Technical Project Manager

Be part of the team that drives our company forward, transforming ideas into real-world tools and platforms that support the business and spur innovation.

Remote, MI


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <br />Working under minimal supervision of the IT PMO Director, referring only exceptional problems and issues for management review or approval, the Technical Project Manager leads mid to large-sized projects, managing all aspects of the project including: planning and initiation, assignment of tasks, scheduling of meetings, progress tracking, issues management, status reporting, budgeting oversight and driving results. The Technical Project Manager collaborates with internal business and system teams, stakeholders, and clients to ensure the successful delivery of assigned projects ranging in size and scope. The Technical Project Manager produces project management reports and assists the PMO with preparing status and executive communications.
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Leads mid to large-sized projects, managing from inception through delivery and ensuring objectives are accomplished on time and within budget thru development of project plans, providing technical oversight, and monitoring/tracking progress using PMO tools and processes.</li> <li>As assigned, manages workstreams as a subset of a larger project.</li> <li>Schedules and facilitates meetings by leading the discussion, capturing action items and deliverables. Assigns and tracks deliverables to completion, tracking them against due dates across the SDLC phases.</li> <li>Identifies and communicates resource needs.</li> <li>Coordinates activities with project members cross-functionally.</li> <li>Presents project status to project stakeholders, including executive management.</li> <li>Proactively communicates issues and proposed solutions to management.</li> <li>Produces project management reports and adheres to Program Management Office ("PMO") policies and procedures.</li> <li>Maintains notes and project details in SharePoint.</li> <li>Keeps all project information up-to-date and current in the project repository.</li> <li>Maintains all project documentation for auditor requests.</li> <li>Assists with keeping PMO policies and procedures up-to-date and adapts to changes in policies and procedures.</li> <li>Performs other duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <div>Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and work experience, along with a minimum of 8 years career experience.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Required competencies:<br /><br /></strong></span></div> <div> <p><strong>Technical Project Management:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Strong technical project management skills, including organizing, planning, and executing, from vision through implementation, large-scale projects involving internal personnel, contractors, and vendors</li> <li>Strong organization skills with ability to document activities, anticipate problems, plan schedules and monitor performance according to priorities and deadlines while delivering high-quality outcomes</li> <li>Broad experience managing projects across multiple information technology disciplines and platforms including: <ul> <li>B2B Web eCommerce, ERP, and CRM applications for a transactional sales and order fulfillment business</li> <li>Internally developed, SaaS, and 3rd party integrations</li> <li>Datacenter, networking, and cloud infrastructure, including on-premise, native and hybrid cloud solutions</li> <li>Globally distributed, cross-functional teams across multiple time zones and cultures</li> </ul> </li> <li>Proficiency with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Atlassian Jira, or similar project tracking software</li> <li>Proficiency with MS Office Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, SharePoint, Teams or similar applications</li> <li>Experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies</li> <li>Experience with customer business requirements gathering with ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives</li> <li>Strong change management skills and ability to influence decision makers</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Business Knowledge and Behavioral Skills:<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Strong skills and understanding of B2B eCommerce solutions, with a focus on backend development, hosting, and data analysis</li> <li>Business acumen with ability to develop an understanding of the Connection business and the Company's strategies</li> <li>Ability to develop an understanding of the organization's customers and the competitive landscape driving business strategies</li> <li>Proven experience working with all levels of an organization with ability to develop strong business relationships within the organization</li> <li>Comfortable working with and across various teams and user communities across the organization, including eCommerce, Finance, Sales, Product Management, and Distribution Centers</li> <li>Ability to solve problems in situations where only limited detail and standardization exists</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels and thrive in a cross-functional environment</li> <li>Strong conceptual skills with ability to formulate ideas and use imagination to achieve results</li> <li>Strong analytical skills with ability to draw conclusions from data, systemic and rational</li> <li>Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work well with all levels of the organization and to quickly build and sustain positive relationships with individuals.</li> <li>Meticulous attention to detail and item-by-item focus</li> </ul> <p><strong><br />Additional Preferred Competencies or Preferred Qualifications:<u><br /><br /></u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Project Management Certification preferred.</li> <li>MBA is a plus.</li> <li>Scrum Master Certification is a plus.</li> <li>Recent web experience is a plus.</li> </ul> </div>