Are you energized by seeing a project come to life through innovative thinking, collaboration and multiple skillsets driving towards achieving a common goal? As a Project Manager you’ll focus on defining, planning and implementing diverse projects within the Technology organization. You are passionate about agile software development and utilizing effective project management best practices and principles to build for growth.
CARFAX’s mission is to help millions of people shop, buy, own or sell used cars with more confidence. As a leader in vehicle history and valuation, CARFAX provides impartial and comprehensive information for consumers and the automotive industry. CARFAX‘s Canadian headquarters supports North American product development, drawing on billions of data records from thousands of sources, CARFAX products enable used vehicle buyers and sellers to make informed decisions. Find out more at www.carfax.ca and connect with CARFAX on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
At CARFAX Canada, you’re not just another employee. You’re a critical contributor to the big picture and rely on data when making important decisions. You have a future mindset and are motivated to grow with us. You have a thirst for learning new things and building your skillset. You dream big and chart your own career path. You don’t settle for what’s quick and easy because you value quality. You know that the best teams are built on trust, so you use your voice to collaborate and create real change. You believe in taking the time to celebrate wins and have fun. You know leading a balanced lifestyle in a supportive work environment is important. You’re not just another employee. You are a CARFAX Canadian!
As the Project Manager you will lead a project or multiple project teams simultaneously, focusing on large or complex projects to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business teams. Through effective project management principles, you will: manage resources, schedule, budget, and adhere to stage gate protocols quality and SDLC control guidelines within the full business and system development life cycle. The Project Manager is a proactive problem solver that manages project risks, issues and change requests to ensure project delivery timelines.
- Develop and maintain an end-to-end project plan and associated project documentation (e.g. Project Charter, Gating documents)
- Estimate and procure resources to achieve project goals within the planned timeframe
- Ensure the overall project is aligned to, and directly supports, the achievement of strategic objectives
- Participate in establishing Project Management best practices, templates, policies and tools and help mature these capabilities for CARFAX Canada. Continue professional development to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
- Manage day-to-day project activities and resources
- Chair project team meetings
- Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues
- Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables to mitigate impact to baseline
- Act as trusted advisor and develop relationships with project stakeholders
- Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team
- Develop and deliver appropriate effective executive level communication
- Manage and ensure projects are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
- Manage and communicate scope changes when required
- Provide input to the Performance Reviews for key project members
Education and Experience Required:
- 5-7+ years of experience in project management with proven success in delivering projects on-time, on-schedule and within budget
- 5+ years of experience working within a cross-functional matrix environment
- Project Management Institute (PMI) certification such as project management professional (PMP)
- Certified Scrum Master, Professional Scrum Master, or working towards designation considered an asset
- University degree in Information Technology or a related field considered an asset
- Experience delivering projects using SDLC Methodologies: Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall
- Excellent estimating and forecasting skills
- Excellent knowledge of tools: MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Confluence, JIRA, Slack
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work at all levels of the organization
- Ability to implement and support complex enterprise software systems
- Continuous learner, adept at understanding and applying new technologies
- Proven leadership, collaboration and motivational skills, including the ability to influence others towards a common goal across multiple business and technology functions
- Ability to problem solve, be decisive and pivot to respond and react to competing and conflicting priorities
- Experience negotiating vendor contracts
- Experience coaching and team building
CARFAX Canada is headquartered in London, Ontario. We’re proud to offer a flexible work-from-home schedule, competitive pay, benefits and bonuses, RRSP matching, primary/non-primary caregiver leave top-up, health and wellness initiatives and social events. Offers of employment may be conditional upon providing evidence of COVID-19 full vaccination. We’re committed to providing accommodations by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email email@example.com.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website. https://www.carfax.ca/about-carfax/work-at-carfax. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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