Senior Project Manager - Canada

Senior Project Manager - Canada

Country: Canada
Office: Victoria, BC
Business area: Professional Services

Our team is always seeking Senior Project Managers who enjoy leading teams to deliver complex projects that span across one or more products. Our ideal candidate is PMP certified and has experience with business software implementations. You will manage resources, schedules, financials, issues, risks, project change requests and stakeholder relationships throughout the full project life cycle. You will use your knowledge of complex business processes to keep everything in the project moving ahead! Would like you to be located in Victoria, BC or Vancouver, BC.

What you will do

  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment ensuring that project(s) are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Assist in preparing work estimates and Statements of Work; collaborating with Practice Leads and Account Executive in the pre-sales cycle
  • Develop trusted advisor relationship with client project sponsors and team by ensuring a solid knowledge base of each customer’s business and project objectives
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Provide leadership to project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Set and continually manage project(s) expectations while delegating and managing deliverable(s) with team members
  • Lead the project management team meetings, providing status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks, issues and budget communicating across leadership
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, risks, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Manage to and achieve financial goals set for project(s) by accurately allocating resources, forecasting revenue, and ensuring timely approvals of timesheets and invoicing across projects
  • Perform project reviews as required and report findings of most important problem areas, noteworthy areas and recommendations
  • Make continuous improvement a priority by leveraging extensive understanding of project management principles, methods and techniques

 Your approach

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a continually changing, client-focused environment demonstrating leadership, teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Strong experience in SDLC / Waterfall, and Agile Methodologies
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project team sizes, including internal and external resources / technical and non-technical, while holding team(s) accountable for performance
  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging project sponsors and team(s) to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Your background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • 8-10+ years of project management experience
  • Active PMP certification required
  • Preferred experience with business software implementations (ERP)
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
  • Strong time management skills, detailed oriented and organized
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence, facilitate and enhance performance within cross-functional teams
  • Experience presenting to Senior Leadership and/or stakeholders  
  • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving problems, making decisions and identifying priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft tools including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, MS Project, MS Project Server, SharePoint
  • Experience working within a SaaS product environment
  • Ability to travel internationally (mostly between US and Canada)to customer sites as needed; Approximately 25-30% travel is required for this position

We offer

  • A challenging International working environment
  • Enthusiastic colleagues across teams who are keen on working with you and sharing their knowledge and expertise
  • A flexible and solution-oriented work place where you work hard but also play hard
  • A chance to further develop your leadership skills
  • Great employee benefits package

UNIT4 Business Software is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity.  We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

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