• Project Manager - Corporate Technology

    Job Location CA-ON-London
    Posted Date 4 days ago(12/6/2018 12:46 PM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Information Technology
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Who we are:

    Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 125 years, our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together with our subsidiaries London Life and Canada Life, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada


    At Great-West Life, we believe in improving the financial, physical and well-being of all Canadians. The foundation of our strategy is placing the customer at the centre of everything we do.  A key element of this strategy is transforming the customer experience.


    What we’re building:

    Global Corporate Technology is adopting industry best practices through the implementation of cloud and on-premise business applications. We provide project management services to our business clients for their business process, regulatory change, training delivery, and communication, and other projects. We look for opportunities to standardize on common or shared Global solutions. SAP represents a significant portion of our current technology landscape.


    The Technology Delivery team is responsible for the planning and delivery of business and information technology projects for our Canadian and Global corporate business functions, including; Risk, Compliance, Finance, Financial Reporting, Actuarial, Legal, and Taxation.


    What you'll do:

    Manage Stakeholder Relationships

    • Identify project stakeholders
    • Capture stakeholder objectives/ priorities, risk tolerance and interests
    • Highlight conflicting stakeholder objectives/ priorities, risk tolerance and interests
    • Take personal responsibility for following through to meet clients needs and expectation

    Develop Project Plans

    • Validate business needs
    • Employ PM planning methods
    • Implement a defined project organization structure
    • Customize planning methods to suit the project
    • Define a project organisation structure

    Leader Project Teams

    • Leverage the strengths of individual team members
    • Customize assignments to fit individual strengths
    • Manage team conflict
    • Improve team efficiencies

    Manage Project Delivery

    • Implement effective processes and procedures to support the management of the project:
      • Risk/Issue Management
      • Decision Management
      • Project Logs
    • Identify variances to plan and manage plan changes
    • Communicate with stakeholders effectively (e.g. status reports, steering committees)


    Who you are:

    • You’ll have 3 to 5 years of relevant, related experience
    • You have University or College level education in Project Management, Business Administration or a related field, or equivalent education or experience
    • You hold a designation such as CAPM, PMP, PRINCE2 or other PM accreditations, which are a definite asset
    • You rapidly acquire new knowledge, learn new skills, and apply creative thinking to solve problems
    • You can meet deadlines for work through use of time management
    • You self-direct your work through goal setting, time management, and planning
    • You are able to leverage practices to manage and simplify work, and use resources efficiently
    • You ensure accuracy and completeness of work to maximize quality, build credibility, and avoid re-work
    • You consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one, work with data to identify patterns, and use judgment to form conclusions
    • You seek to understand business needs, and deliver high quality service to the business
    • You are passionate about delivering solutions and are learning new ideas within and outside the scope of your role!
    • You’ll have knowledge of project management practices and how to apply it
    • You have successfully delivered several business and/ or technology projects and are ready to take the next step in your career.
    • You have are motivated to learn about the business, their needs, vision, purpose and values.


    What you’ll like about working here:

    We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth.  We provide a total rewards package that is competitive and consistent with our core values. Our variable incentive and compensation programs support our performance culture by rewarding our high achieving teams and individuals. Our health and dental benefits are flexible and comprehensive to suit a variety of needs.

    We also offer an employee pension plan, a share purchase plan, group RRSPs, discounted home and auto insurance and preferential rates for home mortgages.


    Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.


    We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.



    Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.


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