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Position Title: Portfolio Manager

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Florenceville GTC 

Grade: Grade 06 

Requisition ID: 19493 

 

 

JOB PURPOSE:

This Portfolio Manager position will oversee the delivery of one or more projects in a wide variety of fields, such as technology deployments, security, business, and technology led projects.   The Global Technology Portfolio Manager is responsible for the initiation, planning, controlling, monitoring, execution of and closing of projects linked to contracted deliveries.  Responsibilities also include building project strategies for assigned projects using agile or the waterfall methodologies. Through team management, planning, project clarification, and process ownership, the Project Manager will facilitate creativity, help team members work together, remove impediments to progress, facilitate meetings, foster team empowerment and entrepreneurship, and enable the team to complete tasks on time at a high level of quality.  The position requires a good communicator with experience in managing risks, adjusting schedules and tasks to meet committed timelines and can lead projects.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project Planning and Process Management
  • Work amongst a team of Project Managers supporting waterfall and agile projects while sharing and driving agile ways of thinking and working
  • Understand and document a thorough understanding of the business outcomes
  • Monitor and control assigned programs and project execution on time, budget, and quality
  • The Project Manager must be able to build relationships with cross functional team members and stakeholders.
  • Define projects and plans using short development cycles while focused on timely and quality delivery by team
  • Manages the day-to-day work activities of team members, organizing and coordinating the team, and leading project status, daily huddles, and working meetings
  • Identifies and resolves project issues and mitigates risks, manages deviations from plans, provides progress reports as needed
  • Champions ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for agile project management and improve team efficiency and effectiveness
  • Manage contract objectives and contract budgets
  • Develop regular reporting on contract milestones, execution and risk
  • Ensure that vendors are performing in accordance to contractual obligations

 

Team and Change Management

  • Ability to build relationships with cross functional team members and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for stakeholder management, collaboration, and execution approach
  • Closes any communication gaps with key constituents outside of the team
  • Leads change management in a fast-paced, agile work environment. Leads team towards swift and clear decision making, pivoting plans and activating the team members simultaneously with new direction
  • Promotes empowerment of the team, ensures that each team member is fully engaged and making a meaningful contribution. Helps to maintain entrepreneurial culture of team
  • Assists in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; and mentoring and developing team members

 

Skills and Competencies

  • Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate the program objectives, inspire and motivate staff, and maintain alignment with the business strategy
  • Strong business acumen, including industry- and domain-specific knowledge of the organization and its business units. Familiarity with industry digital trends and innovation
  • Influencing and negotiation experience and skills in an environment with high competition for resources
  • Excellent analytical, strategic planning and execution skills 
  • Ability to follow the PMO processes, perform administrative tasks and have the skills to take on the role of agile Scrum Master
  • Ability to develop programs and deliver them with financial and resource constraints
  • Knowledge of project planning tools, such as Microsoft Project with evidence of practical application
  • Knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and direct team to let go of unnecessary or distracting work
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others as well as manage conflict
  • Comfortable navigating corporate politics and resolving conflicting priorities
  • Comfort with quickly changing priorities and a high level of adaptability and flexibility while maintaining the “big picture” view
  • Effective change manager, attention to detail, problem solving skills, enthusiasm, assertiveness, and ability to be hands on as needed
  • Able to quickly develop deep understanding of McCain’s business from a cultural & operational perspective

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 or more years of experience in IT business/industry with Project Management experience
  • Able to think nimble and out of the box to drive improvements within existing methodologies
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required with PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) is considered an asset
  • Strong communication and ability to manage multiple internal and external organizational relationships all while driving results
  • Five to seven years in diverse roles with increasing leadership responsibilities across major projects and programs
  • Substantial leadership roles and collaboration experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing “upward” among senior leadership and ensure accountability of team
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Key internal relationships: PMO Portfolio and Project Managers, VP Global Technology Product Solutions, VP Data Analytics, Regional HR Teams, Global Leadership Team, Corporate Communications
  • Travel: as required
  • Job is primarily performed in a hybrid working model

 

The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
 
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Job Family: Information Technology      
Division: Global Technology 
Department: ​Portfolio Management ​
Location(s): CA - Canada : New Brunswick : Florenceville-Bristol || CA - Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Company: McCain Foods (Canada) 

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