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IT Project Management Specialist

Sun Life Financial

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted August 7, 2017.

Embark on a bright future with Sun Life Financial.
At Sun Life Financial, we work together, share common values and encourage growth and achievement. Join our talented, diverse workforce and launch a rewarding career.Enterprise Services is dedicated to providing the technology and services our business partners need to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. Through innovation and collaboration, we strive to continually find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life.
As an IT Project Management Specialist in Sun Life’s Group Benefits and Group Retirement matrix organization, the incumbent will be responsible for planning, managing, and implementing small systems projects and support of a wide range of larger systems projects in support of Sun Life’s business plans and goals.
Main Accountabilities:

  • Manage small, low risk IT application projects or work packages from initiation to closure according to the standard processes defined by Sun Life’s PMOs
  • Organize information to support successful project execution and project team communication
  • Develop cost estimates, in partnership with team leads on the project
  • Plan and facilitate project team communication including team meetings, project artifacts and team collaboration
  • Validate stakeholder expectations
  • Obtain regular progress updates from the project team to track progress against planned schedule
  • Create weekly status reports

Competencies:

  • Capable of managing small independent IT projects with clear, stable requirements
  • Understands the critical path and ensures controls are in place to monitor if tasks are being completed as planned
  • Has an understanding of the need for contingency on a project
  • Has an understanding of the concept of the "triple constraint" of cost/scope/schedule on a project
  • Has an understanding of risk management process and is able to recognize and escalate risks and issues appropriately
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (active listening, written and verbal)
  • Demonstrates a personal sense of urgency about solving problems and getting work done
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proficient in the use of scheduling tools
  • Familiar with project metrics and reporting

Assets:

  • University degree, college diploma or appropriate experience in lieu of
  • Project management experience in the insurance industry or finance industry

To learn more about Digital Innovation and career opportunities at Sun Life, visit www.sunlife.ca/digitaljobs

Our teams are dedicated to providing the services and technology our business partners need to help customers achieve lifetime financial security. Through innovation and collaboration, we’re striving to continually find new and better ways to bring value to Sun Life. Enterprise Services has employees in Canada, Ireland, the U.S. and Asia. We partner closely with groups and individuals throughout Sun Life Financial to provide products and services that deliver business value.

Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may e-mail a request to thebrightside@sunlife.com