Job: Junior – Project Manager
Location: Toronto, ON
Duration: 6 Months
Responsible for acting in various Non IT project roles such as Team Leader, Project Coordinator, Project Administrator, up to and including Project Manager for small to medium projects. Through these roles, the Associate Project Manager undertakes the creation of new deliverables (i.e., product, service, or process) or changes to existing deliverables of varying size and complexity.
Under the direction of a more senior Project Manager, directs small to medium complexity projects or provides assistance in managing larger projects.
Accountable for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned projects and associated deliverables.
If managing a sub-project, accountable to the Project/Program manager for assigned activities.
Manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.).
Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources.
Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable benefit.
Provides leadership and motivation to their project team in order to obtain a high level of co-operation and contribution from all project members.
Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents.
Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums.
Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked.
Develops strategies to appropriately mitigate risks. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary.
Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters
Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan.
Develops project artifacts including charter, integrated plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards(e.g. Risk, Audit, Compliance).
Monitors and controls the project. Proposes recommendations and adjustments to the overall project manager (or Accountable Executive, as applicable) and publishes periodic project status reports.
Contributes to improve the best practices of the project management community within the Enterprise to help drive consistency, transparency and execution excellence on projects.
Possesses a university degree/college diploma and/or 0-2 years relevant work experience .
Industry-specific knowledge and experience is an asset
Relationship management and consulting skills.
Change management skills. Risk management skills.
Business and technical acumen.
Presentation, written and verbal communication skill.
Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Understanding of core project management skills.
Knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) if applicable)