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Sr. IT Project Manager

Posting ID:     21164
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Vancouver, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vancouver H/O - Canfor/CWPM_1000 (BC13) 


Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  


The Opportunity:

The Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for leading project teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. The Senior IT Project Manager must manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and PMO control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. The Senior IT Project Manager will also contribute to process improvement initiatives as they relate to improving project delivery.


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

The Senior IT Project Manager will work closely with external partner Project Managers to maintain comprehensive action/task plans, including resources, timeframes and budgets. They will coordinate and run project governance and other high-level meetings, and coordinate/follow-up with project team members and stakeholders as needed mange budget, schedule, risks, and issues.


Key Responsibilities:

Project Delivery

  • Full project life cycle ownership: Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Chair the project management team meetings, report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities, project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholders
  • Manage project scope changes and participate in quality issue resolution
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders
  • Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as needed
  • Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services, and prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholders
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle


Project Management Principles

  • Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization
  • Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs
  • Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices
  • Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization



  • Monitor staff performance and complete performance reviews
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team members
  • Performance reviews and staff development
  • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
  • Ensuring the team follows all required procedures andmeet deadlines within the allocated budget


The Candidate:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum (10) years Project Manager experience, in an IT-related role and in project management or leadership positions.
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • 5+ 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, PMP or similar certification is an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience managing technology and implementation partner vendors
  • Demonstrated experience implementing business systems, and/or delivery in large-scale, complex, high-risk transformation project
  • Technology background, and ideally, exposure to SAAS/Cloud based environments.
  • Proven success in providing leadership for project teams by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • 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
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
  • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities



  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Exceptional technical knowledge
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Risk management skills to assess technical strategies and security controls
  • Ability to analyze data, synthesize and provide recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results in a high volume in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem solving skills with proven capability to work cross functionally
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/assignments, ability to work with a broad range of administrative, technical, and functional staff
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Solid organization skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work with confidential information
  • High level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership 
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Highly self-motivated and directed


Our Talent Acquisition team is actively recruiting on the role and in order to be considered, please apply today!


At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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