Director, Program Management

This is a greenfield opportunity for someone who wants to be a strategic leader; deploying complex software implementations and managing programs in a manner that accelerates Altus’ already impressive growth trajectory. 

Toronto, ON

Altus Group

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In 2005, we started with 400 employees and have grown exponentially to over 2300 around the globe today. Altus Group employees don&rsquo;t see boundaries, they see opportunity. They deliver results for our clients and our company and are recognized and rewarded for the value they create. This is an opportunity to work in depth on multiple projects that encompass many industries, geographic reach and high profile design.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Altus, we want you to realize your potential. We value collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices. We support professional growth and we actively seek out ideas. This is the place to present the newest research, to introduce the coolest tech and see it come to fruition and be applied. Your work will make a difference.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Overview: <p dir="LTR"><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p dir="LTR">Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this is your chance to define, develop, and own internal tech initiatives at a global organization. This is a greenfield opportunity for someone who wants to be a strategic leader; deploying complex software implementations and managing programs in a manner that accelerates Altus&rsquo; already impressive growth trajectory. As our next Director, Program Management, you will build out your team as well as will be given the autonomy and resources needed to succeed.</p> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p dir="LTR">You&rsquo;re a self-starter who takes initiative and drives projects forward. You want to outline the path and the big picture; you&rsquo;re an expert at mitigating risks and defining proactive resolutions. You can quickly shift gears and adapt to the unique needs of each project you lead. You have a proven track record for leading multiple, enterprise-level IT projects simultaneously, managing cross-project dependencies, as well as delivering on time, on budget and with high satisfaction.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Impact. You will spearhead transformation initiatives across our 75+ offices, working across teams, time zones, and cultures. Your work will set the foundation for innovation in the PropTech and commercial real estate industries.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Cross-functional expertise. You will gain hands-on experience in every department in the organization and become a subject matter expert on internal processes. The exposure you gain in different business areas will open doors for you whether they&rsquo;re at Altus or elsewhere.</p> </li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p dir="LTR"><strong>Here&rsquo;s what our new Director, Program Management will focus on:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Internal technical strategy. You will:</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Lead application management and deployment globally; constantly looking for ways to improve upon our tech stack.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Confirm the commitments, assumptions and constraints as well as define the processes, procedures, and reporting needed to manage internal programs.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Manage release schedules, activities and milestones as required.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Perform a governing role&nbsp; - including monitoring change requests or deviations from the scope - to ensure that the work is carried out according to the plan.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Motivate team members exerting influence without authority.</p> </li> </ul> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Program Communications. You will:</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Establish effective oversight, and serve as the day-to-day point of contact for senior management and stakeholders (President, EVP, VP, Directors, etc.).</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Provide impartial transparency into progress of projects.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Measure, monitor and report release and schedule details to all stakeholders weekly.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Ensure that the communication processes are effective, and linkages are maintained between business units and the organization&rsquo;s strategic direction.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Be the primary point of escalation on issues for the team.</p> </li> </ul> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Risk &amp; Issue Management. You will:</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Conduct risk management analysis after proactively identifying risks and will develop solutions from a day-to-day and long-term perspective.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Run Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reviews for major issues, to ensure that the issue is not repeated, and processes are improved.</p> </li> </ul> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><strong>So, how do we know you are the next Program Manager. You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">The experience. You have 15+ years of hands-on program management experience and have successfully led and delivered numerous complex IT projects at an enterprise level. You hold a PMP, Scrum Master, or equivalent certification, have an undergraduate degree in business administration or a related field, and ideally, have your MBA.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Collaboration skills. You&rsquo;re a relationship-builder who enjoys working closely with and learning from internal teams. You easily gain the trust of your team members and are excellent at defining the big-picture vision and obtaining stakeholder buy-in.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Project management expertise. You are highly detail-oriented and meticulous. Your focus is accomplishing every milestone while ensuring processes are followed and issues are proactively dealt with. You&rsquo;re a strong multi-tasker who can track the progress of multiple team members and motivate them to put their best foot forward. You are proficient in Microsoft Project as well as other project management tools.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Communication skills. You are a strong verbal and written communicator who can clearly articulate project needs to a diverse range of stakeholders. You proactively follow up on action items and don&rsquo;t hesitate when it comes to picking up the phone or sending an email.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">The technical knowledge. You are very familiar with the intricacies of operating systems, application development, database management, interface engines, and information systems principles. You can develop cases that highlight the ROI and TCO of technical projects. You are excellent at defining technology architectures end to end at the enterprise level.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;<strong>Altus is:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Fast.</strong> We are responsive and fast, developing new solutions and features that meet the demands of our users. With the solid financial stability of our bigger parent-group, we can offer the best of both worlds - cool tech, great benefits, challenges and rewards.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>First. </strong>We continuously innovate to stay ahead of our competitors. We set the standard for the PropTech industry.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Fun. </strong>From social Fridays to summer sailing; from holiday parties to mid-winter hackathons, we know how to take a step back and relax with co-workers.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Future-focused. </strong>As an organization, we are focused on growing our reach and our product offering. For anyone joining us, this means the chance to work on critical projects that will shape the success of our clients and grow your own career moving up to the next level, choosing to specialize or exploring different product teams.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">We thank you in advance for taking the time to learn more about what makes Altus a great place to grow your career and do some of your best work. Apply now, refer a friend or stay on top of what&rsquo;s new by following us on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>LinkedIn</u></a>.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><em>Come realize your potential at Altus Group!<br /><br /></em>Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please contact us at <span class="WP01"></span> or 416-641-9500.</p>