Southwest Airlines Careers – Project Manager

Website Southwest Airlines

Job Description:

Defines complex project plans including scope, budget and schedule, and executes tasks defined in the project plan to achieve project goals using standard project management methodologies and practices. Continually assesses project needs and resources to complete projects on time and within budget.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads and facilitates project meetings and presentations to Leadership.
  • Drives Teams and Customers toward decisions.
  • Partners with resource managers, Business Partners and vendors to assemble a project Team and provide ongoing motivation to drive projects to completion.
  • Proactively communicates with Stakeholders, Sponsors and Project Teams to maintain project alignment.
  • Engages and initiates change leadership to ensure project acceptance.
  • Establishes cross functional alliances within and outside of the Technology Department to drive results.
  • Validates, and may help develop, business cases with Customers, as well as develops a project charter.
  • Builds partnerships to collaborate and uses influence without authority to gather Customer and business requirements and communicate effectively with all
  • project Teams and support groups.
  • Drives testing and acceptance of project results.

Job Requirements:

  • Effectively communicates information and ideas using all forms of communication.
  • Maintains composure under pressure and accurately assesses problem situations.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Project, Visio, MS Office Suite including SharePoint.
  • Works effectively in a fast paced, collaborative, Team based environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of technology applications and systems infrastructure.
  • Builds relationships and influences without authority.
  • Strong Customer Service and Team orientation.
  • Proficient knowledge of application impact on operational and business functions.
  • Demonstrates and employs active listening skills.
  • Reorders job priorities for Team and self as needed.
  • Directs tasks to finish by scheduled completion date.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience as a project manager preferred
  • 3 or more years work experience in project management required.
  • Experience defining complex project plans including scope,budget and schedule, and executing tasks defined in the project plan to achieve project goals using standard project management methodologies and practices preferred.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.
  • Knowledge of issues/risk management and project change requests required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in delivering projects of different size and scale preferred.
  • Experience continually assessing project needs and resources to complete projects on time and within budget preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.
  • MBA preferred.
  • College degree in Technology, Finance, Business or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the evaluation of existing processes and continuous improvements preferred.
  • Experience Leading and facilitating project meetings and presentations to Leadership preferred.
  • PMP certification or equivalent work experience as a Project Manager preferred.

Job Details:

Company: Southwest Airlines

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Application Deadline: N/A

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