Release Manager in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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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: 

• Implements, improves, and manages the release process for changes through development, test, and production environments. • Develops the release calendar and communicates any revisions to key stakeholders. • Ensures timely and accurate communication to all stakeholders about current and future releases.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates Release Activities across multiple teams to ensure release milestones are met.
  • Measures and monitors progress to ensure releases are delivered on schedule.
  • Identifies and manages risks and dependencies that effect release scope, schedule, and quality.
  • Leads scoping effort and definition of each release.
  • Actively manages transition from QA to UAT.
  • Communicates all commitments and changes including scope, requirements, and schedule.
  • Ensures release candidates are compliant with Change Management Process and have obtained proper sign-off/approval.
  • Continually work towards improving the release process.
  • Participate in CAB Meetings to discuss release scope or risks/issues

Key Partners (Positions):

  • Delivery Managers / Leads
  • Project Managers
  • Product Manager
  • Support Leads
  • Developers
  • Business Leaders

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You:          

  • Education:     
    • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university required
  • Experience:
    • The candidate should have 5-7 years of Project or Program Management experience with SDLC projects.
    • Previous Production Support with emphasis on transitioning releases to operational support.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify, manage, and communicate risks                         

Key Competencies:

  • Strong analytical and project management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to manage SDLC projects effectively to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Ability to collaborate with and obtain consensus among both technical and business stakeholders.
  • Ability to identify and manage risks to scope or schedule for each release.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Understanding of regulator, legal and compliances issues for SOX and audit functions.
  • Excellent leadership capabilities and communication and documentation skills.
  • Ability to be proactive and work well under pressure.
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments.
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance.
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”.
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results.
  • Knowledge of current materials, methods, technology and practices of the Company.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  Occasional travel to other ATD offices may be required.

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: R07335