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BC Liquor Distribution Branch

ISL 30R - Senior IT Project Manager, IT Retail

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
79,530 to 90,884 per year
Senior IT Project Manager, IT Retail
Information Systems R30

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At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of 'Service. Relationships. Results.' is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations - from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC's Top Employers 14 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

The information technology (IT) team is highly customer focused and directly supports four distinct lines of business: retail liquor, wholesale liquor, cannabis, and corporate. These line of business IT teams are supported overall by both a Chief Information Security Officer and a Chief Technical Officer and their respective departments to ensure the organization prioritizes security and innovation.

At present the technology team consists of more than 200 full-time employees and has also adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages external expertise, Cloud SaaS based services and government shared services as appropriate.

The teams integrate, maintain, and enhance more than 80 business systems on a hybrid on-premises and cloud infrastructure. These include:
  • Merchandising and retail store systems that process 40 million plus customer transactions per year.
  • Wholesale, distribution, and warehouse systems that enable the movement of 17 million plus cases per year.
  • Corporate finance systems to service an annual budget of approximately $3 billion and HR and payroll systems to service more than 5000 employees.

Reporting to the Director, the Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for managing teams involved in the design, development and implementation of new and enhanced IT foundational solutions for retail, wholesale and corporate production systems (including both business and technical process changes), to support the attainment of strategic IT and business goals and objectives and new directions for business delivery (e.g. e-commerce).

This role operates within various IT departments as an embedded resource and reports to the respective IT Director, but must maintain a cross-functional relationship with the Corporate Project Management Office (PMO) within Corporate Strategic Services that provides methodology, best practices and governance to ensure a holistic approach across the organization for project management activities. The Senior IT Project Manager must adhere to and report into the PMO with respect to governance and best practices.

The Senior IT Project Manager leads, manages and directs the analysis, planning, development, delivery and change management function for properly engineered IT services, and leads the integration, coordination and implementation into the existing environment, ensuring that all new pieces integrate fully and that redundant hardware, software, and processes are properly retired and change management functions are addressed. The Senior IT Project Manager must drive delivery of assigned projects to ensure timeliness and quality within scope and budget. The Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for supporting all IT departments to deliver initiatives as determined by IT strategic plans, including planning, development, delivery, change management, communications and continuous improvement of solutions implemented within their portfolio.

A criminal record check is required.

May be required to work shifts and weekends depending on project schedules and operational requirements.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements:

Education and Experience:
  • Degree or diploma in Computer Science or a related discipline, and a Project Management Certification from a recognized institution (e.g., PMP, PMITS, CSM etc.), combined with a minimum of 5 years of recent, related experience*.

*Recent, related experience must have occurred within the last 7 years and must include the following:
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams i.e., developers, business systems analyst, architects etc. in application development, implementation, and ongoing production support.
  • Delivering projects of significant scope and impact, including development of project plans, project schedules, status reports and/or technical information documentation.
  • Seeing projects through the full life cycle, including change management.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in any of the following:
  • Experience in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). e.g. requirement analysis, design, testing/implementation and maintenance.
  • Experience as a Scrum Master for continuous improvement e.g., facilitate meetings/standup and sprint planning utilizing Agile framework and practices.
  • Infrastructure Management.
  • MS Azure (certification preferred).
  • Test Automation.
  • DevOps.
  • API Management.
  • Cloud-based databases.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Harshada Nair, R/HR Advisor, Human Resource Services at 604-252-8561.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Information Management/Information Technology

Additional Information

Job_Profile_Senior IT Project Manager, IT Retail
Information Technology Management and Executive