Randstad Director, Project & Release Management in Carrollton, Texas

Director, Project & Release Management


Carrollton, TX

Date Posted:

Monday, October 10, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Title: Director, Project & Release Management

Randstad technologies is seeking a Director, Project & Release Management for a top Healthcare customer who will be responsible for leading the successful planning, management and deployment of application projects and enhancements in an integrated service releases model. Focuses on no-surprise delivery and directly engages with customer leadership to maintain continual portfolio alignment.

This position is located in Carrollton/Irving.

Position Description

  • Responsible for successful delivery of integrated applications service releases. Focus on SAP ERP and mobile solutions.

  • Directs focused team made up of Project Managers responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of application projects and enhancements in support of our financial, generics and marketing web and mobile business.

  • Builds and maintains effective and productive relationship with customer leadership

  • Builds knowledge of business strategy and priority objectives

  • Closely assesses and monitors customer project portfolio to understand relative priority against business strategy

  • Builds and maintains effective and productive relationships with McKesson IT portfolio management, solution management and delivery team leaders

  • Works with team to clearly assess customer priorities and validate work is properly structured, planned and resourced for successful delivery

  • Responsible for no-surprise delivery of customer portfolio as measured by on-time, on-budget, on-scope with high customer satisfaction

  • Monitors delivery, assess risk and rapidly intervenes to remediate delivery challenges

  • Pays particular attention to portfolio financial management to ensure customers received desired business outcomes at the committed price

  • Ensures all significant service enhancement efforts are scheduled, coordinated and deployed in a consistent way that minimizes the possibility of adverse impact on production services and their consumers. Leads the release function thru:

  • Aligning release capacity against prioritized portfolio of work

  • Planning projects into integrated application release framework

  • Active management of the release; facilitating resolution of any escalations, conflicts, changes or risks.

  • Active facilitation of collaboration across delivery teams with strong focus on successful management of dependencies and risks

  • Quickly adjusts projects planned into release framework when business priorities shift.

Minimum Requirements

10+ years experience in designing, building, and implementing business solutions which may include using information technology. Significant experience in project management, requirements definition and/ or deployment of business requirements to information systems.

Critical Skills -

  • Strong experience in IT Project or Program Management including full Software Development Lifecycle

  • Experience leading team of Project Managers to deliver a portfolio of projects. Managing dependencies across and within projects.

  • Proven leadership skills

  • Skilled at building strong relationships and partnerships facilitating strong cross-functional management skills

  • Skilled at clear and confident presentation and communications with key stakeholders including C-level leadership and external customers

  • High energy, results driven with ability to remove risks/issues/barriers impacting project delivery

  • Proven financial acumen - experience with full project lifecycle financial processes. Proven ability to forecast and proactively identify/remediate project financial risk.

  • Managing projects to enhance functionality of ERP systems required

  • Performance management best practice knowledge

Additional Skills

  • Experience with SAP Hybris preferred

  • Experience delivering java object oriented projects in agile delivery environment desired

  • ITSM and ITIL ® process knowledge. ITSM and ITIL ® Practitioner level certifications preferred

  • Experience with ITIL Service Transition activities including Service Validation and Test, Transition Planning & Support, Release and Deployment, Change management preferred


4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

Any qualified applicants interested in this position, please email Anthony.Scialdone@randstadusa.com

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