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Senior Program Manager - Strategy & Enablement

Reference ID: PRO02348-16
Management and Executive
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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Are you a self-starter that is ready to hit the ground running alongside a team of enthusiastic, driven and bright individuals? If this describes you, the Business Transformation & Operations (BTO) team awaits you.

The Business Transformation & Operations (BTO) organization is responsible for the network and information technology (IT) operations; application development and support for business systems; and technology services for TELUS team members and clients.

Who you are:

You are a thought leader who has top-notch people skills. Collaborating with key stakeholders to roadmap, develop, and execute complex initiatives? That's no problem for you! Able to build strong internal partnerships and foster an awesome team culture? You've been there and done that!

Who you will be:

As a Senior Program Manager, you'll be able to take on the exciting roles of connection builder, change agent, and inspiring mentor. If you are ready to successfully sustain change and excel at what you do, read on...


You will develop the business unit strategy by:
    •Seeing through the planning and managing of strategic projects and/or programs from original concept to final implementation, which drives transformational change and improvements across BTO •Defining program scope, deliverables, and high-quality project plans, consistently adhering to predefined quality measurements to meet business objectives •Leading programs with a strong focus effective organizational change management practices to successfully implement and sustain change •Communicating with project and/or program stakeholders and sponsors, to maintain executive support, remove obstacles, and resolve conflicts •Identifying and securing project/program resources (funding, resources, skills, etc.) •Managing and resolving project/program issues and risk •Supporting the development and ongoing sustainment of an effective program management practice within BTO •Identifying opportunities to improve BTO performance, and develop the best practices and metrics required to support transformational initiatives •Leading, mentoring and developing the business and technical team members engaged in your initiative


Required Skills & Abilities:

You Are A:
    Expert Communicator: You are able to communicate at the executive level and develop cross-functional relationships to deliver operational and client focused programs •Influencer: Your flexible communication style motivates and influences all levels of decision makers, clients and team members •Change Leader: You couple your leadership and change management experience with your passion for continuous learning and growth to effectively lead your team through change •Dynamic Decision Maker & Problem Solver: You make decisions based on sound financial and business assessments while quickly adapting to changing environments •Supportive Mentor: You provide effective support for those experiencing change •Confident Presenter: You have excellent verbal and written communication skills as evidenced by your strong delivery and creation of presentations to leaders at all levels within the organization •Proactive Planner: You have highly developed personal planning and organizational skills; you have mastered the art of negotiating, initiating, planning and organizing activities so you can meet deliverables and work with minimal guidance

You Have:
    •Superior knowledge and experience in effectively leading change using models such as Kotter's 8 Step Change Model •Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint) •Completed projects in IT service management

Required Professional Designation/Certification:
    •A university degree in Business, Computer Science or Engineering or the equivalent experience demonstrated by progressive responsibilities •PMP and MBA an asset •Management consulting experience an asset

Required Experience:
    •8+ years Program Management experience and/or project management of a major, complex engagement •Excellent communication with proven relationship building with Senior Executives •Strategy development and analysis •Product management experience an asset •Telco or IT operations experience an asset
Who is TELUS?

We're a high-performing team of individuals who collectively make TELUS one of the leading telecommunications companies in Canada. Our competitive consumer offerings include wireline, wireless, internet and Optik TV™. We also deliver a compelling range of products and services for small, medium and large businesses; and have carved out a leadership position in the health, energy, finance and public sector markets with innovative industry specific solutions.

The TELUS team is as diverse as the society we live in and the customers we serve. We're also passionate about creating success for our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our team. And we do so by living the TELUS values and delivering on our Customers First commitments.

Do you share our passion?

At TELUS, you create future friendly® possibilities.

At TELUS, we are committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. OPPAPMCS

Posted: October 23, 2016
Closes:December 14, 2016
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TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.4 million wireless ...