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ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER - Technology Events and Entry-level Talent

Home Depot

Atlanta, GA
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ASSOCIATE PROJECT MANAGER - Technology Events and Entry-level Talent (115272)

GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
The Associate Project Manager is responsible for supporting teams by executing project management activities with minimal supervision. Associate Project Managers typically support low complexity projects in a non-vendor facing capacity.

The Associate Project Manager will help to manage the pipeline of Technology’s college graduates and entry level talent at all locations, including the Store Support Center, Georgia Tech Innovation Center, Marietta Technology Center, Austin Technology Center, and Dallas Technology Center. This position will be responsible for partnering with our Talent Acquisition team to oversee the candidate process for internship and part-time opportunities; helping to coordinate and organize efforts for IT associates to engage in quality projects for students to work on; onboarding part-time associates and interns; coordinating intern events and engagement activities throughout the internship. This position will also be responsible for assisting with the development of a rotational development program; maintaining a database of tracking information for previous interns to analyze trends and successes; and to assess the intern performance for candidacy into a rotational development program post-graduation.

Externally, this position will help represent the Home Depot Technology portfolio in the Atlanta Technology Community by supporting their manager in events, advisory boards, sponsorships, techtalks, hack-a-thons, etc. This role will also support execution of Home Depot's annual technology hack-a-thons.


50% - Delivery & Support:
Executes project scoping and scope management planning; manages scope appropriately
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Executes and documents cost benefit analysis and justification findings
Develops and communicates project plan, dependencies, and status updates highlighting any potential issues, including schedule, resource, cost, and risks; manages to project plan effectively
Applies lessons learned to subsequent projects
Executes change approval process and implementation of approved changes
Completes toll gate artifacts (Charter, Business Acceptance Document, etc.)
10% - Monitoring:
Identifies, defines, and takes action to mitigate project risks in a timely and effective manner
Monitors, tracks, and adjusts project plans based on critical milestones
Monitors budget; makes necessary adjustments to remain on budget, escalating as necessary
Monitors project activities to predict, mitigate, and remediate misalignments with The Home Depot's compliance regulations
40% - Administration & Operations:
Updates The Home Depot systems (including financial systems and project closeout)
Creates, documents, and uploads lessons learned
Executes other Project Management duties as needed
Monitors outstanding invoices and collects funds as necessary, escalating as needed
Publishes and tracks creation of related artifacts


Typically reports to the Technology Coordination Manager or Sr. Manager.



Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
0 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
0-1 years of relevant work experience
Professional or educational experience in project management or project management support activities
Familiarity with the planning and execution of projects and risk mitigation strategies
Exposure to and interest in learning project management execution in a modern software environment via multiple methodologies
Comfort working in blended execution methodologies
Experience balancing the completion of assigned tasks with managing up as needed
Experience using Microsoft Office tools

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
Plans and Aligns: Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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