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Kellogg IT PROJECT MANAGER, SENIOR in Naperville, Illinois

SENIOR IT PROJECT MANAGER

As a Sr. IT Project Manager you will manage project scope, timelines, budget, outcomes, and the effective and high-quality delivery of key digital solutions. They lead and motivate cross-functional project teams, making timely decisions to ensure project success within set parameters. They ensure expectations are clearly communicated and met across internal teams and business stakeholders. Other responsibilities include the refinement of requirements, project coordination, development of plans and schedules, resource planning, financial management and project maintenance.

Join our dynamic, progressive team of IT professionals in an environment where you can learn, grow, and create innovative technology solutions to help our business flourish. Become a part of our rich heritage that has grown from a small family business to a global organization with a presence in over 180 countries. At the heart of the Kellogg Company is technology — a key enabler of how we market, sell and manufacture our well-known and beloved brands to consumers around the globe.

HERE’S A TASTE OF WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

Relationship Management

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships with business owners, project sponsors, business analysts, solution architects, vendors and key clients.

  • Builds, develops, and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.

  • Partners with IT and ensures cross business and internal teams are properly aligned throughout the project.

    Project Initiation

  • May participate in developing the project charter.

  • Determines project objectives, measures or cost variables and establishes a baseline figure for comparison.

    Project Governance

  • Provides information to the project governance committee in order to make informed decisions.

    Project Scope, Time and Cost Management

  • Facilitates the gathering of information required to estimate project cost, resources, time and deliverables.

  • Develops, and continually updates, project plans and schedules.

  • Ensures that the project outcome reflects the goals of the client.

  • Manages cost, schedule, scope control, change management and performance for the project.

    Resource Management

  • Determines staffing requirements.

  • Develops budget requests for resources.

  • Works with resource managers in order to effectively align resources across projects.

  • Provides work direction and leadership to assigned projects, including scheduling, assignment of work and review of project efforts.

  • Identifies and documents resources skills and constraints.

    Procurement/ Vendor Management

  • Determines if external consultants or contractors will be required to complete project plan.

  • Partners and complies with Indirect Procurement and processes.

  • Approves invoices for payment.

  • Provides an issue escalation path and resolves vendor performance disputes.

    Risk Management

  • Identifies the elements of risk in a project, utilizing SMEs, Business Analysts, Systems Analysts and other project personnel.

  • Analyzes and prioritizes consolidates project risks and assesses its potential impact to the project.

  • Creates, Develops, and maintains risk mitigation plans and follows through on plan.

  • Maintains issue list, proactively escalating issues to project and departmental leadership to mitigate risk.

    Financial Management

  • Estimates costs associated with a project including physical, financial and human capital costs.

  • Creates and manage capital appropriate requests and revisions.

  • Develops a detailed cost baseline from cost estimations.

  • Refines project cost estimates and confirms funding sources.

  • Monitors and controls the actual cost of a project versus the budget.

  • Reviews bills and evaluates factors that may potentially cause cost changes.

  • Conducts in-depth root cause analysis of project budget discrepancies.

  • Performs project close financial processes. i.e., PCN, balance and close POs, fixes assets setup.

  • Accountable for the overall budget performance

    Conflict/Problem Management

  • Negotiates conflicts and resolves issues that arise.

  • Acts as a mediator between stakeholders and team members.

  • Facilitates the resolution of issues throughout the project life cycle.

    Communications

  • Develops a communication plan to convey project scope, goals, milestones, budget, risk, status, change requests and critical issues to the client and project team.

  • Assesses the effectiveness of the interaction and communication with the client and project team.

    Project Review and Closeout

  • Gathers and completes final acceptance sign-offs.

  • Communicates project successes, lessons learned, and project management recommendations.

    Standards, Policies and Procedures

  • Actively implements methodologies, processes and tools.

  • Builds the capability within project teams.

  • Provides feedback regarding the continuous improvement of project standards and procedures.

    Mentoring & Coaching

  • Coaches or mentors less experienced personnel.

    YOUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field specialized training or equivalent work experience.

  • Typically requires 5–7 years of IT work experience, including 3 or more years managing projects.

  • PMP certification preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, leadership skills, analytical ability, and business judgment are required.

    WHAT’S NEXT

    It’s best to apply today, because job postings can be taken down and we wouldn’t want you to miss this opportunity. To learn more about what’s next, click on the links below:

  • Kellogg K-Values (https://www.kelloggcareers.com/global/values.html)

  • New Hire Benefits Guide

    THE FINER PRINT

    The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.

    Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to provide an inclusive work environment, a seat for everyone at the table, and embraces the diverse talent of its people. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, please visit our website here (https://www.kelloggdiversityandinclusion.com/en_US/home.html) .

    Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) .

    If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, please reach out to USA.Recruitment@kellogg.com

    LET’S CREATE THE FUTURE OF FOOD

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