Maplesoft Group is currently seeking a Sr. Project Manager to join one of our clients located in Toronto
The Sr. Project Manager (Contract) to join the Enterprise Technology team based in Toronto, ON and reporting to Manager, Portfolio Delivery (Calgary, AB).
The key focus for the successful candidate will be to ensure the successful establishment of a 3rd party support model for retail operations. This is an area driving a significant transformation across the company with tremendous opportunity to lead a program and other IT integration projects as the scope becomes defined in the coming months.
A variety of backgrounds and experiences have an opportunity to be successful in this role. Applicants should think creatively on how to illustrate their problem solving, organizational, and communication abilities – yet effectively roll up their sleeves when required to achieve results to demonstrate effective behavior. It is a challenging but rewarding role in a team open to experimenting with new ideas and approaches to old problems. Other details are provided below.
Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
Establish and successfully lead the deployment of a 3rd party support model including the integrated schedule of projects with business and technology roadmaps.
Coordinate the management of multiple projects from concept through to completion, ensuring quality is incorporated into all project deliverables.
Build and manage relationships with all stakeholders with a strong commitment to exceptional service delivery.
Create and execute program communication plans to ensure all stakeholders and project resources are aligned to program level goals and objectives.
Promote and demonstrate a culture of disciplined project management and ensure projects employ best practices, tools and disciplines in alignment with Shaw’s Project Delivery Framework, as well as governance, risk and compliance requirements, including budget management updates, accurate forecasting, progress reporting against milestones and diligent application of change management processes.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to oversee the tendering and awarding of system integrator/ vendor/sub-trade contracts as well as manage relationships with third-party vendors assisting with delivery and support of systems and associated services.
Build, manage and maintain a team of cross functional domain experts and vendor partners to support project delivery.
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout the project life cycle.
Enable a continuous improvement approach through the program and incorporate learnings to improve delivery effectiveness.
Participate in project management community process and procedures, supporting effective delivery of solutions.
Promote a positive image of Shaw, our products and services.
Preferred Skills, Experience and Qualifications:
Proven experience managing vendor partners, third party solution implementations and contractor resourcing.
Organizational Change Management experience including but not limited to proven communication (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and presentation) and facilitation skills.
Proven Program and Project Management skills in leading all aspects of project delivery.
Experience in managing programs with concurrent multiple projects of medium to large size and complexity.
Proven skills in accurate budget estimation and forecasting and resource allocation management.
Proven ability to motivate and maintain program momentum in a dynamic environment.
Demonstrates strong team management, negotiation, conflict management, and delegation skills especially working in cross-functional and geographically disparate teams.
Demonstrates solid critical thinking and problem-solving skills and expert ability to identify risks and issues and make difficult decisions (escalating where required).
Demonstrates strong ability to develop stakeholder relationships gaining trust and respect.
Proven ability to effectively manage multiple interests and agendas, including resolving conflicts as necessary.
University degree in Business, Computer Science or Engineering or the equivalent experience demonstrated by progressive responsibilities.
Minimum 5 years project experience with medium to large projects.
Nice to Haves:
Program Management experience is an asset.
Working knowledge of Agile as a practice and DevOps fundamentals.
Technology and/or telecommunications experience an asset.
PMP and other certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI) are an asset.
Maplesoft Group prides itself on its distinct corporate culture and recognizes that success is a direct reflection of our most valuable asset - our people. Therefore, attitude and ambition are key personality traits we seek out, along with skill and aptitude, in potential employees.
We thank you for your interest in Maplesoft Group and wish to advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.