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Project Management Specialist

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Description

This position is involved with channel strategy, justification, and prioritization, and driving cross-functional process change keeping them aligned and solving business needs. Purpose of the position is to assist the Project Manager in the oversight of the channels enterprise / corporate project book of work to ensure goals are achieved that reduce cost, decrease cycle time, increase capacity, continuously improve process / technology. In addition, this position is to help improve the communication of these efforts across the channel and executive level through business user acceptance testing (UAT) for all channel technology initiatives.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the Project Manager and help perform formal Project Management duties. Works with different IT, corporate / enterprise, and channel cross-functional groups to design and implement projects.
  • Assist in managing the enterprise / corporate book of projects and initiatives for the Wholesale channel ensuring effective execution from a process (Operational Readiness), HR, I.T., policy / procedure, communication, and training impact perspective.
  • Perform business UAT to ensure robust testing is occurring prior to launch of all channel technology initiatives.
  • Review BDS technical requirements for the channel and contribute expertise as appropriate.  Strong ability to document process flow using process mapping tools to effectively document requirements, and be used by the business to drive compliance and conformance to standards.
  • Utilize effective and organized project management methodologies to ensure ongoing project plans (tasks / milestones / ownership / target dates) are developed, documented, and managed effectively.  
  • Effective execution of initiatives working directly with project SME’s, Regional Ops / Sales Management, and cross functional stakeholders, and ensure project prioritization and status is well communicated. 
  • Work with I.T. project resources (B.A., and Change Management) to effectively execute use of technology improvements.
  • Represent the Wholesale channel participation in corporate projects and ensure effective execution.
  • Communicate project details / status in a presentation format for executive level.  Complete weekly / monthly channel communication updates providing status on all strategic initiatives, and communication of operational vital few performance indicators and any appropriate action plans.
  •  Maintain regular and punctual attendance. Comply with all company policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL AND OTHER JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to interact with IT and other enterprise groups to articulate business channel needs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. ( Microsoft Project a plus)
  • High School Graduate/GED
  • 3 + years related experience and/or training

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