Opta Information Intelligence Corp.Full-time Senior Project Manager (Markham)
Job Description :
Reporting to the Manager of Business Systems, the Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the planning, budgeting, coordination, testing, delivery, tracking and evaluation of projects as assigned.
In addition, the incumbent will help with project management practices and standards internally for other project managers to use and provide them guidance and coaching as required.
The incumbent has or will develop a strong understanding of Opta internal processes, business needs and strategic direction.
This will include building strong working relationships with all managers, executives and internal and external stakeholders.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills is essential.
Key Responsibilities :
The incumbent will liaise with internal and external stakeholders as an integral part of performing his / her responsibilities.
Lead the planning, management, implementation and tracking of projects as assigned.
Maintain and evolve standard processes, templates and reporting requirements across the organization.
Support and help facilitate the prioritization of organization projects.
Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
Define project tasks and in cooperation with IT Project Manager determine and manage resource requirements.
Develop appropriate project plans scaled in a fashion that is sensitive to project’s size, complexity and importance to the organization.
Assemble and coordinate project staff.
Manage project budget.
Plan and schedule project timelines
Track project deliverables using appropriate tools
Provide direction and support to project team
Control project quality via quality tracking and intervention
Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
Support other company initiatives as required.
Competencies required :
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to build and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Creative problem-solving skills
Planning and organizing
Influencing and leading
Effective delegation skills
Works well on his / her own and in a team environment.
Negotiation and conflict management
Is adaptable and works well under stress
Strong work ethic.
Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Education, knowledge and experience required :
Five (5) to seven (7) years successful work experience in a project management capacity.
Proven experience in : People management, Strategic planning, Risk management and Change management
PMP or similar designation.
Post-Secondary Certificate or Degree in project management or equivalent
Proficient in project management software
Written and oral fluency in English.
Strong working knowledge of property insurance and insurance principles preferred.
Written and oral fluency in French would be a strong bonus.
OPTA and affiliates welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates throughout the recruitment and assessment process