The Business Project Manager, reporting to the Senior Manager, Project Management, Product and Service Experience, is responsible for delivering strategic business projects for Plan Operations in a complex and dynamic environment. Working in conjunction with all levels of business stakeholders, external business partners and HOOPP IT, the incumbent will coordinate business resources and collaborate with IT/vendor resources during all phases of a project’s life cycle. The Project Manager will ensure that all business activities are planned, scheduled, resourced, monitored, while managing risk, scope and budget.
What you will do:
Gather necessary input, create, and obtain approval of feasibility studies and Business cases to facilitate the decision-making process, and generate metrics to be measured before, during and after project delivery.
Work with business stakeholders, internal IT teams and vendors where necessary, to plan, manage and deliver strategic business solutions for the Plan Operations division.
While handling multiple priorities, develop, maintain, and integrate detailed project plans, schedules, budgets and status reporting.
Ensure project deadlines and budgets are met, providing frequent project status, issue and budget reporting to various levels and audiences of Plan Operations.
Conduct project risk reviews, communicating with relevant staff, to identify, mitigate and resolve project risks and issues.
Demonstrate excellent skill in team leadership and conflict management.
Understand and communicate how project changes impact members, employers and internal HOOPP staff, and manage these impacts through implementation (testing, training, communication, and implementation support) by collaborating with business stakeholders and other Divisions where required.
What you bring:
University degree and/or a combination of equivalent training, education, and experience.
10+ years progressively more experience in a project environment.
Proven track record for managing projects of varying size and complexity many with multiple streams reporting into the project.
Project Management Professional (PMP) designation preferred.
Pension Plan Administration Certificate (PPAC) and/or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist Program (CEBS) and/or other pension related training courses, an asset.
Ability to lead, coach, mentor and motivate project resources. Recognize and lead opportunities for effective change and improvement.
Superior collaboration, communication, relationship management and negotiation skills.
Comfortable dealing with all levels of the organization, up to and including the Senior Executive Team.
Ability to comprehend and communicate business aspects of the project, and liaise with IT for the technology aspects, understanding and communicating impacts/issues/risks.
Ability to comprehend and work within various project management methodologies most notably Agile, and Waterfall.
Excellent judgement in resolving, communicating, and escalating impacts/issues/risks.
MS Office experience, especially MS Project, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint.