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IT Project Manager Job

DATE: Apr 3, 2021

LOCATION: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Job: Information Technology 

Primary location: LancasterPennsylvania 

Relocation offered: No 

Employment status: Full-Time 

Travel: 15%  



Location: Lancaster, PA. A great central location in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, great shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.


Our IT team is seeking a Project Manager to join our team in Lancaster.


As our IT Project Manager, you will oversee the execution and delivery of multiple concurrent IT initiatives by following our company’s software development life cycle (SDLC) processes. You will help develop the project team, guide the team through requirements and design, build and monitor project cost and schedule, support training and testing exercises, and assist in development of cutover planning, appropriate escalation, roadblock removal and communication across all levels of the organization while following current IT methodologies.


Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?


Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,500 employees and a manufacturing network of twelve facilities.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.



What does it mean to work at Armstrong?


It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.



By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A casual work environment where we have a recognition program for our team, and service awards. You will also be able to make the most of our fitness center and lunchtime cafe. 
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 


What you’ll be doing:

  • Engaging in all aspects of IT project management, including project planning, leadership and management of internal and external resources, management of project execution, risk management, prioritization, schedule and cost control, communication, issue resolution, and contingency planning
  • Overseeing day to day operations, including scheduling and managing assignments (resource planning) on 4-8 concurrent projects
  • Leading a team of employees, contractors, and outsourced resources; coaching and managing team’s performance
  • Managing the stage gate process, in conjunction with project sponsors, for the evaluation, selection, execution and monitoring of the IT portfolio
  • Providing support and facilitation for end-to-end IT Governance processes by serving as point of integration to coordinate communications, manage workflow between committees and provide consistent reporting
  • Supporting our current methodology for resource management across IT and projects impacting the business
  • Driving best practice standardization and adoption for project management across the portfolio of IT related projects
  • Developing and managing relationships with vendors in support of staff augmentation and systems support in concert with our existing Vendor Relationship Management process
  • Working with business, vendors, and IT organizations to help gather business requirements and capture business processes; facilitating translation to technical specifications
  • Establishing and maintaining lines of communication with stakeholders to keep all parties informed of cost, schedule, risks, and issues
  • Serving as a point of escalation for team members’ issues requiring a higher degree of expertise or discretion to resolve and ensure timely resolution of issues by focusing on root cause analysis and implementing corrective action plans
  • Working with senior leadership to establish IT project budgets (expense and capital) and monitoring actuals vs estimates for the life of the project
  • Coordinating recruitment and selection for project resources as required
  • Developing knowledge of emerging and new technologies to meet new business requirements, adding value to the business, and helping accomplish strategic and operating plans
  • Contributing to the development of overall strategy, tactics, planning and execution of initiatives to support IT services


What will make you successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field required
  • 5+ years of business analysis or management experience with Enterprise Applications, SAP, Web, Infrastructure and Digital related projects
  • 3+ years managing/running large-scale IT projects
  • Strong functional grasp of project management
  • Proficiency in MS Project
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to translate technical details in business language and relate technical concepts to a business impact
  • Strong relationship building skills to ensure effective communication with customer groups
  • Skilled in organizing and motivating team members to produce high-quality, on-time results
  • Broad working knowledge of application development principles
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate strategy, vision, and direction, and to embrace and facilitate change
  • Advanced problem-solving skills for applications and business processes
  • Results-driven, self-starter with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently
  • Exhibiting accountability and accepting responsibility and consequences for work performance and conduct
  • A demonstrated ability to leverage existing resources to maximize technology investments
  • Intellectual curiosity supported by strong listening and needs assessment skills; ability to identify root issues versus symptoms


Preferred qualifications:

  • S4 Hana experience a plus
  • Understanding of SOX/Audit requirements helpful
  • Experience with ERP systems




Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and we value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Accommodation statement: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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