Digital Project Manager

Glenview, IL 60026 United States of America

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Job Description:  EPMO – Project Manager – Front Office / Digital Projects

 

Position Profile

 

The Anixter EPMO Team is looking for a Project Manager to help support the Digital Transformation of our company. This Digital Transformation enables revenue growth with the use of existing and new capabilities, adhering to Iterative Waterfall & Agile Project Management Frameworks.

This role reports to the Director – EPMO and will be taking direction from the Digital COE in the organization. Your highly-energetic and action-oriented style will help facilitate and drive transformative change in our fast-paced environment. The Project Manager directs the activities of the specific program tracks through a matrix of project managers and functional stakeholders. This position has overall responsibility for driving the detailed program plans, managing interdependencies providing input into the budget, driving adherence to the project execution methodology, and identifying and mitigating risks/issues. This position also exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

 

How You’ll Be Successful

  • Leadership
    • Change Agent with the ability to understand and navigate the organizational culture and drive the transformation.
    • Work with key Business and Technology stakeholders to drive the execution of the program plan
    • Provide project leadership to the Digital Transformation. This includes budget, scope, schedule, Quality, and resources.

o   Partner with key business contacts to identify and define how to improve business process performance through technology to ensure quality and predictability of requested deliverables to the business.

o   Interact directly with Anixter end customers representing Anixter interests in a professional and supportive manner as required

o   Interact directly with Anixter end customers representing Anixter interests in a professional and supportive manner as required

o   Work with Product Management and Scrum Masters to manage the lifecycle of the platform from horizon to sunset, ensuring appropriate planning to prepare to execute and deliver

 

  • Project Execution
    • Develop detailed project plans, budgets, and monitor progress ensuring on-time on-budget execution
    • Partner with Product Management & SCRUM Masters and delivery teams to remove barriers external to the build teams
    • Prepare regular reports for leadership concerning schedule, quality, scope and financial performance
    • Partner on stakeholder communication concerning project execution

o   Ensure that appropriate project documentation and business case templates and processes are completed as required

    • Partner with Digital leadership and Finance to present financial status and secure additional funding as required

o   Ensure that appropriate project documentation and business case templates and processes are completed as required

o   Ensure that appropriate project documentation and business case templates and processes are completed as required

    • Manage project issues and risks, documenting, assessing and planning mitigations
    • Keep PM platforms up to date including Clarity & Jira, while ensuring time and actual spend aligns with planned expenditures and time per scope to be delivered
    • Lead and/or work within a PMO environment to monitor ongoing status of each initiative to ensure progress is aligned with the project plans.
    • Champion and integrate initiatives into effective and seamless development life cycle with alignment to the project management process and the PMO.
    • Lead with a process-centric perspective, appreciation for change management
  • Program Leadership
    • Identify risk and issue trends early and work with Business leaders on incorporating and mitigating them into the program framework.
    • Develop and enable process improvements champion standards and operational health checks.
    • Participate in corporate development of methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
  • Domain Expertise
    • Thorough understanding of Agile framework and practices

o   SAFe and Scrum at Scale a plus.

    • Understanding of complex automated systems.
    • Experience in managing digital / Ecommerce / web projects
    • Experience with implementing program Earned Value techniques and key project controls
    • Possess a solid background in software design, develop/test concepts including transactions, performance, scalability, and availability
    • Experience with customer feedback/engagement practices
    • Familiar with Product Development processes and practices
    • Comfortable with presenting, user interaction, training and support
    • Must have excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Preferred experience as a technical leader in a large, global enterprise environment
    • Requirements Gathering and Feature Specification
    • Presentations and Business Development
    • Prefer experience in a services organization or interactive agency, with B2B (including web, mobile, video, brand and strategic consulting projects)
    • Experience with the development of large-scale websites and a strong understanding of web development technologies, third-party applications and platforms, and social media

 

 


 

Your Characteristics & Attributes

  • Demonstrated experience in business partnership and influencing capability at the Senior Level
  • Strong self-awareness, social confidence and tenacity; polished and persuasive communicator and presenter to Leadership/
  • Understand how to build engagement through diverse teams and working collaboratively.
  • Robust analytical and strategic planning and execution skills.
  • Ability to influence without authority
  • Creative decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Competitive drive; ardent desire to win.
  • Commitment to learn additional information about changing products, markets, procedures, management techniques, industry trends, developments, and best practices.

 

Your Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field;
  • Advanced knowledge of PPM Tools such as Clarity & Jira
  • 7-10+ years of progressive and relevant project and program leadership experience in Digital / Ecommerce / Web-related Projects.
  • Project management experience with waterfall and agile technologies
  • PMI-ACP or PMP certification preferred
  • Experience with implementing program Earned Value techniques and key project controls

 

 

 

Relocation Assistance is not provided for this position. Local Candidates preferred. Travel expectations is approximately 5-10% (annually)


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