• IT Project Manager - HR Technology

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/4/2019 10:28 AM)
    Job ID
    Great West Life
    Job Category
    Project Management
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
    Career Level
    Posted End Date
  • Job Description

    Who we are:


    At Great-West Life, the customer is at the centre of what we do. We are looking for candidates that exemplify this and can demonstrate it in their work.


    Our Corporate Technology line of business is looking to hire a Project Manager in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Reporting to the AVP, Corporate Technology (HR), the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our HR organization and work with clients and IT professionals to leverage technology to enable new programs and provide continuous operational improvements.


    What you'll do:


    The IT Project Manager is responsible for leading Information Technology (IT) projects including; Application Delivery, Infrastructure, Technology Integration; from original concept through to final implementation. The Project Manager works closely and effectively with project team members, IT and business leaders, and external parties to ensure that projects are correctly chartered, planned, and executed. The Project Manager is accountable for meeting the expectations of the IT leaders and project sponsor and in delivering in the management of project scope, budget, and time.


    • Responsible for the overall planning, project management, execution and control of specific projects for IS Corporate Technology initiatives, using approved project management methodology and tools
    • In partnership with the program sponsor, facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, deliverables and governance with key project stakeholders and resources
    • Develop full scale project plans and define project tasks and resource requirements
    • Manage the tracking and control of program and project plan including risk and issue management, decision management and change management
    • Provide regular and timely communication on program and project status to the project teams, sponsors and stakeholders and lead status meetings
    • Determine risk and interdependencies of the program and project plans; develop options, recommendations and plans to address issues, coordinating any necessary decision making
    • Manage stakeholder relations in partnership with project sponsor
    • Provide support to the Senior Project Manager on large projects
    • Manage work packages and coordinates activities as assigned by the Senior Project Manager on large projects
    • Liaise with external vendors and consultants as required


    Who you are:

    • Degree in related discipline (Computer Science, Commerce, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, etc) or equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Minimum of 3 years experience leading project management/program management for large and/or complex projects, preference given to candidates with experience leading HR projects
    • Experience with SuccessFactors or SAP HCM a strong asset
    • APM, CSM, PMP is an asset
    • Ability to analyze and evaluate information and render effective decisions
    • Strong organization skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple, often conflicting priorities to successful completion.
    • Experience making decisions based on policies, practices and project requirements
    • Ability to adapt to a complex, multi-site, matrix organization and adopt organizational methodologies and processes for effective project delivery
    • Strong facilitation skills (excellent communication and negotiation skills with ability to drive consensus and action plans)
    • Excellent problem-solving skills including an ability to adapt quickly to changes and adjust priorities accordingly
    • Understanding of IT Delivery Methodologies and experience with project management tools (e.g. MS Project)


    Discover your opportunity….Apply today!


    Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities.  If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.


    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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