Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager
Employment type: Full-time
INVESCO CANADA LTD
City: Charlottetown
Last visit: 2014-10-08
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-08

Description:

With a history of three decades supporting Canadians, Invesco operates in Canada

under the Trimark, Invesco and PowerShares product brands. Invesco Ltd. is a leading

independent global investment manager, dedicated to helping investors worldwide

achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive

investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment

strategies and vehicles to our retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients

around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the company is listed on

the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ. Additional information is available

at www.invesco.com

Invesco Ltd. is a leading independent global investment management firm, dedicated to helping investors worldwide achieve their financial objectives. By delivering the combined power of our distinctive investment management capabilities, Invesco provides a wide range of investment strategies and vehicles to our clients around the world. Operating in more than 20 countries, the firm is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol IVZ.

Job Purpose (Job Summary):

Responsible for managing significant projects (e.g strategic change management, new business and product initiatives, process re-engineering, establishment of control procedures Sometimes referred to as internal consultants, typically work on multi-disciplinary projects and require a broad knowledge of the firm and its key functions. Use knowledge of the PMO development methodology to monitor and ensure completion of projects on schedule. These projects require full time commitment and are not undertaken by staff having other operating responsibilities. Strong quantitative, analytic and project management skills are required.

Key Responsibilities / Duties: Manage medium/large sized projects through a complete project lifecycleOversee the delivery of one or more work streams within a programOversee the delivery of several small/medium sized projectsAdhere to the PMO project methodologyDefine Project Charter (e.g. project objectives, scope and deliverables) and validate alignment with business and system strategiesLead reviews of requirements and designs with relevant stakeholders to obtain agreement and sign offCreate estimates of effort, costs and timescales for proposed projects and take responsibility for managing against these estimatesAssist in prioritization/phasing of project deliverablesSecure and coordinate the necessary resources for a project by working with appropriate line managers including any vendor or third party resourcesDevelop and manage communications plans supporting the project; including but not limited, to status reporting, management of issues and risksScope/Change managementOrderly close-out of project, including, but not limited to, conducting Sponsor Satisfaction Survey and 'lessons learnt' as appropriateSupervise day-to-day work of project teamLead and motivate staff on the project teamKey contributor to the continuous improvement and development of the PMO project methodologyContributor to the ongoing development of the PMO book of businessMay supervise day-to-day work and coaching of less senior PMO staff members, but will not have a formal staff management role

Work Experience / Knowledge: Experience managing projects including responsibility for the whole project life cycle

Ideally, will have managed multi-discipline projects and/or phases of projects with teams of up to 10 people and of a minimum length of 9 months

Expert practitioner of PMO project methodology

Broad knowledge of systems and business processes in at least one business area

Ideally, will have had experience of negotiating with external parties / suppliers

People management experience

Proficient user of the Microsoft suite of products, including Project and Office

Skills / Other Personal Attributes Required: Excellent written communication skills (to include process flowcharting, and formal business solutions documents)

Strong verbal communication skills, including presentation skills

Able to influence and build relationships at all levels internally and externally

Strong customer focused attitude

Strong experience of negotiation, influencing and conflict management

Team player

Creative problem solver - able to challenge and propose solutions which challenge the status quo

Structured, disciplined approach to work and strong attention to detail

Strong time management, organizational and planning skills

Able to multi-task and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines while remaining professional and courteous

Proven self-starter

Flexible, able to meet changing requirements and priorities

Proven ability to work in a global, multicultural environment

Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as and when required by demands of projects and/or PMO

Formal Education: (minimum requirement to perform job duties) A Bachelor's Degree, Graduate or Graduate Caliber, or equivalent qualification is preferred

License/Registration/Certification: (minimum requirement to perform job duties) Formal project management training and/or qualification (i.e. PMI PMP certificate) preferred.

Working Conditions: Normal office environment with little exposure to noise, dust and temperatures

Able to lift up to 10 lbs. (or 4.5 kg)

Normally works a regular schedule of hours, however hours may vary depending upon the project or assignment.

Hours may include evenings and/or weekends.The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The job holder may be required to perform other duties as deemed appropriate by their manager from time to time.

Invesco is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. If selected for an interview, we will work with you to ensure that your interview is accessible and accommodation is provided. Please contact us at accessibility@invesco.ca or 1.800.874.6275 to let us know if you require accommodation for an interview due to a disability.

Industry: Financial Services and Banking

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