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Director, PMO & Vendor Management (16 month contract/remote)

Q4

This is a Full-time position in Mississauga, ON posted April 5, 2021.

About Q4
At Q4, we hustle, we grind and we grow. As the team members that make up #Q4orce, we care, we compete and we support each other every day. We’re on a mission to deliver a best-in-class client experience driven by technology, data, and of course, our people. 
As the leading provider of website, analytics and virtual events solutions to investor relations and the capital markets, Q4 is a trusted partner to over 2,400 of the world’s most successful public companies and institutions – and we are growing at an incredible pace. We’re on our way to becoming the largest capital markets platform company in the world. That’s where you come in. 
We hire smart, curious, and talented people to push boundaries, reimagine what’s possible and turn challenges into opportunities, all while keeping the needs of our clients at the heart of everything we do.
This is your opportunity to be a part of something special. Join us!
Reporting to the VP Business Operations, the Director of the Project Management Office and Vendor Management will drive towards an effective process-improvement and scalable business. You will oversee all aspects of Project Management and Vendor Management functions for all areas of business, working to enable teams globally. As we grow, you will be a vital part of helping empower and enabling teams to drive efficiencies and scale Q4.
This is a 16 month contract ending August 2022, and is remote however the business hours are Eastern Standard.

Responsibilities

  • Act as an advisor to leadership, taking both a hands-on and strategic approach to provide expertise in the areas of project management, process improvement, vendor analysis and contract management, workflow efficiencies and change management
  • People management, coaching and development of local and virtual team members – act as advisor on all Q4 PMO-led projects for more junior team members
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with business and support partners and empower other Q4 teams to self-lead internal department projects
  • Develop, lead and manage project frameworks, strategies, plans and processes across the organization to ensure a consistent project experience 
  • Analyze and present project-related data to business leaders on a regular basis – develop enterprise project management standards for record keeping and audit purposes 
  • Conduct project management activities for assigned projects often involving multiple functions and stakeholders across the business 
  • Ensure the development of project artifacts for all project initiatives (e.g.business case, risk register, operational knowledge transfer, workplan, etc.) as required 
  • Monitor and track all projects across the business as well as individual project scope and progress throughout the project lifecycle to deliver the expected project outcomes within agreed-upon time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Analyze and report on vendor management efficiencies to business leaders on a regular basis
  • Onboard vendors through internal processes; manage all contracts and realize efficiencies associated with vendor management and fulfillmentEnsure enterprise-wide needs for due diligence, risk assessment, needs assessment and continued vendor monitoring are being accomplished
  • Reduce and remove vendor redundancies and provide leadership streamlined best of breed alternatives for consideration prior to onboarding new vendors

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, or equivalent experience8+ years of
  • Project Management and Business leadership in a public & high growth/fast paced environment is a key asset
  • PMP certification or any other project management certification
  • Change Management certification is considered an asset 
  • A combination of Project Management experience in the following areas: project management, procurement, change management, and lean process improvement initiatives
  • Experience leading and coaching cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing a project management office and training the organization in project management
  • Articulate, with excellent presentation and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills for business and technical projects, including ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and follow through on completion of high-profile projects
  • Experience as an advisor or consultant to executive teams and maintaining good relationships with employees at all levels
Why Q4?
We are motivated by solving complex problems in unorthodox ways.  Emphasis on your well-being means you experience your true potential.  We offer a variety of benefits to ensure you can always work hard and have fun:
– Health, wellness and lifestyle benefits to balance your heart, mind, and body.    
– Pension matching and Employee Equity Incentives to support your financial health.  
– Unlimited paid time off so you can be really recharge and enjoy life.  Enough said.   
– Flexible working environment.  Choose your home, one of our trendy offices or mix it up. 
– Virtual team building and socials. Keeping people connected is important.  
– And an amazing culture to top it all off!
 
Join #Q4orce
A career at Q4 means joining a team that thrives in a fast paced, high growth environment; one that is focused on providing growth opportunities, encouraging diversity & inclusion and working to inspire an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re thrilled to be able say that the Q4 team and culture have even won some awards along the way including being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women and Technology.
Q4 values diversity and people of all backgrounds and abilities.  Should you require any accommodations prior to or during the interview process, please contact talent@q4inc.com.