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Project Manager - Functional Teams, IS Connected and Intelligent Solutions

Location: Chennai
Company: Expeditors
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"We're not in the shipping business; we're in the information business"
Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder
Expeditors is a Fortune 500 global logistics company that satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. We pride ourselves on being a solutions-based organization and take time to understand each customer's individual business needs. As a non-asset based organization, we have considerable flexibility when managing our customers' supply chains.
Our industry professionals, award winning processes, and globally unified systems ensure that we always live up to our promise, You'd be surprised how far we'll go for you.®
- 15,000 trained professionals
- 250+ locations worldwide
- Fortune 500
- Globally unified systems
A Project Manager in EDI is responsible for planning and leading all phases of IS Strategic Projects of varying size, scope and complexity. These strategic projects support and enhance our mission to provide world class EDI to our customers. The Project Manager is responsible for providing visibility to management team members within and across all departments, keeping them informed of the project status, resource capacity, roadblocks, and risks. The Project Manager will direct the day-to-day activities of Analysts, Developers and other IS personnel for the duration of their involvement in a project. A Project Manager will assume responsibility for successfully meeting the business requirements of simultaneous projects and will lead cross functional teams tackling complex problems.
EXPERIENCE: 8 to 15 years
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Schedule and run effective project meetings and training. This includes preparation, execution, and follow up (i.e., create agenda, facilitate a focused discussion, create, and publish meeting minutes, create and follow up on action items, and solicit feedback)
- Hold team accountable to deadlines
- Create and maintain project plan
- Protect and raise visibility to other work that is impacting the project plan
- Prepare and communicate regular updates on status to all project stakeholders
- Escalate risks and discuss roadblocks with all project stakeholders
- Coordinate consulting and training with external parties
- Run and review project metrics
- Maintain a high-level understanding of the tasks that each member of the project team is working on
- Promptly resolve issues and provide visibility to management team on action taken or if help is needed with a proposed solution
- Facilitate task assignment for optimal usage of project resources
- Identify and propose areas for improvement
Skill and Knowledge Requirements
- Excellent time management and follow up skills
- Experience initiating, planning, and managing projects
- Ability to form strong relationships and build a collaborative environment across IS Department
- Experience on SAFe/Agile framework
- Knowledge on Logistics domain and DevOps
- Hands on experience on ADO or similar tools
- Exceptional organization skills
- Ability to resolve open issues and manage risks
- Excellent leadership skills including facilitation, motivation, negotiation, and team building
- PMP certification or any equivalent
- Skilled at working both independently and with cross-functional teams
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide spectrum of people
- Effective at navigating ambiguity and helping diverse teams drive towards clarity and consensus
Additional Information
Benefits:
- Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time
- Medical Insurance
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Training and Personnel Development Program
REPORTING STRUCTURE
This position reports to Portfolio Manager - IS Connected and Intelligent Solutions
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