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135186 Senior Project Manager

Toronto, Ontario
     Job Responsibilities/Job Functions:
•       Be adept at providing end-to-end digital project management, from development through to market launch partnering with product and technology leads
•       Lead a variety of projects supporting key business priorities as well as strategic digital programs focused on driving our digital priorities of People, Brand & Culture; Digital First Experiences.
•       Manage all aspects of the digital projects including project scoping, resource assignment, project plan development, project tracking, monitoring and reporting through the application of proven project management principles and methodologies.
•       Based on the project requirements, identify & govern overall scope, deliverables and interdependencies to deliver on the project objectives and in-service targets
•       Develop and maintain all project documentation (Project Plan, Issue and Action Logs, Risk Management, Communication Plan, Status Reports, Post Implementation Reviews, etc.).
•       Build strong collaborative relationships with project Sponsors, Business, IT and Digital stakeholders, to successfully deliver project milestones
•       Identify benefits expected from initiatives and conduct post implementation reviews to report on and track results.
•       Proactively monitor, track and control project outcomes by mitigating risks and resolving issues to ensure overall business readiness of the solution
•       Proactive vendor management to deliver based on contracted goods and/or services, to meet project requirements and timelines 
•       Set and manage project expectations while maintaining accountabilities with Demand Management, Development, Quality Assurance teams and others, to ensure deliverables are met
•       Create and maintain comprehensive documentation including Project Charter, Project Plan, Issue and Action Log, Risk Management Plan and Status reports to the sponsor, project team and senior management as required
•       Schedule regular Project status review meetings and Steering committee meetings with the sponsor, management and required project stakeholders
•       Manage and oversee Release activities to successfully deploy application changes into production with quality
•       Work creatively, collaboratively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and delivery excellence.

Job Qualifications:

•       5+ years of demonstrated progressive experience in project management, preferably in projects associated with the deployment or implementation of services for customers.
•       Experience in managing a group of simultaneous initiatives.
•       Post secondary education, preferably in a business administration or project management related discipline.
•       Completely conversant in Microsoft Project and other MS Office tools.
•       Advanced skills in MS Office suite, SharePoint, BI tools and highly proficient in MS Project & JIRA
•       Knowledge and consistent application of proven industry standard Project Management approaches.
•       Project Management designation an asset but not required.
•       Agile certification (PMI ACP, CSM, SAFe, etc.) a definite asset
•       Strong project financial forecasting and cost management
•       Strategic thinker who can make decisions and plan, develop and implement innovative solutions
•       Must possess strong negotiation, influencing, stakeholder management, communication and Business writing skills
•       Ability to effectively communicate project scope, cost, schedule to senior and C-level leadership team
•       A highly motivated individual with strong leadership, organizational, analytical, troubleshooting and conflict resolution skills       

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