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Senior IT Project Manager

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

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Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company, CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Our many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizzas; Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn about joining a team where you can belong, contribute and thrive, visit

As a Senior IT Project Manager, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of the largest, higher risk, mission critical and most complex information systems initiatives with the goal of being on time, within budget and with optimum quality. As a Senior Project Manager, you will lead medium to large cross-functional project teams and be responsible for executing multiple projects simultaneously

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages enterprise-wide projects, teams and programs through all phases of the project plan
  • Ability to work collaboratively across large teams and lead effectively to achieve project goals and objectives 
  • Manages the budgets associated with the project including capital and manages all project deliverables
  • Mentors Project Managers and Associate Project Managers on project management best practices and standards
  • Prepares project plans, task plans, task effort estimates, budgets, statements of work, overall work effort schedules and task dependencies which includes definition, scope, resources and schedule 
  • Works across IS to identify, manage and coordinate the resources needed to complete the project This could include participating in external resource allocation and management
  • Ensures adequate and appropriate communication is maintained regarding all project status and priorities to stakeholders and executive management
  • Ensures compliance with all aspects of the project lifecycle standards, project specification, project scope management, company policies and procedures
  • Identifies tracks and manages all project related issues, risks, change requests and action items and ensure appropriate risk escalation. 
  • Provides performance feedback on project team members to the team member's resource manager 


Education: Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent years of experience

Experience: 8-10 years related experience 


  • Experience across a variety of SDLC methodologies including Waterfall, Agile, SCRUM
  • Experience with logistics, warehousing or warehouse management system technologies beneficial
  • Strong results orientation driven by curiosity, passion, and personal accountability
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal effectiveness and high degree of emotional intelligence
  • Effective analytical skills and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead cross-functional teams to deliver results
  • Confidence working through ambiguity and experience with organizational change management
  • Experience with financial analysis and budget management practices and processes
  • Ability to manage multiple business partners and stakeholders
  • Intermediate proficiency in the operation Portfolio Project Management software tools
  • PMP of SCRUM certified or ability to become certified within eighteen months desired, but not required.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Full-time Business Unit: Req #: 22002499

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