Are you a Pioneering Spirit? Lowe's is looking for Visionaries, Risktakers, Adventurers. Lowe's is looking for someone that is driven by potential-A trailblazer of innovation. We are a multibillion dollar company with 5 million MyLowes users and millions of daily site visits. We're looking for someone that dares to take risks and is excited about the opportunity to work on problems that have never been attempted. So if you're an innovator, the kind of person who thinks outside the box and is always excited about your next challenge, you might just be the Pioneering Spirit we're looking for.
PURPOSE OF ROLE:
The primary purpose of this role is to conduct or oversee business-specific projects that are small to medium in size and moderately complex by applying cross-functional (or deep functional) expertise in project management. This includes responsibilities for managing projects end-to-end through the planning, development, execution, and implementation stages, while adhering to Lowe's enterprise project practices. Overall, this role contributes to projects that ultimately work to move the organization forward and provide improvements across the business.
Delivers multiple projects that are less complex or one to three small to medium highly complex project from planning to minimum realization with full responsibility and accountability for the outcomes through consistent communication with project stakeholders and personnel
Develops, analyzes, and manages all touch points of the project plan including responsibility for scheduling, global resource forecasting, managing project financials, and providing input and justification for costs and budget impact
Monitors the overall project performance (timeline, budget, and resource utilization) against plan and makes adjustments as needed when issues are identified and require resolution
Assists in the request for information (RFI), vendor request for proposal (RFP) processes as directed, and prepares and/or reviews status reports on key project performance metrics
Drives the work of assigned project team by requesting resources to support project demands and communicating a clear vision of project goals and objectives to the team
Coordinates team activities to ensure project milestones are achieved, providing performance feedback to team members' supervisors as appropriate and guidance on smaller less complex projects managed by Associate Project Managers
Manages, controls, and mitigates project risks by identifying and analyzing trigger events, establishing contingency plans; anticipating dependencies affected by ongoing project changes, and recommending ways to mitigate future risks to management
Participates in formal and informal training to continuously develop a cross-functional and/or subject matter expert skillset, enabling progression and movement through the EPD program
Reviews and/or prepares status reports on key project performance metrics (i.e. deliverables, financials, duration, benefits) and/or provides data input for report preparation to Project Coordinators
Ensures the alignment, buy-in, and support of diverse project stakeholders by building and maintaining relationships with internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management
Supports and is accountable to the Program Manager for the management, delivery and outcomes of assigned projects within the program
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field
4+ Experience in business, including 2+ years managing projects
4+ Experience working on and/or managing project(s) involving the implementation of project life cycle methodologies (e.g., Lean, Six Sigma, process management, organizational change); Experience managing operational or project financial budgets and leading project teams
2+ Experience developing project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) / User Stories used to create project schedules and estimates
Master's Degree or related field
Project Management Institute (PMI) or other project/program management certification
2+ Experience in project planning and coordination and working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional business solutions
2+ Experience using formal business process improvement methodologies
Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE ® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States , Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe's and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,375 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C. , Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com
Lowe's is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.
A little about us:
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