SAP Project Manager

Fort Worth, TX. Posted 10 months ago

Resource Informatics Group Inc
400 E Royal Lane
Posted By
Swetha Annam
6 Months
Start Date
Tech Category
Project Management
10 - 30 Years
Tech Sub-Category
Work Permit
Any Work Permit encouraged to apply
Tax Terms

Job Description

Role: SAP Project Manager

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Duration: 6+ months

Rate: $market All Inclusive


 – Job Description




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. This project is a partnership between client and Norfolk Southern. Project manager will need to work closely with the Vendor and the Project Manager representing Norfolk Southern.


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. The Project Manager should embrace the client Leadership Model and actively demonstrate commitment to the model. Perform other duties as assigned.


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


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



Preferred Education, Experience and Skills

  • 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
  • Transportation industry/railroad experience
  • Experience with Timekeeping, SAP HR
  • Knowledge of Union Practices and working with Salaried and Hourly employees
Key Skills
Systems Development Waterfall Agile Hybrid Approaches IT Infrastructure Systems Integration Proactively Manage Risks Resolve Issues Project Teams Team Leadership Business Acumen Project Work Issue Resolution Production Deployments Software Development Testing Solid Analytical and Problem Solving Skills Partnerships Business Units Organizational Change Management Leading Large Complex Projects Vendor Relationship Management Application Development Or Systems Integration Information Technology Business Process Change Organizational Change Solution Development Project Delivery System Development Vendors Deliver Projects Developing Complex Project Plans Agile SCRUM SAP MS Office Suite MS Project SharePoint Preferred Education PMP Management Professional SAP ASAP Methodology Project Portfolio Management PPM and Agile Timekeeping Modernization TRACS IT Governance Ensure Compliance

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