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Job Title:  Business Applications Project Manager

Requisition ID:  4553

Reading, PA, US, 19605

Home-based Position:  No
Regular/Temporary:  Regular
Job Type:  Full-Time
Job Description: 

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. We have over thirty manufacturing and assembly plants worldwide servicing over 10,000 customers in more than 100 countries. Worldwide headquarters are located in Reading, PA, USA with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia. We complement our extensive line of Motive Power and Energy Systems with a full range of integrated services and systems. With sales and service locations throughout the world, and over 100 years of battery experience, EnerSys is the power/full solution for stored DC power products. We continue to grow in our industry by ensuring all employees possess the following core competencies: customer focused, team player, engaged, ethical, strong communication skills, and works safely.


Job Purpose

Responsible for the planning, budgeting, documenting and oversight of all aspects of Business Application programs, including ERP, throughout the project life cycle. The position leads the design, testing, planning, budgeting, and implementation of complex projects for systems and services that typically affect many employees. The Project Manager works closely with senior management to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as coordinates with other departments for support. The position is focused on meeting project commitments.

It is imperative for this resource to drive consistency in the implementation of systems and best practices and understand LEAN methodologies. This position will involve working across all lines of business and will require solid communication skills, ability to build relationships and drive a consistent agenda.  The Project Manager will need to focus on both Business and MIS resources, processes, and deliverables.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

⦁    Working with MIS leadership and the ERP/Business Application MIS Managers, to create a roadmap for our ERP initiatives across the landscape.
⦁    Lead the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of plans and programs to meet the goals and priorities of the organization
⦁    Coordinate internal resources and third parties / vendors for the flawless execution of projects
⦁    Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
⦁    Assist in establishing realistic timelines and goals for project deliverables
⦁    Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
⦁    Demonstrate superior collaboration skills and techniques which appropriately define alternate solutions; resolve conflicts; and create partnerships with team members and stakeholders
⦁    Work closely with Organizational Change Management to drive change while taking full account of obstacles, opposition, and differing stakeholder priorities
⦁    Develop / maintain detailed project budgets
⦁    Use verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs 
⦁    Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques
⦁    Develop project status reporting and escalate issues to management as needed
⦁    Pro-actively develop and implement strategies that significantly mitigate program risk
⦁    Establish contacts and cultivate relationships and a network both inside and outside of EnerSys
⦁    Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
⦁    Conduct follow-up meetings with stakeholders and team members to continuously improve project management processes and toolkits
⦁    Demonstrate an inclusive and globally aware mindset
⦁    Perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Matrix work direction for Project Core Team


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
⦁    Requires BS degree in Computer Science or related area of study.  
⦁    Strong IT Application Project Management skills required; PMI or equivalent certification / relevant experience preferred.
⦁    5+ years of working experience as a project manager in the information technology or ERP with a minimum of two full SAP lifecycle implementations for a large enterprise.
⦁    Proven experience structuring frameworks/approaches to complex problem-solving experience in LEAN processes is strongly preferred

Language Skills
Effective communication skills:  Oral, written and listening.

Reasoning Ability
Analytical skills to be able to quickly identify and resolve problems. Ability to analyze data, resources, and schedules to make decisions that affect a project on a regular basis. 

Computer / Technical Skills 
⦁    Understanding of project management software to include MS Project and Smartsheet.
⦁    Understanding of the end-to-end data life cycle requirements of key business processes.
⦁    Must have strong working knowledge of SAP ECC 6 with progressive experience in leading the deployment of medium to large scale SAP initiatives. 
⦁    Knowledge of data quality, data conversion tools, best practices, and tools/technologies
⦁    Proficient in use of standard office software and reporting applications
⦁    Advanced MS Office skills specifically with Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications 
⦁    Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) or Prince II.
⦁    Experience with SAP ECC, HANA, etc.
⦁    Experience with integrating applications 
⦁    Participation in outside professional activities to maintain knowledge a plus

Problem Solving
⦁    Exhibits of a high degree of independent thinking; applying previous experience, general policies and acquired educational expertise to specific situations. 
⦁    Ability to identify and diagnose problems and recommend solutions and preventative measures.
⦁    Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.

Other Skills and Abilities
⦁    Leadership Skills: ability to keep employees motivated, resolve conflicts, and make difficult decisions.
⦁    Time Management: ability to work with employees, customers, and management, often working multiple projects in parallel.
⦁    Budgeting: develop and maintain project budgets.

Other Qualifications

⦁    Solid business acumen across multiple functional areas / processes
⦁    Experience in industries that include manufacturing and/or distribution functions
⦁    Must possess the following characteristics and capabilities
⦁             Energetic
⦁            Self-reliant
⦁            Trustworthy
⦁            Driven
⦁             Team Player
⦁    Experience working successfully in large, complex, fast-paced organizations
⦁    Be willing to work off hours as needed and to be on-call
⦁    Must adhere to policy and compliance requirements

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Moderate to Medium 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to perform operational duties which may include some lifting (up to fifty pounds); bending; kneeling and stooping.  

General Job Requirements

  • This position will work in an office setting, expect minimal physical demands.


EnerSys provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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