IT Project Manager

<p>Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits, package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture. Join our dynamic team today!</p>

Winnipeg, MB

The North West Company

<p><strong>The North West Company Inc., though its subsidiaries is a leading retailer of food and everyday products and services to rural communities and urban neighbourhoods in Canada, Alaska, the South Pacific and the Caribbean. North West employees approximately 8,200 associates, the majority within the communities it serves. It operates 241 stores under the trading names Northern, NorthMart, Giant Tiger, Alaska Commercial Company, Cost-U-Less and RiteWay Food Markets and has annualized sales of approximately CDN $2.0 billion.</strong></p>

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Project Manager

Overview: <p>Do you have at least 10 years of experience with a proven track record of managing information technology and/or business improvement projects? As the IT Project Manager at The North West Company (NWC), you&rsquo;re responsible for ensuring the delivery of a quality end product within specified budget and time frames by developing and managing the project plan and schedule based on project requirements.</p> <p>Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits, package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.</p> <p>NWC is a leading retailer to underserved rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Maintain organization&rsquo;s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies;</li> <li>Recommend information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes, identifying problems, evaluating trends, and anticipating requirements;</li> <li>Adhere to established capital and project reporting governance and compliance requirements;</li> <li>Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective action;</li> <li>Develop a detailed project plan including schedule, resource requirements, and costing according to documented procedures;</li> <li>Conduct Kick-Off and regularly schedule core team meetings;</li> <li>Facilitate the escalation and management of business issues;</li> <li>Manage the project team on a day-to-day basis and provide all required instructions and directions to ensure identified deliverables meet requirements and are completed on time and within budget;</li> <li>Identify and manage risks throughout the project; and</li> <li>Maintain communication with all parties associated with the project.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or a related field required;</li> <li>Minimum of 10 years&rsquo; experience managing information technology and/or business improvement projects;</li> <li>Proven work experience in project management in the information technology sector, preferably retail;</li> <li>Excellent leadership skills and extensive experience managing project delivery involving multi-tiered systems integration;</li> <li>Ability to gain management support and work effectively at all levels across the organization and across departments within the organization;</li> <li>Experience with an ERP implementation is an asset;</li> <li>Strong business writing skills with the ability to build and document a timeline;</li> <li>Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies;</li> <li>Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills;</li> <li>Solid organizational skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills;</li> <li>Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office; and</li> <li>Holding a PRINCE2 and/or a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is considered an asset.</li> </ul>