IT Project Manager - Systems Implementation in Atlanta, GA at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description


This position would provide oversight of the global system projects. They will also be accountable for the development of the project management framework within the Technology group and the company. The Project Manager will represent the interests of HEPI and will partner with the external implementation consultants to ensure the successful delivery of the program and to enable the transfer of knowledge from any implementation team to HEPI and the post-implementation support team. The PM collaborates with the business stakeholders, process owners, and subject matter experts, serving as the lead person to coordinate, influence and manage the execution of the Project program.

Program Planning

  • Work closely with program sponsors to confirm project scope, timing and overall business objectives.Collaborate with third party implementation partners to develop and confirm global systems implementation plans, deliverables, resource requirements, budgets and overall schedules.
  • Organize and coordinate project workstreams to identify dependencies and potential areas of risk.
  • Utilize project management best practices and methods to support the execution of the program.

Program Execution

  • Responsible for the execution of the global systems projects to ensure that they are implemented on time and on budget.
  • Manages and facilitates resolution of conflicting objectives, issues, scope, schedules, and work plans.
  • Responsible for the quality of project deliverables and required program documentation and artifacts.

Program Governance

  • Responsible for timely status reporting of all projects under the
  • Ensure that program guidance principles are understood and enforced.
  • Obtain needed decisions, guidance, and resources from sponsors and other decision-makers.
  • Support Applications team to prepare and coordinate meetings, provide documentation
  • Support Infrastructure team to prepare and coordinate meetings, provide documentation
  • and other information as needed

Program Communication

  • Keeps executive team and stakeholders fully informed and maintains effective communication with

all stakeholders by providing status updates, identifying risks, and communicating mitigation plan

  • Helps to mediate, coach and provide guidance to ERP/Application team members and stakeholders on

program related matters and issues arising from the implementation of new processes or functions.

  • Responsible for communicating with Application implementation partners and all related 3rd parties.


The position requires collaboration with many different levels within HEPI as well as external contractors and suppliers. This position reports directly to the Global ERP Manager


  • 10+ years of overall experience with a proven track record of implementing complex global transformational programs.
  • Extensive experience with implementing global systems platforms
  • Manufacturing and or Engineering industry experience preferred.
  • Experience managing third-party partners, including implementation consultants.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading diverse teams.


  • Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate the project objectives, inspire and motivate teams and maintain alignment with the business strategy.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Excellent project management and team-building skills, with a demonstrated track record across a range of project types.
  • Significant knowledge of project planning, scheduling, and collaboration tools with a solid track record of practical applications such as Microsoft Teams.
  • Ability to analyze, understand, and effectively communicate between business requirements and technical design and implementation.
  • Problem-solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills to influence management as well as internal and external partners for effective change management.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles, lean six sigma process/tools, and process mapping would be a plus.

Education & Certification

  • Masters or Bachelor's degree in business
  • Agile/SCRUM certification is strongly preferred but not required.
  • PMP certification is strongly preferred but not required.