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Strategic Initiatives Project Manager

  • Employer: PPI Management Inc.
  • Office: 2235 Sheppard Avenue E
  • Location: North York, Ontario
  • Other Possible Location(s): Calgary, Alberta; Brossard, Quebec; Edmonton, Alberta; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Quebec, Quebec; St-John's, Newfoundland and Labrador; Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Job category: Not Evaluated (Job Family)
  • Job ID: JR10017137
  • Job type: Temporary Job Full time
  • Apply before: 2023-06-09


PPI company overview:

PPI (an independent subsidiary of iA Financial) is an Insurance Marketing Organization that sits between independent advisors and insurance companies. From coast-to-coast, we provide value-added services and support such as digital tools, education, marketing, and processing, to help Advisors elevate and grow their business with a socially responsible mindset.

At PPI, each day you have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference when you support our independent insurance advisors in providing financial security and peace of mind to their clients: Canadian families and businesses.

When you join PPI you will be part of a diverse, inclusive and equitable place to work that values different perspectives. You will benefit from a culture that is people-focused, inclusive and collaborative with opportunities to learn and develop your skills, develop your career and make a meaningful impact.

Our people drive our progress through innovative ideas and a commitment to excellence. We work hard and always ensure we have fun along the way.

PPI is pleased to provide employees with the flexibility of a hybrid work environment.  This role is eligible for working from home up to 3 days per week and may be filled at any PPI location.

For more information about PPI visit: www.ppi.ca

Strategic Initiatives Project Manager

Reporting to the Assistant Vice-President, Project and Strategy Management, the Strategic Initiatives Project Manager will plan, manage and deliver high priority strategic initiatives.  The Project Manager will also participate in the ongoing development and evolution of the EPMO, including contributing to project management best practices, tools and templates for the broader organization.

This is a contract position of approximately 14 months.

Core Functions:

Project Management

  • Plan and execute projects of various levels of complexity and uncertainty through the project life cycle, from concept to post-implementation review, including managing scope, requirement changes, multiple and competing demands and priorities, as well as determining and communicating impact on budget, time and risk using appropriate fact-based metrics / assumptions

  • Work with business/technology owners to ensure that the deliverables achieve the business results/value creation

  • Develop integrated baseline project plans applying estimated models; document estimating assumptions, refine plans and manage performance against them

  • Facilitate schedule development

  • Establish appropriate project governance, oversight and quality standards

  • Facilitate project sponsor awareness where planning and management are required

  • Develop metrics, evaluate activities and report on the progress and outcomes of projects and initiatives to executive leadership

  • Manage changes to project scope, schedule, and costs

Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Identify, analyze, manage and monitor relationships with and between stakeholders

  • Communicate clearly and regularly with stakeholders to clarify mutual needs and commitments through consultation and consideration of impacts while focusing on user needs

  • Develop understanding of users and their needs, based on evidence, interviews, etc.

Change Management

  • Develop integrated change management plans for projects and/or change initiatives

  • Evaluate the impact of planned organizational change

  • Identify and manage resistance to change

  • Support development of communications relevant to change initiative

EPMO Management

  • Participate in the administration of the EPMO, including meeting support, portfolio management and reporting

  • Lead special EPMO initiatives

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years' experience in the life insurance industry

  • PMP designation preferred, familiarity with other project management disciplines preferred

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint in particular

  • Experience with project management software (Smartsheet preferred)

  • Progressive project-related experience including managing projects of high value, complexity and uncertainty

  • Advanced project management knowledge including plan development; scheduling methodology; success metric development, analyzing, and reporting; risk and issue assessment and quantification methodologies; cost/benefit analysis and alternatives identification; budgeting, financials and benefits management

  • Results driven with demonstrated ability to flourish in environments of significant change

  • Superior interpersonal skills including the ability to interact using tact and diplomacy while engaging with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong facilitation and presentation skills

  • Effective problem-solving capabilities

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational and time management skills with the ability to organize self and others while handling high volumes of work and tight deadlines

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently while being committed to functioning as a team player

  • Bilingualism in French and English an asset

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Your resume may be used for other vacancies.

At iA, we invest,
in you.

Our employees are our best investment and we have much to offer them.

Company Overview


iA Financial Group is the strength of a company with a human side, with its over 8,000 employees. Together, we have earned the trust of our more than four million clients and 50,000 advisors who have chosen us for their insurance, savings, and wealth management.

With over $200 billion in assets and half a billion invested in technological innovation, we’re a key player in the financial services industry in Canada and the United States. The secret to our success? Investing in you, one person at a time. Because, for over 125 years, we have believed that it’s by supporting our employees and surrounding ourselves with the most reputable leaders in the industry, we will continue to innovate.

At iA, we’re invested in you.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At iA Financial Group, we support and celebrate diversity. We strive to provide a workplace that is recognized as inclusive for all, regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, language, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family situation, or physical or mental disability.

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