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IT Project Manager

Location:

Lowell - Massachusetts - USA

Function:

Engineering

Ref #:

201700478
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Corporate overview

You’re empowered when you’re a Kronite

Want to be part of an elite group of highly skilled professionals? We think our employees are a special group of talented, energetic, and innovative people. And for that reason, we refer to ourselves as Kronites. Kronites care about more than just work. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy work-life balance — to live inspired. In fact, it’s expected! Whether you’re playing foosball in one of our game rooms, working up a healthy sweat in group fitness classes, or videoconferencing with Kronites thousands of miles away, you’ll soon learn that we take work and fun seriously. No matter what position you hold at Kronos, you’re a Kronite. And we want you to feel like you have the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, at work and beyond.

 

Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Tens of thousands of organizations in 100 countries – including more than half the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications.  Kronos customers include enterprises large and small across diverse industries worldwide including retail, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, public sector, services, and distribution.

 

Kronos is a privately held company and was founded in 1977. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Kronos employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.

 

Kronos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Description

The Project Manager is a critical focal point for the Cloud Services team driving delivery of key projects in alignment with our goals of operational excellence. Cloud Services Project Managers support the execution of a wide variety of projects including infrastructure deployment, operational improvements, business automation and application deployment. This role will focus on managing the release of application software ensuring readiness of all Cloud Services functions for the release. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

•Develop and manage readiness plans for both single-tenant and multi-tenant products being released into the Kronos Cloud. Partner with Engineering release teams and Cloud infrastructure, operations and support functions to ensure seamless release of new product versions.
•Monitor project and team performance, checking actual against planned performance to ensure technical, schedule, and budget goals are met or exceeded.
•Collect inputs and prepare weekly and monthly status reports as required. Explain any deviations from planned budgets and schedules. In addition, prepare and support management reviews.
•Provide technical and leadership guidance and direction to personnel to ensure proper, timely completion of work. In addition, provide personnel with timely, constructive, and actionable feedback that increases individual and team effectiveness.
•Anticipate problems or situations that could affect the team. Assess the potential impact on own and others’ work, and develop and execute the best solution. Manage escalated situations as needed.
•Interact frequently with team, management and other organizations to define project requirements and identify solutions consistent with defined terms, methodology, policy, and regulations.
•Demonstrate leadership through exceptional people handling skills, including conflict resolution, team motivation and people development.
•Provide a creative approach to problem-solving and program management in general, as well as identify and contribute to development of new processes to streamline operations.
•Demonstrate patience in stressful situations, learning to recognize & manage other’s emotional reactions and striving to remain optimistic through adversity.
•Work with onshore and offshore Cloud Services Team Members on project delivery and with operational issues.
•Support other project management and process improvement support functions, as tasked.

Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree required
•7+ years of relevant industry experience
•Proven track record of driving major IT projects and/or software development releases, managing multiple priorities simultaneously, setting timelines, holding people accountable and delivering projects on-time and on-budget.
•Several years of increasing project management responsibility with experience in resource management, status reporting, issue management, change control, etc.
•Project management experience in both business process and technology implementations. Experience managing Enterprise Software release projects or experience with large scale multi-technology implementations preferred
•Two to three years of experience implementing Software as a Services (SaaS) projects preferred
•Strong leadership & relationship management skills to drive resolution to issues internally and externally
•Must have experience working with tight deadlines and handling escalations
•Strong business analysis skills and logical mindset
•Excellent verbal & written communication skills
•Excellent time management, prioritization and organizational skills.
•Self-motivated; ability to maintain excellence in service with minimum supervision.
•PgMP, PMP or PMI-ACP certification is a plus
•Exhibit knowledge of technology and business trends in Cloud markets
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EEO Statement

Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.