Director of Consulting Services

Executrade

Director of Consulting Services Calgary, AB

Please submit your resume directly to Mike Montgomery via email at mmontgomery@executrade.com

Fantastic Opportunity for a Director of IT Consultation.

The Opportunity

Our client, a professional services company delivering creative technical solutions to its’ client base is looking for a Software Implementation Project Manager in Canada to join their team.

Key Account Responsibilities and Functions

  • Work with clients to identify project scope, i.e., deliverables and timelines
  • Developing project plans for clients and staff
  • Assign project tasks to the best suited teams/resources for completion
  • Monitor project performance and analyze deliverables against requirements
  • Ensure all project budgetary objectives are met, making adjustments as needed
  • Document all needed changes to project budgetary objectives
  • Oversee teams to ensure that work continues on budget and schedule
  • Plan activities to identify and document emerging needs and requirements
  • Consolidate business needs and requirements and segment these into programs, projects and initiatives as appropriate
  • Work with executive team to estimate, prioritize, plan and schedule initiatives
  • Create project charters for approvals by the executive team
  • Resource and initiate projects according to the approved schedule
  • Create and update forecasts throughout the year that reflect approved plans and projects
  • Provide leadership through advice and organizational assets to project teams in their execution of projects
  • Manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective, appropriate and actionable communications throughout the lifecycle of project
  • Develop, document, and maintain an organizational project structure and approach with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders
  • Develop, document and maintain a set of organizational project management assets
  • Apply appropriate and effective approaches for each project execution phase
  • Work with project sponsors and stakeholders to ensure effective and appropriate communications exist throughout the project.
  • Develop, document, and maintain an organizational project structure and approach with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders.
  • Develop, document and maintain a set of organizational project management assets.
  • Apply the most appropriate methods and approaches for the project execution phase.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • BA in Business, Computer Science, or related discipline and/or combination of education/certification/work experience
  • Formal project management training required
  • Management Consulting experience is considered an asset
  • Minimum 5 years experience in leading all aspects of a project through its entire lifecycle
  • Minimum 5 years experience of general business/management experience
  • Experience managing third party contracts and teams for the purposes of project delivery
  • Full and up-to-date knowledge of project management methods and practices
  • Strong leadership, commitment to quality control and workmanship practices
  • Excellent customer service acumen
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent knowledge and experience using MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of organizational change management methods and practices
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to stay on task until project completion
  • Contribute to a positive work environment
  • Positive attitude and interaction with colleagues
  • Support the team by continuously developing knowledge in own area
  • Knowledge of Waterfall and Agile implementation methodologies
  • Exceptional technical knowledge
  • Project management skills to assign tasks and meet strict deadlines
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Risk management skills to assess technical strategies and security controls
  • Familiarity with specific software packages and management tools
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Budgeting and financial knowledge
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheet software

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits 
  • Flexible work hours 
  • Remote work opportunity
  • Company social events, games nights, etc. (pending pandemic restrictions) 
  • Room for advancement

Required Skills and Qualifications

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • A comprehensive benefit package will be provided.

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Please submit your resume directly to Mike Montgomery via email at mmontgomery@executrade.com

Executrade is one of the largest and most comprehensive full-service recruitment firms in Western Canada, with 11 divisions and locations in Edmonton and Calgary. We have over 40 years of experience helping client companies and candidates achieve their business goals and vision. Our success is due to our people, the strong relationships we build, and the continuous and robust evaluation and refining of our recruitment and staffing processes.

Individuals interested in this employment opportunity must obtain the necessary approvals from the Government of Canada – Citizenship and Immigration department, prior to applying for this position. In accordance with the Canadian Immigration laws, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada for employment opportunities. Detailed information can be obtained from http://www.cic.gc.ca

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