Project Manager


Posted 1 month ago

We are looking for a Project Manager! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!


Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Project Manager
Term: Contract – 6 months with extension
Location: Orillia – Hybrid once/twice a week
Industry: Government
Job ID number: 168


Brief Description on the Role: 


Functional Senior Project Manager (PM) to support the Procurement and Administration Rapid Working Group (RWG) currently in the start-up phase. The purpose of the RWG is to: enhance procurement processes with a focus on preserving public safety and safeguarding the well-being of Ontarians. Additionally, the objective is to explore innovative opportunities to find efficiencies while streamlining the procurement processes in recognition of operational requirements.

Must Haves:

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Process mapping, facilitation, needs analysis and process improvement.
  • Continuous improvement initiatives focused on efficiencies, modernization and innovation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public sector governance, procurement (i.e. Requests for Bids/Proposals), and budget processes.
  • Experience at a senior level in order to guide multifaceted projects during their initial phases.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity of privileged/sensitive information.


  • Past experience with Ontario Public Service procurement projects.
  • Past experience with law enforcement procurement projects.

Experience and Skill Set Requirements:

  • Previous experience in successfully implementing procurement process optimization for organization of similar size and complexity.
  • Experience with public sector business case/funding acquisition and competitive procurements.
  • Experience with procurement processes and with similar procurement challenges, ensuing a clear understanding of the OPP’s unique requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience in project-managing large-scale innovative initiatives.
  • Experience managing large-scale, complex, integrated project plans and implementation plans.
  • Experience in identifying project scope and managing stakeholder expectations.
  • Experience managing executive relationships and dealing with senior executives.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to conduct a comprehensive review of current procurement processes, identifying inefficiencies, bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in change management, providing a plan to facilitate a smooth transition for the procurement team during the implementation phase.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of fiscal/budgeting elements of procurement projects.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Track record of meeting deadlines.

Contract duration is six months plus a possible three month extension 


  • Provide oversight and project management for the terms of the OPP’s Procurement and Administrative Rapid Working Group.
  • Support documentation of current processes, areas for improvement and new process opportunities.
  • Propose strategies and solutions to streamline procurement processes.
  • Develop a detailed roadmap for implementing recommended changes, considering resource allocation.
  • If required, prepare business cases to secure funding approval for any required supporting requirements.
  • Coordinate between multi-functional areas and cross government agencies.
  • Provide guidance and support to all sub-project leads and technical personnel.
  • Identify and manage critical interdependencies related to key deliverables and timelines.
  • Develop and deliver executive communications, regularly presenting to senior management.
  • Manage escalations related to overall project plan execution.
  • Oversee stakeholder engagement to ensure collaboration.

Additional Terms

Evaluation Criteria

Knowledge and Experience in Procurement – 35%

  • In-depth knowledge of procurement processes, strategic sourcing and supply chain management.
  • Analytical skills with ability to analyze current processes, identify inefficiencies and propose data-driven solutions.
  • Experience in Change management and in implementing organizational changes, especially in the context of procurement processes and centralization.
  • Capability to design and deliver training programs for staff to ensure the adoption of the streamlined processes.
  • Previous success in leading or contributing to projects focused on procurement process optimization.
  • Understanding of the OPS procurement polices, directives and requirements in procurement.
  • Experience with Procurement planning and find opportunities for procurement consolidation for value of money.


Project Management Experience – 35%

  • Experience gathering requirements for multifaceted innovation projects.
  • Experience managing large-scale, complex, integrated project plans and implementation plans.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience managing competing priorities, scope and project timelines.
  • Experience in effectively communicating stakeholder concerns and leading to improved project understanding and collaboration.
  • Experience at a senior level to guide a multifaceted project during its initial phases.


Relationship Management – 30%

  • Experience in managing executive relationships and reporting to senior management.
  • Experience in building relationships with stakeholders and managing competing priorities.
  • Experience with public sector governance processes, polices, directives and requirements.
  • Leadership skills to align activities across several project streams and organizations.
  • Leadership to manage and resolve issues, working in collaboration with team members.

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