MSC Industrial Supply Co. Sr Mgr, Enterprise Project Management Office in Melville, New York

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Requisition ID : 632

Employment Type : Full Time

Job Category : Information Technology

Work Location : Melville, NY (CSC)

State or Province : New York (US-NY)

Potential Work Location : United States : New York : Melville || United States : North Carolina : Davidson

BRIEF POSITION SUMMARY:

The position of EPMO (Project Management Office) Manger will responsible for the management of the project planning, prioritization, execution and reporting according to schedules and budgets as well as defining project management processes and enforcing those standards for all project management activities.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizes, motivates, and leads a team of project managers on multiple projects consistent with company performance management processes and methodologies.

  • Oversees all programs and projects managed by Project Management office.

  • Works closely with senior management on portfolio, resource and budget planning.

  • Oversees management of project planning, prioritization, and execution.

  • Defines and maintains project management processes and standards on the use of tools, techniques, templates, and reporting and champions the same. Leverages internal best practices.

  • Ensures alignment of expectations between management and project teams.

  • Facilitates project management maturity, more effective decision making and consistency in project results.

  • Responsible for communication of program and project status to senior management, steering team and project teams as appropriate on a regular basis.

  • Is responsible for ensuring invoices are processed as it relates to project and staying within budget

  • Develops metrics for department and measures team performance against them which includes but not limited to project performance, adhering to processes, etc.

  • Implements continuous improvement processes to enhance project management efficiency. Attends training, seminars, user groups, and other events and memberships to maintain knowledge of current trends in project management.

  • Owns and addresses all Internal and External Audit items, PCI compliance items, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance items as they are related to projects in the portfolio.

  • Ability to step in and directly manage projects when urgent needs arise.

  • Prepares cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for projects in the portfolio. Presents same to senior management for functional and budgetary approval.

  • Develops project plans including timelines and resource allocation and drive team to adhere to plan.

  • Manages scope of work. Recognizes changes in scope and works with department heads to control scope. Focuses on closure and successful completions of deliverables and ensure team does same.

  • Proactively promotes cross training. Understands and identifies critical applications, and assigns and trains alternate resources to support these key areas.

  • Provides hands-on project implementation assistance including troubleshooting and resolving process problems. Assigns appropriate resources as required.

  • Supports project milestones (i.e. go-live, etc.) off-hours as appropriate.

  • Provides integration support for acquired and developed systems and strategically plans for the future for those systems.

  • Provides vision when designing and developing new and innovative solutions.

  • Drives quality of the project management process while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

  • Provides accurate estimates to proposed solutions and be accountable for same.

  • Trains and supports IT and functional area sponsors on proposed and developed solutions.

  • Participates in IT project development meetings and provide input on possible solutions, pit falls and issues regarding initiative.

  • Participates in development of new & existing methods and procedures for IT team.

  • Strong knowledge of IT Project Lifecycle.

  • Leads implementation and integration of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) applications into legacy systems

  • Manages all technical aspects of large cross functional projects including build vs. buy analysis, software selection, infrastructure requirements and build out, development and system integrations.

  • Performs and leads product evaluations and proof of concepts for new technologies.

  • Works directly with the business and IT team to conceive and implement a solution to satisfy various business challenges and objectives.

  • Meets scheduled milestones to ensure project/program objectives are met in a timely manner and has an in-depth knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing systems.

  • Documents all systems that are in scope and produces as-is diagrams (current systems) as well as to-be diagrams (future/planned deployment)

  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information.

  • Develops, coordinates and executes acquisition integration management plans to support the business.

  • Manages all aspects and stages of the integration process in IT including integrating systems, associates and other key aspects of the business such as effective teamwork

  • Plans and organizes integration management activities in conjunction with Integration Team and senior management, determines organizational structure, personnel, training needs and other requirements.

  • Reviews analyses of critical success factors, costs and company initiatives to determine the progress toward stated goals and objectives.

  • Works with internal and external customers to identify optimization opportunities, drives the development of process solutions consistent with business strategies.

  • Ensures that management is informed of key operational activities.

  • Facilitates the implementation of best-demonstrated industry and Company practices and initiatives.

  • Accountable for documenting of project risk assessments.

  • Manages all documents – electronically and hard-copies - related to projects.

  • Performs all duties inherent in the position of MSC Manager as defined by the MSC Code of Conduct including hiring, termination, review, and active development of associates.

  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.

  • Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field is required. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of ten years related IT experience required demonstrating growth in capabilities and responsibilities required.

  • Minimum of seven years experience in project management required.

  • Minimum of three years experience in managing associates required. Experience with indirect reports via supervisors or managers highly preferred.

  • Experience implementing and integrating medium to large complex COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) applications required.

  • PMP certification required.

  • Systems integration and/or management experience is preferred.

  • AS/400 experience a plus.

SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills are required.

  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software is required.

  • Strong leadership, management skills, interpersonal and team building skills required.

  • Ability to delegate and think conceptually required.

  • Experience leading medium to large scale integration projects and project teams required.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Project or similar tools and formal project management principles required.

  • Solid understanding of IT industry (vendors, systems, products, etc.) required.

  • Ability to integrate and implement complex software solutions preferred.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 10% of the time are required.

Why MSC

People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions.

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.