• Category
    Information Technology - Project Manager
  • Job type
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently recruiting for an Program Manager – Senior for a 10.5-Month contract with our Crown Corporation Client in Ottawa, ON. The successful candidate must hold a valid Reliability Security Clearance or be eligible for it.

The Program Manager – Senior will have the following responsibilities:

  • Provide overall program leadership, guidance, and manage all aspects and phases of a given program;
  • Define measurable program goals;
  • High-quality program execution and delivery;
  • Ensure alignment between business and technology;
  • Understanding of Technology and System Architecture;
  • Monitor and ensure the business values within the program align with business priorities;
  • Coordinate the work across agile and non- agile projects and across interrelated collections; of projects and scrum teams to ensure delivery of business outcomes;
  • Manage activities and communications across all project teams;
  • Promote collaboration and coordination across broad categories of stakeholders and maintain excellent relationships with all levels of the organization;
  • Proactively set performance expectations and help project managers and subordinates to manage expectations of delivery, yielding consistent results;
  • Support and coach project managers within the program;
  • Manage program-level issues, risks and interdependencies;
  • Provide program reporting and status to senior management;
  • Ensure compliance with processes, tools and methodology;
  • Develop resourcing strategies to ensure optimum support for projects;
  • Act as prime liaison between the Client and Third-Party organizations on program related issues or inquiries;
  • Lead or play a key role in Scrum (or program) meetings to drive coordination;
  • Facilitate and encourage collaboration and work as one team;
  • Encourage agile approaches and ability to iterate to create innovation.

The Program Manager – Senior must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  • Managed 2 or more end to end, high complexity Programs with a budget over $50M (multiple vendors, stakeholders and technology);
  • Managed programs using Agile methodology with 3 or more scrum teams;
  • Must have over 10 years’ experience of contributing to the success of a range of large-to-very large initiatives with above average levels of complexity and business criticality;
  • Experience in managing very large programs;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project/program management methodologies and tools;
  • Knowledge and experience in agile (scrum / Kanban / iterative development);
  • Exceptional relationship skills, collaboration across lines of business;
  • Strong communication skills for both internal and external customers;
  • Strong issue resolution skills;
  • Strong understanding of key concepts of financial processes such as budgeting, financial modeling, ROI development etc.;
  • Solid experience of end to end optimization processes;
  • Ability to navigate through uncertainty and lead change within the organization.

Nice to have:

  • University degree or higher in Engineering, Technology or related field, degree in Business Administration (MBA) is an asset;
  • Certifications: PMP, ITIL foundations, Agile (asset)


If you are interested in applying to our Program Manager – Senior position, please submit your resume as soon as possible by clicking on the 'Apply with Adecco' button.




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