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IT Portfolio Manager

Date: Dec 4, 2018

LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta (CA-AB)

Why you should join us:

Are you a strategic thinker with strong business insight and the ability to see the big picture? Are you known for your leadership and mentorship, extraordinary collaboration, facilitation, and negotiation skills? We are looking for a senior portfolio manager to help us continue on our digital transformation journey and to partner with our corporate client groups to shape their technology landscape.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Lead all portfolio life cycle activities and close out on projects within the portfolio by leading and enabling a team of project managers, staff, technical analysts, vendors, contractors, and consultants
  • Develop and deliver on the end-to-end portfolio plan including milestones, results, critical path items, and interdependencies to execute effectively
  • Interact with sub-portfolio sponsors or team members at the executive-level and above in order to manage complex decisions and influence prioritization of initiatives to overall business priorities
  • Improve portfolio delivery execution by aligning with our stage-gated methodology and using industry best practices
  • Work with the Project Management Office on program status and quality updates
  • Build positive relationships within a matrix environment to deliver on the sub-portfolio by identifying the required resource base and structure required
  • Collaborate with portfolio, delivery, and support teams, and build partnerships with sub-portfolio sponsors and internal and external parties to enable resource demand planning, lead change, and sub-portfolio planning
  • Foresee and handle portfolio risks, issues, and dependencies to schedule commitments, keep the sub-portfolio on cost and raise issues which could have significant impact
  • Work with our outsource partners and technology vendors, and influence existing and new vendor/supplier relationships and the management of the approved vendor list

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 15 years of leadership experience with five years as a portfolio manager
  • Experience leading multi-million dollar ($25M+) portfolios
  • A demonstrable ability to manage multiple large scale disparate projects and integrate a diverse group to achieve common goals
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce or computer science
  • A PMP, PgMP or PfMP certification
  • A deep understanding of project management fundamentals (cost, scope, schedule, budget, integration, vendor management etc.)
  • Exceptional communication skills to translate complex ideas and solutions to various levels of stakeholders
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Experience running IT and/or Agile projects
  • Experience working in or leading a PMO
  • Working towards or completion of an MBA

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Calgary head office, located in the Suncor Energy Centre at 150 – 6th Ave S.W.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday; additional hours may be required based on business need and project schedules/milestones

Why Suncor?

We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Stay connected to us:

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.

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