Technical Project Manager @ Southwest Airlines

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Job Description:

Responsibilities

  • Act as primary lead for assigned projects, establishing internal/external Stakeholders, define and ensure timelines are met, appropriately executed and status is appropriately communicated through the full leadership spectrum
  • Manage overall work breakdown among supply chain teams; effectively anticipating, identifying, and driving resolution.
  • Schedule and support the tasks of the highly interdependent deliverables, resources, projects, and initiatives.
  • Identify the projects and/or programs’ critical path and plan and measure the project goals and objectives.
  • Ensures appropriate formal governance processes are followed for programs and projects
  • Proactively monitors program risks, issues, and scope, ensuring the appropriate level of priority, visibility, alignment, communication and escalation
  • Work with internal teams to ensure progress against budget and if necessary, support the development of capital and expense budget
  • Initiates overall communication strategy and leads meetings and presentations to Senior Leadership
  • Work with various departments through developing strong partnerships, and provides, when necessary, assistance in project management to move initiatives forward.
  • Develop summary presentations to enable decision making for Project Team.
  • Provide up-to-date information on the project management system to ensure all status reports are current and correct for all stakeholders to review
  • Perform other job duties as directed by Leaders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth understanding of supply chain management principles, and aviation/aerospace knowledge.
  • Skilled in effective verbal and written communication to audiences of all levels and is exceptionally skilled in narrating strategic vision and tactical plans
  • Skilled in developing presentations with the ability to capture key messages and their rationale in clear communication for division leadership.
  • Ability to influence people within area of responsibility, develop relationships and collaborate with people outside area of responsibility
  • Skilled in identifying unnecessary complexity and seeking solutions to reduce or eliminate it
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in tactical planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Ability to work well with others as part of a team and be able to manage and influence others, who are not direct reports, to provide specific results
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and execute tasks simultaneously as directed to meet Department objectives while seeking guidance as needed to resolve issues/questions
  • Skilled capturing strengths and weakness in solutions and gathering stakeholder input to develop possible alternate approaches to problems
  • Builds and nurtures relationships with Partners and Senior Leadership at all levels, and makes sound recommendations to Leadership, while providing support and guidance for business, operational and Technology dependent programs

Education

  • Required: High School Diploma or GED

Experience

  • Advanced level experience, seasoned and specialized knowledge in:
    • Supply chain management/lifecycle
    • Project management
    • Process improvement
    • Aviation or aerospace
    • Leading small Team projects or some larger interdepartmental projects with senior stakeholders
    • Experience with various technologies (e.g. SAP ERP, Maintenix, Aeroxchange, QuickBase database management, Alteryx, Tableau, Salesforce,)

Licensing/Certification

  • Required: SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to perform work duties from [limited space work station/desk/office area] for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job
  • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job

Other Qualifications

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.
  • Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary, and sensitive Company information.
  • Day shift with the ability to work other shifts as needed with little to short notice in support of strategic activities or critical problem solving.
  • Travel typically 10% or less, but with flexibility as needed to support strategic activities or critical problem solving.

Benefits:
Experience Level: Mid-Senior
Work From: Hybrid

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