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Date Listed 01-Dec-16
Address , Waterloo, ON,
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Job Offered By Professional Employer
Company Sun Life Financial
Job Type Please Contact

Role Summary:

As a Project Manager within the Business Projects & Solutions team, the incumbent will be responsible for the execution of various projects. This role is accountable for the business driven components of a project and will work in partnership with the Enterprise Services IT PM to deliver a fully integrated business/IT initiative.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Manage all phases of projects from initiation to closure while leveraging Project Management best practice standards and processes
  • Manage sponsor and stakeholder relations to ensure that project delivery expectations are specified and met
  • Create project deliverables that meet/exceed the project sponsor&'s specified expectations
  • Engage project stakeholders and communicate project updates effectively to ensure buy in and project success (examples: meetings, status updates, issue resolution)
  • Provide clear direction and motivation to project staff
  • Coordinate the activities of multi-site project teams
  • Ensure that appropriate processes, tools and techniques are used by the project teams
  • Develop project plans that effectively align scope, time, cost, quality, resources, risk, communication and procurement in a manner that enables highly coordinated execution and control
  • Monitor all projects results for significant deviations and ensure development of contingency plans where necessary
  • Successfully manage and escalate as required project changes, risks, issues and actions
  • Leadership, Influencing, and Facilitation skills to coordinate and direct effective meetings for project teams
  • Project Management Office accountabilities as required


Competencies:

  • Overall PM experience of 5+ years at a senior level, with proven results
  • Sound knowledge of project management techniques, tools and methodologies
  • Proven experience leading and managing large, complex projects
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize wide range of tasks
  • Ability to apply judgment and business knowledge to current situations
  • Results oriented
  • Demonstrated efficiency with facilitation and presentation skills
  • Proven effective relationship skills with demonstrated ability to influence others successfully
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills - Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision (verbal & written)
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed or shared services organizational model
  • Positive, energetic attitude
  • Proven experience in effectively partnering with IT Teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality and meeting customer expectations


Assets:

  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Familiarity with insurance and finance industry
  • Experience with both agile and waterfall project management methodologies
  • Project Management Office Experience


Notes/Unique Requirements:

  • Occasional travel between Toronto, Waterloo, Montreal offices will be required
  • Ability to manage a flexible work schedule
  • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines


Personswith disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or thoseneeding job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request to thebrightside@sunlife.com

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