Manager, IT Portfolio & Development

About Our Client: As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is “Leading Today for Tomorrow” by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Reports to: Senior IT Manager of City Services


Mandate: As an IT Business Manager within the Information Technology Division, you are an expert level technical leader who will be responsible for developing and delivering the services required to support the operations for an assigned client portfolio.

You will lead a professional IT team consisting of project managers, business analysts, IT specialists, and application developer in selecting, planning, developing, implementing and maintaining appropriate technology solutions to support corporate goals and objectives.

You will oversee project management, cost estimations, resource management, procurements and contract management and you will supervise staff including conducting formal performance reviews.

You will provide regular communication to executive teams including Department Commissioners and Directors on the status of work items.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership and guidance for complex and high risk technology implementations.
  • Collaborate with the business areas to develop technology roadmaps and frameworks for planning and forecasting technology developments for meeting the business short term and long term goals.
  • Managed the development of business cases and costs estimates; provide business analysis and advice for client groups to advance their priorities, and advise on software/vendor specific trends and industry trends that supports/address their needs.
  • Provide leadership and direction for multiple concurrent projects to ensure alignment with objectives with a focus on outcomes and deliverables.
  • Direct IT staff to identify, review, approve, and prioritize IT proposals and projects with client management. Make recommendations regarding the ongoing viability of a project plan based on ability to deliver upon agreed functionality within approved budget and schedule for medium to large complex projects.
  • Provide second level support for applications/systems in production based on defined service level agreements.
  • Manage the procurement of software, hardware and professional services required for projects. Provide contract and vendor management support for systems and technologies that are part of the application portfolio.
  • Direct reviews of tools and technologies for improving performance and reducing costs.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, standards, guidelines and controls by applying the policies and controls fairly and consistently so employees understand what to expect.
  • Coordinate the preparation of activity and progress reports and communicate the status to stakeholders including executives.
  • Stay informed on new and emerging trends & technologies that provide clear benefits to the organization, business partners, and/or customers.
  • Direct, motivate, coach and develop staff, maximizing their individual contribution, their professional growth and their ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team.
  • Work closely with other technology, vendor, and business teams to ensure successful deployment, testing and delivery.
  • Manage relationships with clients and internal partners; interface and maintain communications with them and business management.
  • Continuously find ways to improve team efficiencies.
  • Administer personnel policies in all areas and follow the Corporation staffing standards and training recommendations.
  • Establish team performance development plans; conduct team performance discussions. Plan for staffing needs including succession, bench-strength, and new business.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills & Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Computing; post-secondary education in Business Administration or any other related discipline.
  • A Minimum of 5 years of IT management level experience.
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience within IT roles and a minimum of 5-7 years’ related experience primarily focusing in an application development, project implementation and support environment.
  • Strong knowledge of business consulting principles and practices.
  • PMP / ITIL / COBIT/SCRUM and other IT related management certifications would be an asset.
  • A passionate manager who is innovative, creative, and collaborates with others to deliver on priorities – a manager who is up for the challenge of delivering solutions that meet our clients’ changing needs
  • Must have demonstrated experience successfully leading and delivering projects and other priorities.
  • Must have strong communication skills with the ability to present to various levels within the organization.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership and people management skills including experience managing IT staff across a diverse range of technical skill areas and levels.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to establish relationships with client management to build knowledge of business directions, and operations; leveraging this knowledge to identify opportunities to use technology to enable business transformation.
  • Must have knowledge of procurement and financial practices, and management principles to prepare, develop, administer and monitor operational plans, project budgets, and procurement activities.
  • Must have strong technical skills including demonstrated experience of leading full stack development projects in multiple environments: mobile development, Windows (.Net, .NET Core, SQLServer, MSSQL).
  • Experience with developing cloud-based applications using  Microservices and DevOps practices is considered an asset
  • Experience leading software development teams is considered an asset


Core Competencies:

Acting with Integrity

Clearly state goals and beliefs; let people know their true intentions; do what they said they would do; follow through on commitment

  • Adheres to business ethics
  • Conducts business in an honorable way
  • Highlights unethical behavior
  • Leads by example
  • Sincere with all actions and words
  • Speaks in a straightforward manner

Communicating Effectively

Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener

  • Encourages others to share information
  • Excellent listener
  • Gives people full attention
  • Promotes candid and open atmosphere
  • Shares information with team
  • Shares useful information

Driving Continuous Improvement

Establishes methods to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes; utilizes specialized techniques for continuous improvement

  • Aggressively overcomes weaknesses
  • Committed to employee development
  • Operational excellence
  • Promotes performance improvement
  • Takes initiative, action
  • Willing to invest in improvement

Serving Customers

Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages customer expectations

  • Always available to customers
  • Always follows service procedures
  • Always handles customer inquiries
  • Communicates well with customers
  • Highly professional demeanor
  • Takes responsibility for service problems


Leadership Competencies:

Setting a Strategic Vision

Identifies and articulates the strategic goals and direction of the company, division, or group; establishes connections between short term goals and long-term objectives and directions

  • Collaboratively pursues vision
  • Creates a compelling vision
  • Exemplifies values
  • Generates enthusiasm for vision
  • Maps steps to achieve vision
  • Ties values to work

Developing Talent

Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice

  • Fosters inclusion
  • Fully engages team
  • Gives active, concrete assistance
  • Helps all employees develop
  • Leverages team member skills
  • Provides clear feedback

Driving For Results

Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work

  • Strives to beat deadlines
  • Puts in extraordinary effort
  • Follows through on requests
  • Excellent job prioritizing
  • Completes work, keeps commitments
  • Clarifies expectations

Working with Financial Information

Understands how financial information is used to guide business decisions; develops accurate financial forecasts; considers decisions from a financial perspective

  • Make convincing arguments using financial information
  • Present financial information to superiors without hesitation
  • Comfortable teaching others how to work with financial information
  • Integrates financial information in presentations and arguments
  • Researches financial information for others and is a source of knowledge to others
  • Thinks of creative ways to use financial information and projects


Application Deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021


Application Instructions:  To apply, please send a resume in confidence directly to Aman Sodi at [email protected]


Summit Search Group is a fair and equitable search firm. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.







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Mississauga, ON


Competitive compensation package + benefits


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