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Project Manager - Retail Sector - East Coast

Location:

Boston - Massachusetts - USA, Ellicott City - Maryland - USA, Jacksonville - Florida - USA, Orlando - Florida - USA, Remote - None - None

Function:

Professional Services and Consulting

Ref #:

201701909
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Description

This is a remote opportunity - ideally east coast based.

Coordinates and monitors consulting projects from initiation through delivery. Serves as a liaison between the organization and client in order to ensure that all targets and requirements are met. Ensures that billable projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
The Professional Services Project Manager is a critical focal point to customers and is expected to manage all project aspects and resources in order to ensure timely, efficient, successful implementations. Retail is one of our largest verticals boasting a vast array of customers both nationally and internationally. These clients range from department stores, specialty retailers, grocers, hotels, dining, and gaming organizations. We are in search of a leader and a team player with experience in one or more of these spaces who has a passion for building relationships and delivering outstanding customer service.

Are you someone who really understands the business needs of your customers, enjoys seeing a successful software implementation being adopted, and loves to travel? If so this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

A Project Manager on our team will be expected to:

•Develop strong customer relationships with senior leadership as a ‘trusted advisor’ for project management.
•Assign a wide range of tasks based on skills, experience, and availability; clearly communicates task priorities, helping personnel adjust workload as needed.
•Interact frequently with team, management and customers to define project requirements and identify solutions consistent with defined terms, methodology, policy, and regulations.
•Prepare project plans/schedules.
•Manage the project financials on an ongoing basis.
•Track and monitor all deliverables, calendars and meetings as necessary.
•Set performance goals for project team or work unit.
•Monitor project and/or personnel performance, checking actual performance against planned performance to ensure technical, schedule, and budget goals are met or exceeded.
•Collect inputs and prepare weekly and monthly status reports.
•Explain any deviations from planned budgets and schedules.
•Prepare and support quarterly management reviews.
•Provide technical and leadership guidance and direction to personnel to ensure proper, timely completion of work.
•Provide personnel with timely, constructive, and actionable feedback that increases individual and team effectiveness.
•Anticipate problems or situations that could affect the customer and team.
•Assess the potential impact on own and others’ work, and develop and execute the best work solution.
•Manage escalated situations as proactively as possible, involving management as needed.
•Mentor internal team members

Qualifications

Individuals looking to be a part of our talented team should possess the following…

Minimum Required Qualifications

•5 to 10 years of project management work experience
•Experience managing an implementation team highly desirable
•Experience in the retail sector highly desirable
•Experience managing large software implementation projects and having project profitability expectations
•Experience managing multi-million dollar project budgets
•Strong experience scheduling, preparing presentations and status reports
•Superb written and oral communication skills required (e.g., proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint and Word)
•Strong leadership skills with the ability to work as part of a project team
•Ability to perform multiple tasks ranging from project management to coaching other team members
•Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% on a regular basis (most of the time it is up to 50% but has to be comfortable with more if needed).

Preferred Qualifications
•Understanding of Retail Workforce Scheduling and business drivers that drive labor demand a strong plus
•Experience with Microsoft Project a plus
•Broad knowledge of labor management, HR / Payroll, ERP, or similar domain product/systems
•PMP certification.

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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.

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.