Automotive, Computers & Software, Information Technology
Senior project managers contribute to the company's success by planning, executing and managing medium to large projects using sound judgement, strong interpersonal skills, and effective tools and techniques. Projects typically require both a business and technology focus, and may deliver new or enhanced capabilities to multiple functional areas; or, may support a larger cross-functional program being managed by a program manager.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Elicit, accurately characterize, and document project goals, scope, stakeholders, risks, issues, success measures, effort and resource estimates • Ensure that all required subprojects and activities are identified, planned, and managed • Create communication plans and deliver project status updates • Create and maintain project charters, plans, schedules and budgets • Proactively manage projects to deliver them in-scope, on-time and on-budget • Set an example to the project team of the O'Reilly culture • Maintain an objective, fact-based perspective on the project's status, risk, and issues • Encourage the project team to display transparency about project status and risk, and influence them to proactively recommend solutions for issues • Facilitate and manage project change-control • Monitor the project's progression through its lifecycle and enforce checkpoints and phase gates
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS • Educate and advise other team members on project management processes, tools, and techniques • May serve as scrum master on Agile projects
SCOPE/AUTHORITY OF THE JOB • Performs duties under general supervision. Shares responsibility for project success with IT lead and business lead. Failures in judgement can result in impacts to assigned projects, and to related projects and programs.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience • 5+ Years IT project management experience • Knowledge of project management tools, techniques, and processes • Knowledge of software application development concepts and practices • Familiarity with different types of SDLC methodologies including Waterfall and Agile • Knowledge of information technology concepts and practices including networking, hardware, and infrastructure • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, negotiation, escalation, and influencing skills • Strong business and organizational acumen and leadership abilities • Good judgment, appropriateness, and courage • Advanced planning abilities, organizational skills, and problem solving abilities • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with technical and non-technical individuals • Ability to manage by influence
It started with a father and son - Charles Francis "C.F." and Charles H. "Chub" O’Reilly. Together they had the courage and confidence to venture out on their own. Along with 11 others who shared the same desire to offer great customer service and auto parts availability, the doors of O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. opened on December 2, 1957.
Now, more than 60 years later, the 75,000-plus team membe...rs at O’Reilly Auto Parts are proud of the company’s achievements over the years.
During our early years, we focused on sales and slow and steady growth. At the end of our first year, sales totaled $700,000, and by 1961 volume reached $1.3 million. For the first seven years of operation, there was one store in Springfield, MO, until the second opened in July 1964. In March 1975, annual sales volume rose to $7 million and a 52,000 square-foot facility was built in Springfield for the O’Reilly/Ozark warehouse operation. By that time, the company had nine stores, all located in southwest Missouri.
The long range plans and stability of the company were solidified by a public offering of company stock in April 1993. Since that time, the Company has grown through new store and distribution center openings, as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions. O’Reilly currently operates stores in 47 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and distribution centers in 27 locations.
Dramatic changes in technology, inventory control, facilities, and sheer size mark the O’Reilly growth and success story. But, it is our spirit of teamwork - how important it was then and how important it remains - that drives our performance. The company’s values and culture that started with the original 13 employee/owners remain evident and strong as we expand and develop Team O’Reilly.
We serve two distinct customer bases - the professional (installer) customers who provide auto repair services to their customers (DIFM - do it for me), and retail "walk-in" customers (DIY - do it yourself). Our dual-market strategy continues to differentiate us from the competition and is a major factor in our ongoing success. Depending on a store’s professional versus retail customer mix, more than 95 percent of our locations have team members dedicated to our professional customers, offering them separate counters, phone lines, and a delivery fleet that totals 17,368 vehicles. We also have a professional sales team, consisting of territory sales managers and in-store sales specialists, responsible for calling on our professional customers and building sound business partnerships to ensure O’Reilly is the First Call for their auto parts needs.