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Economical Insurance

Project Manager, Technology Solutions

Canada-Ontario-Kitchener

Posted Apr 097581-1569196

Company Information

WHY ECONOMICAL?

 

Because a changing industry calls for a new way of doing things. An ambitious, innovative and fast-paced company, we offer exceptional training and development programs, competitive pay, great benefits, company-matched RRSPs, and paid volunteer days — all within an engaging, fun, and collaborative work environment.

 

Founded more than 145 years ago, Economical is one of Canada’s leading property and casualty insurance companies. We rely on our national network of more than 800 independent brokers to sell a range of car, home, business, and farm insurance solutions. With Sonnet and Petline, we’re extending our reach through the direct-to-customer channel. With more than 2,400 active employees across the country and a commitment to rethinking the insurance experience, we’re poised for great things.

 

We’re now adding to our high-performance team to take us into the future. Let’s rethink insurance, together.


Job Description

In this role, you will:

  • Successfully manage the delivery of projects or work streams across the different phases of the Project Management Life Cycle (e.g., intake, resourcing, execution, reporting , performance-tracking, close-out, etc.) while leveraging applicable PMO methodologies and tools. The P.M is expected to deliver projects across the enterprise leveraging a reasonable understanding of business and IT practices, terminologies and processes. The Project Manager ultimately seeks to facilitate the achievement of business goals within Economical by providing the right level of project management expertise.

Your Responsibilities

  • Project Delivery Management:

    • Planning and initiating projects, defines project scope, schedule, budget and resources

    • Launching and managing the delivery of projects to ensure that they are delivered on-time and on-budget

    • Directing, managing and coordinating project team member activities and expectations, including collaboration with all project stakeholders from other Economical areas, internal and external consultants, contractors, vendors and external regulatory organizations

  • Project Reporting & Issue Resolution:

    • Identifying, managing and monitoring risks, assumptions, constraints and internal and cross-track dependencies

    • Resolving project issues and conflicts, escalating issues appropriately as required

    • Providing reports tailored to various audiences according to complexity, risk and stakeholder reporting requirements and providing consultation to senior leaders.

  • Project Scoping & Planning:

    • Developing project charters, high-level requirements and revising initial planning estimates

    • Managing the communication of results from the final portfolio project decision to stakeholders

  • Adoption of PMO Methodologies & Tools:

    • Adopting established PMO guiding principles, foundational processes and procedures, gating and controls to ensure consistent project delivery practices

    • Establishing and maintaining project oversight, governance and ensuring that appropriate oversight committees are in place and meet regularly

    • Using resource management tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, SharePoint, Clarity) designated by the PMO in day-to-day performance of responsibilities

  • Measurement of Project Metrics:

    • Aggregating financial and non-financial project data at the project level

    • Ensuring that project outcomes are accepted, measuring and analyzing stakeholder perceptions

    • Working with Finance and project sponsors to track delivery costs and determine benefits realization post implementation

  • Relationship Management & Knowledge Sharing:

    • Working and collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams including Client Services Directors, Architects, Designers, Developers, Business Analysts, Technical Testers as well as business and IT leadership

    • Liaising with Client Services Directors to ensure open and continuous communication around expectations, progress, challenges and risks

    • Engaging in the sharing of lessons learned and best practices in project management

Your Skills and Experience

  • University Degree or College Diploma in computer science, information systems or a related discipline; PMP designation is an asset

  • 3+ years of experience leading teams using project management tools and techniques, both Agile and Milestone-based

  • Experience working with or large system integrator or outsourced IT service providers is an asset

  • Experience in the Property and Casualty Insurance industry and its related practices and processes is an asset

  • Familiarity with Jira/Confluence, Microsoft SharePoint, MS Project, or other resource management and tracking tools (e.g. Clarity) would be an asset

  • Ability to remain calm and apply critical thinking, even under pressure, and perform well in a busy environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence and effectively negotiate with stakeholders

  • Ability to influence and collaborate with others to achieve results

At Economical, we all work together to come up with big ideas — then bring them to life. We focus on our customers first, we bring our best, and we’re stronger together. If you’ve got the passion and the desire to help us reinvent insurance, let’s talk.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply on our corporate careers website: https://www.economical.com/en/careers. To complete the online application process, you’ll need to upload your resume before you apply for the role you’re interested in. Please note that only one document can be uploaded, so be sure to combine your resume and cover letter.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment that welcomes diversity and supports accessibility across the organization. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please let us know by contacting: hrsharedservices@economical.com.

Visit economical.com to learn more about us and what we’re up to.

Economical Insurance includes the following companies: Economical Mutual Insurance Company, The Missisquoi Insurance Company, Perth Insurance Company, Waterloo Insurance Company, Family Insurance Solutions Inc., Sonnet Insurance Company, Petline Insurance Company.


Contact Information

Economical Insurance
519.570.8500 ext.42905