Project Manager I - II

Job Description

Auto req ID: 198036BR
Position Type: Full Time
Employee Type: Professional

Job Summary

Leads cross-functional and cross-opco teams of professionals through all phases of the project lifecycle. Manages and directs projects or initiative to ensure that project(s) are delivered on time, within budget and meeting or exceeding customer expectations. Manages any of the following:
• Single major initiative - defined as a project that is approved and prioritized on the FedEx Ground (FXG) Project Approval Committee (PAC) portfolio or a strategic corporate initiative.
• Multiple projects of various sizes.

Essential Functions

• Adheres to FXG project standards and requirements including the Global Development Process or Everest processes. Ensures all projects impacting FXG operations follows the FXG Organizational Change Management (OCM) framework and requirements for the project.
• Ensures scope of project is clearly defined, approved, and has a documented management level sponsor.
• Develops, manages, tracks progress of, and updates project plan to meet the approved requirements/scope defined for the project. Escalates project issues to upper management.
• Creates and manages the project schedule by defining tasks and determining the durations, sequencing, and resources needed.
• Estimates project spending, provides input on budgeting, and controls cost throughout the project lifecycle.
• Defines and manages project plan to meet the approved scope of the project. Ensures changes in scope are reviewed and approved by project team and sponsors.
• Defines and tracks success and accuracy metrics for the project to ensure FedEx Quality standards are enforced.
• Leads cross-functional team(s) to ensure all team members have clearly defined roles and responsibilities while monitoring the progress and performance.
• Communicates project status to team members and project sponsors on a consistent basis. Ensures effective communication and training is provided to all impacted stakeholders in accordance with FXG OCM process.
• Manages the purchase and acquisition of products or services to meet project deliverables in adherence with FXG policy.
• Ensures development of risk plan and mitigation strategy. Monitors execution of that strategy.
• Ensures that Business Requirements Specifications (BRS) and FedEx Work Requests (FWRs) are created to support business needs within the project.
• Collaborates and maintains a working relationship with vendors and customers as required by the project.

Minimum Education

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Science, Business, Finance, or related field; in addition to Minimum Experience, high school diploma or GED and four (4) years experience in a technical or professional position is accepted in lieu of degree.

Minimum Experience

• Five (5) years experience required in a technical or professional environment with at least two (2) years of leading cross-functional projects.

Required Skills, Abilities and / or Licensure

• Software skills, including use of Microsoft Office software and web-based applications.
• Verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of management.
• Presentation skills necessary to facilitate training and/or deliver informational sessions to groups and/or individuals.
• Time management and organizational skills necessary to manage multiple projects, appropriately prioritize workload, plan for resources to meet deadlines and goals, and respond to day-to-day functional needs.
• Ability to anticipate and identify problems and use sound judgment and fact-based analysis to develop effective and efficient solutions.
• Knowledge of concepts, practices, policies and procedures related to field operations.

Other Job Description Information

a. This Project Manager (PM) posting will staff the newly formed Strategic Program Management department.
b. This position and its peers will responsible for the overall governance of major programs with aggressive, timelines to deliver substantial change and efficiencies throughout the FXG network
c.The overall management of this program will require intensive, daily engagement across dozens of departments predominately based in PGH and Memphis, TN
d. PMs will operate within project teams that are associated with the overall program and also at the Governance level, measuring schedule status, highlighting risks, managing communications, and other fundamentals of project/program management
e. Achieving our goals as a department will require a dynamic work environment that executes tactically (generate deliverables and decisions) while at times operating in ambiguous topics
f. Communication material creation and presentation across the department and the management spectrum (up to an including senior executives) will be required

Preferred Qualifications
a. Experience and strength in the administration functions of managing projects/programs in (i.e. schedule compliance, risk, communications, administration, team management)
b. Predominant competency strengths in Organizes Effectively, Recognizing Cross Functional Impacts, Communicates Effectively, Implements and Manages Change, Demonstrates Business and Technology Acumen, Conflict Resolution
c. Broad based knowledge and understanding of key FXG business, network, and supporting IT infrastructure
d. Safe/AGILE knowledge
e. Experience working with third party consultants
f. Proficient in PM tools and concepts that support the governance of the initiative(s)
g. Proficient in generating senior officer level communication materials
h. Proficient in meeting facilitation and communication
i. Business or technical disciplines and/or substantial demonstrated experience in those areas

% of Travel for the Position: 0%-25%
Address: 1000 FedEx Drive
City: Moon Township
State: Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 15108
Domicile Location: P090

EEO Statement

FedEx Ground is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans) committed to a diverse workforce

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