Senior Project Manager

Information Technology Toronto, ON


Description

General Description:
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver IT projects that span across one or more business units. Other responsibilities include managing resources, schedules, financials and adhering to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery and contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

The Senior Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis, verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of mid to large complex IT initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews• Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract
  • Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services
  • Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholders
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle
  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive-level communication
  • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
  • 30% international travel required
Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • PMP Certification
  • 10+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • 1+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation
  • 3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint and CA Clarity PPM
  • Experience presenting to internal and external stakeholders, and Senior Leadership 
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
  • Experience influencing and gaining buy-in from executive sponsors, team members, stakeholders and peers
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
  • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
  • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
  • Experience negotiating vendor contracts
  • Experience drafting and submitting budget proposals and recommending subsequent budget changes where necessary
  • Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close for various team sizes
  • Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
  • Experience working both independently and, in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Support diverse and inclusive work environment

About Lundin Mining

Lundin Mining is a diversified Canadian base metals mining company with operations in Chile, the United States of America, Portugal, and Sweden, primarily producing copper, nickel and zinc. In addition, Lundin Mining holds an indirect 24 percent equity stake in the Freeport Cobalt Oy business, which includes a cobalt refinery located in Kokkola, Finland.