Senior Project Manager

JDA Software   •  

Scottsdale, AZ

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 171 days ago

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JDA is a customer-focused, relentless work environment and in that spirit we are in the midst of transforming some of our service offering from a perpetual to a SaaS model. In that effort we are looking for a new Sr. Project Manager to lead some of these key initiatives in collaboration with Product Development, Product Management, Cloud Offerings, Sales, Operations, and other stakeholders and groups across the company.


  • Planning & Strategy
    • Oversee business aspects of project by providing guidance in the constructing of project teams, charters, project plans, contingencies, success metrics and ROI measurements
  • Project Execution
    • Manage all phases of project to success, including initiation, planning, definition, design, development, testing, and deployment cycles
    • Drive definition of business solution concepts in partnership with IT and business constituents
    • Manage project activities, facilitate project status meetings, and hold project teams accountable for meeting timelines
  • Stakeholder/Cross-Functional Team Management
    • Establish a clear RACI around project roles and responsibilities
    • Ensure successful working relationships among project teams
    • Create an environment of success to enable confident project execution by project teams
  • Change Management & Communications
    • Facilitate change management and communication planning activities through project lifecycle
  • Risk/Issue Management
    • Foresee, manage, and raise appropriate visibility to risks and issues.
    • Drive resolution of any conflicts and escalate as needed to avoid roadblocks

Required Skills

  • Education/Training
    • BS/BA degree in Business
    • Process Excellence training (preferred)
  • Experience
    • 5+ years experience leading major Programs/Projects in a complex, global corporate setting
    • 5+ years experience working in a Software company, preferably managing SaaS Transformation projects
  • Key Traits
    • Demonstrate good broad working knowledge of software industry, support organizations, and culture
    • Must be a self-starter, motivated individual who works well under pressure
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and coordinate tasks to meet multiple deadlines
    • Ability to drive collaboration with executives, business and technical teams to achieve effective solutions
    • Outgoing and comfortable building cross-functional relationships
    • Effective communication skills with all levels of management
    • Flexible and resilient, comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to a high-change environment and open to new concepts and/or processes
    • Conflict resolution and negotiations skills to resolve disagreements quickly and effectively, bringing a problem-solving attitude to conflicting approaches and priorities involving others
    • Ability to think strategically