PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of this role is to conduct and oversee business-specific projects that are medium to large in size and highly complex by applying cross-functional (or deep functional) expertise in project management. This includes responsibilities for managing projects end-to-end through the planning, development, execution, and implementation stages, while adhering to Lowe's enterprise project practices. Overall, this role contributes to projects that ultimately work to move the organization forward and provide wide-scale improvements across the business.
Delivers multiple projects that are less complex or one to three small to medium highly complex project from planning to minimum realization with full responsibility and accountability for the outcomes through consistent communication with project stakeholders and personnel
Develops, analyzes, and manages all touch points of the project plan including responsibility for scheduling, global resource forecasting, managing project financials, and providing input and justification for costs and budget impact
Monitors the overall project performance (timeline, budget, and resource utilization) against plan and makes adjustments as needed when issues are identified and require resolution
Assists in the request for information (RFI), vendor request for proposal (RFP) processes as directed, and prepares and/or reviews status reports on key project performance metrics
Drives the work of assigned project team by requesting resources to support project demands and communicating a clear vision of project goals and objectives to the team
Coordinates team activities to ensure project milestones are achieved, providing performance feedback to team members' supervisors as appropriate and guidance on smaller less complex projects managed by Associate Project Managers
Manages, controls, and mitigates project risks by identifying and analyzing trigger events, establishing contingency plans; anticipating dependencies affected by ongoing project changes, and recommending ways to mitigate future risks to management
Participates in formal and informal training to continuously develop a cross-functional and/or subject matter expert skillset, enabling progression and movement through the EPD program
Reviews and/or prepares status reports on key project performance metrics (i.e. deliverables, financials, duration, benefits) and/or provides data input for report preparation to Project Coordinators
Ensures the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders by building and maintaining relationships with internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management
Supports and is accountable to the Program Manager for the management, delivery and outcomes of assigned projects within the program
REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field
6+ years of experience in business, including 3+ years managing projects. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
6+ years of experience working on and/or managing project(s) involving the implementation of project life cycle methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, process management, organizational change)
4+ years of experience developing project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) / User Stories used to create project schedules and estimates
Experience managing operational or project financial budgets and leading project teams
PREFERRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree-MBA or related field
Project Management Institute (PMI) or other project/program management certification
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on safe, affordable housing and careers in the skilled trades. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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