12 Nov 2019

Project Manager – Full-Time

POSITION: Project Manager
STATUS: Full-Time
LOCATION: Kohl & Frisch Limited (Concord, ON)
REPORTS TO: Director, IT Strategy and Planning
DEPARTMENT: Project Management Office

Primary Role of This Position
The Project Manager is responsible for managing multiple projects from inception to implementation.
The focus is to implement solutions to benefit Kohl & Frisch (K&F) customers and suppliers, as well as improve our internal operational efficiency. The Project Manager will be expected to use industry standard processes to initialize, plan, execute, control, monitor and close projects. He/she must be proficient in managing the complexities associated with large, enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and must be able to communicate effectively with executive-level staff.

Major Responsibilities
+ Uses project management skills, experience, and methodologies to lead/manage projects via effective planning, resource procurement, meeting planning/facilitation, conflict resolution, risk mitigation, status reporting, etc.
+ Manages multiple projects concurrently that are at various stages in the project life cycle
+ Engages effectively with project sponsors to reach a mutually acceptable agreement on project objective, scope, deliverables, timeframes, resources, and outcomes
+ Drives and maintains the process for initiating new project requests and prioritization
+ Ability to work collaboratively at all levels to drive ideas, projects, and deliver results
+ Provides motivation, direction, guidance, and priority setting at team level
+ Writes project documents including charters, business requirements, project plan, training, policy and procedures, etc. using the company-adopted documentation templates
+ Determines quality standards and oversees the execution/production of project deliverables and management documents
+ Drives the decision-making process related to business processes or deliverables within the project context
+ Facilitates and/or participates in process improvement brainstorming sessions
+ Provides timely updates to appropriate stakeholders regarding project delivery progress, issues and barriers, developing risks, and current timeline status
+ Conducts post-implementation review and ensures learnings are incorporated into future projects
+ Engages with third party vendors as required
+ Mentors team members in all aspects of project management

Education and Experience
+ Undergraduate degree in business or a related discipline preferred
+ A minimum of 10 years of experience as a project manager
+ Pharmaceutical industry and/or functional supply chain experience is an asset (i.e., operations, planning, logistics, distribution and warehousing, etc.)

Qualifications
+ PMP and/or Six Sigma Belt certification preferred; knowledge of formal business process improvement
+ Strong understanding or SDLC
+ PC/Microsoft Office skills (Visio, Project, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
+ Strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, and collaboration skills; Business Analyst experience a plus
+ Demonstrated track record of leading change management initiatives, with a heavy emphasis on teamwork, engagement, and inclusion of stakeholders that are meaningfully impacted by the change
+ Ability to travel (up to 25%)

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and a résumé no later than November 22, 2019, to: fvaianisi@kohlandfrisch.com.

Please ensure you specify the job title, Project Manager, in the subject line of your email.

Kohl & Frisch would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted

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