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Project Manager (ScrumMaster)

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Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA, K2K 3N5

Company: Innovapost

Who is Innovapost?

Great question! We are the technology arm of the Canada Post Group of companies. This includes Canada Post, Purolator, and SCI. By joining us you will be able to make a positive impact on how every Canadian delivers and receives their packages and mail. Next time you see your neighbor picking up their mail and receiving a package, you will be able to say “you’re welcome!”

What role you will play?

Reporting to the Business Solution Delivery (“BSD”) IT Partner, the Project Manager (“PM”) is mainly responsible for the effective, high-quality execution and delivery of projects. The Project Manager plans, executes, and delivers projects on time within budget and scope in accordance with business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of each project, the project manager oversees all aspects of projects (i.e. budget, schedule, scope, issues and risks), sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities and prepares reports regarding status of project.


In the Scrum Master role, the individual will help ensure agile ceremonies are followed and provide the coaching needed to support not only the core team, but the surrounding teams with the insights and awareness they need to effectively engage with the Agile team. The Scrum Master keeps the team moving smoothly while trying new ways to increase velocity and team productivity. This individual looks ahead to identify risks, dependencies and impediments, leading the team and business in finding a solution, actively escalating when needed to ensure resolution. He/she keeps a pulse on needs and insights from stakeholders and other initiatives, regularly communicating status, changes in direction, and relevant metrics to avoid misalignment and roadblocks.

What will you be responsible for? (Apart from innovating)

  • Manage all aspects of project management from discovery through delivery implementation and stabilization:
  • Create and manage project plans, charters, schedules, budgets, quality, communication, resource and risk management plans
  • Provide the direction required to meet the project objectives and commitments
  • Analyze and make decisions on projects, considering project benefits, scope, cost, schedule, and quality
  • Prepare reports regarding status of project
  • Ensure appropriate management of stakeholders throughout the project
  • Collaborate with the IT PMO to ensure compliance with project standards, processes, tools and methodology
  • Work with the BSD Lead and BSD IT Partner to ensure compliance with engagement processes and business partner requirements
  • Act as prime liaison between Innovapost and Third Party organizations on project related issues or inquiries
  • Oversee integration of the agile team’s deliverables with the project at large, as well as how deliverables may have touchpoints in related sub-domains
  • Provide administrative support to enable the Scrum Master to focus on his/her core delivery responsibilities
  • Lead or play a key role in Scrum (or program) meetings to drive coordination
  • Ensure global project reporting requirements are delivered to the Planning & Intake team in collaboration with the Project Control Officer (“PCO”) such as the reporting of project status of actions, issues, risks
  • Ensure all groups are being provided with timely and accurate project information

As a Scrum Master, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Facilitate agile ceremonies/meetings and support the team’s needs in order to maximize productivity
  • Establish the team and communicate roles and responsibilities
  • Set up and facilitate iteration planning, daily scrum or stand-ups, demo, and retrospective meetings
  • Enforce scrum values, principles, and practices and ensure development team is adhering to agile principles and practices
  • Partner with the BSD IT Partner, BSD Lead and Product Owner to understand the impact of scope change on cost/schedule estimates

What skills you need for this role to be yours

  • Project Management: experienced in managing projects/programs; comprehensive knowledge of project/program management methodologies and tools, including Agile methodologies
  • Financial Management: strong understanding of key concepts of financial processes such as budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, ROI development etc.
  • Delivery methodology: knowledge and experience in agile / scrum / iterative Development
  • Experience successfully leading a range of midsize-to-large initiatives with above-average levels of complexity and business criticality
  • Experience managing large, complex investment budgets
  • Experience as a Scrum Master where scrum principles, practices, and theory were diligently applied

Additional skills that will set you apart

  • Facilitate and encourage collaboration and work as one team
  • Strong coaching / development / leadership capability and experience
  • Encourage agile approaches and ability to iterate to create innovation
  • Ability to navigate through uncertainty and lead change within the organization

Education

  • Academic : Post-secondary degree or higher in Engineering, Technology or related field (required), degree in Business Administration (MBA) (Asset)
  • Certifications : PMP, Agile, ITIL foundations (Asset), SAFe (Asset), Change Management certification (Asset)

Competencies

Leadership
Achievement & Results Focus
Customer Focus
Communication
Teamwork
Technical Knowledge