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IT Project Manager II

Date: 15-Nov-2021

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB

Company: McCormick & Company

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 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. 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.

 

 

MAIN 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 Leo. 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.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

  • Bachelor's Degree, may consider 8 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree in Information Technology, Business, or related field.
  • PMP Certification
  • 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.
  • Advanced negotiation skills with external service providers and internal business partners.
  • 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.
  • 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.