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Posted On

September 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM

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October 22, 2021 at 4:30 PM

ERP Project Manager (Contract up to 3 years)

North Bay is a diverse community that offers a perfect blend of opportunity and easy living.  Servicing a regional catchment area of 112,000 people, this progressive city of 51,553 residents is nestled between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, and is conveniently located just three and a half hours from major Ontario centers such as Toronto and Ottawa.

The Corporation of the City of North Bay is accepting applications for the position of ERP Project Manager. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer during the lifecycle of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system project.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Performing needs analysis with all stakeholders to determine system functionality,
  • Clearly defining system requirements and
  • Monitoring scope, budget and timelines during the discovery, purchasing and implementation phases of the ERP project.
  • Identify relevant organizational processes/workflows,
  • Identify current and future business needs
  • Ensure system integration with other corporate systems and processes.

The ERP Project Manager will use best practices and project management processes to ensure a successful implementation of a new ERP.  An analysis of current business processes will help support decision making with respect to the new ERP system’s functionality to achieve efficiencies and align with Corporate goals.  This role will coordinate with all stakeholders including any Agencies, Boards and Commissions also transitioning to the new ERP system. 

The successful candidate will possess the following key qualifications:

  • University degree in a field of study related to business process analysis, project management, or equivalent combined with 10 years of experience managing large Information & Technology Projects
  • Knowledge of project management concepts, tools and processes
  • Understanding of business analysis techniques, stakeholder processes and priorities.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, problem solve, and build consensus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including but not limited to the ability to write clear requirements documents 
  • Ability to communicate and facilitate effectively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively with management, peers, clients and outside partners
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to think creatively, work independently and deliver high quality work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent planning, organizational, prioritization and time management skills to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to facilitate information gathering or decision-making sessions with staff 
  • Ability to analyze the impact of a change on existing systems and existing business processes 
  • Demonstrated ability in change management techniques and gaining “buy in” from those resisting change
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills to ensure project team effectiveness and sufficient resource allocation
  • Strong presentation skills to provide information or report analysis to internal and external partners
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). 
  • Experience with resource allocation, financial monitoring and project status reporting
  • Sound understanding of the software development lifecycle

The following qualifications will be considered an asset:

  • Experience facilitating requirements gathering sessions with individuals and groups 
  • Knowledge of municipal business and regulatory processes
  • Knowledge of appropriate segregation of duties and accountability within business processes
  • Experience in implementing complex change projects
  • Proficiency in project planning software
  • Experience with systems testing and user acceptance testing
  • Experience with reporting tools and software
  • Familiarity with programming/software development
  • Strong presentation skills to provide information or report analysis to internal and external partners

The annual salary range for this position is $96,139 - $120,157

Qualified individuals interested in being considered for this position are requested to submit a resume and covering letter, in confidence, no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 via email to:

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of North Bay’s Accessibility Policy.  We encourage applicants to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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