Our Client is looking for an accomplished Project Manager for their Enterprise Project Management Office. This role will be responsible for end-to-end project delivery based on organizational goals and objectives.
The successful candidate will demonstrate advanced project management experience including a full understanding but not limited to total project life cycle, possess excellent problem-solving and communication skills, a high degree of flexibility, and ability to collaborate at all levels.
Collaborate with Business Lead to create project charter to obtain a thorough understanding of the business objectives and define and agree on project scope with all stakeholders
Agree on Critical Success Factors with key stakeholders to deliver projects on time, on budget within agreed upon scope, quality, and user / store centric focus
Collaboratively build activities or work packages by sequence and duration while defining roles and responsibilities
Realistically establish deadlines, build a change management and communication plan to be followed and manage the project financial status through day-to-day cost tracking
Define success and manage milestone deliverables as scheduled by controlling deadlines with clear straightforward plans and empowering the team to be responsible for delivery
Frequently update all project-related documentation, status reports and stakeholder management throughout the lifecycle of the project
Provide regular, clear, and concise visibility to project status (key decisions, dependencies, issues, risks, metrics) on a standard cadence through status reporting and project / resource reviews
Demonstrate the ability to foresee, plan and self-correct any pending project risks which may impede progress or budget.
Determine and take corrective and appropriate action.
Manage and appropriately escalate project issues and key decision points (KDPs). Facilitate solutions to technical, functional, process and business problems
Effectively manage third-party vendors against the agreement and ensure the delivery of the vendor solution is acceptable to all stakeholders.
Be open to new ways of achieving results with resistance to change that could impact project timelines through strong negotiation and influencing skills.
Build a learning community of practice within the project delivery discipline in continuous improvement through practical lessons learned to achieve higher maturity in project management
Skills & Qualifications
Minimum 5+ years experience as a project manager - managing complex multi-faceted cross-functional programs, working grocery retail, merchandising, store operations, IT technologies, managing global projects, and continuously driving and delivering initiatives.
Tenacious and willing to support the team during peak volumes and workloads with various activities.
Strong in process management and controls to minimize risks exposure
Experience in budget management and forecasting to support annual planning and lead monthly forecasting for project budgets
Extensive experience with traditional and innovative project management processes, techniques, tools across agile, waterfall, iterative methods associated tools
Strong Proficiency in MS Office specifically MS Excel
Sound organizational, analytical, judgment and decision-making skills with proven abilities in problem-solving
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills for the development of strategy, guidelines, policies, standards, and best practices
Knowledge of large ERP systems (i.e. SAP) is preferred
University undergraduate degree in related discipline or equivalent
PMP (required) or PgMP (nice to have) designation
MBA (nice to have)
Bilingualism in English and French is an asset