Deployment Project Manager (Mount Olive, NJ or Chicago, IL)

A mutually rewarding experience.
Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize theres more to being in business than just making a profit. Thats the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.
Because its never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. Its about how you can grab everything thats within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. Its about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means well all be a little better off. Its that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.
About Mars, Incorporated
Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the worlds best-loved brands: M&Ms┬ , SNICKERS┬ , TWIX┬ , MILKY WAY┬ , DOVE┬ , PEDIGREE┬ , ROYAL CANIN┬ , WHISKAS┬ , EXTRA┬ , ORBIT┬ , 5, SKITTLES┬ , UNCLE BENS┬ , MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA┬ . Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD┬ Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl┬ , VCA┬ and Pet Partners. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.
Role can sit in Chicago, IL or Mt. Olive, NJ
This exciting role is part of the Mars Global Services Digital Technologies organisation. MGS Digital Technologies is focused on bringing new technology into our segments and functions to enable value creation and drive business objectives. Mars is embarking on a digital revolution and this role is a key enabler of this transformation. Have you got what it takes to take the lead and help make this happen? Are you agile in your problem solving? Do you have a passion for driving change?
The role partners with stakeholders across the segments and functions and within Mars Digital Technologies to deliver complex global Human Resource, Commercial, and Finance projects. The focus is on great project management to ensure project outcomes are achieved in terms of scope, cost, time & quality. The role will also be expected to embrace new digital methods and tools such as Agile, Design Thinking, DevOps and drive the Zero Distance to the Customer agenda.
  • Manages the deployment of up to $1M annual projects, securing benefits delivery through expert management of stakeholders and project scope, cost, time & quality
  • Leads a high performing team of 3rd party resources by ensuring roles & responsibilities are clear, the scope of work is well defined and deliverable quality is met
  • Working across Business Partnership, Core Capabilities and Core Services teams to determine system functional requirements and solution design
  • Determines business process and information requirements and delivers effective business process and system changes.
  • Balancing cost, timescales and risk levels in order to deliver the business requirements within agreed resource and budget constraints.
  • Managing critical path and high-risk activities, identifying potential threats and conflicts, and implementing mitigating actions.
  • Analyse the business and systems impact of the solution and plans the detailed tasks required to achieve delivery of a fully tested and supported solution.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the relevant project management tools, methods and best practice.
  • Travel can be up to 50% depending on projects assigned.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Project Manager looking for their next challenge, where you will be part of a dynamic team that is truly driving the digital road map for Mars.
Education & Professional Qualification
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent.
  • Project management certification preferred not mandatory.
  • Experience in IT or relevant business process area.
  • Project experience (as part of a project team or as a project manager)
  • Experience in full lifecycle utilizing Agile Project Management
  • Understanding of DevSecOps
  • Knowledge of IT solutions and/or relevant business area.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills are essential.
  • Experience of supporting business change, testing and communication.
  • Confident in identifying and escalating key points/issues.
  • Experience in ensuring project deliverables are accurate and to the right quality
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Strong planning and task management skills.
Personal Attributes
  • Quick learner, ability to understand and simplify highly complex scenarios.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload.
  • Comfortable liaising with senior management on a daily basis.
  • Ability to collaborate with and influence peers.
  • Delivery focused with high energy and drive.
  • Comfortable operating against a backdrop of continual change.
Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

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