IT Infrastructure Project Manager
New Breed Logistics - Greensboro, NC

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Summary of Functions: The IT Infrastructure Project Manager’s role is to plan, organize, and manage the portfolio of IT Infrastructure projects to support New Breed’s mission. The Project Manager will manage an IT Infrastructure Project Board, which is comprised of project work stream leads from various technical disciplines, and senior management. The Project Manager will ensure that projects are planned with work breakdown structures and milestones, manage issue resolution and escalation; ensure effective communication of project status. The Project Manager will exhaustively drive accountability for quality delivery of the right solution on-time and on-budget. The Project Manager schedules and directs the activities of project resources and works closely with the IT executive staff, project stakeholders, IT vendors, and key decision makers in order to manage projects to successful completion according to New Breed’s standards and requirements.

Essential Functions:
  • Coordinate the Infrastructure Project Board meetings and manage and coordinate execution of the portfolio of Infrastructure and Security projects through structured project planning.
  • Plan, organize, and negotiate the allocation of IT Infrastructure resources to IT Infrastructure projects.
  • Manage dialogue with technology vendors who are supporting Infrastructure project delivery
  • Ensure the efficient utilization of IT resources – including personnel and equipment – for the project teams.
  • Produce periodic status reports and issues summaries
  • Practice continuous process improvement for IT Infrastructure projects
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.
  • Oversee Infrastructure projects and project portfolios.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce all functional policies and procedures including those for network architecture, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
  • Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to resolve issues and keep projects on-plan

Education and/or Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or 10 years equivalent work experience. MBA preferred.
  • Experience managing Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) projects and/or Infrastructure projects
  • Experience managing complex multi-team projects using PMI (PMBOK) and/or PRINCE2 methods
  • Experience using project management tools such as MS Project, Principal Toolbox
  • Preferred Certifications:
  • PMP
  • ITIL v3
  • ISO20000
  • ISO27000
  • Ability to make sound and logical judgments
  • Demonstrated leadership, personnel, and project management skills
  • Proven analytical, strategic vision drawing on strong problem-solving abilities
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language appropriate to both executive and managerial audiences
  • Highly self motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Skilled in working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment

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Contrary to its name, New Breed Logistics is not new to the logistics game. Born out of a small trucking company formed in 1968, New Breed...