Associate Project Manager

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/26/2023 1:12 PM)
Job ID
Job Location 1 : Location
Canada Life Assurance Company
Job Category
Project Management
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Financial Services and Banking, Insurance
Career Level
Posted End Date

Job Description

The Global Corporate Technology Portfolio Management Office (PMO) is looking for an energetic and motivated Associate Project Manager to join our team. This individual is responsible for providing senior administrative support to the business unit, portfolio and program financial/resource roll-up and performance reporting, as well as providing reporting and analysis to support larger initiatives. In addition, this individual may be responsible for leading projects of low risk/complexity under the guidance of a more experienced Project Manager or their leader to ensure projects are defined, planned, and delivered to scope, cost, schedule, quality, risk, and with required resources using foundational project management education or a combination of progressive education and experience with the desire to operate independently on assignments. In addition, this individual is responsible for providing support and maintenance of enterprise Project Management tools and creates and delivers training and documentation.   


What you'll do:

  • Take accountability for own deliverables keeping in mind team goals and objectives.
  • Provide tool support and training for Project Managers and other resources (MSPS or other PPM, JIRA/Confluence).
  • Provide support to larger or more complex projects through financial, project and performance reporting to promote effective communication and decision making.
  • Data entry and validation of project specific information for reporting, track project costs and ensure reconciliation in financial reporting systems.
  • Contribute to knowledge base, culture of continuous improvement and collaboration.
  • Support organizational change and improvement, including supporting the implementation and adherence to changes in processes and practices.
  • Ensure the effective execution of smaller projects or initiatives to deliver a product that satisfies stakeholder expectations and achieves project success criteria. 
  • Manages the project management lifecycle of small initiatives or under the guidance of a senior Project Manager/leader
  • Takes accountability for own deliverables keeping in mind team goals and objectives
  • Trains and mentors Project Analysts and junior team members
  • Improves current practices and tools.

What you will bring:

  • 0-2 years with completed Project Management Education and relevant experience
  • 2-5 years of combination of in-progress education and project experience
  • University or College education in Project Management, Business Administration or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Interest in or actively pursuing related Project Management accreditations (CAPM, PMP) is considered an asset.
  • Acquires new knowledge and skills, and applies creative thinking in assignments
  • Adaptable to changing assignments and product outcomes
  • Directs work of self through goal setting, time management, and planning
  • Has strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage competing tasks, meeting deadlines as required
  • Identifies prioritization conflicts and works with more senior resources and leaders to resolve
  • Ensures accuracy and completeness of work to maximize quality and avoid re-work
  • Good conceptual and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated with good problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates judgement before decision making and escalates appropriately
  • Seeks to understand business needs, and delivers high quality service to the business while understanding the organization’s vision, purpose, and values
  • Demonstrates cooperation among peers and within the team
  • Communicates with stakeholders clearly and effectively
  • Leverages feedback to improve
  • Is passionate about project management, demonstrates inner self-starter, and is open to learning new ideas outside scope or knowledge.

Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: Toronto, London, Winnipeg


Be your best at Great-West Lifeco and Canada Life - Apply today! 


Great-West Lifeco Inc. is a leading international financial services holding company headquartered in Canada with interests in life insurance, health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management, and reinsurance businesses. It operates in Canada, the United States, and Europe under the brands: Canada Life, Canada Life Germany, Canada Life UK, Canada Life Reinsurance, Empower Retirement, Putnam Investments and Irish Life.


In Canada, Great-West Lifeco operates under the Canada Life brand, offering a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions and serves the financial security needs of more than 12 million customers. Globally our combined companies have approximately 24,500 employees, 205,000 advisor relationships, and thousands of distribution partners – all serving more than 30 million customer relationships across these regions.


Being a part of our organization means you have a voice. This is a place where your unique background, perspectives and talents are valued, and shape our future success.


You can be your best here. You are part of a diverse and inclusive workplace where your career and well-being are championed. You’ll have the opportunity to excel in your way, finding new and better ways to deliver exceptional customer and advisor experiences.


We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential. 


We would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. 




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