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Sr. Project Manager

Company: CF Industries
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

About CF Industries:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you'll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas. You'll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions. Our nine manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy.

AG0507 IT Project Mgmt Office, Exempt
Information Technology

Job Summary:

Senior IT Project Manager - Sales and Supply Chain is responsible for leading teams to deliver programs and project(s) that span across the Sales and Supply Chain (SSC) vertical. The Senior IT Project Manager will manage resources, schedules, and financials, and adhere to stage gate quality. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

Job Description:

The Senior IT Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis, to verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost, and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.


  • Manage a portfolio of initiatives that span the Finance Vertical
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project
  • Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership
  • Manage project scope and changes
  • Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues
  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team and sponsor, IT Finance Business Relationship Director, PMO Director, CIO and key stakeholders
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle
  • Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques
    Required qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
    • PMP and Agile methodology (CSM, PMI-ACP) certifications preferred
    • Successful delivery experience with large scale technical Financial programs and projects involving related technologies.
    • Exposure to SAP S4 Hana with preferred experience/expertise in Financial systems
    • 10+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
    • 10+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
    • 5+ years of previous experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation
    • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall
    • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership
    • Experience in successfully leading projects and programs to on-time, on-schedule and within budget close
    • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project and program team sizes, including internal and external resources, while holding team accountable for performance
    • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
    • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
    • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment
    • Team-building skills with technical and non-technical staff
    • Strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple business and technology organizations
    • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) and interpersonal skills
    • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
    • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results
    • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities
      • CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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            If you need any assistance seeking a job opportunity at CF Industries, or if you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 847-405-2400 or contact us at


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