Manager, Planning & Projects

October 15 2018
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services , Consulting services
Categories Accounting, Finance, Project Management, Business Analysis, Trading - Asset management , Bank, Insurance, Financial Services, Accounting - Finance - Banking - Economics, Management - Administration
Victoria, BC

The Manager, Planning & Projects is a new and vital role which reports directly to the Senior Vice President. This role acts as the primary liaison between the CIR team and the Finance and Project Management teams, along with liaising with internal stakeholders across BCI, including Executive Management Team members and subsequently is responsible for the following key functions: (1) CIR strategy, prioritization and business planning, (2) CIR budgeting and forecasting, (3) garnering corporate approval and resourcing for new CIR initiatives, (4) ensuring implementation of all CIR projects are attentively and efficiently managed.

As we are a central department, impacted or required by most other corporate initiatives, with a new strategic plan and new initiatives coming on line, this role is essential to the execution of our business plan and the overall efficiency of our CIR team.


Must have:

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in strategy, planning, budgeting and project management roles

  • Business or Finance education (BBA, BCom, MBA)

  • Experience within the pension, financial or investment industry

  • Extensive experience devising business unit strategies, and garnering approval, buy in and implementation of such strategies

  • Proven experience consolidating, coordinating and status reporting complex and interdependent projects

  • Exceptional experience prioritizing, setting deadlines and driving project teams to deliver on time and on budget

  • Experience with assessing, mapping and streamlining business processes

  • Ability to align project design and implementation to strategic priorities

  • Experience facilitating strategy and planning sessions and drafting business plans

  • Extensive experience drafting business cases – specifically articulating compelling project benefit statements and estimating project costs and timelines

  • Proficient finance skills in estimating, forecasting and reconciling budgets

  • Experience making difficult prioritization decisions, negotiating and reconciling competing deadlines

  • Strong ability to influence and collaborate with both senior leaders and technical experts

  • Demonstrated experience preparing and delivering executive-level briefings and reports

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral

  • Ability to work effectively with a range of organizational staff members, including strong ability to create effective team relationships across formal and informal organizational work-groups


Closing Date: October 31, 2018         

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BCI provides employees with a productive and fast-paced work environment, competitive compensation, a performance incentive plan, four weeks of vacation, employer-funded health & wellness plans, and a defined benefit pension plan.

Our recruitment process requires that the successful candidate agrees to undergo a criminal record search, education and designation verification; to provide a declaration of no previous or current criminal status; and to comply with our corporate Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct.

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