• IT PMO Senior Project Manager

    UniFirst Corporation Wilmington, MA 01887

    Job #2035773854

  • IT PMO Senior Project Manager

    Location:

    Wilmington, Massachusetts

    Job ID

    2107665

    This role manages strategic initiatives for the IT organization, ensuring critical projects are delivered on time, on budget and that the original business value of the project is achieved.

    Responsibilities

    • Works with key stakeholders to define project outcomes, develop the project plan/schedule, and secure resource commitments for successful delivery of the project. Leads project initiation process to obtain budgetary approval and facilitates project governance stage gate approval processes.

    • Creates overall project schedule in accordance with the defined systems development lifecycle (SDLC) phase milestones, ensuring estimates are articulated and accurate, work is broken down into discrete and measurable tasks, dependencies are understood, and resource commitments are obtained.

    • Owns the project resource roster and develops/manages the project budget including capex/opex allocation, third party invoicing against actuals, and reconciliation of internal labor hours. Reports on the project budget (budget vs. actuals, variances, estimate to complete forecasts).

    • Develops and reports on objective metrics for monitoring project performance relative to timeliness, budgets, quality and effectiveness. Provides regular project status reporting to all key stakeholders.

    • Monitors and controls all changes to project schedule, scope, or budget. Facilitates regular governance process (Steering Committee) to ensure proper authorization of changes to projects.

    • Owns critical project communications, ensuring issues are driven to action, all parties are informed on the status of the project and that expectations are managed.

    • Proactively identifies issues and drives risk remediation plans where required

    Qualifications

    Experience

    • 5-7 years of experience working in a technical delivery organization (IT, application development) in a project management capacity.

    • 1-3 years working within a PMO organization.

    • Solid understanding of SDLC models (agile and waterfall) and the knowledge and practices of how to blend for the right business fit. Proven track record of delivering projects using a hybrid methodology (blended agile/waterfall methodology).

    • Experience managing programs that use both third-party implementation providers and internal resources. Knowledge of SOW management and incentive-based contract structures required.

    • High sense of urgency and analytical, evidence-based approach to problem solving and status reporting.

    • Excellent presentation skills. Able to translate/present complex data/concepts in a simplified way to drive action. Capable of working with all levels of management across the organization including executive management.

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills including visualization of data (summarizing data using charts and graphs). Able to use data to drive lead strategic decision conversations.

    • Hands-on experience with tools including Jira, Project, and Visio (Smartsheets a plus).

    Education

    • Bachelor's Degree in business, management, or a technical discipline.

    • PMP certification or demonstrated progress towards obtained PMP certification preferred

    • Agile certification a plus (SAFe, CSM, CSPO, etc).

    Benefits & Perks:

    401K with Company Match, Profit Sharing, Health Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Vacation, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Direct Payroll Deposit, Tuition Reimbursement, 30% Employee Discount.

    UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

    UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action

    employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process

    because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to ~~~ or

    call ~~~ to let us know the nature of your request.

    UniFirst is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to ~~~ or

    call ~~~ to let us know the nature of your request.