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Senior IT Project Manager - Acquisitions - Atlanta, GA or Remote

Atlanta, GA, US, 30338

CRH Americas Materials Inc




Job ID:  287760


CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, cement, asphalt, readymixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with 24,100 employees at close to 1,300 locations in 44 US States and 6 Canadian provinces.


Position Overview


The Senior Project Manager is a self-directed team leader that manages the more complex and technical projects within the PMO.  They will lead planning and/or implementation of assigned enterprise IT projects through the full life cycle from project definition and approval through closing and all project deliverables in parallel. The Senior Project Manager will facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project or area progress; and provide corrective supervision if necessary. She/he will advocate on behalf of customers and represent customer needs as appropriate to all levels of the project teams, while concurrently maintaining cost, schedule and requirement baselines and adhering to strict change control processes. The candidate will work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes. The ideal candidate will present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of project team members, and stakeholders.


The Senior Project Manager will be a detailed oriented, pragmatic, analytical, professional with excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can drive, influence and collaborate with a multitude of stakeholders, sponsors and technical teams to meet project goals. He/she is a well-rounded, Senior Project Manager with proven experience in managing multi-year, multi-phase enterprise software development projects.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Work on pre-close activities to include Finance ROM building/modeling, budget tracking and budget forecasting.
  • Coordinate with IT Product Management to ensure that all program/project deliverables align with and support the strategic business goals of the applicable products.
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the program and any related projects.
  • Plan, schedule and track project timelines, resources, milestones and deliverables using program/project management tools and best practices.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage full-scale project plans and associated communications documents for all assigned projects.
  • Set, communicate and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders in a timely, clear and concise manner.
  • Conduct project closing and create lessons learned documentation identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path issues/risks.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, schedule, resources and budget.
  • Identify any issues/risks to program/project success and develop mitigation plans to manage them throughout the project life cycle.
  • Coordinate the efforts of all project team members and contractors, influencing them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Coordinate with IT Product Management to ensure that all program/project deliverables align with and support the strategic business goals of the applicable products.
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of the program and any related projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.






  • Minimum of 5 years of IT program/project management experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Management, or Business
  • Experience working in Mergers and Acquisitions preferred
  • Experience working in complex, distributed business preferred
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred
  • CSM – Certified Scrum Master preferred
  • Six Sigma, Lean or other TQM certification a plus
  • PC skills and hands-on experience building tools and presentations with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Access.



Work Requirements


  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.
  • Must be available to travel 50-80%



Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Act as a role model by maintaining organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance at highest level
  • A self-directed team leader that manages risks, issues, etc. are proactively addressed with the business
  • Ability to manage the complex and more technical projects within the PMO
  • Responsible for talent development within the PMO, including training, interviewing & mentoring
  • Responsible for developing/growing business relationships vital to the success of project
  • Project representative at executive meetings
  • Ability to develop, define and document PMO standards/strategy under guidance of Dir PMO
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of high complexity
  • Coordinate with Business Owners to ensure deliverables align with strategic business goals
  • Ability to consistently drive self and others to achieve results despite obstacles and setbacks.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Clarizen, Microsoft Project, etc.
  • Must possess strong oral / written communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to achieve results with a hands-on, collaborative approach; works well in a team.
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills a must.
  • Strong leadership skills that inspire team confidence and respect while motivating team members in a creative and effective manner.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with respect to documentation and communication.
  • Strong understanding of different software development life cycles (waterfall, agile), program/project management processes, and automated tools.
  • Must have experience in managing and working with distributed team members.
  • Flexible in conforming to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.



Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Able to communicate with others by telephone and in person.
  • Able to utilize a computer for word processing, email communication, and preparation of documents and presentations.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


  • Usually, normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The position may require work outside of normal business hours.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted:  May 26, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Project Manager, Information Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Manager, Product Manager, Technology, Management, Operations