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IT PROJECT MANAGER II

ŁÓDŹ, Lodzkie, PL, 90-127

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Program Leo PM Execution Lead on the PMO Leo team. This new hire will work in Poland. The Program Leo PM Execution Lead will report to a IT Program Manager.

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.

Position:    IT PROJECT MANAGER II

Based:        Lodz, Poland

Salary:         Competitive + Benefits

 

Position Overview

Responsible for the direction of technology, infrastructure and architecture and business processes for assigned projects. Acts as an internal business consultant by recommending strategic projects that offer business value. Leveraging global knowledge and process expertise, provides technical expertise regarding project approach, design, implementation and support. Evaluates user recommendations to maintain compatibility with current processes. Accountable for Enterprise Process Integrity to assure worldwide compatibility of IT changes. Drives efficiency, availability, responsiveness and ensure system security. Supports the development and adherence of internal GBS project management processes and coaches other project managers on effective project management tools and techniques. As an integral part of Project Management with McIT, the Project Manager II is responsible for overall management of medium to large scale projects and the project management processes in use within McCormick IT. The Project Manager II is responsible for reviewing completed projects to assess overall performance against project delivery targets, including project objectives, agreed upon scope, actual costs versus budget, and schedule attainment. The incumbent will act as a liaison and coordinate with all GBS groups and business customers to drive project milestones utilizing the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) framework to drive continuous process improvements. This includes support of change management, business transformation, process optimization and communication. This position supports project globally.

 

Key Responsibilities

• Manages key Regional and Global projects to assure on-time delivery, effective cost and risk management, and to minimize potential integration issues.    

• Coordinates the identification and resolution of project risks and issues. Utilizes the SPQC Process to drive continuous improvement and facilitates resolution.        

• Acts as a process advisor to project managers within GBS. Leads post project reviews and close out sessions. Facilitates Process Improvement, trouble shooting and problem solving.

• Oversight, development, communication and deployment of consistent project management best practices, including processes, tools and reports.  

• Defines key project metrics. Assists in the development of a consolidated portfolio management dashboard supported by standardized project metrics.         

• Leading monthly major project peer reviews to assess and communicate project performance of key strategic projects (tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers).       

• Analyzing completeness of financial budgets established prior to project approval.        

 

 

 

Required Qualifications

Level of Education and Discipline: Bachelor's Degree, may consider 8 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree in Information Technology, Business, or related field.

 

Certification and/or Licenses    

PMP Certification

 

Experience

8+ years experience in the execution of complex projects in multiple technologies and functions; 6+ years of IT business experience required. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under pressure and sensitive situations. 6+ years comprehensive project management experience including large cross-functional and global initiatives. Knowledge of both theoretical and practical. aspects of project management. Experience working with customers to develop solutions to complex, global business problems. Experience in / ability to travel to international business locations is required. Experience in working with diverse cultures is required. Fluency in other languages is a definite plus. Previous project management experience is required, preferably including leadership of teams which are diverse, global, cross-functional, cross-cultural. Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice and respect for the individual and keeping in mind country regulations and cultural norms. Sets direction for others to work toward goals and completion of objectives. In-depth knowledge of consumer package goods and industrial food manufacturing businesses, and various functional areas globally.

Interpersonal Skills        

Ability to work with cross-functional and cross-regional teams. Demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment to solve complex problems; inspires loyalty and trust; handles oneself ethically, ability to motivate, ability to lead without formal authority; ability to influence outcomes; ability to get things done through others. Advanced negotiation skills with external service providers and internal business partners. Regularly communicates with Steering committees and function heads. Presents to executive levels of management. Coordinates global resources from GBS, business, and vendors.

Other Skills and HPO Competencies      

Demonstrated leadership skills, presentation, negotiation and communication skills. Ability to effectively relate and to communicate with all levels of management and employees. Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management Body of Knowledge. Knowledge of project management principles, methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques.

 

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.