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Senior Project Specialist - Corporate Strategy

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1085764
Corporate Positions
Finance & Accounting
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 24, 2020

Senior Project Specialist - Corporate Strategy

This role is critical in the execution of all transformation initiatives across the organization. S(he) will have a balance of persistence and drive coupled with strong partnership ability. S(he) will be responsible for project management of strategic and transformational initiatives across the company and for ensuring alignment of project scope and objectives with the organization's strategic objectives in the form of measurable business realizations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Partake in meetings with stakeholders to gather business requirements (process deep dives, data needs, reporting and visualization etc.) to document and understand business processes, and develop solutions communications, including deck writing
  • Maintain ongoing communication with clients and the executive team, keeping them informed about the project status
  • Plan and manage project schedule, budget, dependencies and milestones
  • Manage expectations with various business partners and key stakeholders
  • Manage project resource plan to successfully deliver project within allocated budget
  • Provide weekly status reports
  • Identify and proactively communicate risks and issues
  • Coordinate project-level planning across multiple teams and key stakeholders
  • Provide recommendations and execute course corrections as needed
  • Oversee and ensure proper project documentation is delivered
  • Identify and lead the process improvement opportunities
  • Proactively anticipate, troubleshoot, overcome, and/or escalate project challenges in a timely manner

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Possess a high level of professionalism and have excellent follow-through skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to take initiative
  • Self-starter, adaptable to new concepts, and exhibit a strong initiative
  • Ability to effectively interact in a team environment, various departments and levels within the organization
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making under pressure
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Partake in cross-functional team activities and key projects from initiation through close-out
  • Excellent ability to communicate (written and verbal) with multiple levels of leadership as well as cross-functional business and technical teams
  • Excellent project management competencies
  • Advanced proficiency with project management tools (e.g. MS Project, Power BI)
  • PMP certification is a plus
  • Creative problem solving, organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility and adaptability are key to the success of this role
  • Apply critical thinking against project scenarios and make judgement call to establish direction
  • Two (2) years prior experience working with project management tools (JIRA, MS Project, Power BI)

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Senior Project Specialist - Corporate Strategy
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1085764

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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