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Career Opportunity at COSTI

Career Opportunity at COSTI

Senior Project Manager Apply Now

BE A PART OF A DYNAMIC AND DIVERSE ORGANIZATION AS A SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER FOR ITS HEAD OFFICE DIVISION

The Project Manager will play a crucial role in guiding the RFP process and selecting the most suitable vendor for implementing the ERP system at COSTI.

This is a full time, non-union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week.

Duties:

  • Lead the comprehensive RFP process, this includes actively participating in vendor selection to ensure alignment with project goals and budgetary constraints, while fostering collaboration across cross-functional teams. Ensure smooth transition from RFP evaluation phase to project implementation, including documentation handover to implementation manager. 
  • Develop comprehensive RFP documents outlining project requirements, technical specifications, and desired outcomes.
  • Establish and manage timelines and milestones for the RFP process, including deadlines and review procedures.
  • Gather input from stakeholders at COSTI to align RFP requirements with business needs.
  • Coordinate with procurement departments to facilitate RFP issuance and receipt processes.
  • Review and evaluate vendor proposals to ensure alignment with project requirements, budgetary constraints, and quality standards.
  • Develop and conduct initial assessments and screenings of vendors to determine qualifications and suitability by developing and utilizing assessment matrix.
  • Coordinate vendor demonstrations or presentations for shortlisted candidates, facilitating Q&A sessions.
  • Prepare detailed reports and analysis of vendor proposals, highlighting key findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in negotiations with selected vendors regarding contract terms, pricing, and service level agreements.
  • Collaborate with legal and procurement stakeholders to finalize contracts and ensure compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Facilitate kickoff meetings with selected vendors and internal project team members.
  • Maintain accurate records of the RFP process and vendor selection progress.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders, addressing inquiries and concerns regarding RFP activities and outcomes.
  • Ensure adherence to organizational policies, procurement regulations, and industry best practices throughout the RFP process.
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews of RFP documents, vendor communications, and evaluation procedures.
  • Define clear deliverables, roles, and responsibilities for project staff, facilitating regular status meetings.
  • Support the project team by overseeing and monitoring project progress according to agreed measures and procedures.
  • Supervise project work and manage schedule adherence, whether executed by internal or external resources.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Project Management, Information Technology.
  • 5+ years of proven experience as a project manager, with a focus on ERP implementations or large-scale system deployments.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively coordinate cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies, tools, and software. PMP certification is preferred.
  • Experience developing RFP documents and managing the vendor selection process for IT, ERP, and HCM projects.
  • Ability to analyze complex technical requirements and translate them into clear project objectives and deliverables.
  • Experience leading and implementing projects that involve major changes to business systems and processes, including managing team resources, systems development, estimating effort and costs, and planning and scheduling project activities.
  • Experience as a Project Manager across a variety of sectors, working in multiple concurrent projects and managing complex technical projects with the ability to prioritize work assignments, meet deadlines and milestones, and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated experience with ERP and HCM software, specifically with Microsoft Dynamics 365 / NAV, business analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of the Power Platform apps (Power BI, Power Apps), Azure Functions, 365 BC/HCM integrations.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform certifications.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills.

Location:

Toronto

Duration of Position:

July 2024 to January 30, 2025 with the possibility extension

Starting Salary Range:

$100.00 per hour

Posting Date:

2024-06-12

Closing Date:

2024-06-28

Notes:

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters as one file, quoting reference #104-24 to the below link: https://creg.costi.ca/ui/hr/resume.aspx?refno=104-24

"We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please."

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.