Project Manager, Information Technology

Aaron's, Inc Kennesaw , GA 30152

Posted 2 months ago

Project Manager, Information Technology Job ID S0000F2 Date posted 10/05/2018

Address:
500 Chastain Center Blvd Ste 555

Kennesaw

Georgia
30144

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Description:

Aaron's has a long legacy as an industry leader with continue growth. In business since 1955, we have grown to over 1,860 stores across North America built on a foundation of excellence, customer focus, quality products and services. Personally and professionally, we hold ourselves to high standards and an unwavering commitment to do what's right; treating every individual with respect, compassion and integrity. We are highly invested in the communities we serve through our community outreach programs, donating time, products and services locally and nationally.

As a potential Aaron's Associate, you'll share our purpose and passion for making a real difference in the lives of others and the rewards that come from creating strong personal connections for life. You'll be a contributing team member in an environment that embraces challenge and has a strong drive to achieve. We like to set the bar high, roll up our sleeves and work together to out-perform the competition. You'll have an opportunity to work in an environment which prides itself on recognizing and rewarding top performers.

Would you like to be part of a technology team that helps one of the nation's fastest growing retailers of name brand furniture, appliances, computers and electronics keep growing? If you do, then join's the Aaron's technology team! We are an innovative and Agile organization that embraces collaboration to deliver new applications and functionality through Business and IT integration. You will be working on a variety of solutions, from e-commerce, social media, and e-payments, to store systems, financial, and enterprise wide applications. You will be a key team member that will keep enabling growth in Aaron's through technology and striving towards constant improvement. The Project Manager is responsible for working on multiple parallel projects using the organizational and time management techniques of a cross-functional Agile team and presenting clients with high quality products in a timely manner. The Project Manager utilizes best practices while ensuring collaboration with other departments and end users, communicating and demonstrating enhancements to the applications and establishing project backlogs, producing estimates and maintaining the health of the project (timelines, budgets, resources and risk management).

Duties

  • Meet with product managers and/or business stakeholders to discuss, define and capture requirements including project success criteria.

  • Manage the creation and maintenance of valuable project documentation.

  • Work with the clients to resolve specific issues

  • Utilize best practices for project and product delivery

  • Facilitate communication between all project stakeholders

  • Continuous planning and leadership.

  • Report information to and for the team clearly, honestly, and continuously.

  • Ensures that team and plan welcome changes and adapt accordingly

Position Requirements

  • Excellent organizational skill and ability to juggle multiple demands without missing deadlines.

  • Deep understanding of more than one Agile flavor such as Scrum, XP, Crystal, Lean, etc.

  • Proven, strong written and oral communication skills ability to communicate effectively in meetings, email and informal discussions.

  • Experience with traditional project management practices such as estimation, budgeting, resource allocation, scope management, change management, risk management, escalation, etc

  • 5+ years of professional, recent experience in the IT or software product development industry.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and recent, relevant work history.

  • PMP Certification a plus

At Aaron's, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Paid time off including vacation days, sick days and holidays

Ongoing training and development

Medical, dental & vision insurance
401(k) plan

Life insurance

Disability benefits

Associate Purchase Discounts

Aaron's is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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