Manager, Innovation and Initiatives


Manager, Innovation and Initiatives

Kawartha Credit Union
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Posted: January 11th 2020
Deadline: March 11th, 2020

Kawartha Credit Union serves over 50,000 members with online, mobile, and telephone access and a network of 23 branches that extend from Cornwall to Parry Sound. With more than 60 years of history and a focus on service excellence, Kawartha delivers a full range of financial products and needs-based advice. Additionally, we provide access to thousands of Exchange Network surcharge-free ATMs in Canada. Membership at Kawartha is open to anyone looking for a locally-focused financial services provider.

We are currently recruiting for a Manager, Innovation and Initiatives. This is a permanent, full-time position.

As Manager, Innovation and Initiatives you will:

  • Assist with formal change management practices.
  • Assess readiness for change and roll out change preparedness workshops as required.
  • Work to promote innovation and more efficient ways of doing things within Kawartha.
  • Chair an innovation panel to ensure new ideas and changes to the manner in which we do things at Kawartha is managed through an effective process.
  • Participate and monitor change items managed through a formal project management process.
  • Take on change initiatives for delivery and administration that are not assigned to the Project Manager Officer (PMO).
  • For those projects managed by PMO, involvement in pre-project workaround readiness for change and then post-project hand over to the operating unit. Focus on ensuring the sustainability of projects and realization of intended benefits.
  • Communicating progress with initiatives and/or projects.
  • Post-secondary education with an emphasis in change management methodology.
  • A PMP designation is preferred with a sound understanding of the project lifecycle and communicating with project stakeholders.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a combination of change management and business leadership roles. Similar experience delivering initiatives across multiple business units and third-party providers.
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
  • Experience leading a variety of projects involving large cross-enterprise teams across multiple disciplines and of a business and functional unit significance using skills such as project initiation, planning, execution, control and monitoring and closing projects
  • Experience working with project management software.
  • Excellent change management acumen
  • Superior organization and time management skills
  • Superior problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Experience as a senior business analyst would be an asset.
  • Previous experience in a financial institution would be an asset
Additional Information

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the financial services industry with a dedicated, enthusiastic team of professionals in a growing organization that supports an inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection process, please forward your resume outlining experience and qualifications, referencing “20-P-02.”

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Contact Information
Kawartha Credit Union
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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