Illinois, United States

Full time

$127-195.3k (annually)



Sep 17

About Grainger

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details

As a Technical Program Manager on the GTG Technical Operations PMO team, you will lead large-scale, cross functional technical programs involving our business partners, portfolio managers/directors and corresponding technology teams. You will be a senior leader and shepherd projects through the operating model that governs all technology projects at Grainger. You will be a part of an elite team of program managers that are deployed to manage the most business critical technology project initiatives.

You will report directly to the Director, Tech Ops PMO


This position is salaried and will pay between $126990 - $195330 with a target bonus of 20%

The range provided is a guideline and not a guarantee of compensation. Other factors that are involved in offer decisions include, and are not limited to: a candidate's experience, qualifications, geographical area, and internal equity of the team.

You Will

  • Plans, organizes, and leads all phases of the project life cycle to ensure delivery, which includes managing project governance plans, schedules, team goals, defining success criteria, milestones and budgets.
  • Be the voice of coordination that ensures alignment of resources and anticipates and remediates impediments and risks.
  • Lead resource and cost plans needed to achieve desired goals within established timeframes.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations, customer satisfaction and communicate status to all levels of the company, including the CxO and VP levels, while providing tailored levels of detail based on the audience.
  • Balance needs of the business versus technical constraints and feasibility.
  • Holistically understand the scope of work and decompose it into logical, manageable, and sequential bodies of work with clear acceptance criteria.
  • Measure project deliverable progress with objective signals.
  • Be a team player who builds relationships with team members, sponsors, stakeholders and others involved with or affected by the program.

You Have

  • Experience leading cross-functional technical teams to deliver solutions with multiple dependencies and technical constraints.
  • Experience delivering large-scale software development projects.
  • Experience leading projects involving cloud technologies, virtualization, and global infrastructure.
  • Experience delivering communications to Senior executives.
  • Working knowledge of project management tools like Jira, MS Project and Smartsheet.
  • Direct experience with Project Portfolio Management suites like ServiceNow PPM.
  • Experience with ERP suites like SAP is a plus.
  • Experience with CRM suites like Salesforce is a plus.
  • Agile and/or Project Management certifications are desired.

Rewards And Benefits

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment. With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance

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