Senior Portfolio Manager

Senior Portfolio Manager

GAME ON – OLG needs you

We’ve said GAME ON, and we mean it – OLG is rapidly transforming its organization to better serve Ontarians by delivering great gaming experiences through our digital, retail lottery, and land-based casino channels. In our fiscal 2019-20 year alone, OLG delivered over $2.3 billion in net profit to the Province of Ontario. OLG is now expanding our horizons even further, with a new strategic direction, to become a world class gaming entertainment leader with a globally admired digital platform.

We are ready to take this game to the next level and need a passionate Senior Portfolio Manager to develop and maintain the sequenced Portfolio and Integrated Plan ensuring that the portfolio is structured to provide the best opportunity for the successful delivery of multiple Strategic Benefits.  This includes ensuring that inter and intra project and program dependencies, constraints and risks are recognized and resolved through cross organizational collaboration and escalation as required for successful resolution.


Reporting to the Director Enterprise Portfolio Management, you will be empowered to:

  • Consolidate and maintain an accurate, current and consolidated Master inventory of all initiatives (programs, projects and other initiatives requiring EC visibility)
  • To include all information required for the analysis and reporting of the portfolio by executive ownership /responsibility, contribution to Strategy and other groupings as required
  • Drive and lead the end to end Portfolio prioritization and sequencing process to prioritize a range of programs, projects, and other work within the portfolio with the goal of allocating resources to the activities that will generate the highest business value – during annual planning cycle and sub sequentially as new initiatives are introduced to the portfolio.
  • Lead, manage and be accountable for the Integrated Plan so that it can be used, in a near ‘real-time’ fashion, for executive (Milestone) reporting, what-if scenario development, benefit realization scheduling and other needs as required.
  • Develop, implement, ensure adoption and maintain PPM methodology, governance, standards and tools
  • Develop reports, presentations and insights on the portfolio in sufficient detail that the Executive Committee can accurately and confidently select the most appropriate projects for approval and funding
  • Supporting the PPS Directors, coordinate the creation of the Project Charters and Project Implementation Plans to ensure that reporting is in consistent form and suitable for executive consumption
  • Work with Project Management Directors and their reports to gather, document and confirm portfolio dependencies, constraints and risks. 
  • Provide central oversight the portfolio composition, understanding all projects to a sufficient degree that dependencies, constraints and risks can be predicted, analyzed for potential implications and optimally resolved.
  • Perform impact assessment on the integrated view of the portfolio caused by project issues and change requests.
  • Manage and maintain the enterprise view of corporate project resources and capacity


Work Experience: 7+ years of experience in project/program management | 7+ years of experience in portfolio management is desirable | Cross functional business experience, preferably across multiple companies is valuable as the OLG portfolio is both wide (across the whole organization) and deep (high volume of projects in the portfolio). 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. Master’s degree in business administration/management is preferred but not mandatory | Training in Analytics is preferred but not mandatory | A general understanding of business and business processes is required

Critical Skills: Ability to work with multiple areas across OLG and at multiple levels of seniority within the different areas | Ability to influence and gain consensus, particularly at senior levels | Ability to absorb and understand significant level of detail | Ability to synthesize detail in to ‘big picture’ type understanding of the portfolio | Ability to relate to business need and the portfolio’s contribution to those needs | Ability to understand the different business needs and goals across all of OLG | Communications and creative techniques and skills: strong written and verbal communication

Negotiation and Influence: ability to negotiate and influence effectively while being open to perspectives and maintaining strong relationships

Strategic Thinker: strong strategic and critical thinker with ability to delve into unique challenges and find creative solutions

Collaboration & Fun: inclusive and collaborative work style while creating fun and excitement in our work

Integrity and Trust: do what’s right and operate with transparency and openness


  • Part of a Bigger Picture: socially responsible company that gives back all its profits to the province and people of Ontario
  • Flexible Work Environment: to help balance both work and life
  • You Matter: family friendly work practices and remote work
  • Freedom to Innovate: supports new and better ways to be successful
  • Be your Authentic Self: environment that values diversity as a source of strength
  • Learning Galore: 24-7 access to robust online learning programs 
  • Public Service Pension Plan: participate in a major defined benefit pension plan sponsored by the Government of Ontario
  • Variable Pay Program: performance-based incentives to share in our success (Permanent OLG Employees Only)

Learn about OLG – GAME ON!

OLG’s purpose is to contribute to a better Ontario by delivering great entertainment experiences for our customers. We are a multi-billion-dollar organization with a wide array of business lines including, lottery, land-based casinos, digital lottery and casino, horseracing, and charitable gaming. OLG is amidst a massive transformation focusing on being customer obsessed and bringing our digital business to a whole new level.

The key to our success is our people. Our culture will be grounded in true, positive partnerships that embrace trust, clarity, and openness in all that we do. We are supporting and empowering employees and teams across the organization through greater accountability, leadership development and growth opportunities. OLG is embracing more flexible work options and family friendly work practices including remote work.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential elements of our culture, the cornerstone to our values of respect, integrity, stewardship, and excellence. At OLG, our employees have the space to be themselves and use their perspectives and skills to benefit the people and the Province of Ontario.

While we are re-shaping and growing our business, we are unwavering when it comes to living our purpose, and ensuring our business delivers meaningful benefits for the people of Ontario. OLG’s net profits are reinvested back into the province, contributing to the quality of life for Ontarians.

To learn more about OLG go to our website at  

We look forward to hearing from you, interested applicants please apply online by September 07, 2022.

OLG is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please contact Human Resources at if you require accommodation at any time throughout the hire process.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.