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Deployment Project Manager
Chicago, IL, US
JOB CATEGORY: Information Services
REQUISITION NUMBER: 518481
A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there’s more to being in business than just making a profit. That’s the Company philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet.
What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because it’s never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It’s about how you can grab everything that’s within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It’s about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we’ll all be a little better off. It’s that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Company such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.
About Company, Incorporated
Company is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, Company DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Company also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Company operates in more than 80 countries. The Company Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Deployment Project Manager
This role manages the deployment of IT projects within a region, ensuring overall schedule and benefits achievement (cost, time & quality).
What are we looking for?
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experiences
Project management certification
IT project management experience
Knowledge of IT solutions and/or relevant business areas.
Ability to translate business requirements on commercial, finance, supply chain, demand (including marketing), quality and R&D into analytics and automation digital solutions
Experience on developing visualization end-to-end reports on Tableau and Power BI
Proven experience in leading end-to-end back-end data consumption with multiple data sources, including JDA, ERP and CAS
Proven experience in leading end-to-end complex analytics projects that includes intensive back-end, external data consumption, SAP Hana and Azure Data Lake
Experience leading RPA projects on all major functional areas (Supply Chain, Demand, Commercial and Finance)
What would be your key responsibilities?
Manages the deployment of annual projects, securing benefits delivery through expert management of quality, costs and time.
Leads a high performing team of up to 6+ contractors.
Determines business process and information requirements, gains unit commitment, and delivers effective business process and system changes.
Working across Business Partnership, Core Capabilities and Core Services teams, determines system functional requirements and completes design in line with overall project aims.
Oversees the build and delivery of the business application through the Development team and ensures successful handover to Core Services.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the relevant business area to aid in the development of accurate and concise functional requirements.
Applies technical and functional knowledge to design solutions which are in line with technical architecture, database design and performance requirements; and which are appropriate given the context within which they will be implemented.
Analyses the business and systems impact of the solution and plans the detailed tasks required to achieve delivery of the fully tested solution.
Coordinates internal and 3rd party resources during development, implementation and nurturing phases.
During the build and implementation phases, carries out activities to configure software packages and/or manage technical resources or vendors.
Delivers solutions which are quality and functionally tested, with supporting project documentation which meet functional and technical requirements.
Identifies Associates' application training and education requirements, designs and carries out required training programs.
Manages 3rd parties to ensure delivery per Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) and recommends improved ways of working.
Utilizes the Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tool for planning resources, project milestones, risks and financials.
Engages Business Partnership Senior Managers & Managers, and business unit Directors and Senior Managers to ensure successful project deployment and benefits achievement.
What can you expect from Company?
The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career
An industry competitive compensation package including generous benefits (i.e. 401k, pension, health, etc.)
Commitment to our Purpose and our Five Principles
An environment where all Associates feel valued, supported and comfortable being themselves at work
Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.