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Senior IT Project Manager

Clarios • Bentonville, AR
3 days ago

What you will do

This IT Project Manager role is directly reporting into the regional IT Portfolio & Resource Manager within the global IT PMO. The role is responsible for managing IT projects on budget, schedule, scope, quality and customer satisfaction in the respective region while upholding and ensuring global PMO governance and compliance standards.

Responsible for full life- cycle of projects from initiation to completion. Apply IT project management methodology and appropriate project management framework for all projects (using established project standards). Develop requests for proposal (RFPs). Successfully initiate, plan, execute and close all project deliverables as committed.

How you will do it


  • Responsible for promoting and enforcing Clarios IT PMO methodologies and standards in project management, portfolio management, demand & change management and IT operational services
  • Work closely with IT Lead and Business Lead as well as Steering Committee and other involved stakeholders on the individual IT project to ensure successful project execution and project benefit realization according to internal KPIs (IT 500)
  • Support the demand management process and portfolio process by professional analysis and reporting as appropriate
  • Assist with effective and efficient usage of portfolio & project management as well as demand and change management tools like Daptiv PPM

IT Project Management:

This role is responsible for managing the overall planning, execution and delivery of projects including:

  • Defining the project charter, roles, tasks, milestones, budgets and measures of success
  • Developing project estimates and plans to manage the end-to end project execution
  • Ensuring client requirements are captured accurately and completely
  • Creating and maintaining project documentation
  • Facilitating day-to-day coordination while adhering to standards and sponsor expectations
  • Acting as the link between the assigned project resources and key stakeholders
  • Ensuring project closure including completion of lessons learned and required documentation
  • Using disciplined project management methodology to define scope, develop project plan, and execute projects that adhere to guidelines and deliver within cost and schedule
  • Strong cross-business unit/IT communication, influence and negotiation required

Responsible for tracking project status and managing project issues and risks including:

  • Monitoring projects on an ongoing basis, evaluating progress/quality, managing issue resolution
  • Managing the process to assess gaps and develop action plans to address these gaps
  • Monitoring financial delivery and issue management processes, and escalating issues
  • Promoting and monitoring compliance activities with audit and information policies
  • Develop robust project risk management plans to ensure timely delivery, testing and commissioning of all projects with no impact to business continuity.

Responsible for building and leading effective project teams including:

  • Using problem-solving/critical thinking skills, and independent thinking to overcome challenges
  • Communicating to project team members, key stakeholders and sponsors
  • Adapting to cultural and organizational climates across global team
  • Managing individual work styles and development of project staff
  • Serving as a primary contact to senior department managers for critical change initiatives within a highly matrix environment
  • Working with cross-functional team, contractors, and vendors to deliver critical projects

Team Management

  • Responsible for coaching and guiding contracted Project Managers and internal IT resources acting in the Project Manager role regarding professional project management operations and Clarios PMO governance. Support with onboarding process of new Project Managers from a PMO governance and PMO process & tools perspective


  • Researches and recommends project portfolio priorities, project estimations, resolves procedural problems, assists with formulating departmental policy and procedures, recommends new or revised standards, procedures, and policies around areas of responsibility. Participates in forecasting and long-term planning, implements long-term plans, uses non-traditional/creative approaches to problem-solving, recommends new or revised standards, policies, etc. in areas of responsibilities

What we look for

  • BS Degree in Information Technology or similar field
  • Project Management Accreditation (APMP, PMI, Prince 2) or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of Project Management experience in a large multi-unit organization required
  • Experience using structured project management methodologies with agile SDLC methods
  • Experience with managing in house and contract staff; experience with off-shore development is beneficial
  • Experience in organizational change management and proven ability to establish process standardization and driving accountability by ensuring compliance and governance
  • Multi-lingual capabilities preferred
  • Demonstrated IT leadership skills with a proven track record of success
  • Advanced project management skills. Knowledge of project management vocabulary and terminology. Mastery of project domain
  • Strong communication, negotiation, analytic, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills. Cultural adaptability. Virtual and remote team management ability. Independent and innovative spirit. Flexible and responsive to input
  • Needs to demonstrate Servant Leadership. The Sr. PM must demonstrate that he/she is there to help achieve the project outcomes/meet the needs of the customer
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Willingness to travel internationally to support job responsibilities as required (Up to 10%, primarily US & CAN)
  • Sponsorship will not be offered for this position
  • Position based in Glendale, WI (Global HQ) - will consider remote applicants

Who we are

Clarios is a world leader in advanced energy storage solutions. We partner with our customers to meet increasing market demand for smarter applications, on a global scale. Our 16,000 employees develop, manufacture and distribute a portfolio of evolving battery technologies for virtually every type of vehicle. Technologies that deliver uniquely sustainable, next-generation performance, and bring reliability, safety and comfort to everyday lives. We add value at every link in the supply chain, contributing to the progress of the communities we serve and the planet we all share. Learn more about Clarios at www.clarios.com.

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Clarios, LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law (supplement), and Pay Transparency Non-discrimination. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please email Special.Accommodations@Clarios.com.