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Enterprise Project Manager in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

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  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/30/2018

Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) team is responsible for driving the execution of the strategic projects and initiatives of the organization. The team spans the organization bringing together Business and IT teams to deliver the right solution on time and on budget. This team is unique because the project and initiatives impact the entire company while providing an opportunity to learn about all the various business units.

The EPMO organization at ATD is fast-paced, challenging, highly visible and impactful as we influence both decision-making and communications to senior management, project teams, and stakeholders.

The Enterprise Project Manager has primary responsibility for conducting and overseeing business-specific projects by applying cross-functional (or deep functional) expertise in project management. Responsibilities include managing projects end-to-end through the planning, development, execution, and implementation stages, while adhering to enterprise project practices. Overall, this role contributes to projects that ultimately work to move the organization forward and provide improvements across the business. Additional responsibilities include analyzing current state and needs of all departments, developing future state process with buy-in from all groups, and rolling out new processes/expectations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead project teams in project execution, follow established project management methodologies.
  • Deliver projects from planning to minimum realization with full responsibility and accountability for the outcomes through consistent communication with project stakeholders and personnel.
  • Develop, analyze and manage project plans that include deliverables, work breakdown structure, stakeholder list, roles and resources, forecasting, dependencies, financials cost and schedule baselines to meet business objectives and comply with project standards.
  • Adjust and update project plans as issues are identified and require a resolution. Escalate and negotiate necessary project changes with project sponsor.
  • Monitor overall project performance - project budget, oversee scope, quality, resource utilization and schedule - to ensure projects are completed on time and effectively.
  • Monitor relationships and interactions with other projects. Adjust project plan/scope as needed to capture synergies and manage business impacts.
  • Monitor activities of business units, departments, or project teams under your area of accountability, and make appropriate adjustments, to ensure clarity of roles and overall effectiveness. Use input from stakeholders, customers and team members as well as performance data, to improve overall quality and efficiency of work.
  • Provide timely, accurate communication of project plans and status to stakeholders.
  • Assist in the request for information (RFI), vendor request for proposal (RFP) processes as directed and prepare and/or review status reports on key project performance metrics (i.e. deliverables, financials, duration, benefits).
  • Manage, control, and mitigate project risks by identifying and analyzing trigger events, establishing contingency plans; anticipating dependencies affected by ongoing project changes, and recommending ways to mitigate future risks to management.
  • Drive the work of assigned project team by requesting resources to support project demands and communicating a clear vision of project goals and objectives to the team.
  • Coordinate team activities to ensure project milestones are achieved, providing performance feedback to team members' supervisors as appropriate. Collaborate with project team to ensure alignment, transparency, and proper risk escalation.
  • Close out projects, capturing lessons learned during the project for input to improving future projects.
  • Ensure stakeholder assessment is executed to ensure all impacted parties are included in decision making, as applicable, and in communication and training plans.
  • Comply with program requirements regarding knowledge management, documentation, and proper deliverable storage.
  • Ensure the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders by building and maintaining relationships with internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management.
  • Participate in leadership and key program stakeholder meetings, associate meetings, team development, and learning opportunities.
  • Ensure proper development and execution of organizational change management plans.
  • Contribute to collaborative planning and alignment with other projects and escalate potential conflicts to other teams.

Direct Report Position Titles

  • None

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education
  • 3-5  years of experience in managing projects, including project planning, problem solving, evaluation techniques, data collection and analysis
  • Experience working on and/or managing project(s) involving the implementation of project life cycle methodologies
  • Experience managing operational or project financial budgets and leading project teams in a cross-matrix environment
  • Experience developing project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) / User Stories used to create project schedules and estimates
  • Experience in project planning and coordination and working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional business solutions
  • Experience using formal business process improvement methodologies
  • Experience using a PPM tool

Desired

  • Possess Project Management Institute (PMI) or other project/program management certification
  • Experience with development of PMO standards and process

Candidate Skills and Competencies

Technical

  • Ability to assess and re-design business processes to meet corporate objectives.
  • Ability to work well cross-functionally with a variety of people to accomplish goals and support others.
  • Knowledge / understanding of computer applications skills: MS Project, Power Plant, Visio, Quickbase, Maximo, etc.
  • Thorough technical knowledge including modeling techniques, business acumen, technical and business requirements writing, systems thinking concepts and principles.

Competencies

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace


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Job ID: R07378