• Senior Project Manager

    Job Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/18/2019 8:28 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

    Our Story


    We are proud to announce that Canada Life will become our company brand under which our three companies service – Great West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.  


    Together, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have been in the business of keeping promises for over a century. The new Canada Life brand combines the strengths of all three – so we can better deliver on our purpose: To improve the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians.


    We are excited about this journey. To find out more about our story, click here.



    About the role:


    Reporting to the AVP, Corporate Technology (HR), the Senior Project Manager is part of the Corporate Technology (HR) team and plays a lead role in the delivery of projects and programs supporting our HR clients. The role is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, leading, and controlling the implementation of large scale and/or highly complex projects using standard project delivery practices. The Senior Project Manager provides PM expertise on business and technology initiatives, collaborating with multiple stakeholders and solution providers to drive business results.


    The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading projects from original concept through to final implementation.  The Project Manager works closely and effectively with various IT and business leaders, championing the development of strong project plans while leading cross-functional multi-disciplined resources through the execution of the plans to deliver projects that meet or exceed expectations (on time, on budget and quality of scope).  Works closely with project sponsors, business partners, delivery leadership and where required vendors to develop the project charter, including defining the scope, goals, objectives, approach, methodology and communication plan as well as related SOW’s (Statement of Work).


    What you’ll do:

    • Develops delivery schedule, cost estimates, budget, resources required (people, equipment, materials)
    • Performs risk planning and analysis (qualitative & quantitative), including risk identification and risk response planning
    • Executes, tracks and monitors progress to plan and distributes the appropriate project information to all relevant project team members
    • Manages vendor deliverables and associated costs
    • Identifies, resolves or escalates all project issues
    • Contributes to the development and enhancement of PM best practices, tools and techniques
    • Manage all aspects of the program or project over the entire life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, control, close)

    Who you are:

    • Degree in related discipline (Computer Science, Commerce, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, etc.) or equivalent combination of training and experience
    • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience is required
    • Solid hands-on experience in project management: scope, budget, schedule, risk, quality
    • Ability to resolve conflicting priorities in the delivery of a program or project; resolve resource issues; and manage project scope to meet expectations
    • Superior ability to manage stakeholder relationships and provide excellent leaderships skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively to a non-technical audience
    • Proven track record on leading and delivering increasingly complex projects
    • Demonstrated understanding of risk assessment and management techniques
    • Understanding of industry best practices: e.g. project planning and estimation,  software development life cycle (SDLC), business process re-engineering.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Effective planning and organizational skills with the ability to adapt to change and perform effectively under pressure

    What makes you stand out:

    • Experience with HR systems implementations and related business/transformation initiatives
    • Working knowledge of current SAP Project Management methodologies including the SAP Activate methodology (AGILE)
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent credentials
    • Experience with IT Service Support and Delivery Methodologies particularly release and change management


    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 in our head office 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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