Previous Job
Previous
SAP Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-29530
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/30/2018
 This position is responsible for planning, managing, tracking and reporting on the modernization of the Time Resource and Compensation System. (TRACS).   The Project Manager will proactively monitor and manage project status, schedule, scope, quality, issues, risks and dependencies. The position will partner with IT Governance to ensure compliance with project methodology and controls.
 
The Project Manager must understand project management processes and execution, as well as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for waterfall, Agile, and hybrid approaches. A working knowledge for IT infrastructure, systems integration and vendor management is essential. Leverages expertise to understand impacts to projects, proactively manage risks, coordinate and quickly resolve issues, and provide leadership and guidance to project teams. This role is one that requires team leadership, business acumen, strong relationship management skills and ability to address executive audiences.
 
The Project Manager should understand the alignment of project work with corporate strategies and be able to manage project changes to facilitate risk management, issue resolution, planning and re-planning of projects as they relate to strategies, and recommend timing of project production deployments.
 
A strong understanding of project governance in the context large scale project management, software development, and testing life cycles is a required.
 
Skills and Experience
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience
  • Experience leading application development or systems integration efforts
  • 5+ years of experience leading Information Technology projects that involved business process change, organizational change, and multiple large scale technology components
  • Experience in business and solution development, project management, and project delivery
  • Strong understanding of the system development life cycle
  • Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
  • Experience engaging and working with vendors/partners to effectively deliver projects
  • Experience developing complex, project plans to meet business objectives
  • Experience developing and managing large project budgets
  • Experience leading Agile (SCRUM) projects
  • Proven experience in project change management
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience implementing SAP ECC solutions
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Project, and SharePoint
 
Required
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) ® Certification
  • Knowledge of Accelerated SAP(ASAP) methodology
  • Experience implementing SAP solutions
  • Experience with SAP Solution Manager, CHARM, & UI5
  • Experience with Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Agile tools
  • Experience with Timekeeping / Payroll System, SAP HR
  • Transportation industry/railroad experience - desired
  • Knowledge of Union Practices and working with Salaried and Hourly employees
 
 
Essential Functions
  • Effectively communicates at all levels of the organization
  • Leads, mentors, and manages project team
  • Ability to drive projects from both a tactical and strategic perspective
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Builds partnerships, based on trust and transparency, with the various business units to report project health and status
  • A high level of independence to lead and influence others
  • Responsible for and expected to lead project teams in the Project Management areas of Schedule, Communications, Integration, Quality, Resource, Risk, Scope and Time management
  • Assists and supports organizational change management
  • Solid understanding of project management methodology to identify and communicate issues, risks and dependencies
  • Ability to identify and resolve project issues effectively
  • Ensure that projects follow standard policy, procedures, and methodology
  • Responsible for leading large complex projects, or multiple medium size projects, that spans multiple systems and business areas
  • Works with other project managers to manage interdependencies
  • Project contingency planning through risk identification, prioritization and response planning
  • Successful vendor relationship management and communication
  • Ensure project change management processes and procedures are followed