Director, Project Delivery Office (PDO)
goeasy
Mississauga, ON
If you are looking to join one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, goeasy Ltd. is the place for you! Recognized as one of the Top 30 Performing Stocks on the TSX, Canada’s Top Growing Companies, Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Top 50 Fintech’s, and one of North America’s Most Engaged Workplaces, we want the best and brightest to join our team.

We are a publicly traded company on the TSX with over 4000% shareholder return since 2001, goeasy operates two main business units. easyfinancial is our consumer lending business that offers secured and unsecured installment loans of up to $35,000 and easyhome is Canada’s largest merchandise lease-to-own company. It is our vision to provide everyday Canadians the path for a better tomorrow, today by giving them access to the credit they need and by offering them a second chance when they have been turned down by banks and traditional lenders. With a retail network of nearly 400 locations across Canada and over 1900 employees, we are able to build lasting relationships with our customers as we help them rebuild their credit and graduate towards prime rates and a brighter financial future.

goeasy is looking for a Director, Project Delivery Office (PDO) to oversee the development and management of our project management function that ensures the delivery of projects that are critical to the achievement of the company’s ambitious growth plans. Our market leading growth means a business that is fast paced and exciting. This requires individual who can handle large, complex projects, support teams, drive decisions, hold team members at all levels of leadership accountable and successfully navigate risk while being adept to many areas of the business. Simply put, it’s a mission critical role in one of Canada’s fastest growing and successful companies.

Responsibilities:
Ensuring that the PDO team is overseeing the delivery of all projects meeting time, budget and scope expectations.
Ensure project success by driving execution through the application of sound project management principles and methodologies.
Contribute to the maturation of goeasy Project Delivery Office standards, methodologies, processes, documentation and governance.
Motivate project team members for successful delivery of project objectives and to grow in their ability to manage increasingly complexity.
Act as the primary liaison between all team resources assigned to a project, IT and the Executive Team Maintain & program regular communications to an established cadence with PMs and business stakeholders to ensure necessary and appropriate steps are taken to resolve obstacles which may impede progress or compromise achievement of project’s objectives.
Maintain a detailed weekly status, activities and issues to report on each project and present to Senior Leadership and major project stakeholders.
Investment Management - supporting the organization’s process for compiling, prioritizing and monitoring all projects. Expertly guides resourcing considering the approved SDLC process for approved projects.
Responsible for demand management that encompasses the measurement of demands against the available capacity specifically assessing the ability of our organization, vendors, and our processes to execute on prioritized activities.
Responsible for the financial management of strategic initiatives in conjunction with Finance, inclusive of our iterative Financial Planning & Forecasting processes and ongoing spending review.
Working with various vendors on large organizational initiatives and ensuring that all contracts with suppliers support the needs of the business, and that all suppliers meet their contractual service level agreements.
Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. team stand-ups, Steering Committees) to review progress with key constituents.
Provides project leadership to ensure the vision and objectives of the project/transformation are driven properly and meets expectations.

Qualifications:
7-10 years of cross-vertical experience managing delivery in a portfolio of projects of all sizes and levels of complexity a strong preference for experience in delivering on Software and Technology deployments.
Experience leading Program Management Processes that drive strategic execution with Senior Leadership.
A university degree is required with a focus in engineering or a related discipline; a PMP Designation is definitely considered an asset.
Experience managing a team of project managers who simultaneously work on multiple projects at a time with individual budgets > 1M.
Ability to manage driven and ambitious Executive stakeholders and hold them to high expectations; the ability to influence without direct authority and “punch above your weight”.
Results-focused; will go above and beyond to ensure project is delivered.
Detail oriented with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and financial acumen.
The ability to deal with situations where information is difficult to obtain, complex or ambiguous.
Sound business and technical acumen, with demonstrated agility in learning and ability to quickly become comfortable with unfamiliar businesses areas or of technologies.
Strong leadership skills, and the ability to lead teams from varied backgrounds (business, technology, operations, etc.
Enterprise mindset and strong analytical capabilities.
Show initiative and creativity in providing solutions.
Capability to prioritize and multitask; organized and detail-oriented.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills are necessary to effectively convey goals and initiatives to team members and top management. Extensive experience building and delivering presentations.
Proactive, energetic, professional self-starter with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams.
Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

goeasy is an equal opportunity employer. In addition, goeasy is committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with all legislative requirements throughout Canada. Please let us know if you require an accommodation due to a disability during any aspect of the recruitment process and we will work with you to address your needs.

Additional Information:
All candidates considered for hire must successfully pass a criminal background check, credit check, and validation of their work experience to qualify for hire.

We thank all interested applicants, however we will only be contacting those for interview who possess the skills and qualifications outlined above.

Why should you work for goeasy?

To learn more about our great company please click the links below:

www.goeasy.com/careers

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