Job Details

Director, Portfolio Lead

Location TORONTO, Ontario, Canada
Category Technology
Job Opened March 25th, 2021
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 2100016C
Job Type Full-Time
Remote No

job description

What This Position Is About:

As a Director, Portfolio Lead you will oversee a group of Project Managers and Senior Project Managers to own complex and highly strategic projects from inception to deployment and beyond (roadmap of enhancement projects). You will be responsible for all aspects of the development/implementation of projects and programs involving department or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of a product or program from the design process through a finished state for internal/external customers. Our Portfolio Leads must operate thoughtfully and with a sense of urgency across multiple Technology teams, since they are relied upon to lead all channel projects.

  • Leads team to takes projects from original concept through final implementation.  Aids in the management of the project roadmap.
  • Defines project scope and objectives. Oversees/coordinates all aspects of project and serves as project manager between creative, technical, marketing and other business teams.
  • Plans and directs team to execute schedules as well as manage costs within project budgets. Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with customer on all matters.
  • Mentors team to develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, budgets, and status reports.
  • Ensures deliverables meet project requirements; reviews deliverables with business stakeholders and incorporates feedback.
  • Oversees User Acceptance Testing and final sign-off.
  •  Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to direct the analysis of, and solution to problems; meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals.
  • Conduct post-mortems on projects and disseminate conclusions to the rest of the team.
  • Partners with the project Business Analyst and Solutions Architect to deliver new features and functionality for banners.
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project deliverables.
  • Remains solution oriented, in a rapidly changing environment, and works collaboratively with matrixed teams.
  • Manages 3rd-party relationships as needed.

Who You Are:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field (preferred) or equivalent experience; additional certification in Project Management.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Project Manager, ideally in the Retail environment, managing large, complex technical projects involving matrixed teams.
  • Experience leading direct reports.
  • Strong knowledge of technology platforms and environment.
  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Proven ability to work independently, and balance priorities in a dynamic environment with multiple assigned projects and tasks.
  • Strong analytical and innovative problem solving skills.
  • Strong executive presence, people development, motivational, and influencing without authority and negotiating skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills, verbal and written.
  • PMP Certification preferred.
  • Ability to present complex ideas clearly, manage the complexities of integrating new technologies and to influence individuals across business boundaries to achieve objectives.

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental).
  • An amazing employee discount



Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.