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Auto req ID 6193BR
Posting title IT Program Manager
Position profile

This role is responsible for the management of multiple inter-dependent projects. Oversees all aspects of assigned programs throughout project lifecycles to ensure completion within the defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. Ensures accurate allocations of resources throughout the program. Leads multi-disciplinary teams, composed of various levels of personnel, vendors, and clients to create and deploy successful programs


· Articulate and communicate objectives, requirements, expectations, concepts, issues and progress to the team, senior management and stakeholders.

· Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis. Prepare monthly project status reports and financial reports, including YEO. Identify key project issues/risks and provide leadership to resolve.

· Proactively manage change requests (i.e. scope, time and/or budgets change requests).

· Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle

· Develop the project plan, which includes the timeline, budget and resource plans. Resource planning may include acquiring resources and developing the team. Perform risk management planning, identification and analysis to define a risk response plan

· Monitor and control on a continuous basis. Execute project plan, monitor project progress against project plan and ensure project remains on scope, on time and on budget while ensuring the completeness and quality of all project deliverables (e.g. business requirements, requirements traceability matrix, etc.)

· Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

· Ensure that the change management plan is developed and executed.

· Define procurement and solicitation plan, if required, jointly with Supply Management. Participate in solicitation and source selection.

· Administer contracts. Ensure successful transition of the project deliverables to core support. Apply, and ensure compliance with, all appropriate CN IT standards (eg. Security, Architecture, Project Delivery Methodology, SOX, etc.)

· Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

· Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project. Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

Skill Set:

· Knowledge in establishing and executing the governance framework for both the constituent projects and the program itself.

· Ability to creatively define the project pacing and obtain incremental benefits before the program is complete.

· Advanced skills in financial management and budgeting, as well as procurement and contract negotiations across the program.

· Expert of MS Project, Ms Excel.

· Advanced, if not expert, knowledge of estimation techniques.

· The ability to strive for consensus towards the target solution while generating value for the company.

· Highly qualified in project delivery and management of complex initiatives.

· Knowledge and experience with several system integration and development methodologies.

· Experience in the application of neuro-linguistic programming and emotional intelligence. Project Management Institute (PgMP) certification.

· Cross-functional team leadership and demonstrated experience in personnel management.

· Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

· Flexible during times of change and reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

· Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

· Strong interpersonal skills.

· To apply for the PgMP, you need to have either: A secondary degree (high school diploma, associate's degree, or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience and seven years (10,500 hours) of program management experience.


• A four year degree (bachelor's degree or the global equivalent), with at least four years (6,000 hours) of project management experience and four years (6,000 hours) of program management experience.


Strong experience in Software development Life cycle

Transportation knowledge and supply chain business process

Unless the incumbent already has PMI certification, subsequent PgPM (Program Management Professional) certification will be required within first two years of hire.

City Montreal
State/Province QC
Country Canada
Company CN
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