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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior IT Project Manager - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) (667763) in United States

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Senior IT Project Manager - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) (667763)

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CO – Lafayette

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Senior IT Project Manager – Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) ITS Project Manager will be part of the matrixed PLM implementation team and responsible for managing the ITS portion of the PLM implementation.

This position will play a support role in creating a cohesive portfolio of projects to support ITS and larger organizational strategies, as well as communicating and executing upon the overall strategy for the organization. During project execution the Project Manager is accountable for the success of all projects under their supervision in a matrixed organization. Plan, execute, and deliver all projects on time, on budget, and within scope in accordance with business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of each project, the manager tracks project status and manages project teams to mitigate issues and risks.

What you’ll do:

  • Work collaboratively with IT leadership, Business Units, Stakeholders, and the PLM implementation team to deliver a multi-year PLM implementation driving business value.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the PLM team for process mapping, implementation plans, communications planning, training and support, and overall organization change management for tool acceptance.

  • Collaborate with customer and departmental leadership to prioritize and appropriately resource projects adhering to roadmaps and organizational priorities.

  • Provide project execution leadership and management adhering to project methodology and compliance standards, as well as act as PM throughout the lifecycle of projects.

  • Provide critical and project status updates including project portfolio alignment, project execution performance, business sponsor success criteria and communicating project status to executives and senior leadership.

  • Build, maintain and execute to a stakeholder matrix including IT and internal organization, value stream, and program leadership.

  • Assess and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered.

  • Managing overall project budget and reporting on status and expenses.

  • Support the execution of the ITS and organization strategy, utilizing change management strategies (drive enterprise alignment).

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What you’ll need:

  • BS in Information Technology or a related technical field plus 8 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Proven success with, and strong understanding of effective Organizational Change Management techniques/strategies.

  • Significant experience managing multi-year, large scale, enterprise software system deployment in a matrix environment.

  • PLM implementation experience a plus.

  • Demonstrated leadership/coordination of large cross-functional teams to include ITS, Business Stakeholders, Business Process SME’s, Software Vendor SME’s, Systems Integrators, etc…

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate IT project portfolio and lead multiple projects simultaneously including but not limited to infrastructure build and maintenance, application development and deployment, and network optimization.

  • Ability to work in dynamic high tempo environment and directly interface with customer.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to determine an appropriate level of detail given project milestones.

  • Excellent planning, and time management skills.

  • Strong computer knowledge, must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint, and PowerPoint).

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and able to work independently as needed.

  • Strong team leadership skills.

  • Comfortable with, and able to provide structure to, ambiguous and fluid situations.

  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is also able to work well in teams.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma and ITIL concepts.

  • Ability to scope, manage, execute and deliver on multiple small to large, complex projects in a timely manner.

  • PMP preferred will consider CSM.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.