Reporting to the Director of Corporate Projects, the Project Manager is responsible for managing activities and resources in support of projects that impact multiple departments, systems, or work-flows. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously with varying degrees of risk and complexity.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Monitors and reviews all project tasks including project risks, project cost, project schedule and staffing requirements.
Analyzes, understands, and improves tools and processes to enhance the implementation effectiveness.
Manages external vendors/integration partners providing services during project implementation.
Develops and maintains a project schedule outlining all departments involved in the project, including administrative tasks.
Coordinates meetings and maintains project-related calendars.
Assists with minutes, presentations and tables for the Project Management Committee and Project Status Meetings.
Produces detailed progress reports and notifications as appropriate.
Ensures version control of project documents.
Maintains contact with sponsors and stakeholders to determine project requirements or level of satisfaction with progress and performance of given projects.
Creates and maintains shared, central database of all project documents.
Files all project documents (hard and soft copies).
Responsible for tracking project changes and produces updated project schedule as agreed upon with PMO and IT Manager.
Attends or conducts project post mortems with project sponsor and developer to gauge areas for improvement.
Other duties as assigned.
Supports the Project Management Team with the following duties:
Schedule meetings and send out reminders, prepare agendas, document & distribute meeting minutes
Prepare, edit, and finalize presentations, detailed documents, spreadsheets, and reports.
Other duties as assigned
This position requires frequent coordination with the Director of Corporate Projects, and regular communication with members of the PMO. This position has dotted-line reporting to the President of Primary Financial Services.
The Project Manager reports to the Director of Corporate Projects and dotted-line to the President of Primary Financial Services. The Project Manager will liaise frequently with senior management and all other departments nationally.
This position requires contact with individuals such as clients & vendors.
Experience & Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications for this position include:
Post secondary education within a related field is an asset.
Minimum 3 to 5 years working in a project management role.
Solid understanding of project management methodologies, principles and practices.
Advanced skills in MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of MS Project and Visio.
Strong understanding of technologies and business processes, and ability to integrate technical and functional areas.
Ability to lead cross functional teams and provide direction to achieve successful project delivery.
Strong communication and facilitation skills.
High level of organizational skills, excellent detail accuracy & interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive & confidential information with care and discretion.
Demonstrated ability to pro-actively manage time, prioritize multiple tasks, work under pressure & meet rapid, changing deadlines.
Maturity, confidentiality, diplomacy & high degree of professionalism required.
Must possess superior English comprehension, written and verbal communication skills.
Comprehension of the French language is an asset.
High level of integrity and confidentiality
Planning and Organizing
Driving for Results
Teamwork and Collaboration
Commitment to Quality
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