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Senior Project Manager

  • Employer: iA Financial Group
  • Office: 2200 McGill College Avenue
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec
  • Other Possible Location(s): Toronto, Ontario; Québec, Quebec
  • Job category: Information Technology
  • Job ID: JR10020048
  • Job type: Permanent Job
  • Apply before: 2024-04-26

Description

iA Financial Group is looking for a Senior Project Manager with Scrum Master responsibilities to join its IT Solutions & Digital Experience team servicing iA Private Wealth for projects, small to large initiatives, and day-to-day support. Do you want challenges in a world with distributed teams (Quebec, Montreal, Toronto), multilingual teams (French, English), and multiple information technology projects?  

To this end, we are looking for a Senior PM to help us in supporting iA Private Wealth's Operations, Compliance, Finance groups, and Capital Markets business and end-to-end projects.

You will be responsible for coordinating the fulfillment of requests from different partners, monitoring the budget, and maintaining a relationship with internal and external service providers.

More specifically: 

  • Support and contribute to the organization of the project team to improve productivity, achieve objectives, and maximize the elimination of non-value-added tasks and obstacles.
  • Organize and ensure good artifact health, specifically the definition of “done” (DoD), and the proper conduct of ceremonies and pipeline events (PI planning).
  • Take ownership of the overall vision of needs, problems, opportunities, and issues.
  • Support product managers and product owners in establishing and updating the product backlog.
  • In collaboration with the PO, prepare project status and chair executive steering committees
  • Ensure good collaboration and communication between all project participants.
  • Help the team manage risks associated with the solution's delivery and dependencies.
  • Work closely with the business partner to support the PO (if present) and define the vision and document improvements.
  • Help the team adopt Lean-Agile behaviours and values and the practices encouraged by the centres of excellence (CoE).
  • Work closely with cross functional and technology teams to lead and drive technology initiatives
  • Manage the delivery, execution, and consideration of all key aspects of projects including planning, scheduling, resourcing, risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, time/cost estimates, and tracking budgets/costs
  • Efficiently and effectively manage stakeholder expectations to ensure initiative success
  • Will ensure that assigned initiatives are completed on time, within scope and budget
  • Will be able to identify inefficiencies and develop solutions for improvement
  • Ensure change management best practices are observed wherever possible.
  • Facilitate planning meetings, daily scrums, retrospectives and participate in different relevant meetings and committees
  • Evaluate the risks and action plans to put in place and proactively apply the risk management measures to minimize the impacts on the project
  • Carry out budget monitoring, forecasts and estimate what remains to be done, and manage the overall project capacity
  • Support the production teams to remove obstacles to the attainment of project objectives discussed during the daily scrums and retrospectives, or project update meetings
  • Participate in education on Agile mode and iterative deliveries, both IT side and partners.

Required profile:

  • College/University Degree in Computer Science or other relevant training at the same level
  • Minimum 5 years experience in project management in information technology. Minimum of 5 years Scrum Master experience involving several stakeholders from several departments or several organizations
  • Excellent French and English language skills, both oral and written, due to frequent interaction with English and French-speaking partners across Canada.
  • Agility experience and Scrum Master Certification
  • PMP Qualification or other Project Management industry certification a definite asset
  • Change management experience (an asset)
  • Minimum 2 years experience managing large project budgets

We are looking for a natural leader with strong interpersonal and analytical skills. Good negotiator and excellent communication and presentation skills, written and oral, incumbents must demonstrate an excellent team spirit and act as a motivator and unifier.

Are you recognized in your environment as being a professional who anticipates problems, capable of managing conflicts and providing solutions? This position will certainly fulfill your ambitions, within an organization that stands out for its human side and continuous process improvement.


At iA, we invest,
in you.

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


Company Overview

About

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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