Consultant, IT Project Manager (Microsoft Dynamics 365)

Overview

The Partnership’s Finance and Corporate Services Division leads all services to secure a sound financial platform and ensure that the organization has the technical, operational, infrastructure, talent management and change management capabilities necessary to achieve the maximum impact for its mandate and budget. The team works alongside all divisions in managing financial aspects of programs and initiatives that aim to deliver on the eight priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

Overview of role

This is an 8-month contract position. The Consultant, IT Project Manager will support the Finance & Corporate Services Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. The Consultant, IT Project Manager’s primary assignment will be to work with an interdisciplinary team across the organization on a Microsoft Dynamics 365 project (implementation of Microsoft Dynamics Marketing) to meet the needs for a marketing and communications tool. In addition, the Consultant will manage some additional priorities and support organizational changes. The Consultant must be detail-oriented, highly organized and have demonstrated experience in leading and managing enterprise projects.

Core responsibilities & activities

Duties and responsibilities

The Consultant, IT Project Manager supports the Finance & Corporate Services Division in carrying out projects and initiatives to achieve organizational priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Delivery Management Office the incumbent leads the delivery of program/project objectives. As a highly organized professional with strong time management skills, this position delivers on the tasks of the job while contributing to the Partnership’s overall vision to reduce the burden of cancer on all Canadians. Duties include:

  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify, gather, and document requirements
  • Acts as the primary day-to-day project management liaison between the Partnership project team and the external CRM vendor
  • Develop a detailed project plan, monitor tasks, follow up, and maintain the plan
  • Establish effective and appropriate project governance for the project
  • Report on project progress as required
  • Contribute to and apply the Partnership’s project management framework, including project lifecycle processes
  • Identify and analyze project schedule, budget, scope, and impact variances, and communicate actual or projected variances for project status reporting
  • Collaborate with finance analysts and procurement colleagues when budgets and contractual agreements are involved
  • Lead the identification, documentation and monitoring of project risks and mitigation strategies throughout the project lifecycle, in collaboration with program, finance and procurement colleagues
  • Collaborate with colleagues to provide project information and integrate work related to support functions such as finance, procurement, strategy, communications, IT, evaluation, and performance measurement

Essential skills and attributes

  • Experience collecting and identifying business requirements
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and tools
  • Ability to implement and support complex enterprise systems
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent vendor management and negotiation skills
  • Ability to influence and foster an environment of shared accountability
  • Ability to collaborate with people, processes, and systems
  • Ability to be flexible and highly adaptive in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail

Competencies

The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

Universal competencies

The Partnership’s core competencies are a key element to reviewing performance. While the duties and responsibilities of a position tell you the “what,” the competencies tell you the “how.” We have developed five universal competencies which we expect to be exhibited by all employees regardless of level or position, as well as five leadership competencies which we expect to be exhibited by staff in people management positions.

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be include
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact, priorities work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system, has political acuity

Experience & qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management, with at least 2 years managing technology projects
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMI, PMP) designation preferred
  • Proven track record in planning, forecasting and delivery management.
  • Experience working with similar healthcare and/or non-profit organizations, preferred
  • Experience implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales and Marketing is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 (Outlook, Word, Project, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:
Talentmanagement@partnershipagainstcancer.ca.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Delivery Management Office

Location:

Remote. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada.

Employment category:

8-month contract

Job level:

$80 - $100 per hour; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience, while ensuring internal equity.

Posting date:

August 16, 2022

Closing date:

September 9, 2022

Status:

Open