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Job Title:  Manager, Corporate Projects


Ottawa, ON, CA

Other Location(s): 
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Language Requirements:  English Essential
Job ID:  107481
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Job Details: 

Job Requisition Id: 107481 
Business Function: Engineering 
Primary City: Ottawa 
Other Location(s): 
Province: Ontario 
Employment Type: Full-Time 
Employment Status: Permanent 
Language Requirement: English Essential 
Employee Class and Level: CPMGA02 
Number of Vacancies 1 
Job Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 04/02/2021

Job Description

The Manager, Corporate Projects, supports the planning and delivery of large and complex multi-million dollar initiatives that are of strategic importance to Canada Post, as a "Second in Command" to the Project Director.

Job Responsibilities

Below are the main job requirements and responsibilities for the Manager, Corporate Projects.


  • Assesses the feasibility of alternative solutions to the problem/opportunity, and directs the development of the Business Case necessary to address the alternatives considered, identifying resource requirements, initial risk assessment, and high level work plan for implementation.


  • Maintains current knowledge of project status and issue resolution. Resolves issues that arise between project team and client groups, and where necessary escalates to appropriate executive level for resolution.


  • Ensures compliance to Corporate approved project management methodologies, and ensures integration and use of corporate project management tools within the project activity base.


  • Determines the project scope and objectives and identifies the organization structure of the project team and the management controls required to control the project.  Leads functional team members in the development of a detailed project plan outlining schedule, budget requirements, responsibility assignments and workload estimates.


  • Implements the approved project plan and the close monitoring of project activities for conformance to project scope definition and, where necessary, affects Change Requests for approval at the Executive Sponsor level.

Job Responsibilities (continued)

  • Puts in place budget control mechanisms and reports status and variances to plan to Project Sponsor and Senior Management on a regular basis.


  • Establishes an overall quality management process to ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken, including the identification of quality standards, project evaluation through regular reviews and identification of solutions to causes of unsatisfactory performance, and subsequent implementation.


  • Participates in the development of a project organization, including reviewing project position job descriptions, selection of project team members, provision of work facilities and environment. Establishes objectives and performance goals for team members.  Develops a Change Management plan dealing with all stakeholder expectations and initiates an effective communication process with all affected stakeholders.


  • Verifies that project deliverables have been met to client's satisfaction and establishes and maintains an ongoing communication/reporting process with the Project/Executive Sponsors.


  • Builds a Risk Management process that identifies, analyses, and responds to project risk, including identifying those risks likely to adversely affect the project responsibilities of scope, time and budget. Conducts evaluation of risks and range of possible outcomes, and develops contingency steps for response to threats.


  • Leads or participates in the identification, development and improvement of project management processes. This includes identification of key performance measurements, development of training material and the creation of reports and/or technical documentation. Creates and maintains the Project Management Service Catalogue.



  • Completed post-secondary, preferably in a related field such as Business Administration.



  • 3 to 5 years of relevant functional experience.
  • 2 or more years’ experience in a supervisory capacity.


Other Candidate Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills & extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Intake management for all IT request across the COO organization
  • Support Corporate planning for COO
  • Manage relationship with IT partner in prioritization and resolution of issues
  • Manage the Corporate prioritization of projects with support from GM leads across the organization
  • Maintain corporate project database
  • Experience using Sciforma
  • Experience with Agile Project Management and Agile Leadership

Other Information

PMP certification/designation is considered an asset


Safety Sensitive Positions
This position may be considered a Safety Sensitive position.

Employment Equity
Canada Post is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Conflict of Interest
The Conflict of Interest Policy prohibits employees from hiring, supervising or reporting to, directly or indirectly via the reporting hierarchy, their immediate family or close personal relations. Should you feel that you may be in an actual or potential Conflict of Interest in regard to this job opportunity, you must communicate with the designated Human Resources representative.


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Important Message
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements as Canada Post cannot make assumptions about your education and experience. We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Our Leadership Behaviours 
Decision Making – A champion of the organization who takes calculated risks and makes prudent, common sense decisions about current issues, future opportunities and resource requirements in a timely, well thought out manner that aligns with the corporation's best interests.
Accountability – An individual who strives for performance excellence and who holds him/herself and direct reports accountable for decisions and actions and for learning from mistakes when intended results are not achieved.
Business Orientation – A proactive individual who understands the competitive nature of the business, and is committed to sustaining the business through excellent customer service and new business opportunities.
Execution – A focused and self-motivated individual who acts with a sense of urgency and delivers on time and within budget, by dealing effectively with challenges and ambiguous situations.
Leading People – A compelling communicator and leader who engages, motivates and inspires others to achieve results and who encourages personal growth and finding better ways of doing things. 

Our Values
Canada Post’s corporate values reflect the principles, beliefs and aspirations that guide our behaviour and shape our culture.
Transformation – We will innovate and transform to win in the marketplace.
Customer – We serve Canadians with pride and passion.
Integrity – We act responsibly and with integrity.
Respect – We treat each other with fairness and respect.
Safety – We are committed to a safe and healthy environment for all our stakeholders.

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