Sr Project Manager

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Information

  • Location: Northbrook, Illinois

  • Business Area: Information Technology

  • Schedule: Full Time

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions.  Our eight manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.

Function:

Information Technology

Job Summary:

The Sr. IT Project Manager is a motivating leader who drives strategic initiatives ensuring collaboration, communication, and visibility of projects. Incumbent is a self-starting individual with an aptitude for creative and critical thinking.  Individual uses business expertise and enjoys collaborating with partners at all levels of the organization to implement positive change. 

Leader thrives in a dynamic and agile work environment with iterative planning and delivery cycles, ensuring quality control throughout the project life. Senior IT Project Manager helps envision solutions and adapts style to the business style of stakeholders and areas of the business. Individual nurtures positive, professional relationships, acting as a trusted partner and a respectful challenger.

Communication Skills

The foundation of incumbent’s success includes their attention to detail, listening to the requirements, and taking the business needs of initiatives all the way through to the finish line. They are great at keeping everyone in the loop and are skilled with today’s communication technologies. The incumbent is able to engage with other to ensure all are on the same page and is a resource that can help clear roadblocks for project objectives.

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Leads large domain/discipline projects from end to end while ensuring stakeholder alignment along the way 

  • Helps support and organize product strategy across single domain/discipline 

  • Helps articulate business needs through in-depth domain knowledge 

  • Responsible for project execution 

  • Understands and communicates context of interdependencies within domain/discipline 

  • Tracks and measures project benefits 

  • Significant contributor to Best Practices Team of all the IT Project Managers in the organization   

  • Comfortable developing and presenting at Director leadership level 

  • Holds team members accountable, ensuring project team leadership has a clear understanding of goals and timelines 

  • Guides other project managers and teams in domain/discipline to analyze and solve problems (people, structures, processes and technology); identifies the things that work together to improve operational health 

  • Challenges, engages and inspires others to commit to the work 

  • Encourages project leadership to celebrate successes and recognize team members 

  • Understands talent capabilities and gaps within projects 

  • Delivers constructive feedback, training, and coaching to improve the performance of others and inspires the team to excel 

 

Incumbent Attributes: 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (Information Technology/Computer Science) or its equivalent in a related field is typically preferred. 

  • Years of experience: 10+ years of related professional work experience may be preferred to complete all essential job functions. 

  • Other unique job-relevant attributes: 

  • Experience managing projects with budget of $1M-$5M 

  • Agile/lean experience in organizations leveraging lean/agile methodologies and in-depth experience with agile methodologies 

  • PMI-PMP preferred 

  • Project management experience in information technology with a focus on managing medium/large projects 

  • Ability to work in diverse, fast paced environment and effectively collaborate  

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal as well as verbal and written communication skills  

 

Position Scope/Contribution 

  • Breadth of Scope:   Has specialized depth and/or breadth in own discipline or function Frequently represents the function as a subject matter expert. The scope is typical in single domains/discipline or work team. The impact is generally limited to the domain/discipline area(s) supported but may vary.  

  • Communications and Interpersonal Skills: Regularly communicates both in writing and verbally. Communicates with internal and external contacts. Information exchanged requires knowledge in a particular area. Influence and persuasion are likely with internal colleagues and leaders. May develop/mentor less experienced staff within their functional area(s). 

  • ComplexityRegularly handles complex work and unique activities within a particular domain/disciplineProblems may be abstract and may include some solutions that involve new ideas, technologies, and/or conceptsRegularly uses a significant level of logic, and reasoning by examining multiple perspectives and critical thinking to assess situations. 

  • Decision Making Authority: Likely to interpret situations and apply judgment. logic and learnings from prior experience to provide recommendationsMay offer guidance to less experienced staff Able to solve common and some advanced that are encountered. 

  • Financial Accountability: Recommends may impact profit or lossImpact typically within one’s own domain/discipline.  

  • Strategic Influence: This may impact the execution or achievement of short-term domain/discipline initiativesIs aware of strategic planning process and outcomes.

What We Offer:

You’ll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment.

 

  • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  

 

Pay Transparency

https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf

FMLA:

https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

 

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppac.pdf

 

 

If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at cfhire@cfindustries.com.

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