The Information Technology Project Manager is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordinating business and IT projects. Deliver these projects within quality, time and budget constraints and appropriately manage any associated risks. Duties include budgeting, identifying resources and coordinating the efforts of cross-functional team members as well as third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will utilize the Agile Scrum method to manage projects where it makes sense. Expertise in general Project Management and Agile Scrum and Kanban practices is necessary. Significant familiarity with modern application systems is expected. The IT Project Manager acts as a single interface point for clients, project teams, vendors and sponsors. Also ensures program scope is in line with enterprise goals as is the focal point for ensuring projects are delivered on-time and meeting business objectives.
The projects managed by the IT Project Manager have substantial complexity and organizational impact. Examples could include business and system implementations; hardware, network and systems upgrades affecting all or significant portions of the organization and the implementation of systems impacting the financial standing or overall welfare of the corporation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides project management leadership for strategic initiatives as assigned, including the development of project plans and coordination of project team activities
Provide coordination between multiple technical and business teams including DBAs, Server Administrators, Architects, Infrastructure Analysts, Developers, Operations Analysts, Project Managers and business contacts
Utilize accepted project management techniques to develop and maintain project plans and manage project quality
Manages complex development projects using the Agile Scrum methodology
Prepares project planning documents including charter, schedule, and testing plans
Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, including creation of reports and presentations to senior management
Manage project budgets and authorizations for expenditures
Complete projects on time and within budget guidelines to achieve company and project objectives
Translate technical details for people with varied levels of knowledge
Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, manages issues and devises mitigation and contingency plans
Define process success criteria with product owner
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members
May manage relationships with external suppliers at a project or program level
Bachelor's Degree in computer information systems or related area
3-5 years' experience leading complex Information Technology projects
Experience developing and delivering processes pertaining to managing information technology projects, compliance reporting, process auditing and reporting capabilities
Strong analytical skills and proven ability to transform learning and insight into actionable plans
Excellence at organization and coordination with ability to successfully manage multiple, concurrent projects and communications across multiple teams
Self-driven leader and proactive team player
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Comfortable working under pressure and in a fast-evolving environment.
Effective facilitation and coaching skills - ability to facilitate agreement across functional teams to deliver an overall business solution.
Excellent interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships across groups and all management levels.
Freight or freight related industry experience
Agile Scrum Master, PMP or Six Sigma Certification
This job operates in a professional office environment indoors. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
The position requires the ability to spend long hours sitting or standing while using office equipment and computers. Ability to perform repetitive tasks such as typing and keying. Occasional lifting, pushing/pulling, carrying of 10 lbs of parts, supplies and materials is required.
YRC Worldwide, along with all subsidiary companies, are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer