Application Project Manager
IDEXX Laboratories - Westbrook, ME

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Application Project Manager - 20000000-20130325

Description

      IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for livestock and poultry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs more than 5,000 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.

      This position manages Information Technology projects in support of business process improvements from planning through implementation. Responsible for creating and managing project plans, identification and management of resources, coordinating testing, and project implementation. Accountable for successful project delivery. Coordinates activities and ensures effective communication within project team. Tracks project schedules, reports on progress and takes corrective action as needed.

      PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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      Manages Information Technology projects. Manages entire project lifecycle from sizing and scoping project to implementation, closure and handoff to business groups, ensuring successful project completion and customer satisfaction.
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      Builds project plans, including work breakdown structure, key deliverables, milestones, and schedules. Ensures project plans meet strategic objectives of the business. Ensures project documentation meets regulatory compliance requirements.
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      Facilitates project scoping, ensuring that issues are raised, necessary input is obtained and project work is outlined. Obtains scope approvals as required. Manages and obtains approval for any scope, schedule, or cost changes after initial approval.
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      Coordinates with various business areas to staff projects based on project requirements. Ensures project teams have necessary skills and experience to complete projects successfully.
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      Manages project stakeholders, including core team, steering committees and vendors as applicable and others. Coordinates activities and ensures effective communication within project team. Leads meetings and participant communications to drive decisions and action items. Provides for effective escalation and resolution of issues and concerns.
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      Manages project budgets, ensuring expenses stay within guidelines. Justifies and obtains approvals for any changes to budgets.
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      Provides regular reports and project status updates to management, stakeholders and others. Highlights successes, concerns, milestones, resolved issues and other important information. Document process standards as required.
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      Performs other duties as assigned.
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      Adheres to and models the IDEXX Purpose & Guiding Principles.

      Qualifications

      EDUCATION:

      Bachelor’s degree. Computer-oriented aptitude/affinity for technology. Project management certification preferred.

      EXPERIENCE:
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      Typically 6+ years’ related experience in Information Technology project management.

      REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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      Project management skills and abilities, with ability to lead multi-disciplined and cross-functional teams.
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      Ability to lead and motivate others to apply problem-solving skills and techniques.
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      Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with ability to establish and maintain high level of customer trust and confidence.
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      General business understanding, including planning activities.
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      Excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others and gains understanding.
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      Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills with all employee levels.
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      Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
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      Strong knowledge in use of portfolio and project management tools. Experience with one or more project management methodologies required.
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      Experience in performing root-cause analysis and problem resolution.
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      Experience with Waterfall, Agile, and Iterative software development methodologies required.
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      Typically responsible for projects of moderate and high complexity. Required track record of success on complex projects.
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      Projects typically involve multiple departments within IT and business groups, and include multiple countries and lines of business.
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      Experience with Web site development and thin client application development preferred.
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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      Extensive sitting, phone and computer use.
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      Moderate travel required.
      WORK ENVIRONMENT :
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      General office environment.
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      Normal office noise level, with occasional moderate noise.
      No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.

      EOE/M/F/D/V

      Job - Information Technology
      Primary Location - Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
      Organization - IT Business Partner-Corporate Functions - 30001400
      Schedule - Full-time

      Job Posting - Mar 26, 2013, 9:17:27 AM

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