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Director of IT & Projects

Location:
Vancouver , BC
Career Level:
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Status:
Full-Time
Education Level:
Professional
Relevent Work Experience:
10 years
 
Client Overview:
Our client, in the education industry currently has a great opportunity for Director of IT/Program. You will be responsible for building and managing the ERP/PMO (Project Management Office). You will be responsible for managing and developing ERP program management practices, governance standards, processes and metrics. The incumbent will ensure projects/programs are defined, tracked and communicated in a consistent and effective manner. The Program Director will also incorporate effective change and risk management controls and be responsible for ensuring all projects within the ERP program are delivered on time, within budget and to an agreed quality level. The successful candidate must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in project/program management, portfolio management and software development methodologies.

Job Overview:

Key Activities:
• Be accountable for ERP program and project delivery.
• Direct project leadership to complete deliverables and outcomes to the agreed upon quality.
• Be responsible for developing and maintaining project plans.
• Manage vendor and contracted services to complete and maintain the overall program plan.
• Proactively monitor and report on all project deliverables and milestones against project plan.
• Assess deviations from schedule, cost and scope baselines and implement mitigation plan to return to the established project baseline.
• Define risks and issues mitigation plan as well as action plan to correct project overruns and deviations of any types.
• Be accountable for ensuring the successful completion of all phases of the project from concept / definition (initiation), procurement and negotiations through planning to implementation (execution, monitoring and control) and close-out.
• Manage forums and other mechanisms for monitoring and reporting by all system integrator resources on progress against schedule, scope, risks and issues.
• Report on all agreed upon performance metrics according to the agreed upon schedule.
• Proactively or upon request, assess the impact of all proposed changes to scope, timing and / or resources.
• Direct and manage the strategic and tactical alignment of requirements activities, plans and policies for the ERP Solution. Participate in major issue resolution.
• Support the evolution of the College’s methodology, standards and tools to ensure that there is consistent application throughout the duration of the project.
Qualifications:
Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience. Project Management certification is required.
• 10 to 15 years of IT and business/industry work experience, with at least 3 years of leadership experience and 5 years managing projects and/or project portfolios.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Skills & Abilities
• Experience in senior level management with overall responsibility and expertise in leading complex enterprise-wide project change management initiatives
• Superior collaboration, communication and presentation skills
• Must be accountable for on-time, within budget and quality delivery of all IT projects/programs. Ability to direct and mentor a team of program managers, project managers, portfolio managers and/or other project management staff
Please submit your resume to agugliotta@ag-recruitment.com in a word document.
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