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Specialist, Portfolio (Vancouver) (Temporary, approx 20 months)

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us


At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs

Why our Vancouver office is so awesome


Vancouver has been regularly voted one of the top cities to live in the world with one of the mildest climates of any city in Canada. It is home to our Marketing and Sales Office and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free parking
  • Easy access to transit, including the Sky Train
  • Secure bike facilities and easy access off the Central Valley Greenway


Job Summary:
The Portfolio Specialist works with the BT Capability Managers and BT product teams to understand the resourcing needs to support their objectives.  As part of the Portfolio capability, the Portfolio Specialist is the technical subject matter expert for BT resource management, BT Capacity planning and BT-wide Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and metrics.  The Portfolio Specialist assists with creating the enterprise reporting that communicates the timing of large initiatives.  The Portfolio Specialist plays an integral part in understanding BT’s performance and delivery of value back to the enterprise.


Key Accountabilities:
•    Provides Capability Managers with visibility into resource demand and allocations across the BT division.  Develops and produces ongoing analysis to support the effective placement of resources into teams.    
•    Provides Managers and Directors with reporting that articulates BT’s current capacity.
•    Performs portfolio analytics, and provides analytic consulting and input/outputs of project & portfolio management (PPM) software. Establishes, maintains and delivers reporting metrics for multiple stakeholder groups, both financial and management, in support of BT and BCLC’s strategic plan.  
•    Develops data and reporting functionality, including reports and dashboards, based on requirements. 
•    Develops and maintains Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics that foster the measurement of throughput, velocity and overall delivery efficiency.
•    Recommends process efficiencies and improvements to project and portfolio management methodologies, including updating supporting documentation on a regular basis.
•    Leads, collaborates with and builds relationships with BT team members to provide insights into the overall success of delivery by product teams.  
•    Performs user access management, enhancements and ongoing maintenance of BT’s PPM tool.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Education and Experience

•    A degree or certificate in Computer Science or Business Analysis or a related discipline;
•    3 to 5 years recent, related customer relationship experience and or I.T. experience;
•    Experience with project and program management software systems would be an asset;
•    An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.


Technical Requirements
•    Knowledge of business process engineering and of enabling technologies to support new processes;
•    Strong knowledge of program/project management methodologies;
•    Excellent business acumen;
•    Excellent facilitation and stakeholder engagement skills;
•    Exceptional problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation;
•    Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills;
•    Demonstrated proficiency with PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Visio;
•    Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
•    Exceptional interpersonal skills;
•    Exceptional written, verbal communication and presentation skills;
•    Knowledge and experience with Cognos would be an asset;
•    Understanding of B.C. gaming industry would be an asset.


Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

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