Sr Project Specialist - ISD

Position Description
Develops and maintains professional relationships with all project sponsors (for example, senior management) and stakeholders (for example, end users and suppliers) by educating sponsors and stakeholders on product and program requirements; collaborating with stakeholders to assess costs and establish the return on investment (ROI); securing management approval for resource allocations; creating the communication plan which determines communication level, frequency, detail and distribution of status updates; and minimizing impact of changes (for example, scope, schedule, costs).
Develops Information Systems Division (ISD) associates by mentoring Project Specialists and Project Analysts; conducting individual training (for example, Information Systems Development Life Cycle (ISDLC) methodology, project management); participating in area development meetings; and assisting teams in the resolution of technical and business issues.
Manages the execution of a small size project or aspects of a larger project by prioritizing critical issues for root-cause analysis; ensuring resolution of critical issues; monitoring progress versus plan; escalating complex or difficult issues; utilizing scope-change orders to track changes to the project; tracking expenditures and budgets; providing informational presentations; managing stakeholder expectations; holding self and project team accountable for project delivery; and developing performance reports.
Leads a small size project or aspects of a larger project while adhering to Information Systems Development Life Cycle (ISDLC) by defining the scope and objectives of project; working with business units to identify goals, success criteria, assumptions, risks, and known issues with the project; coordinating planning activities (for example, business requirements, risk assessment, current and desired diagrams, target date) and assembling management plans; developing staffing plans and assigning tasks to staff; ensuring tasks are executed as defined in the schedule in order to achieve the goals; monitoring budgets and costs for projects; managing changes (for example, scope, schedule, costs) to the plans; and ensuring adherence to established quality standards for the Information Systems Division.
Leads business customers through project management processes in completing paperwork (for example, budgets, staffing plans, change management plans, document of understanding, scope statements, and other required artifacts) by meeting with business units to develop project plans; creating communication plans to announce to leadership, project team, and stakeholders project procedures; working with the business unit and project team to determine project approved parameters; and managing the approval process for project parameter changes.
Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.
Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field and 2 years experience in information technology or related field
within the past 7 years OR 3 years experience in information technology or related field within the past 7 years OR Master's degree in Information
Technology, Computer Science or related field.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
3 years project management experience.
1 year managing cross-functional teams providing support through the project lifecycle.
1 year experience using multiple methodologies (for example, waterfall, agile, iterative, RAD).
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Full Time
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Company Summary
What started small, with a single discount store and the simple idea of selling more for less, has grown over the last 50 years into the largest retailer in the world. Today, nearly 260 million customers visit our more than 11,500 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce sites in 11 countries each week. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs 2.3 million associates worldwide ? 1.5 million in the U.S. alone. It's all part of our unwavering commitment to creating opportunities and bringing value to customers and communities around the world.

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