IT Project Manager
Merchants Automotive Group - Hooksett, NH

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Purpose: Merchants Automotive Group (Merchants) is looking for a talented and versatile project manager to work on with their Information Technology (IT) team in managing and supporting software and technology solutions as part of their ongoing process improvement and automation initiative. The successful candidate will interface with users, analysts, technicians, and developers in coordinating and managing technology projects to improve the business operations within Merchants.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Act as Project Manager on information technology projects
  • Define, coordinate, and lead Project Kick Off Meetings, Project execution tasks, and Project Close Meetings; establish project cadence, schedule meetings and facilitate communications between operational groups and technical resources
  • Identify, mitigate, prioritize, and manage resolution of project issues, project trade-offs, and risks
  • Lead IT resource planning, tracking, and IT resource capacity planning
  • Establish best practices in IT PMO/Project Management and implement into IT organization
  • Prepare status reports on project progress
  • Provide application support for operational groups
  • Keep stakeholders apprised of project status and defined deliverables
  • Additional tasks and assignments as prioritized by Business Teams
Core Requirements:
  • 5-7 years in a project management role
  • Extensive planning, coordinating, leading, organizing, communication, critical thinking and ability to manage and effectively drive projects to closure
  • Expert in Microsoft Project / Microsoft Project Server / Other PPM Products; Critical Path Management
  • Manage overall supply side IT resource capacity and recommend optimization of staff
  • Create and publish IT Project Management Metrics to be used as part of IT Project Status
  • Work with and engage effectively with the Business Teams in order to establish efficient execution of projects and initiatives
  • Proven success engaging technology resources to meet business goals
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate customer / business requirements to technology resources
  • Ability to engage customers and all levels of the organization
  • Detail oriented and strong analytical skills
  • Proven aptitude for organizational change, innovative, strong team player
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher desired and 5-7 years professional experience working with required technologies

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