IT Systems Project Manager in Seattle, WA at Vaco

Date Posted: 9/13/2022

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IT Systems Project Manager

Vaco Technology is currently recruiting for an IT Systems Project Manager for a leading agricultural marketing cooperative located in Seattle, WA. This position is a permanent one with a competitive salary and great benefits package. This position follows a hybrid work model where the member will work both remotely and onsite.


Manage activities related to the implementation of new technologies, related upgrades, support, and continuous process improvement. Ensure all project goals and deliverables are accomplished according to agreed upon specifications and business objectives. Ensure project tasks and schedules are achieved on time and on budget and as required, may also lead and direct the activities of others on project teams. Interfaces with vendors, users and management to identify requirements and resolve problems. Publish project plans and communicate project status, risks, and related issues

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Draw up project plans that will support the delivery of various IT projects to support the business.
  • In collaboration with the business develop detailed project requirements to accurately define project scope and deliverables.
  • Prepare budget based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Track project costs to meet budget.
  • Maintain project plans in MS Project or similar software. Update and track progress against the baseline, budget and manage the timely delivery of projects
  • Manage expectations for the delivery of the project and escalate issues on deadlines as early as possible to senior management to enable appropriate corrective action to be taken.
  • Provide regular status reports to all relevant stakeholders
  • Interact with requester/user during discovery, justification, design, development, testing, and the ongoing operation of all new/upgraded applications to ensure product quality, efficiency, user satisfaction and ownership. Coordinate detailed application design; determine in-house or vendor solutions; and monitor implementation.
  • In concert with management, systems personnel and responsible vendors, plan and implement in-house and/or vendor assisted software rollouts, upgrades, conversions, and release testing to ensure system and data integrity for all project efforts.
  • Assist in the development of curriculum, user education and training on each Enterprise application. Assist during application setup and help in problem solving and issue resolution
  • Provide post implementation support for business users after implementation of new software or systems.
  • Keep abreast of new and emerging technologies, and other developments in the current area of work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent project management skills with a track record of project delivery
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Proven ability to gain deep understanding of business process and needs.
  • PC Skills with MS applications
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and curiosity overall
  • Strong Analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Finance, or related discipline
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification required
  • 5-7 Years project management experience leading projects in excess of 1 Million dollars
  • Experience with Oracle ERP, OTM, WMS, DEMANTRA and other cloud-based solutions preferred


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