Sr. ERP Project Manager (1094) Wilsonville, Oregon

Company:  Mentor Graphics
Job Title: Sr. ERP Project Manager
Job Location: US - OR - Wilsonville
Job Category:  Information Technology, Project Management


Mentor Graphics Corporation (MENT) is a global technology leader in Electronic Design Automation, providing software and hardware design solutions that help engineers around the world create new and innovative products. Each year, our customers use our tools to push the boundaries of technology in order to deliver smaller, faster and more reliable products that run the world’s high tech devices. 

Mentor’s Information Technology department strategically supports our engineers and corporate staff in more than 75 offices and R&D centers around the globe.  Our vision is to deliver exceptional services by results oriented employees through innovative, cost-effective, global solutions developed in collaboration with our customers. 


Position Overview
This position will be in the IT Enterprise Software Solutions team that implements and maintains software solutions to enable core processes for Mentor Graphics business groups including Finance, Human Resources, Global Operations, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support.

In this position you will be a project manager who will lead, plan and execute applications and BI deployments leveraging Mentor core applications and business intelligence platforms including SAP. You will work with internal stakeholders to develop and implement solutions. You will manage cross-functional projects that require working with all organizational levels and groups specific to the project implementation to address specific business needs. You will develop and manage project schedules, identify risks and clearly communicate them to project stakeholders, define problem solving and risk mitigation strategies, and facilitate conflict resolution through the full project cycle.

To succeed you will have a strong background in software development and solution deployment using a packaged ERP solution. You should also have a sound knowledge of IT infrastructure as it relates to successful application deployment. You must have a proven track record of project completion that is on time and within budget. You must be able to run extremely effective projects on compressed time lines.

Responsibilities Include:
•Manage various projects, engage development teams and business teams, set the pace for development, deployment and delivery of solutions enabling specific business needs.
•Develop and prepare project documentation, roadmaps, presentations and tracking reports to provide detailed current status of each project.
•Use technical judgment to drive project delivery, technology reviews, challenge proposals and build consensus.
•Develop and improve processes, communicate plans and achievements, and facilitate project meetings.
•Work with internal stakeholders to ensure that projects are scoped properly and handed off seamlessly for execution and/or acceptance.


Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
•BS degree (or equivalent experience).  An engineering or computer science related degree is preferred but not required.
•8+ years of Project Management experience in a medium to large corporate environment.
•4+ years of experience managing the deployment of large-scale solutions leveraging ERP systems, BI tools, CRM tools, HRIS, and other business related systems.
•Must be able to demonstrate “delivered value” to stakeholders and have experience coordinating and scheduling multiple projects including timelines, budgets, strategies, resources, deployments and change management.
•2+ years of experience implementing new software solutions and systems across geographically diverse business units.
•PMI certification is preferred.
•A creative, self-starter who possess excellent prioritization and project management skills, and who has a strong sense of focus, organization, meticulous attention to detail and proven ability to deliver outstanding results in a timely manner.


Work – Life Balance
Mentor Graphics believes in fostering a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.  Our world class benefits package includes up to 32 days of vacation/holiday pay per year, 401k matching, Stock purchase plan, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance and much more.  Our Wilsonville site also has an onsite, 24/7 workout facility, full service cafeteria, day care center, basketball courts, sand volleyball, and daily exercise classes.