Project Manager in Richfield, MN at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  843087

Title: IT - Project Manager (IT) II

Duration: Projected through 9/30/18

Work Location: Richfield, MN


Business Overview:   

Tell me about your department:

IT Retail Deployment


Project Description:


Position Overview:


Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:


Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?


  • Large scale retail deployment experience
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • 3-5++ years in retail deployment with strong understanding and background in large scale enterprise rollouts
  • BS degree in Business or Information Technology field OR applicable retail deployment experience
  • Anyone that has experience with managing upgrades in many remote locations would be a good fit

Additional Required Skills

  • Ability to develop and manage all aspects of the deployment effort, including the plans, interdependencies, schedule, budget, tools, and required personnel
  • Ability to define, implement, and maintain project process guidance related to deployment
  • Ability to provide technical leadership to project resources and the client to meet deployment deadlines and objectives
  • Ability to design and develop solution pilots and simulations that meet functional, technical, and performance requirements
  • Ability to consult with and develop technical resources for methods, procedures, and standards to use during deployment
  • Ability to review project deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards
  • Ability to document and communicate the status of deployment progress against plans, taking corrective action as necessary
  • Ability to identify, clarify, and resolve issues and risks concerning system deployment and maintenance activities, escalating them as needed
  • Deployment Project Management to a large scale enterprise setting
  • Vendor managements and relations
  • Ability to run several deployment rollouts at a given time
  • Previous experience using a Project Management methodology
  • Take ambiguous tasks and work them to completion, sometimes figuring it out on your own.

Seek” versus “wait” mentality – when information is needed, seek answers versus waiting for responses (self starter)

  • Strategic thinking – begin all activities with the end in mind; be proactive in accessing the long term impact of work done today
  • High level of integrity – much of the project information is confidential including financial information.  All materials must consistently be treated with this in mind.
  • Ability to take ownership for work assigned:
    • Seek updates, do not wait for others to act; e-mail is often not as effective as face-to-face communication as related to open item resolution
    • Escalate to Manager if you are not getting the required responsiveness from action owners
    • Demonstrate personal initiative and accountability in bringing items to timely closure
    • Have knowledge about all assigned action items regarding current status
    • Assign actions to others as needed for closure
  • Analytical skills
    • Ability to sort and organize large volumes of data
    • Ability to analyze data and recognize trends, forecast outcome


  • This is a full-time contractor position based out of the Best Buy Corporate Campus located in Richfield, MN.  Some evenings and/or weekend hours may be required based on business need.  Travel for most Services Workforce employees will be minimal and reasonable notice will be given when necessary.  Core business hours are 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday.  Standard workdays are 8 hours. 


What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Strong Microsoft office skills, especially Excel, PowerPoint and Visio (must be able to rate themselves 8/10 or 9/10 on these)
  • Experience with project management tools (MS Project)


What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  1. Absolutely must have good interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills
  2. Ability to work independently
  3. Strong customer service
  4. Detail oriented
  5. Multi-tasking
  6. Ability to prioritize and manage work assignments

Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:

  1. Retail Industry
  2. Large scale remote deployment experience


Interview Process Overview:

1 hour in-person interview









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