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Program Manager / Agile Champion

CJ Logistics America
Des Plaines, IL
  • Expired: September 16, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Program Manager / Agile Champion Are you passionate about delivery systems? Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a global company? We need people like you as we hire the best in the business and we're excited to have you join us as we continue to build a diverse and engaged workforce!

Come be part of something special at CJ Logistics America! Position Overview : The Program Manager/Agile Champion is responsible for working principally with the IT PMO and delivery teams to fuel our continuing innovation and help us scale by leading delivery for key Strategic Projects and Major Enhancements. You are an Agilist that promotes adaptive portfolio & project planning, evolutionary development and delivery and encourages a rapid and flexible response to emerging needs. Essential Duties & Responsibilities : Initiate and Lead large Strategic Projects and Major Enhancements. Utilize agile methods in a flexible manner that often includes traditional project management which can include hard deadlines/ fixed dates/ fixed costs at times. Facilitate vision and scoping exercises to translate requirements into Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Epics & User stories with Definitions of Done (DoD). Provide status reporting to key stakeholders on a consistent basis. Build trust among team members and manage conflicts & challenges with an emphasis on problem solving and risk mitigation. Coach teams to balance new feature delivery against technical debt. Ensure coordination of shared resources, common activities, and other dependencies across multiple work streams and other initiatives. Facilitate cross-team collaboration and communication between Business & IT departments on priorities, plans, estimates, risks, and progress of work in the overall portfolio. Requirements & Qualifications: Demonstrated Project management skills and proven leadership ability required. 3-5 years of relevant experience using an Agile delivery methodology. Experience communicating and building positive working relationships with business teams. Mindset to build consensus, participating in and facilitating discussions to discover & prioritize solutions, capturing and transforming business and technology requirements into high-quality Epics & User Stories with Acceptance criteria. PMP (Project Management Professional) certification preferred. Agile certification a plus. Experience writing requirements (User Stories, BRDs or PRDs) a plus. Experience managing work planning, monitoring, and reporting with Agile tools (e.g., Jira, Asana, Monday, Pivotal Tracker, Trello, Wrike, etc...) a plus. Previous experience in Logistics, Warehousing, Transportation, or eCommerce a plus. Pay, Benefits and More: Competitive compensation package Full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), Life insurance, tuition assistance, PTO and MORE! Growing company with a performance record that continues to climb! Opportunity to drive significant changes in Talent Acquisition with an ability to make an impact across the organization Open-door work environment High Performance culture with a focus on a growth mindset where continuous improvement is embraced Opportunities for advancement! Because CJ Logistics loves collaboration and a team environment, this is not a remote position.  This role is located at our Corporate Office in Des Plaines, IL and requires that candidates can adhere to a hybrid work arrangement (3 days on site and 2 days remote).  Candidates must live within a commutable distance to the corporate office. CJ Logistics America About Statement: CJ Logistics America delivers integrated and multimodal logistics services, connecting every corner of the world via air, sea and land. As a lead logistics partner (LLP), third-party logistics provider (3PL) and supply chain consultant, we help customers leverage supply chain management as a competitive advantage, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service and facilitating growth and change.

With a focus on social responsibility and sustainability through growth with customers and communities, we prioritize the wellbeing of the end consumer, our customers and our employees. CJ Logistics America is responsible for the North America region, specializing in solutions for regulated industries such as food and beverage, consumer-packaged goods, healthcare and medical supplies, and tire and automotive. CJ Logistics America is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence

CJ Logistics America


Des Plaines, IL



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