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IT Senior Project Manager – Merchandising/Digital

Job ID 1516608BR Date posted 01/09/2019 Location Mooresville, NC Location Name CSC-Mooresville Address 1000 Lowes Boulevard Employment Type I Regular Employment Type II Full-Time Line of Business Corporate Department 0734 - EPD - Digital & CCO
The primary purpose of this role is to conduct and oversee information technology (IT)-specific projects that are medium to large in size and highly complex by applying technical expertise in IT project management. This includes responsibilities for managing projects end-to-end through the planning, development, execution, and implementation stages, while adhering to Lowe's enterprise IT project practices. Overall, this role contributes to IT projects that ultimately work to move the organization forward and provide wide-scale technological improvements across the business.

  • Delivers multiple medium to large technical projects that are moderately complex or one to two medium to large highly complex project from planning to minimum realization with full responsibility and accountability for the outcomes through consistent communication with project stakeholders and personnel
  • Develops, analyzes, and manages all touch points of the project plan including responsibility for scheduling, global resource forecasting, managing project financials, and providing input and justification for costs and budget impact
  • Monitors and controls the overall project performance (timeline, budget, and resource utilization) against plan and looks to the project team to implement adjustments when issues are identified and require resolution
  • Directs and coordinates the development of requests for information (RFI) and vendor requests for proposal (RFP) processes, working with appropriate stakeholders to provide input
  • Drives the work for complex and large project teams by recommending or requesting resources to support project demands, communicates a clear vision of project goals and objectives, and provides technical expertise and input for deliverables worked on by the team
  • Holds project teams accountable for meeting or exceeding expectations by coordinating team activities, managing milestones and deliverables, providing performance feedback to team members' supervisors and guidance on smaller less complex projects managed by IT Project Managers
  • Controls and mitigates project risks by performing the qualitative and quantitative analysis of risks and trigger events, planning risk response, establishing contingency plans, anticipating dependencies affected by ongoing project changes, and recommending ways to mitigate future risks to management
  • Manages the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders by building and maintaining relationships with internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management
  • Supervises direct reports and manages designated IT work stream to meet customer and business needs by translating business plans into tactical action items and provides training and development opportunities for lower level project managers
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting on key metrics (i.e. deliverables, financials, duration, benefits) and communicating findings to program managers and top management
  • Applies technical knowledge in software development, database management, IT architecture, Lowe's operating systems, etc. to ensure the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders such as internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management
  • Collaborates with and is accountable to the IT Program Manager for the management, delivery and outcomes of assigned projects within the program
  • Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS or related field; 6+Experience in IT or related business area, including 3+ years managing IT specific projects. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement
  • 6+ Experience working on and/or managing IT project(s) involving the implementation of SDLC project life cycle methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, etc.)
  • Experience managing operational or project financial budgets and leading project teams
  • 4+ Experience developing IT project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) / User Stories used to create project schedules and estimates
  • Background in business analysis, software design, Software development, data architecture, operating systems, software testing or other technical area
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) or other project/program management certification
  • 4+ Experience in IT project planning and coordination and working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional IT solutions
  • 2+ Experience using formal business process improvement methodologies

Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.

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