Program Manager
Thinking Capital
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
3d ago
Job Description

We’re looking for a new team member with strong aptitude for project coordination and stakeholder management to help coordinate various strategic initiatives and provide visibility to the executive management team.

You would be ideal for this role if:

  • you love organizing and coordinating between various initiatives to help align expectations and shared understanding between executives, stakeholders and the product development teams;

  • you have strong people skills and able to win the trust and cooperations of stakeholders with different priorities;

  • you do not just care about the message being communicated (output), but also about what is understood by the audience(outcome);

  • you see change not as an impediment but a competitive advantage to deliver more effectively in a fast-paced environment;

  • you care about aligning expectations and understanding across all parties that are impacted by up-coming changes delivered by the initiatives

  • you are motivated by the desire to optimize productivity and nurture initiatives success from inception to completion;

  • you consistently seek to ensure that all initiatives in the program deliver the desirable outcome to our organization.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Managing and overseeing inter-connected initiatives to ensure their success.

  2. Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle for management and stakeholders.

  3. Working with various teams to identify risks and opportunities across multiple initiatives.

  4. Developing program assessment metrics to ensure initiatives align with organizational objectives.

  5. Keeping track of program level KPI in order to provide visibility for executives.

  6. Coordinating cross-initiative activities especially for change management activities.

  7. Understanding various initiatives enough to make the right judgement call for escalations when necessary to help remove roadblocks from the teams.

  8. Developing and managing budget for initiatives and be accountable for delivering against established business goals/objectives.


    We want to hear from you if you have the following skillset:

    • 3 - 5 years of experience in project/program management

    • Good understanding of Agile Framework(s)

    • Experience working closely with engineering teams would be an asset

    • Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to prioritize activities effectively

    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills with the ability to manage expectations of stakeholders and executives

    • Team player who is highly driven

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills

    • Outstanding working knowledge of change management principles

    • Bachelor degree or master degree in business or related field

    • Proven experience in program management.

    • Excellent problem-solving ability

    Additional Information

    Why you should join us:

    Outstanding people:
    Surround yourself with a high-performing, energetic and passionate group of people dedicated to the Thinking Capital Mission.

    FinTech Revolution:
    Be part of a team that is revolutionizing the financial system and redefining how Canadian small businesses access capital.

    Fast-Paced Environment:
    Take on complex projects in an innovative, start-up-like environment.

    Amazing Culture:
    Benefit from an amazing working environment offering you the flexibility to do your best work

    Diversity of thought:
    Join a team that values diversity and collaboration.

    Thinking Capital is a leader in the Canadian FinTech industry and Canada’s largest non-bank lender to small businesses. Since its inception in 2006, the company has enabled over 16,000 businesses to quickly, conveniently and securely access capital to grow.

    The company has offices in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.

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