Technology Leadership Program Manager

Posted on January 08, 2020

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Canada's Ocean Supercluster in Multiple Locations

Fredericton, NB | Halifax, NS | St. John's, NL | Charlottetown, PE

Canada's Ocean Supercluster is one of Canada's newly announced supercluster initiatives located in Atlantic Canada. The Ocean Supercluster is an industry-led collaboration that will build Canada's ocean economy into one of the country's most significant and sustainable value-creating economic segments. We are excited to continue building our team with experienced professionals who are passionate about realizing Canada's opportunity to transform Canada's ocean economy into a technology-driven, digitally powered knowledge economy.

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer and working closely with other Technology Leadership Program Managers and staff, you will be responsible for developing and leading processes to build internal networks to identify innovation-focused project opportunities, identify and formalize partnership opportunities and to lead and execute projects with multiple OSC partners and stakeholders. Central to this role is working collaboratively with Supercluster Members and key stakeholders to identify and develop the concepts for a focused technology program and project activities taking place within the program.

Permanent, Full time

Location: Atlantic Canada

Key Accountabilities:

  • Developing strong and trusted relationships with Supercluster members, and key stakeholders.
  • Oversee OSC Project Managers and OSC Project delivery to ensure successful outcomes including performance of contract tasks, on time deliverables, within budget and in accordance with technical requirements.
  • Guiding proponents in developing project proposals, including full development of key milestones, strategy and intellectual property/commercialization strategy.
  • Establishing program objectives, strategy and milestones.
  • Presentations and report updates to senior leadership teams, project partners, and key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and facilitate workshops and meetings with working groups.
  • Support the development and refinement of the OSC Technology Roadmap, 5 year strategic plan and Annual Plans.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • 10-15 years of combined relevant experience in R&D/technology and program management
  • Experience working with research-oriented, project/portfolio management processes
  • Degree in a science, engineering or similar discipline with a Masters-level degree considered an asset
  • Certified PMP considered an asset
  • An understanding of how to initiate, plan, manage and close collaboratively with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience dealing with private sector, government, research laboratories, and educational institutions
  • Experience in and understanding of ocean technologies and ocean operations

The candidate will have proven leadership and interpersonal skills as well as strong written and verbal communications skills. The ability to effectively make critical decisions, communicate with leaders and decision makers, demonstrate leadership and teamwork is required.

This position will include domestic travel and may include international travel.


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