Golden State Foods

  • Senior Project Manager

    Location US-CA-Irvine
    Job ID
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    The Senior Project Manager is accountable for delivery of all assigned IT projects within scope, schedule, budget and quality as part of the Infrastructure group.  




    1. IT Project Delivery


    • Deliver IT projects within scope, schedule and budget and with high quality


    • Deliver projects with focus on business unit satisfaction


    • Coordinate and manage the scope, timing, and budget of multiple concurrent projects


    • Assist in project strategy design, project role staffing, issue resolution and recovery of troubled projects


    • Establish and maintain balance among project team, sponsors, resource managers and stakeholders


    • Work with the business units to establish project priorities appropriately to achieve desired organizational goals and benefits


    • Effectively mitigate project risks through risk identification and proactive planning


    • Manage resource utilization and allocation to ensure all projects have the correct resources assigned with the appropriate skill sets and capacity to deliver a quality product


    • Effectively communicate project status and key project metrics (KPIs) to stakeholders and customers and across enterprise as necessary


    • Ensure all impacted and interested teams are engaged in project execution to ensure complete project buy-in and minimize impact to the organization


    • Schedule and lead technology projects and preventative maintenance activities


    • Facilitate budget estimating and project planning activities for steering committee and finance approval




    1. Resource Management


    • Coordinate the work efforts, scheduling and prioritization for cross-team resources.


    • Effectively transition senior level knowledge to other members of the team to help grow the organization as a whole.


    • Train and mentor other team members in team standards, processes and methodologies.


    • Support the professional development of other team members.


    • Effectively delegate tasks to other team members to challenge individuals appropriately.


    • Identify relevant training needs for the IT organization.


    • Provide leadership to the team in regards to quality and integrity. Inspect and ensure the quality of work delivered by other team members.


    • Provide input into the scheduled performance review process.


    • Suggest and lead areas for improvement in internal processes.


    • Provide input into the decision making process for the team.


    • Act as point person on behalf of the team and gain the trust and confidence of other team members.




    1. Project Management Office (PMO) Methodology


    • Utilize GSF standard Project Management Lifecycle (PMLC) and Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies in the planning, delivery and communication of all assigned projects.


    • Follow internal Project and Portfolio management framework for project approval, delivery, tracking and reporting.


    • Focus on continuous improvement activities for PMO methodology.


    • Facilitate activities of PMO Governance and Steering Committee teams.


    • Ensure compliance of IT projects to PMO methodology through standard project approval gateways.


    • Measure and track metrics for project compliance and act accordingly.


    • Maintain individual Project Portfolio and drive project business justification and approval meetings with Steering Committee and Governance teams




    1. Project Prioritization & Budget Allocation/Financials


    • Partner with business units to prioritize projects across the enterprise and facilitate development of Project Portfolio.


    • Facilitate budget estimating and project planning activities for steering committee and finance approval.


    • Work with business units to ensure budget is allocated appropriately for the prioritized projects and assigned to appropriate GL accounts.


    • Facilitate post-close project Benefits Analysis activities with business unit and project managers and track results.






    1. Additional Responsibilities


    • Accountable for properly following all IT standards, processes and methodologies as applicable including but not limited to Quality Assurance (QA), Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC).


    • Other responsibilities and accountabilities may be assigned based on business and organization needs.










    Regular travel requirements (10% - 25%)



    • Four year college required or commensurate work experience in information technology (10+ years)
    • PMP or formal project management training preferred




    • 10+ years work experience in IT
    • 6+ years work experience in Technical Project Management.
    • Previous hands-on experience in the IT Infrastructure space (systems engineer, workstations, networking, etc.)
    • Experience supporting multiple sites and/or large groups of remote users
    • Working knowledge of manufacturing and logistics business preferred
    • Strong MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook







    • Client/Server Systems
    • Operating Systems (Windows 7/10, 2012, 2016)
    • Windows Imaging and Updated tools (SCCM)
    • MS Office Applications
    • Data center operations
    • ITIL Change Management
    • ITIL Incident/Problem Management
    • Remote Assistance Tools
    • Business Continuity


    • Application Configuration Management
    • Application Integration and Compliance
    • Windows Administration
    • ITIL Configuration
    • Networking
    • Active Directory
    • Security/Cybersecurity
    • Packaged Software/COTS
    • Scripting Languages (e.g. Powershell)


    • Code Management
    • SOA Strategy
    • Data Transport/Interfaces
    • Enterprise Data Modeling
    • Automated Testing Tools
    • High Availability
    • Office 365/Exchange Online
    • Azure AD





    • Business Alignment
    • Service Level Management
    • Risk Management
    • Strategic Sourcing
    • Business Acumen
    • Quality Assurance & Controls
    • Test Plans
    • Vendor/Contract Management
    • Project Management
    • Technical Writing
    • Release Management


    • Innovative Solution Development
    • Systems Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)
    • Methodology (PMM)
    • Requirements Definition







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