• AdvanSix
  • Parsippany , NJ
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 125 Janelle Blvd

The ideal candidate for the IT Project Lead position will be able to demonstrate experience managing projects and delivering results on-time and within budget while meeting customer expectations. The candidate should also be knowledgeable, experienced, and disciplined in execution of all phases of project management. Agile project management experience a strong plus. Strong analytical problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills are also required. The candidate should be able to communicate complex analytical results, both written and verbally, in a clear and easy-to-understand way. The candidate should be able to manage ambiguity, taking control and responsibility to find simple solutions for complex problems. This position will align closely with business and project stakeholders to deliver innovative solutions that drive commonality and value across AdvanSix. Most importantly, the candidate should be passionate about his / her work and have a learning mindset.

Main Job Responsibilities:

* Leads the planning and execution of assigned functional application development/enhancement projects
* Partners with manufacturing and other business team members to collaborate, identify, document, and communicate on strategic solutions and standard business processes
* Takes ownership of project requests and leads them to closure with regular engagement of key stakeholders
* Develops & communicate project plans, schedules, cost and metrics
* Manages the requirements, design, development, and implementation phases of projects
* Delivers on scope/business case, costs, and schedule commitments
* Determines and negotiates for financial, physical, or human resources to support a project(s); prepares capital appropriations requests as required
* Develops resource plans to account for technical, functional and process experts
* Ensures projects are within time, cost, quality and stated objectives
* Assesses variances from the plan and develops and implements changes as necessary to ensure project meets time, cost and quality objectives
* Takes action on potential risks/issues & provides proposals for solutions if escalation is required
* Develops/maintains a productive working relationship with project sponsors, customers, vendors and stakeholders
* Partners with third party development teams in on and offshore model as appropriate; tracks supplier deliverables/SLAs and/or resource
* Conducts formal customer reviews at project completion and beyond to confirm acceptance and satisfaction
* Ensures AdvanSix IT project and program management processes are followed in deploying projects
* Becomes familiar with AdvanSix support processes and procedures
* Seeks out ways to improve processes and productivity, and make recommendations to support an organization scaling at a rapid pace
* Constantly raises the bar, leading by example, by defining and evolving best practices for the team

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Information technology or related field
* 2 years of project management and relevant functional experience in medium/large scale organizations working with manufacturing systems, analytics or other applications systems; open to consider new and recent grads who have relevant education and internship experiences

Additional Qualifications:

* Cross-functional & business engagement experience including demonstrated experience leading change, particularly driven by the introductions of new technology
* Experience with analytics design a strong plus
* Ability to develop strong relationships with business/functional stakeholders
* Ability to resolve conflict
* Strong analytical skills in complex situations and the ability to rapidly prioritize actions
* Self-starter with a high degree of initiative in complex matrixed work environment highly leveraging external partners
* Strong team player with ability to work with both internal team members and multiple external partners
* Working knowledge of manufacturing companies preferably in chemical or related industries
* Demonstrated ability to lead through the creation of innovative strategies, methods, and approaches, working independently and in a team environment
* Experience working effectively across divisional lines in a complex, multi-site organization
* Demonstrated ability to lead individuals without direct management authority
* A proven track record for being detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to self-motivate and follow-through on projects
* Experience effectively communicating, building relationships, and evangelizing best practices within an organization
* Tenacity, credibility amongst peers, results oriented, ability to support others and influence in a difficult environment
* Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
* Ability to manage multiple projects/activities and manage change as needed
* Learning mindset
* Solid understanding of cloud-based architecture desired
* Experience with agile development practices, particularly sprint planning and assessment, a strong plus
* Project Management Certification desired - agile or PMP
* Experience in Six Sigma, Lean or other process-oriented techniques a plus

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed,color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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