IS Senior Project Manager-Release Delivery in Upper Saddle River, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/22/2019

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Job Description

The IS Sr. Project Manager, Release Delivery is responsible for overall planning, coordination, execution, delivery and completion of the major and minor release delivery scope and deliverables for the Stryker Global SAP Program, on time and within budget. This is a terrific opportunity to work with our Accelerate program, Stryker's largest transformational program to date!

Essential duties & responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned projects ensuring delivery on-time, within scope and budget.
  • Build minor release plan for the Global SAP program, coordinate with Solution Delivery teams (Infrastructure/Development/Security/Testing) on resource allocation and forecasting future demand.
  • Partner with demand and support management organization for planning and scheduling of the minor releases for the Global SAP program.
  • Review current demand and confirm capacity and budget to support minor release schedule.  Liaise with resource managers to ensure resources are available to support the timelines within the project schedule and align demand to a minor release schedule.
  • Coordinate with the Run, Sustain, Program, and Partner teams for minor release deployment schedule.
  • Manage new demand using Stryker change management methodology (ServiceNow) to support minor release production deployment.
  • Provide detail project tracking and status weekly for minor releases on overall performance, resourcing, schedule, budget, and risks/issues.
  • Monitor and track all issues for minor releases, escalate to leadership as needed.
  • Utilize risk management strategies to actively manage project risks that may impact project cost, quality, scope or schedule.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Manage change requests by assessing impact to scope, schedule and cost; and communicate with key stakeholders.
  • Liaise with the supplier management groups as needed on supplier engagement, quality of services, experience and cost. 
  • Partner with the project team to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, standards, procedures, and associated documentation including but not limited to computer systems validation, SOX, and PM standards.
  • Update relevant business stakeholders of project status and periodically publish project status reports.
  • Represent the project in various project governance and inter-departmental forums.
  • Ensure all projects meet success parameters and ROI targets stated in business case.
  • Evaluate trade-offs between project size and complexity, cost, urgency, risk, and stakeholder value.
  • Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria and deliver project to meet those metrics and criteria.
  • Ensure all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the company.
  • Assist, share learning, and mentor others within the PMO regarding standards, organizational understanding, and relationship building to promote the successful delivery of projects.

Education & Special Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • PMP certification strongly desired.
  • Six-Sigma or related experience a plus.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience is required.
  • Proven record of planning and delivering complex projects.
  • Experience managing projects related to minor release schedules a plus.
  • Experience managing remote project teams desired.
  • Experienced in ERP Methodologies preferably both traditional Waterfall as well as Agile approaches. 
  • SAP experience preferred but not required, other ERP or enterprise system experience acceptable.
  • Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Project required.
  • Demonstrated experience in full project management lifecycle for software/maintenance/ development/ implementation projects and IT methodologies (ITIL).
  • Experience with projects in multiple technologies and functions; demonstrated experience managing customer relationships.

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand, analyze and report on financial data. 
  • Proven ability to build team cohesion and motivate people.
  • Self-motivated and organized with a strong desire to succeed.
  • Ability to confidently challenge others at a level of informed understanding.
  • Ability to guide change and influence decision making.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 50%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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