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Categories: Information Technology
Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $20.8 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.
As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.
The IT Jr. Project Manager consults on the IT team to drive projects from initiation to execution and through project close-out. They work closely with IT Business Partners or other project sponsors to deliver projects and realize the intended business results. They report to a Senior Manager or Director. Consultants occasionally provide functional leadership to Senior Analyst II and below.
• Evaluates the financial, cultural, technological, organizational and environmental factors which must be addressed in change programs. Assesses the implications of new processes on both people and organization and identifies the activities necessary to ensure a smooth transition to new processes.
• Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects, directing and counseling project team members, and advising clients/users as necessary on all phases.
• Ensures that realistic project, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained for projects and sub-projects. Monitors and controls team performance against plans. Maintains effective financial and project progress forecasting, and reports as appropriate.
• Monitors and controls allocated human and material resources, associated revenue costs and all capital costs against the project budget. Ensures that a change control procedure is in place, and actively used to assess the effect of changes to the projects on costs, timescale and/or resource needs and reports these to project sponsors.
• Leads one or more project teams; allocating and monitoring tasks, motivating staff and appraising individual performance.
• Liaises with other managers within the IS and IT functions and within the business; manages expectations of all project stakeholders.
• Ensures that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and appropriate action taken. Produces appropriate documentation to support these processes.
• Defines and makes recommendations on the project management framework for own projects, including creation and composition of the steering group or project board, identification of project sponsor and stakeholders.
• Learns and efficiently executes Resource and Portfolio management processes, Project Initiation processes and Project Execution processes.
• Responsible for all project financials
• Manages internal project dependencies
• Works across the matrixed IT organization with resource managers to ensure resources are properly allocated throughout the project
• Maintain expertise through self-directed study, contacts, and conferences.
• Execute effective formal and informal communications techniques with principal and IT staff in order to report status, solve problems, make recommendations, and publish standards and directions.
• Contribute to an environment in which all team members are respected regardless of their individual differences and are motivated to improve both their individual and team contributions to achieve desired business results.
• Bachelor's degree
• 5 years relevant experience
• Masters and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
• 7+ years relevant experience
• Experience working in a large, complex, global organization
• People leadership experience
• Experience supporting and defining organizational change and influencing at all levels
• Experience coaching and mentoring at managerial and/or supervisory level
• Experience in IT Services, managing projects in the applications area or infrastructure area
• Experience with project management software
• Equally comfortable at managing the day-to-day project details or working at higher level tasks such as project delivery strategies
• Knowledge of infrastructure technologies
• Knowledge of business competitive landscape
• Experience with Clarity project management software