Service Corporation International (SCI) Corporate - Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Opportunity Details:

Overview & Responsibilities:

Overview & Responsibilities

Provides project management expertise in order to plan, organize, control and deliver multiple business level projects. Plans and manages multiple company-wide projects including development of project scope, goals, work plans, cost/benefit analysis of proposals, estimation of budgets, timelines, deliverables, implementation strategies, and resources required for successful and timely completion of projects.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to:

  • Help build a business case for the project prior to project approval.

  • Ensure business requirements are clearly defined and documented.

  • Define the scope, risks, potential issues and resources of the project.

  • Ensure benefits can be realized while managing the impact of the organizational change to the business and customer.

  • Develops phases of the project and interprets them into a measureable project plans.

  • Communicates both internally and externally regarding delivery of work products and services, planning efforts, personnel relationships with other organization and resources.

  • Manages project scope in terms of mission, objectives, and requirements.

  • Manages project schedule in terms of dates and milestones.

  • Ensures effective team identification of project risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies; acts as an escalation point for the team and implements effective mitigation strategies by taking corrective action to achieve resolution project goals.

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction to the project team

  • Oversees the various work streams of activities in the project, including timeline, quality of work, risks, issue escalations, and collaboration amongst the various stakeholders.

  • Works with all stakeholders to ensure governance is in place and a continuous improvement / transformation plan is in place.

  • Monitors and manages the project’s risks.

  • Establishes deadlines, assigns tasks and monitors and summarizes progress of project.

  • Develops business insights based on analysis of results and communicates key findings to various members of management to facilitate data-driven decision-making.

  • Works with management to secure appropriate resources and people to complete assigned projects on time and within budget.

  • Appropriately escalate barriers, issues and risks to meeting timelines and deliverables.

  • Manages the development of polished executive-level presentations; delivers information to internal business associates and external clients in a clear and concise fashion.

  • Manages the project status reporting according to prescribed timelines for a given project

  • Develops measurement processes/methods for assessing progress towards goals and project outcomes.

  • Manage costs and budget.

  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

  • Assists PMO Director in developing tools and best practices for management and execution. Promote and train these best practices within SCI

Requirements & Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor degree required

  • Project Management (PMP) certification preferred

Experience:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 7 years of project management experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Financial management skills

  • Efficient team management skills

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Well versed on SOX controls

  • Fully proficient in MS Project and MS Office Suite

  • Diplomacy and influence skills, conflict management skills

  • Ability to travel to delivery centers or field locations as required

  • Be an influencer and leader within the PMO group

SCI Overview:

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.45509

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Other

Type Full-Time

Job Locations US-TX-Houston