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Director of Project Management

G.N. Johnston Equipment
Mississauga, Ontario L5R3R2

Directs and oversees the Program Management Office (PMO) to ensure programs and projects meet organization goals and requirements. Develops and implements PMO processes and policies, directs project management staff, and works with other department leaders to define, prioritize, and develop projects and programs.


  • Establish a Project Management structure (organizational, processes, tools)
  •  Business Units: Automation, Systems, Storage & Racking
  • Create a training program to help Project Managers develop professionally
  • Establish best practices, ongoing coaching and mentoring that can be leveraged across all lines of business
  • To leverage economies of effort and repetition, developing consistent templates and approaches to project management from inception to completion, including lessons learned and cross-functional support and coverage
  • Establish an appropriate Project Portfolio ensuring governance, project progress, delivery, cost and profitability tracking
  • Institute a scalable, sustainable funding model for the project management function

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the establishment of the PMO and the objectives listed above
  • Determine the definition of “projects”, and the approach to delivering on the requirements
  • Transition current project management resources to the new structure and align all business units
  • Serve as project manager for designated periodic and significant projects
  • Leading project teams in achieving project success; facilitating problem solving efforts to reduce defects, improve customer satisfaction, manage end user impact, reduce cost and increase project efficiency.
  • Ensuring project processes are applied consistently, including project charter, project plans, issue and risk management, financial management, resourcing, and procurement management.
  • Report on all department KPIs, and run the PMO Steering Committee regular reviews
  • Lead the collaboration of broad cross-functional teams and departments towards the achievement of all project objectives
  • Support departmental leads in creating comprehensive project documentation and updates to relevant knowledge bases; analyze lessons learned and share with other key stakeholders and project owners
  • Assist area managers to balance multiple projects and competing priorities within tight deadlines
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs, evaluate the progress of individual projects and make recommendations as necessary
  • Standardize project planning and management tools and identifying best practices, sharing cross functionally.
  • Stay abreast of the status of all projects and provide periodic status reports (on issues/risk reassessment/achievements) to stakeholders
  • Status Reporting: Reporting project status, including accurate financial information, using defined tools and processes
  • Financial Reporting: Ensuring project costs (including internal labor) are accurately reported and tracked against project budget


  • College or University graduate
  • Post graduate training in project management preferred and/or working towards a PMP Certification (must have 50% PMP courses completed)
  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in a cross-functional Project Management role
  • Experience/exposure in CI Methodologies such as:
  • TPS (Toyota Production System) and/or Six Sigma an asset
  • Strong team leader
  • Ability to chair meetings professionally and efficiently
  • Excellent management consulting skills and experience to advise, guide facilitate and produce quality deliverables
  • Delegation skills/Time management / Multi-tasking ability
  • Comfortable working on/with multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiarity with SmartSheet PM software & Portfolio PM Software 
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Projects, Power Point and Visio
  • Experienced in managing Project Portfolios 
  • Process driven with the flexibility to engage challenges with creative thinking
  • Able to adapt to various situations prioritizing multiple work assignments
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills.
  • Excellent organization, analytical and time management skills.


Posted: 2019-01-31 Expires: 2019-03-17

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Director of Project Management

G.N. Johnston Equipment
Mississauga, Ontario L5R3R2

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