The Clorox Company IT Project Manager IV in Pleasanton, California

Position summary

Under general supervision of either a Portfolio Manager or a Program Manager, oversees multiple projects or one larger project. In addition to duties of Project Manager II, responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedule to ensure timely completion of project.

Make your mark

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key responsibilities:

Engage our People as Business and deliverable Owners: Develop individual capabilities to promote growth. Key activities include:

  • Collaborates with and leads stakeholders to drive detailed content to achieve the best results for the projects and initiatives.

  • Manages career path and development plan with manager.

  • Collaborates with team members to ensure clear roles, responsibilities and expectations. Manages performance escalating issues as needed.

  • Release project recourses: Release all project resources using appropriate organizational policies and procedures (e.g., financial and human resources) and by providing performance feedback in order to make them available for other future project assignments.

Drive the Business: Supports technology tools, systems, capabilities, processes, and financials to enable delivery and drive business results across the enterprise.

  • Execute project plan: Execute the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.

  • Closing the Project: Obtain final acceptance of the project deliverables by working with the sponsor and/or customer, in order to confirm that project scope and deliverables were met.

  • Establish project deliverables: Record detailed customer requirements, constraints, and assumptions with stakeholders in order to establish the project deliverables, using requirement-gathering techniques (e.g., planning sessions, brainstorming, focus groups) and the project charter.

  • Monitor and control project work: Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.

  • Develop preliminary project scope statement: Define the scope of the project based on the business need in order to meet the customer's project expectations.

  • Execute resource allocation plan: Manage resource allocation proactively by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned to the tasks according to the project plan in order to execute the planned tasks successfully.

  • Develop project team: Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.

  • Assess quality control: Ensure that project deliverables conform to quality standards established in the project quality plan, using appropriate tools and techniques (e.g. testing, inspection, control charts) in order to adhere to customer requirements.

  • Conduct kick-off meeting: Conduct a kick-off meeting with all key stakeholders in order to announce the start of the project and review the overall project plan and gain consensus.

  • Communicate project plan: Ensure a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members.

  • Implement approved actions: Implement the approved actions and workarounds required to mitigate project risk events in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.

  • Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Create the work breakdown structure with the team using appropriate tools and techniques in order to develop the cost, schedule, resource, quality, and procurement plans.

  • Implement change management plan: Implement approved changes according to the change management plan in order to ensure the successful completion and integration of all tasks.

  • Update risk response plan: Monitor the status of all identified risks by identifying any new risks, taking corrective actions, and updating the risk response plan in order to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.

  • Implement quality management plan: Implement the quality management plan to ensure that work is being performed according to required quality standards.

  • Risk identification: Identify project risks by defining risk strategies and developing the risk management plan in order to reduce uncertainty throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Close contractual obligations: Formalize final acceptance for the project from the sponsor/customer by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables list, agreed scope, and any organizational procedures in order to close contractual obligations.

  • Identify high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints: Document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.

  • Develop communication plan: Identify key project team members by defining roles and responsibilities to create a project organization structure in order to develop the communication plan.

  • Procure project resources: Implement the procurement of project resources in accordance with the procurement plan.

  • Develop project charter: Develop the project charter through review with key stakeholders in order to confirm project scope, risks, issues, assumptions, and constraints.

  • Develop change management plan: Develop the change management plan by defining how changes will be handled in order to manage risk.

  • Obtain project approval from customer: Obtain project plan approval from the customer in order to formalize the project management approach.

  • Obtain charter approval from sponsor: Obtain project charter approval from the sponsor and customer (if required) in order to formalize authority, gain commitment, and project acceptance.

  • Conduct project selection meetings: Conduct project selection methods (e.g. cost benefit analysis, selection criteria) through meetings with the customer and experts in order to evaluate the feasibility of new products or services.

  • Perform stakeholder analysis: Perform key stakeholder analysis using brainstorming, organizational charts, interviewing techniques, and any available information in order to gain buy-in and requirements for the success of the project.

Technology/Business Planning and Development: Supports execution of functional and technology improvements that drive capacity, quality, and productivity within the enterprise. Key focus areas include:

  • Provides creative environment: Advocates a creative atmosphere, facilitates entrepreneurial meetings, and envisions a final product and overall market acceptance early in the design and/or development process.

  • Inspires others: Foresees a vision of the organization in the future.

  • Engages others: Engages others in the attainment of the vision for the future. Influences others by enthusiastically sharing the future vision as a means for them to attain their goals.

  • Encourages partnering: Develops cooperative relationships to achieve results through a win -- win relationship.

  • Supports team building: Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members.

  • Advocates change: Endorses change, sponsors change initiatives, and searches for other organizations' best practices to adopt or modify change.

