Job Description :
SAP Project Manager
Location – Fort Worth, TX – Local candidates highly preferred
Duration – 12+ months

This position is responsible for planning, managing, tracking and reporting on the modernization of the Time Resource and Compensation System. (TRACS The Project Manager will proactively monitor and manage project status, schedule, scope, quality, issues, risks and dependencies. The position will partner with IT Governance to ensure compliance with project methodology and controls.

The Project Manager must understand project management processes and execution, as well as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for waterfall, Agile, and hybrid approaches. A working knowledge for IT infrastructure, systems integration and vendor management is essential. Leverages expertise to understand impacts to projects, proactively manage risks, coordinate and quickly resolve issues, and provide leadership and guidance to project teams. This role is one that requires team leadership, business acumen, strong relationship management skills and ability to address executive audiences.

The Project Manager should understand the alignment of project work with corporate strategies and be able to manage project changes to facilitate risk management, issue resolution, planning and re-planning of projects as they relate to strategies, and recommend timing of project production deployments.

A strong understanding of project governance in the context large scale project management, software development, and testing life cycles is a required.

Skills and Experience

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience
Experience leading application development or systems integration efforts
5+ years of experience leading Information Technology projects that involved business process change, organizational change, and multiple large scale technology components
Experience in business and solution development, project management, and project delivery
Strong understanding of the system development life cycle
Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization
Experience engaging and working with vendors/partners to effectively deliver projects
Experience developing complex, project plans to meet business objectives
Experience developing and managing large project budgets
Experience leading Agile (SCRUM) projects
Proven experience in project change management
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience implementing SAP ECC solutions
Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Project, and SharePoint

PMP (Project Management Professional) ® Certification
Knowledge of Accelerated SAP(ASAP) methodology
Experience implementing SAP solutions
Experience with SAP Solution Manager, CHARM, & UI5
Experience with Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Agile tools
Experience with Timekeeping / Payroll System, SAP HR
Transportation industry/railroad experience - desired
Knowledge of Union Practices and working with Salaried and Hourly employees

Essential Functions
Effectively communicates at all levels of the organization
Leads, mentors, and manages project team
Ability to drive projects from both a tactical and strategic perspective
Solid analytical and problem solving skills
Builds partnerships, based on trust and transparency, with the various business units to report project health and status
A high level of independence to lead and influence others
Responsible for and expected to lead project teams in the Project Management areas of Schedule, Communications, Integration, Quality, Resource, Risk, Scope and Time management
Assists and supports organizational change management
Solid understanding of project management methodology to identify and communicate issues, risks and dependencies
Ability to identify and resolve project issues effectively
Ensure that projects follow standard policy, procedures, and methodology
Responsible for leading large complex projects, or multiple medium size projects, that spans multiple systems and business areas
Works with other project managers to manage interdependencies
Project contingency planning through risk identification, prioritization and response planning
Successful vendor relationship management and communication
Ensure project change management processes and procedures are followed