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IT Project Manager

Date: Apr 26, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.

This role is located in our modern Nashville Metro Center office, located just minutes from downtown with easy interstate access and free parking.

Primary Function

The Project Manager will assist the PMO office in setting standards for project management, maintaining the overall IT project portfolio and managing the day-to-day operations of IT projects.  Our ideal candidate thrives in collaborative team environments, has strong leadership skills, is comfortable interacting with staff who have varying degrees of technical knowledge, has strong problem-solving skills with a drive to understand how things work, and isn’t afraid to ask questions.

Scope of Responsibility

This is a tactical and technical role focused heavily on Infrastructure, Security and Development projects.  Project teams are generally small and the project manager will work closely with IT staff, business stakeholders and project teams.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead IT teams, assesses project risks and priorities, developing and executing project plans, and managing change throughout the project
  • Lead the support of project management software platform within IT and throughout the company
  • Manage multiple projects from concept to completion
  • Regularly provide status reports on projects managed, including updates, notes, and schedules
  • Ensure teams are well-equipped to complete assignments on time
  • Proactively predict and remove any roadblocks that may delay a project timeline
  • Ensuring all team members are informed and briefed on the timeline and deliverables
  • Provide ongoing project update reports to internal leadership
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS, or related preferred 
  • Candidates with equivalent years of related IT experience, certifications, and education also considered
  • 5 years of experience managing IT infrastructure, security or application development projects
  • Proven experience in managing multiple, concurrent, technical projects
  • Understanding of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework
  • Experience managing both internal and outsourced IT resources
  • Experience at working both independently and in a cross functional team-oriented environment is essential
  • Understanding of technology concepts, trends, and capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organization levels
  • PMP/PMI or equivalent certifications, strongly preferred

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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