JBT Corporation

Project Manager, M&A and Special Projects

US-IL-Chicago
2 months ago
Requisition ID
2017-2422
# of Openings
1
Category
IT

Overview

Job Description – Project Manager, M & A and Special Projects

 

Description

 

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects by managing the constraints of the project management triangle, which are cost, time, scope, and including quality.  This includes acquiring, directing, managing and coordinating team members, sub-project managers, business and technology resources, user groups, internal and external consultants and third-party contractors and consultants to complete the project according to the plan.  This may also require procuring the required information, agreements, material and technology in order to complete the deliverables. 

 

The Project Manager manages projects typically related to the integration of business processes, technology infrastructure, applications or services to meet identified business needs. They take full responsibility for the satisfactory completion of concurrent projects that have impact on the business.

 

The Project Manager will be involved in project definition activities.  This includes merger and acquisition due diligence which will be used to define the project’s charter, scope, resources, and timelines.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities

 

Strategy, Planning & Execution

  • Participate in merger and acquisition due diligence activities to gain details in order to accurately define project goals, scope, and deliverables that support business and IT goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Plan and Manage the following elements of a project:
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Scope Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Human Resource Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement and Asset Management
    • Project Software License compliance Management
    • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Effectively communicate and manage project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables against budget.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify and incorporate successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Participate in, and lead steering committee meetings, as required.

 

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Estimate the resources, roles, and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.

 

Operational Management

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications and risk management documents.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team, and escalate as required.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Proactively and systematically manage and apply changes in project scope.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Incorporate, seek guidance, and integrate project deliverables with the local business unit management.

Qualifications

Position Requirements

 

Formal Education & Certification

  • University degree or college diploma in the field of information technology, business administration, or related degree.
  • Certifications in project management, e.g., Prince 2, PMP.

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience incorporating external vendor resources into internal teams to achieve desired results.
  • At least five years of direct work experience in an IT project management capacity, including all aspects of project management process development and execution.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as LiquidPlanner or Microsoft Project.
  • Demonstrated experience with merger and acquisition IT integration project leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel, communications and risk management.
  • Ability to create a team environment utilizing cross-functional resources with differing perspectives and agendas.
  • Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and processes.
  • Strong working knowledge of the systems development life cycle.

Personal Attributes

  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
  • Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products with a focus on problem solving and root cause analysis.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

 

 

 

 

 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted.  In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. If you require accommodation during the application process, please contact the local Human Resources department. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability or impairment that prevents you from completing the online application, please seek the assistance of your local employment services agency. JBT maintains active relationships with local employment services agencies, and they have pledged their support in assisting any applicant needing help in applying. To find information on agencies throughout the United States, please go to www.careeronestop.org

You may also call Megan Meagrow at 844-286-4524 if your disability or impairment prevents you from applying online. NOTE: Do not use this number unless you need assistance because of a disability or impairment. The personnel attending this phone line will not be able to give you a status update regarding your application and will not be the individuals making a decision regarding your employment.

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