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Project Manager - IS

Company: Mouser Electronics
Location: Mansfield
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The IS Project Manager is accountable for planning, tracking and leading the project management functions of assigned IS projects throughout all phases of the Scrum and/or SDLC process. They act as servant leaders for one or more projects by helping them understand requirements and practices, while delivering quality infrastructure projects. Responsible for the overall progress of their projects as well as their assigned project teams.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Acts as a working leader by guiding and mentoring the team on a daily basis
  • Assesses the project's needs and requirements by conferring with relevant resources, including IS Management. Assesses, establishes and recommends work priorities by determining resource and time requirements.
  • Prepares and maintains documents such as requirements specifications, detail level project plan, project priority lists, software test case documents and timelines by use of appropriate methods (i.e. Flowcharts, Word documents, Excel documents, Project Planning Software, etc.). Improves procedures by writing project reports and documentation for new or existing program application enhancements.
  • Assists team members by developing project plans using collaborative methods. This would include reviewing current user processes and application functionality, and verifying team members understand the requirements and scope of the project. Ensures that team members understand the user needs and the project's impact on the company and the system.
  • Ensures control over change management activities. Oversees and regularly reviews projects to ensure timely completion and that project objectives are met. Ensures management and all stakeholders are informed of current issues by providing periodic updates of project status.
  • Satisfies user requirements to improve performance and productivity by evaluating and recommending systems solutions (including third party software packages, if appropriate). Provides resolutions to problems by taking the initiative to use all available resources for research and corrective action.
  • Provides regular support to Tech Services' team, developers, business analysts / product owners, IS leadership and company staff. Ensures competent Programmer/Analysts staff by providing guidance and support or by making recommendations for improvements to the Software Development Manager.
  • Motivates and leads project team members. Measures performance and quality of tasks performed throughout the year.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external contacts. Presents complex topics effectively to senior management and business contacts. Supports and participates in company's total quality process. Works with minimum supervision and makes good independent judgments.
  • Coaches and mentors all team members on Scrum principles and best practices to achieve Sprint goals.
  • Promotes an environment of transparency and respect, providing a foundation for building a self-organizing, high-performing team where individuals can realize their full potential. Resolve conflicts and issues that occur
  • Tracks and removes impediments impacting the team and shields the team from outside distractions and interferences.
  • Works with Product Owners to help them maintain a quality Product Backlog, ensuring the Scrum teams have well-defined backlog items ready for grooming and planning.
  • Generates performance metrics for the team (i.e. timelines, roadmaps, burndowns, velocity, capacity, etc.) and ensures the information is available to the rest of the organization.
  • Schedules and facilitates Scrum ceremonies and/or project meetings as needed.
  • Tracks and reports on status of the project and team performance.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Computer Science preferred
  • At least 3 years project management experience required.
  • Infrastructure experience required
  • At least 2 years scrum master experience preferred.
  • Scrum Master Certification strongly preferred
  • Possess or actively pursuing PMI PMP

COMPETENCIES

  • Decisive Judgment
  • Adapting to Change
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Delivering Results
  • Policies, Processes & Procedures
  • Customer Service
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Integrity
  • Functional Acumen
  • Transparent Communication
  • Coachable

SKILLS

  • Applied knowledge of Project Management Tools and Techniques.
  • Working knowledge of Software Development Methodologies and Scrum
  • Solid experience working with offshore teams
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative.
  • Detailed and thorough in work habits with multi-tasking ability.
  • Strong ability to work in teams with a collaborative interpersonal style.
  • Ability to set and track goals.
  • PC experience in a Microsoft Windows environment, proficient with internet e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and other software. Ability to use, read, and interpret spreadsheets, printed reports, and terminal screen. Ability to type data and use PC for long periods of time.
  • Exhibits strong analytical, problem solving, negotiation, organizational, planning and teaching skills.
  • Interacts effectively with individuals and groups inside and outside the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication and telephone etiquette. Able to communicate with people at all levels.
  • Available to work early, late and weekends when needed to fulfill assigned responsibilities.

Category:IT/IS

This is a summary of the primary accountabilities and requirements for this position. The company reserves the right to modify or amend accountabilities and requirements at anytime at its sole discretion based on business needs. Any part of this job description is subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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Keywords: Mouser Electronics, Mansfield , Project Manager - IS, Other , Mansfield, Texas

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