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Senior Project Manager

Johns Creek, Georgia · Information Technology

Works independently and partners with application program managers/directors, stakeholders and system level subject matter experts to drive the work of the project team for large or highly integrated projects and programs. Demonstrates excellent management and leadership qualities with and across the FOBs, as well as with corporate business partners Go-to person on project related issues. Acts as a technical and professional leader, providing guidance, direction, and training to the project team members as necessary. Improves PMO services and the overall quality of projects. May communicate with Senior Management regarding the status of specific projects. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Macy's Systems & Technology (MST) is the information technology division of Macy's Inc. Macy's Inc. is the nation's largest operator of department stores with over 800 department store locations in 46 states. In addition, we operate major catalog and internet operations for Bloomingdale's and Macy's. Macy's Systems & Technology is headquartered in Johns Creek, a suburban setting northeast of Atlanta, Georgia.

Key Accountabilities: 

 Work with minimal direction to execute the project life cycle for complex projects dealing with all components of operations/ infrastructure. 

 Will manage areas of issues, risks and scope changes. 

 Thorough and accurate in all aspects of assignments. 

 Experienced with formal project management methodologies using either PMBOK or Agile methodologies. 

 Strong written and verbal communication. 

  Ability to work with different levels of management throughout an organization, excellent customer focus, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously is a must. 

  Strong command of MS Office toolset (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access) and MS Project. Work with minimal direction to execute the project life cycle for complex projects dealing with all components of infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities:

  Responsible for execution of the project life cycle for complex projects to include:

a. Managing and contributing to the process of defining the project&# mission and scope.  

b. Preparing, monitoring, and maintaining the project objectives and deliverables.

c. Managing quality performance against standards. 

d. Managing the disseminating of information.  

e. Anticipating, tracking, and resolving action items, issues, and changes and escalating them when appropriate.  

f. Managing the expectations of the project sponsors, team members, and customers. 

g. Achieving project objectives on time and within budget.

  Anticipates, addresses, and manages project risks through a risk assessment process.  

 Regularly assesses the value of existing processes and makes recommendations to better the process.

 Identifies and incorporates project management best practices in to their work

  Mentors less experienced team members by training and general knowledge sharing/transfer.

  Has the technical ability to identify complex risk issues, formulate and manage a sequential course of action that will allow the issue to be managed and addressed. Able to anticipate the consequences of decisions.

Skills Summary:

  Bachelor's degree preferred. In lieu of a Bachelors degree, we will accept equivalent in education and/or experience, PMP certification a plus, but not required.

  10+ years minimum proven project management skills/discipline in work planning, estimating, resource planning, risk assessment, scope and issue management with complex infrastructure projects.

  Advanced analytical, problem solving ability.

  Able to successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment.

  Able to work in a Matrix environment

2-3 year hands-on Agile / Scrum experience
Retail experience desirable

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