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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016

MTD Products Inc Valley City, OH

Company
MTD Products Inc
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
6390
AJE Ref #
575968059
Location
Valley City, OH
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular

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Purpose:

The Software Project Manager will plan, lead, organize, and motivate project teams to achieve a high level of performance and quality while delivering IT projects that provide exceptional business value. As a Software Project Manager, you will lead cross functional and cross organizational matrixed project teams of Architects, Developers, Engineers, Business Analyst, Systems Analysts, and QA Analyst. The Software Project Manager may be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects and/or initiatives using both waterfall and agile methodologies in a fast-paced environment. They may play a number of different roles including business analyst, scrum master, software tester, liaison, data analyst, and trainer/coach in addition to project manager to deliver successful project results.



Essential Duties:

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Provide exceptional project management for multiple projects that will require matrix management of project activities across all participating technical areas
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Build strong relationships with business and technical teams to drive schedule adherence and represent the voice of the customer
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Proactively drive the estimating, budgeting and resource planning of development work to support business objectives and customer outcomes
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Develop a thorough understanding of project goals, priorities, challenges, and objectives
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Effectively communicate results and reports in a professional, easy to understand manner and understand when and how to escalate issues
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Manage schedules and track progress against the schedule, and report any issues and risks



Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

Required Skills:

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At least 5 years experience
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Demonstrable experience managing projects with onsite-offshore delivery models
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Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and properly prioritize workload across them
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Capacity to quickly acquire knowledge related to software, hardware, and processes.
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Strong project management skills including project initiation, scoping, resourcing, scheduling, budgeting, risk management and communication
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Managed projects requiring continuous Business and IT communication, including executive level communication
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Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business environment

Preferred Skills:

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Agile Project Management tools such as story maps, epics, user stories, Kanban boards, relative sizing estimation techniques, velocity tracking, as well as burndown and burnup charts
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Project Management software such as VersionOne or Microsoft Project
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Ability to break project into Story Maps, Epics, and User Stories
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Any of the following certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CPO)



General Skills:

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LEADERSHIP:

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Able to lead others effectively

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COMMUNICATION:

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Communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English
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Succinct and articulate communicator
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Able to use discretion when discussing confidential topics
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Able to provide feedback at all levels; senior management to customers and vendors
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Experience working in a Global environment

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COGNITIVE:

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Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills

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INTERPERSONAL

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Ability to take direction, work independently or as part of a team
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Ability to balance multiple responsibilities simultaneously with changing priorities

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.