Responsible for managing the full scope of various programs and projects on behalf of the Company (or across OpCo's). Responsible for the timely completion of projects and programs within budget. Provides leadership, coordination, problem solving, planning, and status reports for projects, as well as being an active participant in day-to-day project activities requiring immediate decision-making. Ensures communication with all internal and external stakeholders, which in some cases may include the media. May represent the Company as an expert witness before regulatory bodies and in other external forums as necessary.
MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities): •Provides technical expertise and leadership on various Company projects and programs, which may include new business project, franchise expansion opportunities, and projects to comply with regulatory directives. Coordinates various work activities of project teams. •Provides periodic status reports to senior management and/or Steering Committees with respect to project/program progress. •Works with executives to advise and ensure programs/projects are profitable and consistent with corporate objectives. Consults on budget considerations and the economic impact for projects and programs. •Prepares plans and budgets for projects and programs. Monitors progress against the plans and budgets including periodic schedule and cost reporting reports.
•Acts as liaison between cross-functional project teams, involving many types of personnel. Holds regular project/program status meetings with project team. Ensures project team members accountable for results. •Leads team members on projects and programs to accomplish day-today goals and provides expertise and immediacy of decision-making. Secures necessary resources (internal and/or external) to complete the assigned project. •Administers contracts including preparation and approval of change orders when appropriate. May participate in contract negotiations when necessary.
Skills and Requirements
Education & Experience Required:
•Bachelor's degree in related discipline preferred. •3 years of project management experience in a directly related field (if Bachelors degree); 5 years of project management experience in a directly related field (if Associates Degree); 10 years of project management experience in a directly related field (if high school only). •Participation on at least two major projects or programs as a team member/lead
Skills/Abilities: •Project management and organizational skills. •Interpersonal skills. •Communications skills. •Negotiation skills. •Analytic ability. •MS Office Suite including Microsoft Project. •Knowledge of SAP for project cost control.
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