Senior Project Manager
Information Systems R30
At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.
The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.
We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.
Corporate Strategic Services (CSS) plays a critical role in supporting the entire organization. Comprised of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Policy and Information, Privacy and Access Services, Sourcing and Vendor Performance, Strategy & Business Transformation and the Project Management Office, CSS is driven by customer-service and taking action to advise, consult and support each business area throughout the LDB.
The CSS team is comprised of approximately 40 staff. What brings CSS together as a team is the ability to work together to support both the operational areas of the business and other support areas (e.g. Corporate Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology). The group has a strategic lens with a focus on ensuring the organization aligns and complies with corporate priorities, policies, legislation, best practices, and government mandate.
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing projects requiring a broad skillset. At this level, this will involve the application of knowledge, techniques, and structured processes both to implement projects, as well as facilitating people through the change. In this capacity, the Senior Project Manager leads, manages and directs the analysis, planning, development, delivery and change management function for the lifecycle of a project; and leads the integration, coordination and implementation of new and changed business solutions, which include systems and business processes, into the existing environment ensuring that all new pieces integrate fully and efficiently. In addition, this role will participate in developing and supporting organization portfolio management functions.
Strong leadership and communication skills are required to guide teams through projects, manage competing priorities, communicate in an effective way to foster consensus, facilitate change to people processes and tools and drive delivery of assigned projects to ensure timeliness and quality within scope and budget.
A criminal record check is required.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.
Education and Experience:
Project Management Professional certification or equivalent certification, post-secondary degree or diploma, and a minimum of 5 years of recent, related experience as a project manager*.
An equivalent combination of recent, relevant experience as a project manager*, education and training may be considered, i.e. 8 years of recent, related experience as a project manager* with formal courses and/or certificates.
- Recent, related experience as a project manager must have occurred in the last 8 years and include the following:
Independently managing the full life cycle of complex and multi-faceted projects with:
A significant business change component,
A significant technology component,
Requirements from multiple client/stakeholder groups,
Change management programs,
A revenue generating organization using transactional systems, and
A requirement to present to and obtain buy-in from senior leadership teams.
Delivering projects of significant scope and impact across multiple business functions as part of a project team.
Preference may be given to those candidates with experience in the following:
Developing, managing, or supporting the administration of organization portfolio management (planning and prioritizing).
How to Apply & Application Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Fariba Pacheleh – Director, Corporate Projects at (604) 252-7469.
Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.