• Technical Project Manager

    Job Location US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/12/2018 1:35 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1432
  • Overview

    The Technical Project Manager position seeks to create an environment where all business process owners are integrated with IT to drive business solutions. The position is part project management as it is part technology integration across our Manufacturing, Sales, Supply Chain, Warehouse and DSD areas. The project manager will plan, organize, and integrate cross-functional information technology projects that are significant in scope and impact. The core elements of the job are about organizing resources along with time management and seeing projects through from inception to completion. This hands-on position requires a person to have top-notch project management related skills that are adaptable and versatile based upon whatever situation arises, as well as strong applications, solutions architecture and infrastructure knowledge.

    Responsibilities

    •  Play a major role in analyzing business systems and practices to identify improvement opportunities and to determine when deactivation or replacement are required
    • Define project requirements by defining project charters, identifying project milestones, phases, and elements, form/lead project teams, and establishing and managing project budgets

    • Lead the elicitation process, navigating the competing needs of multiple stakeholder groups, defining and documenting an end-to-end business process that is accepted by all groups, and mapping out technical or other requirements to support the needs and the process

    • Lead the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of plans and programs to meet the goals

    • Identify current and future state business processes helping business stakeholders envision the future and how their work will change to support the future

    • Coordinating the development of user manuals, training materials and other documents as needed to enable successful implementation and turnover of the process or system to the clients.

    • Ensures that project status, issues and successes are communicated to project team, stakeholders, sponsors, steering committee and all levels of management and documented appropriately

    • Cultivate and maintain client relationships at multiple levels to foster adoption and satisfaction

    • Collaborate with IT leadership to assemble and manage project resources.

    • Prepare and present process summaries to communicate the financial and operation impact of proposed changes

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

     

    • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization in both written and oral forms and at varying degrees of detail. This includes writing reports, presenting findings, and facilitating group sessions

    • Strong business acumen. Ability to identify business needs, expectations, and requirements for technology-based solutions in the areas being supported

    • Ability to connect with clients and internally with our technical teams

    • Must possess exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills

    • Demonstrated skills regarding influence, persuasion, communication, and change management.

    • Understanding of databases, data warehouses, SQL and SQL jobs is a plus

    • Competency in Microsoft Office applications and MS Project is required

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

     

    • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree is preferred

    • 6+ years of professional Project Management experience (actual END to END PM experience)

    • Must have functional understanding of business processes and detailed knowledge of systems and applications

    • Must demonstrate keen problem-solving skills, ability to deal with complex situations and recommend a course of action in addition to analyzing and interpreting data to arrive at business solutions

    • Experience in designing mock ups, writing test scripts, and data modeling is required

    • PMP or other Project Management certification is a plus  

    • Experience in CPG/manufacturing companies and ERP Software implementations a plus

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