Corporate - Project Support Specialist
Service Corporation International Canada
Burnaby, BC
We currently have a full time opening for a Project Support Specialist at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in British Columbia. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

Provides project support for corporate and field initiatives by researching, monitoring and influencing to ensure a successful program implementation. Provides support to Central Logistics management team by identifying new processes to streamline tasks associated with daily work functions. Provides support to both the Central Logistics Group as well as market leaders via detailed research, month-end financial and statistical analysis and other mid-month analysis as needed.


Project Support

Assists in monitoring and tracking performance of Central Logistics initiatives on a monthly basis.
Assists with analysis and spreadsheet (Excel) and database (Access) preparation.
Provides operational feedback on various corporate and field initiatives by recognizing and anticipating potential issues.
Assists in defining and creating improvement solutions to existing funeral and cemetery processes as well as corporate driven policies and procedures related to field operations.
Responds and addresses ad hoc questions from MSC, Central Logistics staff etc…
Researches and provides data analysis related to the creation, implementation, and monitoring of corporate and field initiatives.
Works with group leadership to complete high priority projects and interacts with other corporate departments to manage data flow and deadlines.
Provide the Central Logistics Group detailed analysis of variances as it relates to ongoing CGL initiatives.
Produces analytical reports for both field locations and management when needed on an ad hoc basis.
Provides analytical and special project support to the Finance Managers and Directors in the Market Support Centers and the staff of the Central Logistics Group.
Communicate periodic exception report analysis results to Finance Managers and Directors in the Market Support Centers and the staff of the Central Logistics Group.
Manage ad hoc reporting requests and identify reporting process improvements
Requirements & Qualifications / Exigences et qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance or relevant field of study

A minimum of 4 years applicable work experience preferably in funeral or cemetery operations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong computer skills
Experience in application design and management utilizing Excel and Access.
Ability to travel less than 10%
Strong knowledge of Funeral and/or Cemetery field operations
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
Advanced Excel skills (complex formulas, pivot-tables, v-look-ups and other advanced functions) a plus
Highly detail oriented with a careful eye for quality control and presentation of work
Self-motivated and driven to produce results within tight deadlines and with maximum quality within allowed time constraints
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills, including ability to speak in front of groups, a plus
Project management skills a plus
SCI Overview / Vue d'ensemble
Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Service Corporation International is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the relevant legislation. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, please advise Human Resources.

Service Corporation International est un employeur équitable, et s’engage à offrir des mesures d’accommodation en respect à la législation pertinente. Si vous nécessitez un mesure d’accommodation pour appliquer, ou pour participer au processus de sélection, veuillez aviser le département des Ressources Humaines.