Sr. Project Manager - Norcross, GA

Norcross | Georgia | United States

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Sr. Project Manager - Norcross, GA


3169 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Jefferson Plaza
Norcross, Georgia, 30071
United States

The opportunity:

  • Directs, manages, plans and administers the operational and tactical activities of Information Technology and Business project teams, which are assigned to a related set of medium, large and more complex projects, following the processes of the Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO). 
  • The Project Manager will work across multiple business divisions to manage both IT and business deliverables. 
  • Forms a strong and collaborative relationship with the project stakeholders, partnering to resolve project related issues, provides project status updates, and escalates issues and concerns appropriately.

How you will impact WestRock: 

  • Responsible for delivering transformational projects on-time, on budget and meeting functional and quality specifications.
  • Forecasts, manages and reports on project financials, planned vs. actual project schedule and resource utilization.
  • Drives a culture of process discipline and rigor.
  • Understands basic revenue models, variances and cost to completion projections.
  • Identifies resources needed to complete work and collaborates with resource manager(s) to assemble appropriate skills/teams.
  • Manages issues, risks and changes using appropriate and agreed upon processes and tools established within the ePMO.
  • Accountable for managing special projects; demonstrating the key outcomes and results.
  • Provides weekly status reports and can communicate to executive leadership.

What you need to succeed:

  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple tasks/workstreams and special projects at various stages of completion.
  • Strong facilitation skills; communicates effectively with the business to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions as required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of various technologies including applications and databases.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline/equivalent).
  • Preferred: Project Management Certification (PMP).
  • Preferred: MBA or related advanced degree.
  • Strong knowledge of Agile and SDLC methodologies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suites of products, (i.e. Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
  • Project management training and/or project lead experience of 3+ years.
  • Process improvement training.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of project planning tools (MS Project, Jira, Version One, etc.).
  • Familiarity with portfolio/program management software.
  • 7-10+ years of experience in a project management role with a strong background in team development, delivery and process improvement.
  • Proven leadership experience with the ability to mentor/coach team in senior or lead capacity.
  • Proven success delivering projects in Agile or SDLC environment.
  • Demonstrated ability of delivering results.
  • Experience with multiple workstreams and leading teams.
  • Large enterprise project experience ranging from $1M+.
  • Preferred: Experience in developing executive leadership presentations and talking points.
  • Preferred: Consulting or manufacturing experience.
  • Preferred: Demonstrated success of implementing strategy.
  • Preferred: Detailed oriented and ability to close on open items quickly.

What we offer:

  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence.
  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities.
  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential.
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

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