BookNet Canada hiring Project Manager

BookNet Canada is hiring a Project Manager in Toronto for a contract position with possibility of extension.

Deadline to apply: Nov. 18, 2016


Known as the “Canadian book industry supply chain nerve centre,” BookNet Canada is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to coordinating technological change for Canada’s book industry.

So what does that mean? We develop technology, standards, and education that make it easier for our stakeholders to promote and sell books, reach new audiences, and ride the ever-cresting wave of new technology. Our customers are spread throughout the industry and come in all shapes and sizes, from independent booksellers to multi-national publishing houses.

We maintain and manage several products defined by and built for our stakeholders, including but not limited to:

  • SalesData, the national book sales tracking and analysis service
  • CataList, a powerful online catalogue for marketing, selling, and ordering books
  • BiblioShare, a quality-controlled bibliographic data aggregation system


A contract position with opportunity for FTE.

BookNet Canada project managers are legendary for their resourcefulness, diplomacy, innovation, and problem-solving abilities. They operate with a high level of independence and assume significant responsibility for key areas of BookNet Canada operations.

We are looking for a Project Manager who will plan and execute a wide range of projects, with responsibilities including:

  • Ongoing product management
  • Undertaking new projects from requirements through to release
  • Managing releases for both major features and minor maintenance
  • Undertaking training and education of our subscribers and stakeholders
  • Writing of technical documents, standards, and specifications
  • Managing development and design resources
  • Assisting colleagues with research on industry trends in technology and the supply chain

In this position you will likely be working on projects related to our core products’ key feature sets and product interoperability.


You love books and the people who publish and sell them. You’re a talented generalist who can operate comfortably across a wide range of tasks. You embrace technology and its possibilities. You want to fix what is broken and make things better, easier, simpler.


  • Minimum 3 years of experiencing managing projects and project teams
  • A university degree in a related field, or a combination of certifications and work experience
  • Experience in the book industry (retail, publishing, etc.)
  • Experience with managing projects through all stages of the software development process
  • Experience with business analysis and/or information architecture documentation
  • Strong communication skills, comfortable with public speaking/group presentations, great at building relationships
  • Well organized with good attention to detail


  • PMP certification
  • Experience with Scrum and KanBan methodologies
  • Experience with ONIX or other metadata standards
  • Not-for-profit experience


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Medical/dental benefits
  • A friendly workplace with a commitment to work-life balance
  • We operate from a beautiful converted factory space in one of Toronto’s greenest office buildings in the heart of Queen West & Spadina (Green roof! Bike parking! Dark Horse Espresso Bar!)


  • Please email with your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations and the subject line “Project Manager position”
  • Only selected applicants will be contacted
  • Please, no phone calls or faxes