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Project Manager II, PMO

Date: Nov 28, 2020

Location: Davidson, NC, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

DECO Tool Supply Company, an MSC Company is a large industrial distributor of carbide, cutting tools, abrasives and MRO supplies to the metal cutting industry.  Headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, DECO Tool Supply has 10 stocking branch locations throughout the United States. Come join us as we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Requisition ID : 5141 

Employment Type : Full Time          

Job Category : Project Management                                              

Work Location :  Davidson, NC (CSC) 

State or Province : North Carolina (US-NC)      

Potential Work Location : United States 



  • The EPMO Project Manager ll manages all aspects of medium to large projects from initiation to completion. Defines scope, facilitates meetings, obtains resources and budget, develops project schedules, identifies risks and develops mitigation plans, monitors performance, reports status, supports implementation and transitions deliverables to operational support.



  • Works directly with the business and IT teams to implement solutions to satisfy various business challenges and objectives.
  • Develops project plans including timelines and resource allocation and drives team to adhere to plan.
  • Manages scope of work.  Recognizes changes in scope and works to control scope.
  • Approaches projects in a cross functional manner
  • Focuses on deliverables and holds team accountable to do the same.
  • Manages the triple constraints of scope, budget and resources.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of the methodology and processes for managing projects.
  • Accountable for documenting project risks. Identify, quantify and track risks and facilitate the development of risk mitigation plans.
  • Provides hands-on project implementation assistance including troubleshooting and resolving process problems.
  • Works with functional owners to assign appropriate resources. Manages resources against estimates, skills and resource availability.
  • Leads and manages multiple project teams and facilitates effective teamwork among them.
  • Identifies and manages interdependencies among projects and programs
  • Responsible for developing, maintaining and approvals of project documents such as the Charter, Project Plan, Change Request and Lessons Learned, etc.
  • Responsible for communication of project status to all stake holders on a regular basis.  This includes the project team as well as to management.
  • Authors internal communications.
  • Assists in the development of presentations to executive audiences
  • Drives quality control on all implementations while meeting customer expectations.
  • Works with team to obtain accurate estimates to proposed solutions and be accountable for same.
  • Maintains and follows all MSC and EPMO standards.
  • Facilitates brainstorming and confirms that proposed solutions align with expectations.
  • Offers a non-SME perspective and challenges the status quo in an effort to drive higher quality decision making.
  • Advocates for the project sponsor, representing their goals and exerting a positive influence on the team.
  • Participates in development of new and existing EPMO methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of common software development lifecycles, i.e., Waterfall, Agile.
  • Leads implementation and integration of cloud-based, Anything as a Service (XaaS) solutions.
  • Manages all aspects of medium to large cross functional IT projects including infrastructure and application development.
  • Facilitates build vs. buy analysis and software selection processes.
  • Manages system integration projects.
  • Manages proof of concept projects for new technologies.
  • Acts as an internal consultant, advocate, mentor and change agent.  Participates in change management process.
  • Manages project staff both onsite and remotely.
  • Maintains confidentiality of necessary information.
  • Supports project milestones (i.e., go-live, etc.) off-hours as appropriate.
  • Performs analysis of success factors, to determine the progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Ensures all established schedule, cost and quality objectives are met.
  • Transitions project to operational steady state and functional ownership.
  • If applicable, responsible for budget and invoice tracking.
  • Fosters and drives MSC Culture throughout the company to ensure unity of vision and fulfillment of MSC’s mission.
  • Participates in special projects and performs additional duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management, Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field or the equivalent experience is required.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in project management demonstrating growth in capabilities and responsibilities required.
  • Experience implementing projects with technical components required.
  • Experience working in a Project Management Office (PMO) preferred.
  • Experience implementing and integrating cloud based, (XaaS – Anything as a Service) solutions preferred.
  • Experience leading mid to large scale projects required. Experience managing programs preferred.
  • Experience working with a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Tool preferred.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills required.
  • Knowledge of common project lifecycles preferred.
  • Systems integration experience a plus.
  • SAP ERP experience a plus.
  • Organizational Change Management experience (ADKAR or Conner methodology) a plus.
  • Acquisition integration experience a plus.
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams preferred.



  • Ability to manage multiple projects and interdependencies simultaneously. Assumes responsibility for achieving project objectives.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically but drive tactical execution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization.
  • Highly organized with excellent time management skills required.
  • Leadership, interpersonal and team building skills required.
  • Ability to delegate demonstrating strong follow up skills required.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office applications (i.e.  Power Point, Word, Excel) required. (Office 365 preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Project or similar tools and formal project management principles required.
  • Solid understanding of IT industry preferred.
  • Ability to manage complex software solutions preferred.



  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 10% required.




Equal Opportunity Statement
At MSC, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and our associates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any category protected by applicable law.        

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord