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Victory Packaging Sr. IT Project Manager - Victory Packaging in Houston, Texas

At WestRock, we seek to be the most respected in the industry. Our employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations - every time. If you enjoy this shared commitment to excellence and discovering value where others haven’t, we would like you to consider WestRock as your employer of choice.

Opportunity Summary: Lead, plan, and administer the operational and tactical activities of IT and Business project teams assigned to our distribution business technology and digital program and projects. This role follows the processes of our Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). This includes any or all aspects of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring & controlling, closing, and managing the projects using many different development methods (Agile, Waterfall, Spiral, etc.). Forms a collaborative relationship with both business and IT project stakeholders, partnering to resolve project related issues, provides project status updates, and escalates issues and concerns appropriately. The senior project manager will facilitate information flow between project team members, management, vendors and other project stakeholders. Projects will support one or more of our fiscal focuses: foundational excellence, standardized systems, digitize our business.

How you will contribute to Victory Packaging, a WestRock Company:

  • Responsible for overall project management, including cost, schedule, and technical performance for assigned projects

  • Manages issues, risks, and changes using appropriate and agreed upon processes and tools established within the ePMO and by Sr, Director of IT Business Solutions

  • Develop and implement detailed project plans

  • Assist in establishing and managing project budget

  • Facilitate information flow between project team members, management, vendors, and other project stakeholders

  • Accountable for driving open issues through closure

  • Continuously analyzes project risk, develops mitigation strategies, and drives resolution of issues

  • Prepares and delivers project status reports

  • Identifies and schedules project deliverables, milestones, and required tasks

  • Some travel may be required

What you need to succeed:

  • 7-10 years of experience in project/program management, including software/system project experience

  • Experience guiding teams and overcoming project hurdles/obstacles.

  • Experience with tools used for project management (MS Project, Smartsheet, ServiceNow PPM, Clarity, Etc.)

  • Multiple full life cycle implementation with distribution related ERPs (e.g., Enterprise 8, Oracle, SAP) systems

  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management, Project Charter Development, Project Schedule and Plan Development, Solution Development

  • Experience prioritizing and gathering information, vendor management, written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with stakeholder management, project delivery, and project budget management (capital and expense)

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline/equivalent)

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) preferred

  • Agile experience or certification a plus

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce where everyone feels valued, respected, and included. WestRock does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.