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Genuine Parts Company

IT Senior Project Manager, Release Management (RPM)

Genuine Parts Company - Atlanta, GA

IT Senior Project Manager, Release Management (RPM)




IT Senior Project Manager, Release Management (RPM)

Category: Information Technology

Job Id: 250668

Brand: NAPA Auto Parts

Location: Atlanta, GA

Major Market: GA – Atlanta

Date Posted: November 29, 2017


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Job Description

This role is a highly-visible position responsible for planning, scheduling, and oversight of IT Projects for a large Program. The RPM Senior Project Manager is responsible for managing projects in support of driving on-time, high quality releases while working with distributed teams. This person must monitor project activities, ensuring the quality and integrity of the information, while providing consistency in content and “look and feel” across the RPM program. In addition, this person will assist in the definition and maturation of processes to optimize efficiency and quality while meeting the demands of rapid growth. Also included is the assurance that project goals are accomplished and are in line with business objectives. The ideal candidate will have Project Management experience in a DevOps environment as well as ERP and Agile environments.


Oversee multiple projects across multiple development teams for a large Program in a DevOps culture.

Manage cross-team IT projects both internal and external to the RPM Program.

Demonstrate clear understanding of all project roles.

Provide effective communication of project expectations, goals, approach, priorities, scope, and status to project resources and stakeholders

Deliver engaging, informative, and well-organized presentations

Manage project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility including overseeing creation of schedules, documents, and guides for contractors and vendors.

Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs

Proactively identify and mitigate risks and obstacles

Guide the completion of root cause analysis to ensure issues do not recur

Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the execution of project delivery

Ensure resource availability and allocation

Create and maintain comprehensive project plan to track progress

Create and maintain project schedule and documentation, and act as liaison among various departments (e.g. BA, QA, etc.)

Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

Understands various programming languages and ability to understand issues related to coding, testing and deployment

Possesses good knowledge of different software systems, client/server architectures and various compatibility requirements.

Experience in using various software development methodologies including Agile and Waterfall.

Perform risk management to minimize project risks.


8 years of IT Project Management experience

Active PMP certification

Outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Proven ability to drive issues to closure

Experience in a large enterprise environment with multiple releases per year across multiple data centers

Proven experience in tracking and managing projects using MS Project or similar PM software

Experience with the software development life-cycle (SDLC)

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Flexible and able to learn quickly in a dynamic environment

Experience working with third party development and infrastructure suppliers

Demonstrated knowledge of various technologies such as applications, databases, networking, telecommunications, and connectivity

Prior technical and application development experience is desirable

Bachelor’s degree in business administration (software development-related), computer science, or a related discipline with an information technology focus


Detail oriented, organized, and a driver who insists that Project Management best practices be utilized

Uses technical knowledge of products and services and understanding of customer needs to offer alternative approaches to customers.

Works with customers to develop solutions that conform to architecture framework and strategy

Examines work processes to identify those that could be eliminated, automated, or made more effective through the use of technology

Takes proactive steps to ensure that customer problems are managed and solved in a timely manner

Approaches situations by considering them from different points of view; resists using the same thought process or making assumptions based on past experience; develops more than one solution to problem situations

Demonstrates patience and self-control under difficult or adverse circumstances; handles stress well

Exhibits good listening and comprehension (practices active listening); concentrates on what the other person is saying rather than preparing what to say next; takes notes for later clarification instead of interrupting to ask questions

Develops a career plan with short- and long-term objectives and uses this to guide self-development activities

Uses insights gained from handling challenging situations to recommend improvements to procedures, workflow, or product design

Displays passion and optimism; focuses on possibilities rather than limitations.

Applies lessons learned from experience, including both successes and failures; is willing to break old habits and take a risk by using new skills

Demonstrates ability to prioritize conflicting demands; concentrates time and effort on activities that have the greatest potential for payoff

Treats barriers and problems as opportunities; identifies possible obstacles to goal attainment in a positive manner and works to eliminate them

Is aware of self-defeating behaviors; lets go of behaviors that don’t serve the group well

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Genuine Parts Company


IT Senior Project Manager, Release Management (RPM) Genuine Parts Company - Atlanta, GA, United States


Location: Atlanta, GA

Company Profile:
Founded in 1928, Genuine Parts Company (GPC) is a service organization engaged in the distribution of automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical/electronic materials. Our products and services are offered through a network of over 2,000 operations, geographically located across the United States, Canada and Mexico.