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Location Address: 109 Northpark Blvd., Covington, LA 70433

 
Company Overview
POOLCORP is the leading business-to-business distributor of swimming pool and landscape supplies, equipment, and related outdoor living products.  Through our subsidiaries, SCP Distributors LLC, Superior Pool Products LLC, and Horizon Distributors Inc., we operate in more than 350 wholesale Sales Centers worldwide with nearly 3,500 employees serving the needs of customers by offering a wide array of products and value-added support.
 
Our Covington, LA headquarters provides exceptional support (i.e., IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Purchasing, Sourcing, etc.) to each of our Sales Centers.  Our extraordinary company culture encompasses a high work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a community presence all within a family-oriented work atmosphere.  At POOLCORP, we strive to employ only the very best. 
 
Why POOLCORP? 
Because it’s a place where you can make an impact and grow!  At POOLCORP you’ll find a wealth of opportunities that support your individual and long-term career goals.  Our stable work environment is further enhanced by our generous compensation and benefits package.  Publicly traded since 1995, POOLCORP is a global organization with a long history of continuous success - clearly making it an industry leader – in so many ways!
 
So, end your job search here – at POOLCORP – Where Outdoor Living Comes to Life!
  
Job Summary
The IT Project Manager will focus on projects across multiple departments as part of the complete IT project portfolio.  Common responsibilities for this role include flexibility to work with and understand multiple department roles and procedures, task identification and management, testing and training development, implementation planning and execution, budget management, resource management across multiple projects and teams, project and resource management working with other IT Project Managers, user communications, documentation of project meeting tasks, action items, and timelines, creation of technical documentation for user support, and executive summary updates to IT and Corporate management.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Acts as the Lead Project Manager for all location moves, adds, and changes. Coordinates and tracks IT tasks, as well as overall Support Team tasks.
  • Assesses the requirements of the project and recommending suitable IT components.
  • Leads the planning and implementation of location moves, adds, and changes projects.
  • Facilitates the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
  • Defines project tasks and resource requirements.
  • Develops full scale project plans.
  • Assembles and coordinates project staff.
  • Manages project budget and project resource allocation.
  • Plans and schedules project timelines.
  • Tracks project deliverables using appropriate tools.
  • Provides direction and support to project team.
  • Checks for quality assurance.
  • Monitors and reports on progress of the project to all stakeholders.
  • Presents reports defining project progress, problems and solutions.
  • Implements and manages project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Projects evaluations and assessment of results.
  • Documents project meeting information including tasks, action items, and timelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of IT project management experience and/or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including project initiation, scoping, resourcing, scheduling, budgeting, and risk management.
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management.
  • Strong leadership skills while still exhibiting strong team player qualities.
  • Proven experience in people and time management.
  • Proven experience in risk management and change management.
  • Proficient in project management software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Outstanding planning, organization, troubleshooting, and problem solving abilities.
  • Outstanding management and leadership qualities.
  • Proven ability to effectively coordinate cross-functional teams. 
  • Creative and business focused clear thinker with good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, and be a strong, proactive team player.
  • Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor. 
  • Ability to quickly respond to management and end user requests.
  • Ability to understand corporate culture and style guidelines to ensure appropriate web design and architecture. 
 
POOLCORP is a drug-free company and an EOE, M/F/V/D.

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