Position Description

IT Senior Project Manager
Location(s) AB - Calgary
Employment Category Permanent Full-Time
Close Date 27/05/19
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Position Overview

Number of Positions: 1

Language: This role operates in English.

Additional Information:

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cooperators General Insurance company, Sovereign Insurance believes your experience matters. This is our promise to not only our clients but to our employees as well, because we know the strength of our company starts with our people.  The smart, curious and collaborative people who bring their whole heart and passion to work each day. But you can’t pour from an empty cup; we take care of the well-being of our people so that they are inspired to protect Canadian businesses and the lives, families and communities we impact. Join us and begin shaping your experience at Sovereign. We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Information Technology team. The successful candidate will lead project teams with agility through large-scale, complex, multi-phase initiatives. These initiatives may include internal and external stakeholders, leading-edge technology and significant organizational change. You will be vastly experienced with various delivery methodologies (waterfall, agile, etc.) and system integrations, highly collaborative and communicative, with the ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. Your project repertoire includes vendor negotiations, change management, Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) and/or Software as a Service (SAAS) solution delivery.


What you’re responsible for:

  • Leading and motivating project teams through the planning, monitoring, and execution of medium to large-scale projects involving various business areas and applications.

  • Managing project procurement activities including vendor selection, contract negotiations, and monitoring progress, to ensure contractual requirements are satisfied.

  • Proactively anticipating project deviations, adapting to changing priorities, facilitating negotiations, and creating transparency with project sponsors and owners.

  • Encouraging and modeling a creative approach to problem solving, relationship management, and communication, to drive effective results.

  • Providing thought leadership to the development of our project delivery practice, identifying innovation opportunities, and mentoring junior peers, to enable continuous improvement.


What to expect:

  • Detail oriented work that requires a high degree of mental concentration for extended periods of time. 

  • You use strong judgement and interpersonal skills tobuild relationships internally and work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.

  • You will be subject to a Criminal Record and Consumer History background check as a condition of employment, in the event you are the successful candidate.


To be successful:

  • You thrive on delivering our exceptional client experience through positive and engaging relationships; embracing accountability to achieve effective results.

  • You ensure your day to day actions are in harmony with the company’s purpose, vision, and values even when challenged.

  • You will support and guide others through changing conditions and encourage the exploration of new opportunities or innovations.

  • You value cooperative and collaborative dialogue because diverse perspectives offer more creative and productive solutions.


To join our team:

  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification, Scrum Master, and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. 10 years’ experience delivering IT projects, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • In-depth understanding of Agile project management, with a proven history of execution.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, specifically MS project, Excel, SharePoint, One Note/One Drive, and Outlook.

  • Experience in the Insurance Industry and familiarity with JIRA/Confluence/Zephyr considered an asset.


What we offer:

  • The opportunity to take on challenging work and contribute your expertise, creativity, and passion in meaningful ways.

  • A holistic approach to your well-being, with physical and mental health programs and flexible work options.

  • The opportunity to work on an inclusive team who inspire each other to explore and achieve what’s possible.

  • An organizational commitment to sustainability and charitable giving; positively impacting the social, environmental and economic well-being of Canadian businesses, families and communities.

Interested in applying?

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The Co-operators values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and we're committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities during the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview and require an accommodation, please contact the hiring manager.

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