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Company: The Save Mart Companies
Location: Modesto
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

The Save Mart Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in California and Nevada. It is home to a number of well-known brands in food retailing. You might have seen our banners that include Save Mart, Lucky, Lucky California and Food Maxx. We also have 4 distribution centers and SMART Refrigerated Transport, a trucking firm that transports dry groceries, frozen foods, ice and novelties to all of The Save Mart Companies stores. We are a locally and family owned business, headquartered in the heart of one of the greatest agricultural areas of our nation - the San Joaquin Valley.

The Modesto community is vibrant with great traditions, educational opportunities and multi-cultural lifestyles. Aside from mild weather year-round, Modesto allows for easy access to many major tourist attractions in California. To the west lies the San Francisco Bay Area (90-miles) and the Santa Cruz Beach (115-miles). To the east is the famed Gold Country "Mother Lode" (50-miles) and a little farther you can find the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe (180-miles) and Yosemite National Park (110-miles).

Some of our competitive benefits include: exceptionally generous benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life, 401K), Life Long Learning Educational opportunities, Employee Association (discounted and free tuition options, contests, and support services).

We Are Currently Recruiting For The Position Of


Job Summary

The Project Manager I - IT plans, directs, and coordinates activities of assigned projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. The position works with project team members and project owners on all aspects of project mission, planning, and multi-department coordination. The position reviews project proposals and plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects. The position prepares reports for senior management regarding ongoing status of project. The position also establishes work plans and multi-disciplinary staffing for each phase of project and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project team members. This role will work cross-functionally with all IT teams to support strategic organizational initiatives and provide leadership in department process improvement specifically relating to the development of an IT Project Management Office (PMO) and IT Governance Committee

Key Responsibilities And Accountabilities
Manage small to mid-sized projects across IT functions as assigned, including but not limited to:
Determine and define project scope and objectives.
Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner, ensure best practices are followed, planned, and executed.
Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan to ensure projects are completed within prescribed timelines and budgets.
Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.
Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution.
Collaborate with project team members to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
Monitor progress and adjust as needed.

As well as...
Assist senior project manager with small to mid-sized projects across company functions; collaborates with respective functional teams and store operations to help identify and resolve issues; manage stakeholder communications, and ensure projects are completed within prescribed timelines and budgets.
Establish work plan and multi-disciplinary staffing for each phase of project.
Collaborate with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority; ensure quality of deliverables and meets or exceeds business expectations.
Continuous risk assessment of projects to determine project completion viability; assist and improve current project methodologies by ensuring best practices are followed, planned and executed.
Analyze vendor solution providers and facilitate vendor and contract negotiations. Collaborate with project team members to provide technical advice and to resolve problems
Support and assist with establishing core functions of an IT Project Management office, specifically focused on using Atlassan or comparable tool to build a project database.
Analyze project intake submissions to ensure they contain the necessary documentation and approvals.
Assist with the IT Governance Committee meetings and materials across IT Departments.
Assist to identify department inefficiencies and work to improve existing processes. Develop Project Performance Measurement Criteria and related standards to identify areas for improvement.
Perform all other work as assigned.

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills And Abilities)
Customer first focus dedicated to delighting the customer in every interaction.
Broad based functional business knowledge and experience
Experience project management techniques and software
Ability to communicate effectively and influence project sponsors and senior management
Developing budgets
Strong leadership, problem-solving, time management & organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to create effective executive level presentations with strong attention to detail.
Ability to assimilate data into meaningful, actionable, detail-oriented analysis and plans.
Excellent organizational skills & process improvement
Experienced in Excel, PowerPoint , and Word

Education: Bachelor's degree, or equivalent knowledge gained through formal education, specialized training, or additional job experience.

Experience: 2+ years IT administrative, operations or support experience; PMP certification and Service Now implementation experience a plus.

Other: None

Physical: Basic office environment: ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach, pull and lift objects

Business Acumen
Business Results
Customer Focus
Leading People
Action Oriented
Problem Solving
Personal/Interpersonal Skills


Keywords: The Save Mart Companies, Modesto , IT PROJECT MANAGER I - Modesto, CA, Executive , Modesto, California

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