IS Project Manager - IT Operations
Home Depot - Atlanta, GA

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POSITION PURPOSE
Do you want to be part of a thrilling revolution influenced by technology? The Home Depot is a $70 billion business-focused environment where you can contribute in a variety of functional areas covering all aspects of the consumer value chain. We are currently managing leading software packages and technology platforms to deliver creative results to our business partners and customers. We need people who understand how best to apply technologies to solve problems and develop innovative solutions. If you are looking for an opportunity to see instant, progressive, and substantial business benefits from your technology talents and experience, it's the perfect time to join The Home Depot.

As an IT professional you have expert knowledge in one or more programming languages or databases. Because of your excellent understanding of the entire project life cycle, you have the ability to direct project teams in the gathering, design, and development of complex applications/programs. You get to work closely with and learn from the brightest minds to ensure proper system design. Your role ensures highest quality implementations from design through quality insurance to production. You anticipate hardware and software design needs to take pre-emptive action. Our IT professionals support multiple team members and other project leads in day-to-day activities related to project work.

On- site and local perks:
Choose from a variety of benefit plans designed to meet your individual and family needs.
Take part in company Success Sharing - an incentive program based on sales performance.
Receive "Homer Awards" that lead to cash incentives for consistently demonstrating behaviors that reflect The Home Depot's values.
Work out at our on-site gym that offers classes and state- of- the- art equipment.
Eat at our on-site cafeteria that offers a plethora of options or enjoy discounts at neighborhood restaurants.
Pick up prescriptions on-site at the CVS pharmacy.
Bank On-site at our Credit Union.
Drop your child off at one of the largest corporate on-site daycare facilities.

This position will manage multiple store, corporate and logistic PC and server deployments. including project planning, resource management, reporting, financial management and vendor management

This Project Manager will also be responsible for working with department leadership to track and report departmental and project budgets, purchases, contracts, SOWs, maintenance renewals, and assist in preparation of documents for review boards

The successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to successfully navigate matrixed resources with competing priorities in order to meet deadlines and commitments using appropriate project management methodologies

This positions interacts on a regular basis with other PM's, Engineers, Managers, Directors and Architects.

The purpose of this position is to provide effective management of midsized ($500 to 1M) IT projects, or oversee the management of multiple smaller projects being managed by Project Analysts. This is accomplished by applying a standard, defined methodology to the project, and providing the leadership skills necessary to control the execution of the project tasks, as defined in the methodology. The project manager is responsible for delivering several key project artifacts, and shares responsibility and accountability with the project leadership team for the successful delivery of the entire project. The Project Manager must also actively manage to the project budget from a dollar spend and a resource perspective.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -

Project Control. Develops an effective plan for controlling the project scope, schedule and cost baseline, and monitors the project execution to ensure that the plan is being followed. Creates and effectively coordinates documentation to explain changes to the baseline, and ensures the approved changes are implemented. Maintains logs of all submitted changes and their status. Must be able to manager matrix resources and perform resource leveling when necessary.

Project Communications. Develops an effective plan for communicatig project information to the project team and to the project stakeholders. Develops written status reports, determines project status codes, and creates and presents project review documents to senior management. Collects and documents project issues, and manages their timely resolution.

Project Risk Management. Leads the definition of project risks, and the required mitigation approaches. Monitors project activities for the occurrence of risks, and takes timely action to mitigate the risk. Advises project team members and stakeholders of actions required or completed.

Project Lessons Learned. At the completion of a project, captures lessons learned, and communicates those to other project managers. Effectively applies lessons learned in subsequent projects.

Project Environment. Shares responsibility with the project leadership team for providing a good working environment. Ensures teams are staffed, duties and responsibilities are understood by everyone, and that an inclusive environment is maintained.

NATURE AND SCOPE -

Typically reports to Manager Information Services, Sr Project Manager or Director Information Services.

No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the leadership of a work group: assign and review work, train and contribute to performance appraisal (but not hiring, firing or disciplinary action).

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS -

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must successfully complete any required training or orientation courses.

EDUCATION REQUIRED -

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 4

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
Proficient command of the English language
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Solid project management skills with experience driving large Information Technology projects
Must be able to work independently, drive efforts and track tasks in a highly matrixed environment
Proficient with Sharepoint, Microsoft Project and MS Office Suite especially Excel (good knowledge of pivot tables and charting)
Financial analysis, forecasting and reconciliation
SCCM and Opsware

Summarized responsibilities include: General project management, Status Reporting, Financial Accountability.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -

Project focus: Understands,anticipates, and meets business and project needs.

Results orientation: consistently delivers on commitments, takes initiative, has a bias toward action, takes responsibility, shows individual accountability, has a sense of urgency, makes timely decisions.

Ability to manage through influence/leverage partnerships.

Ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences, both business and technical.

Experience managing techincal projects.

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