We are Business Services PMO (Program Management Office) at Nestlé – a global team with operations strategically positioned in the locations of our different Nestlé businesses across the U.S. and Canada. We deliver transformation through business-driven initiatives, major cross-functional innovative technology and digital programs that work for Nestlé. Our deep understanding of each business unit combined with project management best practices allow us to enable Nestlé to win in a rapidly-changing world. This, in combination with our people, unified vision, strategy, and culture, is what makes us the partner of choice for business evolution. Together, we transform businesses and operations through projects and programs in 191 countries, our projects and opportunities are excitingly complex. It is about thinking big and acting fast.
As a Senior Project Manager for Business Services PMO, you will have the opportunity to lead business transformation programs or projects, manage Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, manage development and deployments of key priority and cross-functional technology projects ensuring it delivers value at the required speed to Nestlé. You will be based either in St. Louis, MO, Arlington, VA, or Stamford, CT, and may travel according to project needs. You will ensure that projects will deliver the value according to business need and speed, respecting the quality and agreed budget.
Your role is critical leading large scope projects and programs successfully from beginning to end, with high visibility and exposure to Nestlé business top management at local, zone or global level. You will manage projects covering multiple business units, with multiple sites in one or more markets. Are you up for the speed and the challenge?
Manages a transformation initiative or technology program to ensure it delivers expected Business case to the Business partner, on time, on budget, on scope, on quality; adhering to established Program and Project Management methodologies.
Is responsible to structure the program, plan, budget, execute, monitor, control and close it. Takes accountability for execution of projects part execution. As part of this, is responsible to manage program level risks, quality and procurement.
Leads the program team and is the person that the program level resources report directly or indirectly to for the duration of the program. This includes project managers of projects which are part of the program and applies across Zones/Businesses. Position holder might spend a considerable amount of his/her time at the Program’s main locations.
Develop and administer project plans and budgets; identify project goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, potential risks and mitigating plans and allocation of available resources; and communication.
Determine and manage project estimates and budgets and make purchasing decisions for project resources including internal and external staffing requirements, tools needed, and vendor services.
Support program and project reporting and documentation processes; deliver status reports and analysis for leadership on an on-going basis; track and resolve issues; escalate to leadership as necessary.
Develop and maintain relationships with cross-functional key stakeholders to ensure project/program management processes are integrated; lead program steering committees with top management stakeholders, program sponsors and manage or attend other governance meetings; act as a consultant for business requests and project/program structuring activities.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum)
Bachelor’s degree is required
7 or more years of leadership or project management experience
Experience leading cross-functional teams on business-driven transformation initiatives
Experience leading cross-functional teams on large scope Technology programs
Recognized business acumen in Supply Chain or eBusiness
Program management experience is preferred
Project or Program Management related certification is a plus
Consulting experience is a plus
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