Project Manager I
El Dorado, AR
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The PMO Project Manager plans, manages and drives the end-to-end lifecycle of a small number of initiatives governed by the Enterprise Program Management Office (ePMO). These initiatives are high-priority, cross-departmental projects that support the achievement of Murphy USA's corporate goals. The Project Manager ensures his/her assigned initiatives are delivered on time/budget and meet or exceed business expectations by: 1) partnering with the project team to solve the business problem(s) at hand and making recommendations to Management, 2) providing structure and adhering to quality standards of the ePMO; and 3) anticipating and resolving risks and challenges.
The ePMO Project Manager role is a highly-visible role requiring significant teamwork and collaboration. She/he is the "pivot" that manages expectations of and partners with several internal customers: 1) the VP-level Project Sponsors and Director-level Project Leads overseeing the direction of and making decisions on the respective initiatives; 2) the project teams who provide the day-to-day support and content contributions to the initiatives; and 3) the Director ePMO and ePMO Program Managers who set the overall project management standards and program cadence.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manage and lead EPMO initiatives and MUSA strategic projects.
2. Define status reporting cadences.
3. Set up and maintain shared project/program folders and templates.
4. Develop and maintain project/program plans.
5. Control the project/program scope and budget.
6. Monitor and report project/program status.
7. Coordinate internal and external resources required across projects and manage relationships with and expectations among Project Sponsors, Projects Leads, and Project Teams.
8. Anticipates risks and challenges related to assigned initiatives and keep Project Sponsors, Project Leads, and the EPMO informed of these risks and challenges.
9. Escalate issues to the EPMO, Steering Committee or appropriate oversight body.
10. Coordinate with change management to ensure user adoption and smooth transition of projects from EPMO oversight to business ownership.
11. Calculate and track projects benefits, both financial and strategic.
12. Participate in EPMO team activities.
13. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 0 to 6 months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.