The Senior IT Project Manager reports into the IT Project Management team, this position provides overall leadership for the delivery ITS projects. The position works closely with business and technical leadership, serving as a facilitator and leader, in driving the quality delivery of projects.
This senior position will manage global project teams of highly effective resources to implement ITS projects. This role will require managing multiple resources and interfacing at all levels of the organization.
The Senior IT Project Manager is accountable for the successful delivery of ITS projects, within the expected quality, budget, timeline and scope.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Responsible for estimates of all phases of project implementation
Support budget management including reporting and forecasting
Actively participate in project scoping and planning activities and ensure alignment between all parties
Participate on Project steering teams to ensure successful delivery
Liaises with other ITS functions and leadership to ensure the effective and efficient project delivery
Responsible for the management of external vendors in terms of SOW and engagement requirements, ensuring all vendor management quality expectations are met or exceeded.
Contributes to the development and maintenance of Project Management processes, procedures, policies, tools and methodologies’
Participates in recruiting, interviewing and selecting well-qualified external Project Managers (PM) to cover variable capacity
Supports on-boarding of resources and coaches and mentors project team members
Responsible that all the actions from post implementation reviews are properly implemented and applied to new projects and programs
Responsible for confirming project readiness before starting a new initiative and prior to moving to the next project phase
Ensures capacity needed for successful delivery of projects and programs
Participates in the project review meetings and provide independent assessment on the projects overall health and status
Provides broad IT and project knowledge
Provides leadership on projects that have significant issues and provide active support when needed
Supports the PMO office in ensuring that projects are being reported on accurately.
Drives accuracy in project financial reporting, schedule, resourcing and forecasting
Consults with stakeholders and implements best practices across large complex projects which require multiple resource teams
Ensures that project management and development lifecycle process is followed and makes improvements.
Drives standardization and proactively recommends improvements
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field or 5-7 years of equivalent experience. MBA or MS a plus
15 plus years of IT and business/industry related experience with large, global organizations. A minimum of 8 years in a project management role, managing medium to large global teams.
Five plus years of leadership responsibility managing medium to large projects/teams and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders
Experience working on SAP, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Financial or IT projects
Certification from recognized authority preferred (e.g., project management professional [PMP] certification from the Project Management Institute [PMI]) for international projects or global rollouts, and experience in leading internationally distributed teams
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent project management skills, with demonstrated track record
Excellent management and team-building skills
Ability to analyse, understand and effectively communicate between business requirements and technical design and implementation
Business application life cycle management
System development life cycle management
Budget planning and management from small to large global complex projects
Problem-solving, negotiation and decision-making skills to influence management, as well as internal and external partners
Demonstrated leadership abilities; effective in matrix management and team building
Works well with others in an integrated team environment
Self-motivated and a problem solver
Experienced in facilitation and negotiating
Inspires others to rise above their own comfort levels and abilities and to break through barriers.
Proactively mentors less experienced individuals on result’s orientation.
Challenges the status quo and drives continuous improvement.
Works with Project Managers and the Business Team to determine and define requirements for projects.
Identifies when conflicts are not getting resolved. Takes lead and is able to understand all sides to a conflict.
Sees big picture, takes lead of conflict and notifies appropriate personnel.
Demonstrates the ability to use communication to influence, guide, and motivate with tact, reasoning, and sensitivity.
Demonstrates the ability to effectively use a situational communication style.
Demonstrates the ability to frame communication, based on listening and observation, in anticipation of other’s reactions.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize the value of specific information and identifies the appropriate stakeholders.
Proactively goes the “extra mile” to ensure the right people have the right information at the right time.
Understands the opinions of others and is able to put perspective around each opinion.
Practices attentive and active listening including recognizing non-verbal signals.
Mentors and facilitates coworkers on value of active listening.
Demonstrates the ability to fully function as the leader of an Enterprise team.
Brings conflict within the team into the open and helps resolve through focusing on the balancing of processes, results, and relationships.
Demonstrates full understanding of their role on a team and positively impacts the team’s work product by maximizing role, personal participation and contribution. Fosters team and team leader’s effectiveness.
Establishes and nourishes trust relationships with others in the organization.
Makes quality time for the most important priorities.
Looks ahead and doesn’t get stuck in the here and now, while attending to a broad range of activities.
Actively seeks out information in areas across the IT and business organizations.
Anticipates issues. Develops and implements proactive solutions.
Demonstrates the ability to manage a broader and more diverse customer base.
Asks customers specific, probing questions in order to develop a full understanding of their needs and concerns
Demonstrates sufficient understanding of client/stakeholder needs to proactively identify and implement opportunities to add value for both parties. (e.g. proposes new technical standards, solutions through developing technologies, etc.).
Articulates change with customers and gains alignment. Identifies opportunities where IT could communicate more effectively.
Continuously identifies and implements improvements to work processes and/or systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness across the Enterprise.
Coordinates and/or participates in application of advanced technology via outside consultants. Ensuring innovation is done to meet or support business needs.
Proactively identifies innovative approaches to respond to changes.
Proactively contributes to the Enterprise store of intellectual capital/knowledge.
Relates activities to business goals and objectives and understands global business interests.
Facilitates team brainstorming activities in order to get multiple points of view.
Effectively manages and resolves complex issues.
Proactively identifies problems and/or situations not obvious to others and/or not learned from previous education or experience. Comfortable with the abstract and ambiguity. Recognizes unspoken organizational constraints – what is and is not possible at certain times or in certain positions. Recognizes, understands and applies risk based decisions.
Proactively researches and recommends new applications of existing IT technologies from vendors, trade groups, technical exchanges
Proactively and effectively influences IT technology advancements
Proactively and effectively applies technology to achieve business objectives
Demonstrates ability to document and present complex technological topics across the organization LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world’s largest plastics, chemical and refining companies and a member of the S&P 500. LyondellBasell ( www.lyondellbasell.com ) manufactures products at 55 sites in 17 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including; packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.