• Procurement Project Manager

    Cadence Design Systems, Inc.San Jose, CA 95115

    Job #857598509

  • At Cadence, we hire and develop leaders and innovators who want to make an impact on the world of technology.

    We're looking for someone in this role who is excited to leverage their knowledge of, and interest in, purchasing and technology to facilitate and drive projects from inception to completion. You'll have the opportunity to partner directly with our Purchasing Manager and work across both technical and business teams to support projects like software upgrades/refreshes, reporting & analytics development, and overall process improvements. Your ideas will be heard, and your impact felt as you tap into your analytical skills to present and operationalize ideas that ensure our purchasing initiatives run smoothly and efficiently. And you'll be exposed to new technologies and new projects throughout your time with us, always building upon your knowledge of both technology and our business model.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic Project Manager with experience coordinating multiple programs and ensuring best practices are adopted. This position requires a well-rounded individual who is meticulous in detail, while guiding multiple teams. We need someone who can thrive in an unstructured, collaborative environment and can distill complex problems into actionable work and help drive projects to completion.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Project manage multiple and potentially global, concurrent purchasing related projects (portfolios) crossing both technical and process initiatives.

    • Interface with technical and business focused teams to identify needs, define gaps, and manage project requirements

    • Define, manage and create project scope; review with management for approval

    • Develop and manage the detailed project Gantt and process-flow charts. Analyze critical path and major workstreams

    • Develop a project team list with cross-functional staffing requirements. Define the role, responsibility and deliverables for each team member. Provide direct feedback to functional manager on performance reviews

    • You will support roadmap planning and define templates to capture business value and articulate return on investment

    • Monitor business transformation projects to ensure methodology and standard operating mechanisms are met

    • Identify project / program bottlenecks and actively communicate and monitor resolutions

    Change Management

    • Collaborate with internal clients to understand current processes, potential improvements, process wish list and recommend improvements

    • Develop appropriate communication plans using various approaches and median

    • Publish reports and metrics showing planned impact on existing process improvements and benefits for new processes

    • Develop training material (Process Procedures, VOD, FAQ's, etc.)

    • Create a risk management plan for the project. Identify, analyze and understand project risks and develop a risk response plan.

    • Work cross-functionally and across geographies

    • Skilled in collaborative team building

    Job Requirements

    PMP certification a plus

    SCRUM knowledge a plus

    Experience in Procure to Pay business processes

    Experience managing global projects

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite; Excel required

    Bachelor's degree

    4+ years project/program management experience (Knowledge of PM software and Resource Planning Tools preferred)

    Strong analytic, planning, and organizational skills

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    We're doing work that matters. Help us solve what others can't.

    Cadence plays a critical role in creating the technologies that modern life depends on. We are a global electronic design automation company, providing software, hardware, and intellectual property to design advanced semiconductor chips that enable our customers create revolutionary products and experiences.

    Thanks to the outstanding caliber of the Cadence team and the empowering culture that we have cultivated for over 25 years, Cadence continues to be recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. ?Our shared passion for solving the world's toughest technical challenges, our dedication to pushing the limits of the industry, and our drive to do meaningful work differentiates the people of Cadence.

    Cadence is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, basis of disability, or any other protected class.

    Updated 03/18/2019

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