Portfolio Manager

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Website Randstad Digital

Portfolio Manager – Hybrid (Permanent Position)

Number of Positions: 1 Filled: 0 Duration: FT perm role

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Must be eligible to work in Canada

Hybrid position 2-3 days/w in the downtown Toronto office

Roles and responsibilities

Define, communicate and execute end-to-end application strategy at the local or Line of Business level assuring line of sight with Business Division, Business Segment, or global function business strategies.

Oversee the planning of and manage the IT budget of multiple cost centers or one large cost center on a local or Line of Business level.

Pro-actively manage relationships with local executives and key business partners.

Develop business solutions and project concepts, create plans and oversee implementation of business solutions of moderate to high level of complexity.

Oversee demand planning process and alignment with project portfolio planning on a local or Line of Business level, aligned to regional / global master plans.

Take responsibility for local and global governance compliance. Ensure proper license management.

Represent IT in the definition and delivery of IT services and programs to the local business unit.

Manage internal and external Business and IT delivery partners based on the service / operational level agreements and ensure service performance meets expectations on a local level.

Lead a senior group of managers who perform complex tasks.

Perform strategic HR management processes and perform managerial tasks for direct reports.

Lead a diverse functional IT team at a local or Line of Business level, setting objectives, reviewing performance and participating in selection/promotion decisions to ensure that staff have the necessary skills and understanding to deliver the team’s objectives.

Budget for, forecast and manage expenditure in own function, establishing and agreeing key performance targets and financial budgets for work unit in order to optimize business performance in line with service delivery and business objectives.

Lead the implementation of complex IT projects or work streams, typically as part of a major change or business improvement initiative involving multi-disciplinary teams and timescales in excess of one year.

Educate and influence senior colleagues to enable the execution of all relevant policies and governance processes to ensure that the business is not exposed to undue risk, and ensure own function is compliant with risk and governance procedures and understands Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity plans.

Contribute to long-term strategy for the function, and develop processes and review policies relevant to functional/business discipline in order to ensure they are in line with strategic business objectives.

Manage relationships across the IT function and with senior business stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for service improvement to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction.

Participate in IT functional leadership team meetings to provide specialist guidance and enable the implementation of policy, projects and change initiatives to drive business performance.

Gain buy-in from senior leaders across the organization and senior local business stakeholders to ensure medium and long-term plans are aligned with business objectives.

What you bring to the table:

Must haves:

Bachelor’s Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area related to Guidewire.

Experience with IT development and/or maintenance.

Knowledge of IT standards and policy. People management experience.


Master’s Degree.

Project Management Institute Project Management Professional certification.

Project management experience.

P&C Insurance, Financial Services experience.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Organizational and analytical skills.

Ability to lead in a team environment.

Vendor management experience.


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