Sr. Project Manager

Sr. Project Manager

Category: Project Management
City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Position ID: J1121-3004
Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

We are Canada's largest independent information technology services firm, and after 40 years, we're still growing! We have a challenging career opportunity for a Project Manager to work for our clients across in our Global Wealth and Capital Markets Product Team.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

As a Sr. Project Manager, Global Wealth and Capital Markets. Your involvement in the achievement of the projects and transitions is to contribute to:
• Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected programs/sub-program and/or projects through a program master plan
• Identify all the internal and external resources, whether human or technical, required to complete the program successfully
• Decide on suitable strategies and objectives for achieving the program goals
• Coordinate cross-project activities
• Provide coaching and guidance to the program's staff
• Lead and evaluate project managers and other program staff
• Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities related to the program
• Apply change, risk and resource management at the program level
• Assume responsibility for the program's people and vendors
• Assess program financial performance and aim to maximize ROI (must have a deep and full understanding of financial management practices and ratios)
• Resolve projects' higher scope issues
• Prepare reports for program executives
• Ability to understand and negotiate contracts regarding the program
• Ability to track the overall benefits of the program regarding benefit realization (did it accomplish the goal).
• Ability to have a broad view of program objectives and organizational culture and processes
• Ability to manage all stakeholders including stakeholder identification and targeted strategies for stakeholder management
• Delivering expected project margin/profitability
• Documenting and assessing impacts of project change requests in a timely manner
• Execute various activities to deliver projects using the project plan, work plan, risk log, communication plan, issue logs and resolution as well as managed change requests
• Ensure good management of activities, quality deliverables and use of the CGI quality processes (CPMF)
• Ensure time charged by members applied to the appropriate task and control the project budget
• Complete satisfaction surveys with the client upon project completion and obtain signoff
• Obtain engagement and approvals by all stakeholders; individual members, teams and the client, as well as vendors/suppliers
• Maintain the healthy management of your project by mitigating risks and defining resolution plans for addressing issues.
• Obtain, validate and understand the cost model and project profit margin for every project you are assigned.
• Define functional structure of the project; prepare work plans for planning and scheduling the required resources.
• Maintaining the healthy management of your project by mitigating risks and defining resolution plans for addressing issues.
• Ensuring your projects are auditable (CGI quality processes applied).

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

• Minimum 10 to 15 years of relevant project management experience in a large scale corporate context. (previous consulting / product experience is preferred)
• Has successfully managed the delivery of at least 4 projects of medium to high complexity.
• Managed program / project budgets between $3M to $20M for a duration of 12 to 18 months.
• Managed 4+ internal and external partners and suppliers.
• Worked with Teams of 20 to 50 (or more) members.
• Has executed various activities to deliver projects using, the project plan, work plan, risk log, communication plan, issue logs and resolution as well as managed change requests.
• Has planned, organized, managed and communicated the activities to ensure the project objectives are met to the satisfaction of the client, team and executives.
• Has ensured good management of activities, quality deliverables and use of the quality processes.
• Has strong communication skills in providing pertinent and precise information to the appropriate audience which can be the client, delivery and or operational teams.
• Has solid experience in various project management methodologies which includes but not limited to completing satisfaction surveys with the client upon project completion and obtained signoff, lessons learned sessions.

• Demonstrated ability to learn new process, applications and systems
• A hands on leader (able to analyze, able to dig deep)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong organizational and leadership skills with the ability to facilitate technical sessions
• Can communicate in both technical and business terms
• Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to manage a geographically distributed development teams
• Can Extract matrix/progress/milestones from JIRA or other collaboration tools for stake holder
• Working experience in Microsoft Project Plan (MPP), Excel, and Powerpoint
• Exposure to Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean and SAFe
• Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
• Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programs,
• Sound business case development and approvals skills
• Stakeholder management and change management skills
• Strong negotiation skills
• Project Management practice experience
• Program Management practice experience
• Relevant industry experience as required
• Sufficient seniority and credibility to advise project teams on their projects in relation to the program
• Ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
• Be an effective listener
• Be an effective communicator
• Be an effective negotiator
• Expert understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties
• Expert knowledge of program and project management methods
• Expert knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures

• PMP Certification is a nice to have
• Agile Certifications is nice to have

Other Requirements:
• 10% Travel within GTA to Client Locations


  • Project Management

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