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Project Manager II

Location: Plano, TX
Job # 11453411
Date Posted: 10-05-2018
Project Manager II – IT Security and Risk Management 
J.C. Penney Company, Inc. 
Plano, Texas 
JCPenney, one of the nation’s largest apparel and home retailers, combines an expansive footprint of nearly 870 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico with a powerful e-commerce site,, to deliver style and value for all hard-working American families. At every touchpoint, customers will discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort. We're looking for motivated, talented individuals who can emerge as Warriors in our organization. 
The Project Manager II will report to Sr Director, IT Security and Risk Management and will be part of the team that is responsible for the Security and Risk management governance, Security Engineering and Security Operations. 
Critical Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Lead project planning and execution for medium to large IT Security and Risk initiatives through all phases of project in order to achieve goals. 
  • Lead the project/program level cross-functional stakeholder teams to drive the risk/issue mitigation and effective decision making via collaboration, proactive planning, conflict resolution and dependency management. 
  • Proactively manages changes to project scope, timeline and budget and drives resolution to bring business and IT stakeholder together to make decisions. 
  • Scrum master for the IT Security Engineering team, actively involved in technical matters, identifying gaps and ensuring timely and qualitative results.   
  • Drives the IT Security and Risk portfolio and priorities, to include alignment between cross-functional teams, technology health check, licensing & maintenance, budgeting and forecasting, portfolio metrics, change management and partnership with shared services to achieve the business objectives and goals. 
  • Responsible for key partner contracts and relationships leveraged within the IT Security and Risk Management team 
Critical Skills & Experiences: 
  • Demonstrable experience Scrum Management methodologies and Waterfall Software Development lifecycle processes 
  • Stakeholder Management, Negotiation & Communication Skills 
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio and MS Project; JIRA/Confluence, Sharepoint, PM/OTL experience a strong plus 
  • System and/or Security Engineering Experience a plus 
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in working with information of proprietary or sensitive nature 
Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide.  We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise.  On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking. 

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