification

– 10+ years experience in project management execution

– Six Sigma, ITIL – Process Improvement Methodology certification and or/experience an asset

– Experience with and understanding of leading practices in project management and process improvement

– Works collaboratively with other solution teams including Relationship and Application Management, Business Analysts, Solutions Engineering and QA on a dynamic portfolio of initiative

– Proven vendor management experience

– Demonstrated change agent background

– Competency in typical PM and productivity software (MS Project, MS Office)

– Proactive customer service focus

– Excellent communication skills (verbal and written); motivation and persuasion skills

– Excellent organizational, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills

– Outcome/deliverable orientation with a bias for action; disciplined scope, time, and cost management.

– Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with all levels of management and staff

– Ability to work effectively both independently and in team environments; considering multiple points of view and managing conflicts


– Degree in Management Information Systems, Business Management, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics or related field of study.


– Six Sigma (an asset)

– ITIL (an asset)

– CFA (an asset)

– CSC (an asset)