About the Team
It's an exciting time in technology, and that buzz is felt throughout PetSmart! We are continuing to grow at a faster pace and we want to continue to provide best-in-class experiences for pets and pet parents. Our IT team has 4 different departments: Information Security, IT Service Delivery, Business Enabling Systems, and IT Commerce & Customer Engagement.
Whether it's online or in our stores, the work that the IT team does is instrumental in PetSmart's success. We have a strategic and actionable plan underway and are looking for associates who are just as excited about it as we are.
About the Job
Is your passion to lead technical programs that deliver solutions, focused on supporting a growing and dynamic business? Do you love pets and want to join your experience with enabling systems that help PetSmart be the trusted partner of Pet Parents and their pets?
PetSmart is looking for an experienced IT Technical Project Manager who will provide leadership and direction with an emphasis on retail services. This role will be accountable for working with cross-functional teams to implement and deliver solutions aligned with PetSmart's strategic objectives. The Project Manager will oversee communication, budget, schedule and risk, while ensuring organized and managed change.
PEOPLE & TEAM INFLUENCE
Demonstrate abilities as a team leader; lead teams to create an atmosphere of trust
Seek diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation
Provide guidance to a team of associate and contract Engineers, System Analysts, QA and Development team members
Develop excellent relationships within IT and the business
Develop vendor partnerships supporting project delivery
Adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines
Defuse tension among project team should it arise
PROGRAM & PROJECT
Participate in early forecast activities to estimate staffing and effort to scope projects
Define project governance structure
Plan / Participate in Project Leadership / Steering Committee meetings
Anticipate risks, drive contingency planning, and resolve roadblocks
Accountable for the overall delivery of technical environments (OS, DB, Storage, Networks) supporting highly complex, cross-functional projects impacting the enterprise
Accountable for scope, schedule, and communication management
Understand and advocate best practices in high-level system designs
Provide leadership and direction in the design, development, support, and implementation of business capabilities as it relates to infrastructure and technical delivery
Participate in the development and sustainability of Project Management Frameworks
Manage day-to-day budget for assigned projects
May drive contracts/SOWs, oversee budgets; review expenditures and partner to analyze variances
Minimum 5-7+ years' experience in project management, leading the implementation of highly-complex systems and business capabilities
3+ years' experience in data center projects, infrastructure build projects and integration, solution design and support
Project budget responsibilities, experience managing over $1 million dollars
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication and relationship building skills
Proficient in project management discipline and tools; MS Project, MS Office Suite
PMP, CSM or other certifications with demonstrable application desired
Bachelor's Degree required, in Computer Science or related field preferred, and 7+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
About the Culture
Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:
Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
"Top Dog" gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
"Sit & Stay" CafÃ© serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
Starbucks cart-productivity at its finest!
"Lil' Paws" learning center and onsite daycare facility
Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
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This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates/leaders assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to. PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disabilty, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincal or local law. Applicants must be over the age of 18. The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.