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Sr. Project Manager (Sr. Systems Specialist)

AutoZone

AutoZone

Operations
Enid, OK, USA · Memphis, TN, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

SUMMARY

We are looking for an experienced Sr. Project Manager who is passionate to join, participate and contribute to AutoZone's Merchandising team on a mission to enable AutoZone’s multiyear Retail transformation initiatives. This position will provide strategic guidance to our Retail initiatives, manage the sequencing and execute within the budget and timelines by following our company policies and culture.

In addition to excelling at scope, budget, schedule management, and stakeholder communication, we expect our Project Managers to effectively collaborate with various internal IT and business teams in their day-to-day duties, as their work has a significant impact on numerous internal teams and projects. This position will also lead all scrum ceremonies for their assigned projects.

We are looking for ideal candidates with at least 5 years of project management experience working with multi-cultural, multi-regional cross functional teams. The candidate should be able to lead efficient strategies and tactics during our transformation, provide outstanding leadership ability to implement new processes, standards and governance, to follow best practices and standards set-up within the organization.

Responsibilities:

· Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and deliver projects and programs

· Decide on suitable strategies and objectives for the project

· Formulate, organize and monitor inter-connected projects

· Lead the team toward delivering our customer’s solution in time and within budget

· Lead scrum ceremonies such daily/weekly stand-ups , refinement, planning etc.

· Lead, evaluate and help other project managers in the team

· Develop, manage and control deadlines, budgets, and scope

· Apply change risk and resource management techniques as needed

· Assume responsibility for the programs team and vendors

· Manage and communicate Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies in a timely manner during the execution of the projects

· Coordinating the projects and their interdependencies and activities

· Managing and utilizing resources across projects

· Managing stakeholders’ communications

· Managing the main program documentation such as the program initiation document, project closing documents, monthly financial forecasts, weekly financial summaries, weekly status reports etc.

· Work with AutoZone PMO group defined policies/procedures and execute the same during each phase of the projects.

· Ability to work unsupervised, with little management oversight

· Capture KPIs and effectively communicate to stakeholders

· Background managing Vendor relationships with Staff augmentation, implementation partner and SaaS solution providers is expected/ desired

· Agile experience is highly desired

· Typically reports to IT Manager but sometimes may report to IT Director.

Requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree in management or a relevant field;

· Experience in retail industry will be preferable.

· 5+ years’ experience in project management experience

· Experience in Agile/Scrum Methodology.

· Requires proven experience as a Program Manager or other managerial position

· Excellent organizational, communication, management and leadership skills

· Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles

· Excellent knowledge of MS Office, working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, MS Project, etc.)

· Experience with budget, scope and schedule management

· Readiness to work with multi-cultural, cross geographical teams

· Excellent problem-solving ability, relevant domain an analytical skill.

· Outstanding grasp of IT concepts, processes, and web standards

· Demonstrated experience facilitating meetings at multiple levels of an organization and an understanding of facilitation techniques

· Vendor management experience as outlined in responsibilities with specific experience on

1. Day-to-day Vendor liaison

2. Change control management

3. Process invoices