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IT Project Manager

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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries.
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Using our internationally acclaimed in-house design team, we create the look without paying expensive design fees. Then, by adhering to some of the most efficient production standards in the world, we are able to maximize productivity and minimize waste, generating additional savings for you. Finally, all orders are filled from strategically located regional warehouses and are serviced by our own fleet of trucks, the largest in the industry
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Summary:
The IT Project Manager will formalize, plan and execute projects according to business objectives while meeting strict deadlines and budgets. This includes coordinating and assigning resources, including third-party contractors or consultants in order to meet project objectives.
The IT Project Manager will lead documentation, requirements and standards using project management methodologies and best practices. The IT Project Manager will assist the leadership team in establishing the strategy and direction of projects.
The IT Project Manager will deliver on standard project management tasks and deliverables related to planning, execution, implementation, risk evaluation, change management and training for assigned projects.
Complexity:
Applies professional/managerial principles and judgement, within overall direction established by senior management; solves complex technical or strategic problems; applies technology or business approaches in new ways; develops and recommends new alternatives; regular interaction to communicate or negotiate important agreements, requiring considerable tact, sense of timing and the ability to engender trust, plus sensitivity to diverse audiences.
Primary Job Functions:
Utilize Project Management methodolgy and standards in accordance to corporate standards across the department and ensure alignment with business directives and intitiatives.
Coordinate internal resources and third party vendors for the flawless execution of project.
Evaluate proposed solutions, probe options and make recommendations. Ensure the design and integration of proposed systems, software, and hardware solutions leads to the development and growth of the business through effective use of technology.
Ensure change management procedures and documentation practices are upheld.
Analyze project risks, issues, costs and benefits to make relevant recommendations; propose evolutions and changes where needed.
Responsible for "end-to-end" management of multiple medium to large sized, moderate to highly complex IT projects. Plan, execute and finalize projects on time and on budget, following appropriate
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
Manage project components including financial management, quality management, control management, resource management and business continuity management.
Effectively communicate project expectations, issues, risks and decisions to project team, business stakeholders and IT.
Ensure smooth transition of projects into operational environment for continued serviceability.
Measure success factors to ensure project objectives and deliverables were met.
Enable cross-functional collaboration between the business and IT. Work with business partners to gather requirements and deliver value and Return on Investment (ROI) of projects.
Demonstrate the Company's Core and Growth Values in the performance of all job functions.
Secondary Job Functions:
Maintain reliable attendance
Actively participate in departmental meetings, training and education. Assist with training other employees and providing backup.
Complete other assignments and special projects as requested
Job Requirements
Job Qualifications:
Education:
Bachelor Degree in Business, Information Systems, Computer Science, or other related field,
Required Experience:
5 years of project management, Required
Use and implementation with Agile or Waterfall Project Management experience, Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
ServiceNow and ServiceNow PPM experience
Experience in large, complex enterprise environments
Experience in project management in the IT sector
Ability to communicate effectively to leadership
Experience managing geographically dispersed teams and external partners
Solid organizational skills including strong attention to detail
Project budgeting
Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective time management and organizational skills
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints and budgets
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project
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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ashley Furniture via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ashley Furniture. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ashley Furniture as a result of the referral or through other means.
We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific job requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.

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