Senior Project Manager in Sturtevant, WI at Interactive Business Systems

Date Posted: 10/29/2019

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Job Description

Interactive Business Systems is teaming up with a Racine, WI area client to locate and bring on a Sr. Project Manager for a contract opportunity!


Job Summary:

This position is for a Senior Project Manager within Infrastructure & Operations (I&O) function.  I&O is a part of our Business, Process & Technology (BPT) organization, contributing to the overall IT success of SC Johnson globally. 

We are looking for a highly energetic and experienced Project Manager who will work in a global organization, delivering complex IT projects in support of both business and BPT.  Projects span a wide variety of technology and infrastructure initiatives, including, mergers & acquisitions, technology transformations, application hosting, manufacturing and facilities initiatives, global hardware deployments and life cycle management,.  The selected candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills; with ability to communicate accurately and concisely to both project team members and to senior leaders & stakeholders.  He/she will demonstrate a sense of urgency and decisiveness; take prompt action to accomplish goals; and proactively influence events and outcomes. The individual will be able to manage work and timelines across multiple functions and regions, while maintaining strong and positive working relationships across these diverse groups.  

 Principle Accountabilities:

o   Manage resources, schedules, financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) control guidelines established.  Align project management assignments with required ITIL processes, i.e. Change and Release management.

o   Full project lifecycle ownership; from initiation through deployment and closeout within defined timelines, budgets, and success criteria.

o   Engage resources and gain commitment from multiple teams and vendors with clear alignment on priorities.

o   Work with cross functional partners to define project scope and success criteria. Manage project scope, change management and communication.

o   Meet specific financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing a project budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. Track and reconcile financials and purchases across regions in support of projects.

o   Establish project risk assessments and mitigation plans.

o   Create good working relationships across the project team and stakeholders.  Coach, mentor, and motivate project teams. Address team concerns and constraints. Build trust among the project stakeholders.  Establish a positive experience for anyone connected to the project.

o   Develop and deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication.  Ensure alignment with Senior Leadership through regular project stakeholder communication and milestone updates.

o   Demonstrate acumen on how solutions will meet requirements.  Understand the interdependencies between technology and business needs.

o   Provide input and oversight on other projects within the I&O portfolio, to mature project delivery and execution across the team.

Specific Requirements:

•       Execution Excellence.  The ability to drive and maintain accountability for commitments.  Plan, implement and continuously improve processes to meet timelines, budget and performance objectives. 

•       Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations, to impact project direction through influence and collaboration.

•       Technical and Infrastructure project management is required.  Examples would include (but are not limited to) experience delivering technology foundation in support of larger initiatives, leading network or hosting initiatives globally, managing technology transformation projects, and supporting warehouse manufacturing initiatives with technology integration.

•       Broad technical background and experiences with ability to quickly learn new technologies.

•       Ability to adapt to changes in the original project plan; effectively communicates changes or delays to team members and key stakeholders.

•       Demonstrated high level of curiosity, creativity, and strong problem-solving skills.

•       Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

•       Strong written and oral communication skills with both technical and non-technical team members and stakeholders.  Strong experience presenting to executive sponsors and stakeholders. 

•       Works well under pressure and comfortable with change and complexity in dynamic environment.  Proven ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.

•       Ability to shift between 'big picture' and the small-but-critical details, depending on audience and desired outcomes.


•       Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems/Technology.

•       PMI (PMP) or equivalent Certification.

•       A minimum of 10-15 years of relevant job experience with at least 10+ years of project management experience.

•       Experience leading cross functional projects against demanding timelines. Microsoft Project experience required.  Microsoft PWA (Project Web App) experience is beneficial.

•       Experience in traditional and agile project management methodologies.

•       Experience working with a global team (time zone, geographical location).

•       Experience working in a mature PMO with formal process, stage gates, reporting, financial tracking, etc.

•       General knowledge of ITIL with experience working/implementing in organizations that have implemented ITIL.

•       Ability to lead, collaborate, challenge and influence peers.

•       Passion for project-based execution and process improvement.

Candidates should send resumes to  Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer.

IBS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to all employees. Referral and sign-on bonuses may also be available.

About IBS: IBS, Interactive Business Systems, Inc., is an IT solutions and staffing company known for achieving business objectives and bottom-line results through the smart architecting, implementation and management of technology. In three decades of developing the technology applications, tools, environments and teams that foster top business performance, we have become an industry-leading IT services provider.