Senior IT Project Manager

at Shearer's Foods
Location Massillon, OH
Date Posted January 8, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Senior IT Project Manager


Massillon, OH 

The Senior IT Project Manager plans, directs, and coordinates activities of the IT organization and business technology projects to ensure that goals and objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters. The incumbent is responsible for managing internal IT projects by monitoring project activities, ensuring the quality, and integrity of the information, and providing consistency in content and “look and feel” across the enterprise. The Senior IT Project Manager works closely with the assigned user community (and through business analysts) in determining how technology can assist them, and then translates these needs into system requirements and design specifications.


Essential Job Duties

  •          Defining project tasks, develop and manage full scale project plans and changes to achieve project objectives
  •          Plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables and budgets using appropriate project management tools
  •          Provide recommendations for standardized Project Management tools and processes in support of cross-functional enterprise initiatives
  •          Provide direction and support to project team and coordinate efforts to resolve issues, monitor and report on progress to all stakeholders
  •          Provide recommendations for development of relevant project KPI’s, and once agreed upon, report on these appropriately
  •          Provide budgeting guidance to IT leadership and Finance relative to Shearer’s Operating Plan Commitment (OPC)
  •          Identify and report risks based on budget or timelines throughout duration of each project and recommend remediation plans as needed
  •          Establish and foster third party vendor, IT and company relationships
  •          Plan, coordinate, and submit all project related infrastructure change controls
  •          Interface with customer base on project requirements/timings, providing cost and resource estimates along with project timelines
  •          Create Project Charter and Summary timelines at project inception to ensure customer base agrees upon project scope and timeline
  •          Actively participate in IT Development, Business Systems & Analytics, and Systems & Networking collaboration meetings, to provide insight and leadership to the IT team as a whole
  •          Broad technical foundation of IT concepts to ensure solid understanding of technical initiatives
  •          Communicate effectively with IT, Business customers, and management on a day-to-day basis


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  •          Excellent requirements gathering skills and the ability to map those requirements into standard solutions
  •          Ability to multi-task and work as a member of a team or individually
  •          Strong interpersonal skills
  •          Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  •          Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  •          Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
  •          Exceptional teamwork and interpersonal skills
  •          Strong change management skills and ability to influence decision makers
  •          Ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels and thrive in a cross-functional environment
  •          Strong project management skills which includes experience in organizing, planning, and executing large-scale projects from vision through implementation, involving internal personnel, contractors, and vendors
  •          Strong portfolio management skills 
  •          Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives
  •          Conceptual knowledge of information technologies and methodologies
  •          Proven leadership abilities with demonstrated capacity to hold project team accountable to meet project outcomes
  •          Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification



  •          Bachelor’s degree in Business (or Management), Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent work experience is required.
  •          At least 7 years of IT experience, including managing IT projects.
  •          Proven success in management of multimillion-dollar projects simultaneously
  •          PMP Certification a plus


Shearer’s Snacks is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation