Project Manager - Care & Sales Strategic Projects


Greenville, IL, USA

Full time

May 18

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead medium to large strategic projects with cross-functional project teams including members from IT, Transportation, Merchandising, Marketing, Pricing, Operations, Finance
  • Partner with project sponsors and business leaders to manage execution of project plan throughout entire lifecycle stages of project
  • Effectively lead a project team of varying skills in a diverse environment with changing demands
  • Create, maintain, and manage to relevant project documents including business case, project charter, scope statement, project plan, communication plan, risk management plan, etc.
  • Develop and execute change management plan as required by project across all relevant business areas
  • Ensure project team and project deliverables consider the customer experience and needs of Care and Sales organization
  • Create and manage program communication and status reporting to support transparency to senior leadership
  • Effectively lead and facilitate project meetings with project team, SMEs, and sponsors, across all levels of the organization including senior leaders
  • Develop presentation materials to effectively communicate with business leaders and cross-functional work groups
  • Lead development of business requirements across project team
  • Lead user acceptance testing including test plans, use cases, scripts, execution and issue resolution
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to drive issue resolution
  • Manage competing resources and priorities across project team members
  • Understand and demonstrate Essendant’s Core Values
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Skills/Knowledge Required
  • Demonstrated successful results in managing and delivered complex IT and business projects
  • Expert in project planning and stakeholder management practices
  • Broad experience interfacing and presenting to all levels of the organization and influencing senior leadership
  • Experience with influencing project team members in a matrix environment
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with all levels of senior management, management and customers
  • Working knowledge of program management principles and disciplines using leading methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven, multi-task environment with multiple stakeholders and agendas
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Experience leading teams
  • Self-directed with minimal guidance
  • Expert MS Office (PowerPoint, MS Project, Word), Strong skills in MS Excel

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience managing medium to large complex business and IT projects in a large enterprise environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related discipline preferred
  • PgMP or PMP Certification preferred


Licenses & Certifications


PMP-Project Mgmt Prof

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