Portfolio Director Portfolio Director …

TD Bank Group
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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TD Bank Group
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Portfolio Director
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Job Description

• Collaborates with executive sponsor and members of the senior executive team to establish vision and aligns the portfolio with the strategic and tactical direction of the business
• Engages executive sponsor and relevant business leaders to ensure active participation on project / program / portfolio initiatives
• Facilitates business meetings with senior stakeholders and executives to support successful and timely delivery of projects and programs within the assigned Portfolio
• Establishes effective project / program / portfolio oversight and other governance bodies, and engages the appropriate levels to support the direction for the project / program / portfolio
• Establishes on-going influence on relationships with key stakeholders across LoBs as appropriate given the assigned Portfolio
• Provides advice and guidance to appropriate partners and project / program / portfolio teams as required regarding best practices in project management
• Applies Organizational Change Management principles and practices in order to effectively manage the people side of change (e.g., stakeholder analysis, business process management, people readiness, sustainment planning, etc.)
• Communicates project / program / portfolio summary, status, financials, etc. to appropriate senior executives at the Bank
• Accountable for ensuring that customer / stakeholder implications have been assessed and managed appropriately
• Builds strategic partnerships to define business case and design and implement changes for people, process and technology to ensure quality and sustained business outcomes
• Ensures clarity is provided to key stakeholders regarding their roles and responsibilities
• Applies judgment by making pragmatic decisions, in the context of enterprise and LoB objectives

• Oversees the delivery of project / program / portfolio and owns outcomes that are aligned to established cost, timing, deliverable and scope objectives
• Oversees the delivery of multiple concurrent programs, consisting of projects spanning across all Project Tiers
• Owns overall accountability for managing risk across the portfolio and oversees the identification, tracking and mitigation plans of project risk on an aggregated / consolidated portfolio basis, providing an understanding of trending within the portfolio (i.e., risk related to technology, change management, procurement, business process management, requirements management)
• Ensures the strategic direction of the portfolio aligns with that of the business
• Initiates activities within the context of achieving strategic business objectives
• Aligns the project / program risk and business operational risk to ensure all are understood in the context of the portfolio
• Monitors and oversees large scale programs with high levels of risk exposure, impacting stakeholders across all LoBs
• Owns overall accountability for managing risk across the portfolio
• Oversees enterprise gating and governance controls to ensure the overall portfolio meets all the performance, quality and compliance standards and conforms to appropriate methodology
• Evaluates detailed portfolio status reports and presents key highlights and related implications to senior executives and key stakeholders


• May manage multiple cross-LoB Project and Program Managers and / or additional project resources, consisting of Business Analysts, Requirements SMEs, Business SMEs and Technology Resources where applicable to the project / program / portfolio
• Develops employees to ensure sustainable delivery capability
• Provides advice and counsel to project teams, program resources and business partners
• Coaches, leads and mentors team members and provides regular performance assessments
• Ensures effective on boarding and off boarding programs are in place for project resources
• Oversees multiple projects / programs aligned to portfolio, external vendors, project managers and consultants across multiple businesses
• Allocates resources across portfolio to ensure successful and timely delivery
• Oversees succession planning to ensure there is a strong pipeline of talent to progress through levels
• Champions project management training curriculum and works closely with key partners to develop and deliver necessary programs
• Identifies stretch opportunities and on the job experience opportunities for team members
• Makes an impact by getting things done, focusing on what matters, owning and delivering superior results for all stakeholders in both the short and long-term
• Fosters an environment of continuous learning, including the sharing of experience and learning across team members and partners as appropriate

• Manages portfolios with a moderate to high level of regulatory oversight
• Oversees overall aggregate portfolio financials, benefit realization analysis for a fairly large portfolio of programs / projects
• Manages overall portfolio budget
• Oversees a portfolio comprised of multiple concurrent projects / programs, including IT, generally up to and including projects at the Tier 2 level with a moderately high to high complexity profile
• May on occasion lead the delivery of up to Tier 1 projects / programs
• Directly manages a team or Program / Project Managers to ensure talent needs and capabilities are developed to support long term goals for the unit
• Provides strategic guidance to business / functional leaders to ensure escalated concerns or regulatory or governance related portfolio issues are appropriately managed
• Generally reports to Portfolio Executive responsible for leading a Project / Program or Portfolio Management Office for a Business Segment or Corporate function (e.g. TDS, Retail, Wealth, Insurance, Risk, Finance, LoB TS)




At TD, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities in which we live and serve. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.