Power Platform Product Owner

Job#: 2012477

Job Description:

Power Platform Product Owner
Apex Systems is a global IT services provider, and our staffing practice has an opening for a Power Platform Product Owner with Power Platform, Power BI, and MSFT experience to place at our client, a Big Five Bank.
Client: Big Five Bank
Terms: 6-month contract. Possibility of extension for another 12 months
Location: Hybrid, downtown Toronto, 2 day a week in the office.
Hours: 37.5 hours/week Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Application Process: It is best to apply via the medium on which you are seeing this posting. If you encounter technical difficulties submitting your resume, please send a Word version of your resume to Ashley at [email protected]
Reporting to the Senior Product Manager, the Product Owner is responsible for:
  • The incumbent must be self-motivated with project management experience, knowledge of the technologies used to support BI/Analytical standard tools, a broad knowledge of Lines of Business and enterprise wide processes. The incumbent works closely with the key partners (LOBs, External Contractors, Information Security, Risk Management, Corporate Services and Vendors) and working team to ensure that business/client issues are well planned, understood, and addressed.
  • As a Product Owner the incumbent will be responsible to create an end-to-end delivery of strategies as well as managing governance in support of Microsoft Power Platform
  • Provide guidance, extract requirements, subject matter expertise and specialized knowledge/advice to internal clients in the area of effective management of standard BI/Analytical tools with focus on Power Platform
  • Represent and consult on a wide range of enterprise initiatives related to Microsoft Services. The successful candidate will ensure recommendations can be effective and efficient over the long term and meet the business objectives.

  • Be the owner of Microsoft Power Platform encompassing the responsibilities as a center of excellence hub for the other lines of businesses.
  • Contribute to the governance activities and future roadmap development of the Power Platform services
  • Communicate and capture requirements from internal clients to assist with analytical tools enablement
  • Assist the working team and partners to effectively guide through setting up Enterprise standards and governance
  • Provide subject matter expertise on strategic as well as departmental initiatives such as Microsoft Power Platform service rollouts, software upgrades, test and learn initiatives, assessment of new tools & technologies, etc.
  • Provide leadership in requirements gathering and designing Power Platform self-serve rollout strategy, end user training roadmap by working closely with the partners, liaising with various lines of businesses, analytical groups, user base, technology, PMO change management, and vendors.
  • Identify opportunities to automate, streamline processes that will bring in efficiency in reporting and analytical environments, lessen manual intervention and increase end user efficiency.
  • Provide expertise and partner with key stakeholders for BI analytics and self-service improvements to deliver faster value for our internal clients.
  • Lead and partner with Technology, Enterprise Architecture, and other business groups with a focus of fostering BI/Analytics research & innovation culture
  • Work closely with the working team to manage ongoing projects while assisting by identifying next steps, risks, issues, and dependencies 

The Consultant, Enterprise Analytics Enablement collaborates with peers and executives both inside and outside the work unit.
This job interacts on a regular basis with:
  • Senior management across the enterprise
  • Peers within and outside of the organization
  • Employees and contractors employed / engaged by the organization
  • External vendors and consultants engaged by the organization

  • As a key contributor to the business unit, this job has the authority to recommend changes to business processes in order to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Maintaining a long term focus while ensuring that the daily base-service responsibilities of the department are developed, maintained and improved.
  • Remaining current in the knowledge of internal / external approaches to BI, Analytics tools and industry standards. Ensuring that the solutions developed and recommendations provided are in-line with corporate direction and the methodologies employed by other lines of business.
  • Educating internal clients and other lines of business on the department’s objectives and activities; representing and promoting the department’s approach to tool standardization
  • Balancing a corporate, enterprise-wide perspective with specific business needs in the development of the business unit’s strategy and implementation options. Ensuring the implications for corporate governance are considered, and that the reliability and objectivity of information is evaluated.

What we’re looking for:
  • Very good knowledge & understanding of Microsoft Power Platform, O365, Azure, and networking knowledge of hybrid on-prem and cloud based solutions.
  • Practical knowledge of COE toolkit and integrated Microsoft services in the Power Platform and Microsoft Fabric space.
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge in the area of Data Management, Big Data, BI Reporting and data analytics, including exposure to principles, practices, governance, procedures, change management, products and services.
  • Prior knowledge and experience of handling application releases, operational management, data governance, process management, and project management
  • Project planning, management and scheduling skills sufficient to prioritize projects and meet project deadlines and budget.
  • Presentation/interactive/analytical skills sufficient to convey both factual and conceptual information (including presentation to executives)
  • Hands-on experience and understanding of Business Intelligence and Analytical tool(s) from a business/end-user standpoint. Preferred candidate will have experience in successful implementation and/or delivery of Power Platform with particular focus in Automate, Apps, Pages and Virtual Agent
  • Prior experience of working closely with technology groups; familiarity of enterprise wide technology, architectural, change, project  management policies and methodologies
  • Business analysis and consulting skills to precisely articulate & understand business requirements and ideas that involve interpretation, analysis and assessment.
  • Influencing skills sufficient to obtain support of executive level management and elicit cooperation and consensus form business leaders in the implementation of programs and in situations that involve the promotion of our client’s interests.
  • Act as an owner with the ability to adapt and take initiative

This a great opportunity to join a Big Five Bank and continue your career in the financial domain. Be a part of a great work environment with a very well organized team and colleagues who will help you succeed.
This is a position that impacts the bank enterprise wide with great opportunity for career growth within the bank.
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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Toronto, ON, CA

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Date Posted:
January 23, 2024