Temp IT Project Manager Job Listing at Michaels in Irving, TX
Temp IT Project Manager - Retail Store Systems - Req. # : TMP.13.1
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Michaels / Information Systems
Irving, TX, US 75063
Bachelors Degree or Equivalent
The Project Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining overall project management and the business relationships for retail store systems projects, including projects involving Point of Sale (POS).
Primary Job Responsibilities:
* Planning & Analysis:
Working independently with the project sponsor, will lead the effort to formulate a project''s scope and objectives to meet the business need
Responsible for devising the strategy and/or plan for projects
Manage and participate in the efforts to define, document, and communicate business needs for assigned functional areas.
Partner with the business to assess and understand business requests
Serve as a facilitation point to assess potential system change impact on business processes
Assist business owners to identify, clarify, and document the objective and benefits of any project or enhancement request
Collaborate with business owners to determine ROI on project/enhancement requests
Work with business areas on key process changes. Participate in efforts to evaluate business process change and potential system impact. Influence process change for most effective execution in existing systems.
Oversee the effort to gather, analyze, translate, and document business/user requirements
Obtain business sign-off on user requirements
Ensure quality standards for process and functional documentation are being met.
Gather and document current business processes
* Leadership & General Responsibilities:
Liaison between the business community and the IT department
Advocate for business needs within assigned functional area or business segment
Ensure effective communication between Business Relationships team, business segments, other IT groups, and co-source partner teams
Manage service expectations throughout the department and business groups
Ensure internal operational standards are being followed; Follow the prescribed SDLC process and operational framework
High Level Project Manager for assigned initiatives and projects
Maintain effective communication with management and project teams
Participate in IT or business Steering Committees
Manage assigned resources to support business project needs, IT shared service group needs, and co-source partner project or support needs.
Liaison for assigned business segments with IT and our co-source partner where technical solutions are required.
Consults where needed with other IT groups or co-source partner teams to ensure business project and support needs are being met.
Support the Director Business Relationships & Solutions in leadership, appraisals, training, and mentoring other associates within the team
Responsible for enhancing own and team''s working knowledge of the business area assigned. Ensures associates roles and capabilities are optimally aligned with the company''s/department''s strategic initiatives; Participates in the recruiting, interviewing and selection process of newly hired associates; Provides leadership, coaching, development, training and career planning to associates; Partners with HR in decisions on personnel actions; Reviews and evaluates work and prepares performance appraisals
Responsible for interacting with Sr. Management to understand and help formulate recommendations for strategic IS initiatives
* Testing & User Acceptance:
Lead or participate in the user acceptance and QA efforts. Ensure quality of solution delivery.
Oversee the efforts to prepare testing strategies, test plans, and test cases
Evaluate testing results and assess risks
Serve as an escalation point for issues
Ensure resolution of defects discovered in UAT by the project team
Provide general support for the business during user acceptance testing
* Solution Deployment:
Change agent to the business for needed system upgrades or changes for assigned functional areas or business segments
Manage change management activities; conduct assessments and participate in root cause analysis; prioritize changes for implementation; provide approvals for change requests
Partner with business, other IT groups, and co-source partner teams in Incident and Problem Management efforts
Oversee the effort to create training materials where required
Ensure project deliverables are met and user satisfaction has been achieved
Manage the effort to provide functional support for the business during implementation and post-implementation phases of a project
* Solution Design:
Leads effort to assess best solution approach
Review or investigate options to solve business problems and meet the business needs
Consult and advise on application functionality and usability to meet business requirements
Serve as a facilitator across business or IT groups where integrated solutions are required
Oversee the effort to document and recommend functional solutions where applicable
Oversee the effort to document and recommend business process change
Participate in functional design reviews
* 10 or more years of experience managing increasingly complex IT projects for large Tier 1 or Tier 2 retailers.
* Retail systems implementation experience, retail systems experience, specifically Point OF Sale (POS), project management experience
* BA or BS degree
* Business, Computer Science or related field of study
* Thorough understanding of systems development life cycles including issues, risk and scope management. Thorough understanding of test strategies, plans and execution.
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