• IT Project Manager – Applications

    Job Locations US-OH-Hilliard
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/29/2018 9:11 AM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    City Name(s)
    Columbus, OH, Hilliard,OH
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization


    This IT Project Manager is in charge of schedules, budgets, resources and deliverables for technology projects, with a focus on software/applications initiatives. This individual will monitor teams to make sure goals and objectives are being kept. The IT Project Manager should have knowledge of the larger project or program landscape without neglecting granular details while tracking project health, staying alert for risk and resolving issues as they arise. This individual will maintain standards and monitor scope with project quality. This role may manage multiple projects and/or programs at any given time as well as assist with defining and refining the IT Team’s Project and Portfolio Management processes and toolsets.


    Primary Job Responsibilities:

    The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Create and manage project plans
    • Define project schedules, allocate resources and monitor progress
    • Align project objectives with company goals, and make sure project team is clear on objectives
    • Deliver and install technology solutions
    • Help project team with the design and development tasks
    • Lead process of issue identification and resolution
    • Develop processes and procedures such that they meet project, strategic and financial objectives
    • Identify, prioritize, structure, and solve complex business problems utilizing business judgment aligned with technology and process solutions
    • Manage risk tracking process
    • Monitor and manage scope
    • Manage all project documentation
    • Work multiple projects simultaneously
    • Foster partnership with customers/stakeholders/sponsors 

    Job Skills:

    This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

    • Proven leadership skills with the ability to lead and motivate people and encourage teamwork
    • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management and share clear vision of what determines a successful solution for the customer and for the company
    • Sufficient technical background to understand the technologies and technical issues involved and be able to anticipate and identify critical technical obstacles, and make accurate technology decisions
    • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong executive-level presentation skills
    • Exceptional relationship management and intrapersonal communication skills
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth, collaborative environment
    • Expertise in conflict resolution
    • Business and IT strategy experience

    Educational Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree with preferred major in Business or Information Technology
    • ITIL or ITSM certification preferred
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification  

    Preferred Experience:

    • 3+ years of project management experience in IT, especially larger projects
    • Experience with Oracle EBS Implementations/ upgrades or other ERP
    • Broad experience across multiple software applications including cloud implementations, custom systems development and deployment
    • Experience with multiple project management methodologies, including Stage-Gate, Agile and Waterfall methodologies
    • Experience with either implementing and/or utilizing Service Now platform
    • Proficiency in project management tools including but not limited to MS Project, MS Excel, Service Now PPM, SharePoint



    EEO Statement

    Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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