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Project Manager for Information Technology group to fill a position overseeing technology projects with Skechers, USA. This person will be responsible for all aspects of project management for the project portfolio. The successful candidate will ensure consistency with Skechers, USA technology standards and processes.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESULTS
Standard project management utilizing best practices for an on time, on schedule delivery. The candidate will execute project management methodology, operational execution while partnering with the Information Technology team. Duties include:
Developing the project plan, which includes staffing, responsibilities, and schedule
Ensuring that project resources are used effectively
Creation and management of project plans, risk mitigation plans, communication plans, resource requirements, project costs and all other project management-related documentation
Development and/or review of estimates and estimating assumptions for the project’s schedule, effort, and cost using established estimating models, best practices, and past experience
Performing day-to-day management of all phases of the project including requirements gathering, design, development, test, and deployment
Complete project lifecycle ownership to include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one or more initiatives simultaneously
Coordinating all project activities with business owners/stakeholders and other support, technical infrastructure, and application teams
Communicating frequently with executive leadership to provide project risk analysis, status, and analysis of requirements that might impact strategic direction
Project reporting to include status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks, and issues; communicating across leadership and reporting on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
Collaborating closely with the business owners/stakeholders and technical teams to identify and document detailed requirements, process flows, and data sources
Manage external vendors, partners and internal contributors as needed to ensure satisfactory and timely completion of project(s)
Review and manage all changes to the requirements through a formally defined scope change process
Measuring and monitor progress at clearly defined points in the process to ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and that it meets or exceeds expectations
Balancing scope, schedule, budget, quality, and risks
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
The successful candidate will have a can-do approach, be both self-motivated and collaborative as is necessary to operate in the realm of enterprise technology projects, interacting with team members and vendors to resolve issues quickly.
Project resources as needed.
Proven ability to execute high-profile, multi-million dollar projects and to provide thought leadership to the organization
Demonstrated excellence in communications (verbal and written), presentation, financial management, analytical and customer focus skills
Experience in managing projects with teams both on and/or offshore
A compelling and clear communicator, able to seamlessly traverse varying levels of technical detail when working directly with technical specialists, business stakeholders and executives Experience with the unique issues and needs of technology projects
Understanding of technologies and concepts related to Business Intelligence and Data including Enterprise Data Warehouses, Data Lakes, Dashboards & Reporting (visualizations), Machine Learning and AI
Able to document and communicate progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary
Act as a liaison between the Data Engineering, Global Business Insights team, Retail, Wholesale, International and Digital teams with in the context of data related initiatives
Able to review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards
Expertise in managing client relationships and negotiating changes to commitments/requirements
Understanding of technical data sets, databases, data management, and data retrieval
Knowledge and/or experience with widely successful Agile techniques: User Stories, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing, Automated Testing and Agile Games
Experience with formal SDLC and business analysis methodologies
Ability to work well with technical and non-technical resources
Able to take strategic direction from management and participate in strategic planning activities throughout the lifetime of the project
Able to see tasks through to completion with minimal guidance
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
Master’s Degree preferred
The preferred candidate will have 6+ years’ experience as a Project Manager with at least 10 years work experience desired
In-depth experience with Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server
(or other project management tools, i.e. Clarity)
In-depth experience in Agile methodologies (SDLC, SCRUM, RUP, RUN, XP)
PMP, CSM Certifications preferred
Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, and kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.
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