Ingredion Incorporated IT Project Manager - Infrastructure in IL, United States

IT Project Manager is responsible in managing key IT infrastructure related projects within Ingredion. The Project Manager is responsible for leading and managing multiple IT projects from initiation through closure that range in size from small to large, low complexity to high and geographical scope from local to global. Primary responsibilities include the development of project charters that clearly define project mission, objectives, business benefits, critical success factors, scope, approach, resource requirements, budgets, schedules, milestones, risks and assumptions. Other responsibilities include project leadership, project planning, project communications, organizational change management, risk mitigation, scope management, issue management, budget management, internal/external resource management and quality assurance.

As a IT Project Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and executing global IT projects from initiation through closure adhering to standard project management methodologies/processes/best practices, strict change control procedures and strict audit requirements.

  • Preparing project charters that clearly define project mission, business objectives, critical success factors, scope, approach, resource requirements, budget, key achievements and schedule.

  • Ensuring that assigned projects are executed on time, within budget, meet business objectives and remain aligned to approved enterprise architecture standards.

  • Participating in the essential planning, management and execution of the global project portfolio in alignment with the strategic business plan.

  • Leading complex business or project related issues, risks and scope to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget while meeting well-defined business objectives.

  • Providing creative thought leadership on the effective design and use of project portfolio and project management tools and processes.

  • Providing creative solutions and new ideas that drive increased business value and continuous process improvement.

  • Focus on the use of agile project management techniques where applicable to drive more rapid and faster project deliveries.

  • Support key planning and implementation of new and innovative IT strategies/initiatives.

  • Lead steering committees consisting of senior level business and IT leaders ensuring clear and effective communication of project status and timely issue escalations.

  • Maintain close working relationships with multi-functional teams and vested internal and external partners.

  • Run project teams ensuring partnership, defining project roles/responsibilities, sourcing project resources through internal negotiations, assigning project tasks, assessing project team performance, obtaining/managing external vendor resources and addressing ongoing resource allocation issues.

  • Maintain close working relationship with internal and external clients, IT peers and vendors as required to meet business goals.

  • Mentor and train others within IT or the business on project management techniques and standard methodologies.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience working in IT Project management with an emphasis on IT Infrastructure projects

  • A proficient knowledge of IT Infrastructure standard practices, such as EUC, Network Management, Data Center Management, VOIP/Video Conferencing, Skype etc.

  • Bachelor’s in computer and Information Science, or equivalent experience.

  • Working knowledge of Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies such as PMP, Prince2, and SCRUM etc.

  • PMP certification preferred. Willingness to obtain a PMP is a requirement.

  • Experienced proficiency in MS Projects, MS Visio, SharePoint & MS Office suite required.

  • Experience measuring project success with respect to business objectives, cost, schedule and quality.

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and social skills, as well as strong facilitation and presentation skills, with demonstrable ability to lead in a global team environment

  • Solid experience facilitating change and collaborating with senior-level partners.

  • Demonstrable skills influencing internal and external clients at all levels.

  • Demonstrable experience as a project lead on large-scale multi-functional projects with a successful project delivery record.

  • Strong business and technology acumen with shown knowledge of enterprise architectures.

  • Willingness to travel, including internationally, estimate 10%—20%

  • The ability to be a self-starter with strong leadership skills, a high degree of integrity, and tried results

  • The ability to identify areas that can be improved and constructively proposes and implements projects and solutions that increase value and improve business performance

  • Capability to communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

  • Partnership with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • The ability to influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to resolve importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.

  • Plan: Produce strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

  • Take on Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, collect and process important information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

  • Solid focus on the customers/stakeholders ensuring ongoing alignment of expectations, requirements and business value/outcome.

  • Continuous focus on risk assessment and mitigation for risks that may result from impacts such as personnel changes, requirements changes, misalignment of assumptions or changes to project scope.

  • Decisive with the ability to negotiate with diverse stakeholders including senior management, project sponsors, users, customers, external partners, vendors, etc.

  • Collaborative drive with the ability to facilitate meetings with multi-functional teams of business and technical authorities.

Relocation Available: Yes

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As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offer great careers across various functions. If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. Successful: Grow with a leader. Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance. Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values. We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business. Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do. Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.

Relocation Available:

Yes, Within Country

Ingredion Incorporated is a leading global ingredient solutions provider to the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, USA, we turn grains, fruits, vegetables and other plant materials into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions. With more than 11,000 employees around the world, our ingredients make crackers crunchy, yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and add fiber to nutrition bars.

If you are curious, confident, and believe in the power of game-changing ideas, we want you to make us part of your career formula. 

What is the formula for a winning career?

It starts with joining a thought leader, innovator and true high performer, grounded in values and driven to innovate and advance.  As a Fortune 500 global provider of ingredient solutions, Ingredion offers great careers across various functions—corporate, scientific, engineering and operations, sales and technical service, marketing and more. 

Successful: Grow with a leader.  Ingredion is FORTUNE 500 company with consistently strong financial performance.

Responsible: Thrive with an organization that lives its values.  We drive relentlessly toward sustainable practices and responsible operations wherever we do business.

Meaningful: Be proud of where you work and what you do.  Ingredion enables innovation in foods, beverages and consumer products that touch lives around the world.