Business Project Leader

August 10 2022
Industries Bank, Insurance, Financial services
Categories Information Technology, Project management
Montreal, QC • Remote

At Desjardins, we believe in equity, diversity and inclusion. We're committed to welcoming, respecting and valuing people for who they are as individuals, learning from their differences, embracing their uniqueness, and providing a positive workplace for all. At Desjardins, we have zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. We believe our teams should reflect the diversity of the members, clients and communities we serve.

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Would you like to manage projects that have a positive impact on millions of people across Canada? Want to work for an organization that values your strength and expertise in project management? Join our team!


Project leader: Ensures that the project is completed. Reporting to the promoter, the project leader directs business team employees while acting as the primary contact for project stakeholders. Above all, they make decisions in line with best practices in project management and by consulting key resources on their team and other stakeholders.

Project control officer: Acts as a resource person for project planning, monitoring and control. They analyze project data and provide professional advice to guide and support the project manager and their team to ensure the efficiency of projects, programs or groups of projects.

Advisor, project portfolio management: Determines the portfolio's business objectives according to strategic planning. With the project management office, ensures that all portfolio projects have a single promoter who is responsible and accountable for each project's benefits. They actively participate in the annual development of project portfolios with different business sectors and are responsible for reporting about the portfolio to different entities.


  • Digital transformation

  • Compliance; risk; finance; communication and human resources; security

  • Payment and personal financing

  • Wealth management; life and health insurance; property and casualty insurance

  • Mortgage financing; business sector

  • CRM; business intelligence and analytics


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • PMP, PMI-ACP certification or graduate degree in project management (MPM, specialized graduate diploma) (important asset)

  • Meets minimum project management experience requirements in banking, insurance or a similar sector

  • Knowledge of project management methodologies (waterfall and Agile) and IT

  • Strong teamwork skills and drive

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able to deal with uncertainty and complex situations

For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required.

Did you know? Your career is our top priority!

By applying to a continuous job posting, you can become part of a large community and have access to all our organization's opportunities. Thanks to this style of recruiting, you can get support from a dedicated advisor, who will find you a job that's perfectly in line with your profile and career interests. The goal of this process is to offer personalized and one-on-one support that will point you in the right direction in your job search while ensuring that your application has the best visibility possible with our managers.

If a quality workplace matters to you, you'll fit right in at Desjardins. You can gain experience and excel while working on major projects.


  • Exciting projects that integrate cutting-edge approaches, such as Agile

  • Competitive salary

  • Diverse project portfolios

  • Many opportunities for professional development, career growth and training with recognized institutions

  • Over 1,000 projects per year

  • One of Canada's top 100 employers (2021) according to MediaCorp Canada

  • One of the world's 100 best employers in 2020, according to Forbes magazine

  • Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2022) and Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers (2021)

We don't just look at your skill set. We take your talent to the next level. There's a difference.

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

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