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Senior IT Project Manager

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: nashville, TN, US, 37214

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 more than 16,000 employees worldwide. 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 global reach to serve customers worldwide. A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. We care about our associates and 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 IT office, located just minutes from downtown in Metro Center, with easy interstate access and free parking.

Primary Function

Responsible for setting the strategy, planning, managing, tracking and reporting of all IT projects.  Also responsible for the definition of standard delivery methodology, processes, policies and documentation. The Senior Project Manager Lead needs to understand alignment of project work with enterprise-wide strategies and partner with other management to proactively monitor and manage project status, schedule, budget, scope, quality, issues, risks and dependencies for assigned work streams.  Assists in maturing project governance expertise, process and procedures when and where needed.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  1. Lead, direct, and be accountable for the overall governance of BTS projects to meet technology and business requirements.
  2. Design and maintain project documentation and contribute to the continued enhancement of the project management body of knowledge, policies and procedures to ensure ongoing adherences to the project management standards and continued use of best practices.
  3. Participate in planning sessions and other related meetings and sessions with information technology constituents, internal business users and external partners.
  4. Mentor and assist Project team members as necessary to ensure successful management of company initiatives regardless of direct organizational reporting lines.
  5. Define, implement, and maintain standard project management and software development strategies, procedures, processes, and methodologies.
  6. Ensures that IT has an effective resource management and capacity planning capability to meet demand.
  7. Lead the BTS communications teams, ensuring that effective and high quality communications is occurring within the organization and outwards to the business.
  8. Support the management team in driving a culture of continuous improvement.
  9. Foster collaboration, strategic alignment and integrated planning and execution across different functions within BTS.
  10. Effectively communicate and maintain relationships with team participants and business stakeholders.
  11. Assist in the annual BTS budgeting process, aligning company and IT goals with financial objectives.
  12. Validate business requirements to determine and agree upon, achievable project objectives that align to business goals, strategies and objectives.
  13. Define requirements, resources and schedules for project/program implementations, including project deliverables, goals and milestones.
  14. Understand the alignment of project work with corporate strategies and be able to manage project changes to facilitate risk management, issue resolution, planning and re-planning of projects as they relate to strategies, and recommend timing of project production deployments.
  15. Assist in the development of RFPs and other contractual documents as required.
  16. Conduct project meetings and responsible for project tracking and analysis.
  17. Provide leadership and direction to project teams to proactively manage risks, coordinate and quickly resolve issues, and deliver projects on time, within budget and at required level of quality.
  18. May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Requires team leadership, business acumen and ability to develop and nurture strong relationships management skills within IT and the business
  • Large project leadership required
  • Proven ability to work in a self-directed environment
  • Experience working with and managing a globally dispersed team
  • Proven commitment to the Project Management profession
  • Working knowledge for systems integration and vendor management
  • Certifications with PMI, Agile or Scrum alliance a plus


Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology Management or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

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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