PURPOSE OF JOB
The IT Project Manager is responsible for delivering IT projects using accepted processes and methods. This includes managing through all phases of the project lifecycle. This also includes activities such as risk management and stakeholder expectation management. This position may be responsible for managing multiple small or medium sized projects or large projects with medium-high complexity. The projects may impact multiple businesses and resources. This role will focus on IT projects in support of Staples important growth areas.
Drive and deliver a business solution by managing all project components following the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and other methods, processes and strategies.
Identify, communicate and/or escalate issues, risks and status to manage stakeholders’ expectations
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide strong leadership to one or more visible, complex retail technology projects, using accepted project lifecycle processes and methods.
Manage and balance stakeholder expectations regarding the project schedule, cost, scope and identify and manage risk to these components.
Align project requirements with Staples’ business and IT technology strategy and vision.
Build and manage a project plan that can deliver expected results.
Collaboratively partner and lead virtual teams from disparate groups to deliver to expectations.
Identify and manage a team of resources who come together for a specific project (IT, Business and 3rd Party) promoting Staples values.
Communicate status, issues, risks and changes to appropriate audience.
Manage project financials to include compiling cost estimates into a forecast and monitor actual spend against budget.
Provide feedback to IT Manager on associate performance on a given project when requested.
Facilitate and track adherence to Statement of Work and Legal/Contract Management.
Contribute to the ongoing development of Project Management capability in the IT organization.
Major contributor to Project Management or other process improvements.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Proven ability to collaborate broadly with flexible, positive attitude and ability to get results; team player
Strong leadership, communication and relationship building skills
Strong knowledge of MS Project
Strong knowledge of MS SharePoint technology
In depth knowledge of and ability to adapt project management practices
Demonstrated ability to analyze and improve complex processes
Strong financial acumen, with prior experience in creating “Level of Efforts” (LOE) and Business Cases
Adept in influencing and negotiating (i.e. 3rd party vendors)
5+ years of experience in an IT organization required with demonstrated track record of delivering projects
Experience managing and delivering large scale Finance and/or HR enterprise system projects
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required; Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline and/or Master’s Degree preferred
PMP and/or Master’s certification in Project Management an asset
Staples is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including those with disabilities. We will accommodate applicants’ needs, upon request, throughout all stages of the recruitment process. Please inform us of the accommodation(s) that you may require. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
Location(s): CA-ON-Richmond Hill
Staples Canada is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities & Aboriginal People.