  • Delegates work and empowers stakeholders: Develops viable work plans based on lessons learned and distributes work to others in a fair manner; provides stakeholders with resources and strategies to perform effectively.

  • Displays Model Behavior: Sets an example of what is expected.

  • Demonstrates high ethics and values: Inspires loyalty and trust, handles oneself ethically following core values and beliefs.

  • Recognizes contributions: Praises people for a job well done.

  • Celebrates accomplishments: Celebrates, either formally or informally, the accomplishment of goals.

  • Thinks globally: Aware of cultural diversity and embraces and capitalizes those differences; applies knowledge in decision-making process.

  • Embraces diversity: Open to diverse points of view, treats people with respect.

  • Possesses self-awareness: Understands emotional intelligence and applies one's strengths, weaknesses, emotions, behavior, and motives.

  • Displays social awareness: Understands what others are saying and feeling and understands why they act as they do.

  • Identifies and creates opportunities, improvements, key content additions and overall project requirements to expand understanding of a function, business process technology or domain and all required deliverables to ensure successful delivery of the project or initiative.

  • Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure: Obtain financial, legal, and administrative closure (e.g., final payments, warranties, contract signoff) for internal and external vendors and customers using generally accepted accounting practices and SOX compliance in order to ensure no further expenditure and to communicate formal project closure.

Build Capability to Drive Growth and Eliminate Waste: Deploys tools, processes and resources to support and improve the delivery capability of IT.

  • Follows IT Governance processes and procedures for status reporting, gate reviews, escalations, change orders, etc. as defined by the Clorox IT PMO.

  • Develop and share / leverage successful deliverables, critical analysis, work products, processes and best practices across PM community both inside and outside IT.

  • Drives a continuous improvement mindset to optimize productivity and drive out waste in all that we do at Clorox.

  • Other assigned duties apply.

  • Measure customer satisfaction: Measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project by capturing customer feedback using appropriate interview techniques and surveys in order to gain, maintain, and improve customer long-term relationships.

  • Communicate lessons learned: Communicate lessons learned by means of "post mortem" team discussions, 360-degree surveys, supplier performance evaluations, and workshops in order to create and/or maintain knowledge and experience that could be used in future projects, to improve overall project management processes, methodology, and the decision making, and capitalize on best practices.

  • Archive project records: Archive project records, historical information, and documents (e.g., project schedule, project plan, lessons learned, surveys, risk and issues logs, etc.) in order to retain organizational knowledge, comply with statutory requirements, and ensure availability of data for potential use in future projects and internal/external audits.

  • Distribute final project report: Distribute the final project report using all project closure-related information in order to highlight project variances, any open issues, lessons learned, and project deliverables and to provide the final project status to all stakeholders.

  • Assists, supports and trains the Project Coordinators and Project Manager II.

Position requirements

Years and Type of Experience:

  • 6 -- 10+ years of experience / leads high priority projects

  • BA or BS Degree BA or BS Degree

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) - Desired

  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) - Desired

Skills and Abilities

  • Communicates with others: Provides information to others both internal and external to the organization; represents the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.

  • Possesses good listening skills: Listens intently to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions when appropriate, and allowing others to speak without interrupting them.

  • Maintains high-level reading comprehension skills: Reads and comprehends information presented in work-related documents.

  • Speaks clearly: Communicates information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Writes clearly: Communicates information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

  • Resolves conflicts and negotiates with others: Brings others together and acts as a facilitator to reconcile differences.

  • Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships: Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

  • Critical thinking and analysis skills.

  • Strong time estimation and execution in prescribed estimated periods to provide high quality content and deliverables related to specific assignments.

  • Excellent with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

  • Understands the organization's goals and objectives as well as detailed functional objectives as they apply to their work assignments.

  • Takes responsibility for getting the work done.

  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills and attention to detail.

  • Confident, optimistic, can-do attitude and a team player.

  • Project Management certification (e.g., PMP, Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM) PRINCE2) a plus

  • Excellent with Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

  • Understands the organization's goals and objectives as well as detailed functional objectives as they apply to their work assignments.

  • Takes responsibility for getting the work done.

  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills and attention to detail.

  • Confident, optimistic, can-do attitude and a team player.

  • Project Management certification (e.g., PMP, Agile Certified Scrum Master (CSM)) a plus

Education Level/Degree:

  • BA or BS Degree BA or BS Degree.

More about Information Technology (IT)

We are critical players in putting the consumer experience at the center of everything we do at Clorox. Whether it's driving Clorox's digital leadership, building platforms and capabilities, or using data and analytics to uncover consumer insights, you'll be working with a talented and diverse team and have opportunities to build your technology and leadership skills.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2017, contributed $11 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

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