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IT Project Manager

Job Id
51031
Job Type
Regular, Full time
Location
1 ABC Parkway
Beloit, WI 53511
Posted
20 days ago

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Job Description

ABC Supply is North America’s largest wholesale distributor of exterior and interior building products.

ABC Supply is proud to be an employee-first company. In fact, we have won the Gallup Great Workplace Award every year since its inception in 2007, and Glassdoor has named us one of the best places to work in the country. Be part of a company that recognizes your talents, rewards your efforts, and helps you reach your full potential. At ABC Supply, we have YOUR future covered.

The overall objective of the Project Manager is to lead the end-to-end lifecycle project management of multiple large, and complex efforts for strategic IT projects, using the established project management guidelines at ABC Supply. The Project Manager will also drive changes to the project management guidelines of the PMO to improve the overall project and PMO performance.

The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager include:

  • Direct strategic initiatives or divisional level projects of the highest complexity and impact
  • Coordinate the management of multiple, large IT projects running concurrently in a matrixed environment
  • Continuous improvement ideas and inputs provided, utilizing a solid understanding of basic and advanced project management principles
  • Responsible to assist with mentoring and training of project managers, identifying project manager related training needs
  • May be asked to assist with the project manager candidate interview and selection process

Shared with the Information Technology Project Manager role:

  • Responsible for successful project management on assigned projects, championing the PMO processes, templates, tools, and methodologies.
  • Will lead by example and enforce standard project management policies and guidelines as set forth by the IT PMO to ensure consistency and standardization in approach
  • Lead the planning and implementation of IT projects using the established ABC process and tools.
  • Seeks out project team member and stakeholder feedback, inputs and recommendations in all project planning phases and activities, ensuring a cohesive team environment
  • Create and actively update end to end project plan and project timeline
  • Drives project activities and project team members forward in all project phases and gates
  • Coordinate the work effort of a project with assigned resources.
  • Lead weekly (at a minimum) project status meetings with full project team, providing full review and management of project plan.
  • Participate in cross project planning to resolve conflicts in project priorities, resourcing, schedule, budget, and scope.
  • Provide weekly status reports to the PMO and project team in a standard format.  Highlight project issues and risks that could cause the project to not meet expectations and provide a go forward plan.  Highlight change requests and follow the approval process.
  • Escalate high priority and blocking issues to the PMO Manager.
  • Active identification and on-going follow-up and management of all open action items, risks, issues, and dependencies.
  • Provide polished and timely portfolio status report updates utilizing the PMO standards.
  • Expectation of onsite work at least one day a week, however this can vary and is subject to change, depending on the needs of the project and PMO department.

Key Competencies

  • Excellent written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
  • Relationship building and interpersonal and skills, to help build trust, negotiate priorities, and resolve conflicts among project stakeholders
  • Leadership skills, to create a collaborative environment and influence people to move toward a common goal
  • Listening skills, to understand what people say and observe when there may be additional needs to explore
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications:  Project, Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams
  • Solid working knowledge of Jira and Confluence
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Organizational skills, to ensure project tasks, changes and issues identified and tracked effectively, amongst rapidly changing priorities
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement; shows commitment to own professional development
  • Delivers results; effective and positive even under pressure; takes ownership for delivering successful outcomes
  • Ability to effectively work independently and across teams, functions, and departments
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Solid understanding of project management skills
  • Knowledge of PMBOK processes, techniques, and tools
  • Knowledge of SDLC and/or ITIL
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management

Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university

Master’s Degree in Business or Information Technology is desirable, but not required

Certificates and experience:  

PMI Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred, but not required

Minimum of 7-10 years of direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of end-to-end system development life cycle

Benefits may include:

  • Health, dental, and vision coverage - eligible after 60 days, low out of pocket
  • 401(k) with generous company match - eligible after 60 days, immediately vested
  • Employer paid employee assistance program
  • Employer paid short term and long term disability
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Flex spending
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace

​ABC Supply values diversity and we actively encourage women, minorities, and veterans to apply.


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