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Project lead, Project management

October 30 2021
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Project Management, Business Analysis, Bank, Insurance, Financial Services, Accounting, Finance, Banking, Economics, Consulting, Business analyst
Montreal, QC

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level


As a project leader, you help direct resources on cross-sector projects to meet objectives on time and on budget. You analyze project feasibility and opportunities, develop action plans, define milestones and coordinate project teams.

You organize, manage and control the human, material, financial and IT resources needed to deliver innovative, large-scale projects. You draw on your planning and coordination skills to execute the project plan and serve as point person for the project sponsor, managers and other contributors involved in project delivery. You draw on your drive for results and ability to engage others to effectively manage teams and help the organization achieve its objectives. Your initiatives require extensive knowledge of your specialty area.

You are responsible for strategic projects that are organizationally and conceptually complex and require comprehensive analysis and understanding of the organization and line of business. Coordination is critical, so you frequently interact with stakeholders working in many other fields.

You serve as specialist and lead teams and decision-making bodies. You represent Desjardins's position when making agreements with external providers.

General Information on the Position

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop project-specific plans, taking into account issues, complexity, practitioners and tie-ins with other projects. Ensure consistency with the sponsor's business objectives

  • Work with contribution managers to lead deliverables, ensuring business objectives are met, benefits are delivered and agreements, budgets and timelines are respected

  • Supervise and coordinate internal contributors and external providers involved in delivery. Authorize change requests for resources. Ensure quality control and compliance with project-specific governance and methodology

  • Analyze risks and impacts for projects and develop strategies to address them, taking into account a variety of factors

  • Lead project-specific reporting and progress updates for the sponsor, the steering committee and other decision-making bodies

Other working condition

  • Number of job available : 1


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Customer Focus, Differences, Nimble learning

Key competencies for the job

Drive results, Engagement, Plans and aligns

Work Location

Complexe Desjardins Montréal network