Digital Project Manager (1018345)
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Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Location- Bolingbrook, IL
Duration- Long Term Contract, 12mos+
Job Title- Project Manager; Digital Optimization
TEAM & POSITION SUMMARY:
The eComm/Digital team is forming a new, internal team to conceptualize, develop, deliver and analyze digital experiences that drive optimization of company.com via site personalization, A/B testing, site marketing & merchandising experiences. The goal is to concurrently deliver quick, iterative experiences via our personalization and testing platform. This small team will be unique to the typical large scale Agile structured teams, but utilize both traditional and Scrum methodologies to deliver on the roadmap.
This project manager will bring thought leadership to create & deploy project management frameworks for this new digital team, including intake processes and setup of various project management tools.
You will drive projects from conception to delivery with a goal to be on time and within budget. The project manager is accountable for developing and maintaining project artifacts. The project manager ensures compliance with Company methodologies within the eComm / Digital group, including but not limited to documentation requirements, change control, proper approvals and gate controls.
CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish & implement project management framework, while integrating Scrum principles and refining overall work process.
Create Project Kick off materials and facilitate kick-off meetings
Develop and drive high level project milestones and detailed project plan
Clear communication of project plans, status, and critical issues to project stakeholders and sponsors
Provide Weekly Project Plans and schedule updates to business stakeholders and project teams
Push to get all dependent tasks identified and resourced
Partner with Sr. Manager, Digital Optimization & Insights to maintain resource forecasts
Performs or delegates the prepare, lead, and close of activities per company’s meeting guidelines for project meetings
Encourage collaboration amongst team members
Lead project to completion through defined stage gates, deliverables and approvals
Remove roadblocks by identifying issues early and proactively identifying solutions and escalating as appropriate
Ensure necessary Testing is completed
Manage the project scope, schedule, and financials evaluating the impact of key decisions on these triple constraints and escalating as required
Facilitate the project change request process if needed
Ensure Change Control Requests for deployments are in place for approvals
Maintain Project Document Tracker with deliverable progress and location
Maintain Risk Mitigation plan if the project is defined as High Risk per the Project Risk Prioritization exercise
Ensure Rollout Plan is documented and communicated
Facilitate implementation planning and coordinate cut over activities
Lead post-project analysis to capture Lessons Learned to guide future projects
Use, champion and improve the project methodology, tools, and artifact templates
REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:
Previous experience with various tools, including JIRA, Trello, Monday.com, Sharepoint, Confluence or similar tools.
Experience working in a digital, eCommerce environment; Retail experience is a plus.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, energetic environment
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to develop productive working relationships with resources and dependent teams
Strong understanding of various kinds of project management methodologies, from the more formal and structured (waterfall) to more agile (SCRUM).
Demonstrated willingness to go above and beyond to chase down loose ends and deliver projects on time, with expected feature sets
Managed multiple, concurrent projects involving cross functional groups, from planning, coordination, risk mitigation, and drove those projects through to deployment.
Exhibit appropriate levels of urgency
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