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Project Manager III

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

Position Summary

As a Project Manager III, you will have a key role in assembling and managing project teams, overseeing project development, and driving project success through the application of project management methodology and tools. You will lead complex projects over their entire lifecycle, coordinating efforts across multiple teams, business units, and executive management to ensure an excellent business partner experience from a solutions, timing, and accuracy perspective.

A Project Manager III will use their expert negotiation skills to resolve problems and facilitate the achievement of outcomes and mentor other project managers within the organization. Their day-to-day responsibilities will include defining project tasks and activities, developing comprehensive plans that account for potentially interdependent activities, and independently reviewing project status and progress.

Key responsibilities also include planning, executing, and delivering key technology initiatives that are aligned with the strategic goals and priorities of the technology organization. Examples of projects include:

  • Prioritizing and executing on AI taskforce and Innovation team initiatives.
  • Initiatives to improve Tech interaction models, processes, and experiences.
  • Consolidation and efficiency initiatives

About The Team

The Project Manager III will work closely with the CIO, the Technology Leadership team, impacted technical teams, and vendors to ensure the successful delivery of the technology initiatives. Our Enterprise Technology Operations (ETO) Project Management Team focuses on technology projects related to our enterprise infrastructure. You will get an opportunity to work on multiple large projects that span across infrastructure, network, systems, disaster recovery, and much more. You will get to work with Portfolio Managers, key business stakeholders, and skill resources to execute prioritized programs and projects to effectively implement key business strategies across the enterprise. We are a disciplined and often self-directed team, with a focus on professional development and continuous improvement.

This is a great opportunity to join an elite project management team in a challenging yet rewarding environment. Lastly, you will get hands on coaching and mentorship to expand your knowledge base and grow as a Tech Project Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead complex projects and coordinates efforts across multiple teams and business units to achieve project objectives.
  • Oversee project development and drive success using project management methodology and tools to ensure an excellent business partner experience.
  • Define project tasks, activities, and comprehensive plans with interdependent activities, timelines, and assumptions.
  • Review project status and progress independently.
  • Use expert negotiation skills to resolve problems and facilitate outcomes.
  • Mentor other project managers within the organization.

Primary Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, or a related discipline, or equivalent technical and business experience.
  • 6-10 years of experience handling complex, multi-dimensional technical projects, with skills in project planning, delivery coordination, and risk management.
  • Proven track record of successful project deliveries, demonstrating expertise in project management and facilitation.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with creativity and latitude in problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with teams across different departments, while managing competing priorities and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated initiative in coordinating activities across multiple teams and leading project teams towards successful outcomes.
  • Proven experience in mentoring other project managers and team members.
  • Advanced proficiency with project management tools such as Microsoft Project and/or JIRA.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, technology professionals, and subject matter experts.
  • Experience in both Plan Driven and Agile Methodologies (including Scrum and Kanban).
  • Active Project Management Professional (PMP) or Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification, demonstrating expertise in project management methodologies.
  • Proficient in information management and adept at using a wide range of project management tools, such as JIRA, Trello, Asana, and Smartsheet.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Zoom, Teams, and other productivity tools, with a focus on maximizing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Additional certifications in agile, risk management, or program management, demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional development and continuous improvement.

Desired Skills

  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities, while meeting tight deadlines.
  • A demonstrated history of delivering complex technology projects, from conception to deployment, while ensuring high quality and adherence to budget and schedule.
  • Strong team-management and leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and guide cross-functional teams to achieve shared objectives.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, even in high-pressure situations, with the ability to anticipate potential issues and proactively mitigate risks.
  • Deep domain knowledge in a specific area of business/technical process, such as finance, healthcare, or software development.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Driving results
  • Team building
  • Influence and persuasion
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Deliberative decision making
  • Planning and priority setting
  • Composure and resiliency
  • Communicating
  • Analytical thinking
  • Accountability
  • Managing innovation

Why Clayton Homes?

Founded in 1956, Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway Company committed to opening doors to a better life and Building Happyness® through homeownership. Through its family of brands, Clayton builds, sells, finances, and insures traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod™ homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks, and apartments. Corporate headquarters is located in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, specifically, Maryville, Tennessee. Clayton is the recipient of numerous industry awards including 2019 Builder of the Year and ranks as the #2 builder of homes in the U.S. by units sold. Our site-built division, Clayton Properties Group, is the 8th largest site builder in the U.S. We achieve our results through the strength of our people and have been recognized on the 2021 Forbes Best Employers for Diversity and 2021 Forbes America’s Best Employers Lists. To learn more about Clayton Homes, go to: https://www.claytonhomes.com


  • Competitive benefits including 401(k) with 100% company match of the first 4%; medical, dental and vision plans; paid time off days and holidays.
  • Quarterly bonus program.
  • Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.
  • Recognized as one of East Tennessee’s top technology workplaces.
  • Wellness programs that focus on emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, physical, and financial well-being.
  • Onsite fitness facility with full gym, workout classes, volleyball and basketball, ping-pong, and disc golf course.
  • Paid Time Off for Volunteer work
Why Clayton Homes:
• Consistently striving vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company
• One of America’s largest home builders and leader in housing
• Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best
Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women
• Quarterly profit share bonus program
• Onsite gym with variety of classes, wellness, professional and personal
development programs and much more!
Clayton is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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