Project Lead

Job Location: Hershey, PA

Job Summary:

The Project Lead - will manage multiple small and medium sized projects within the Information Services Commercial Portfolio throughout the entire project lifecycle - planning though execution through closure.

The Project Lead will be responsible to fulfill core project management duties throughout the entire project lifecycle. These duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Stakeholder management
  • Resource estimation and allocation
  • Schedule development, monitoring and execution
  • Budget planning, monitoring and execution
  • Quality management including test, risk and issue management
  • Change management


The Project Manager will be an active member of Hershey's Information Services Project Management Office (ISPMO) and will support continuous improvement of the ISPMO processes.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead Information Services Commercial related projects through the entire project lifecycle consistent with Hershey ISPMO processes.
  • Expected to deliver projects on time, within budget and deliver desired outcomes.
  • Lead project teams of varying size and composition, which will include internal Hershey and external resources, and could span various technical or functional areas.
  • Ensure compliance to Hershey ISPMO endorsed methodologies and other Hershey processes (e.g. Corporate Finance).
  • Support continuous improvement of ISPMO processes to drive maturity.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders within The Hershey Company, both internal and external to Information Services.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated successful delivery of small and medium sized projects
  • Strong grasp of project management methodology as is recognized by PMI, waterfall and hybrid program/project mgmt.
  • Strong relationship skills and communication skills and ability to manage to senior leadership as well as managing small-medium teams without formal authority, leading by influence and negotiating with vendors and other leadership.
  • Strong organizational skills to define the correct tasks, identify interdependencies and assemble the right team to execute project schedules with efficiency and excellence
  • Have experience with project and portfolio management tools (e.g. Clarity, Microsoft Project, etc.)


Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a business or technical field.


Experience:

  • 3-5 years in project management space
  • Management of project budgets between $10K and $500K
  • PMI - CAPM Certification preferred


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