• 03-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Software Development
  • Lisle, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Gladson maintains the largest, most up-to-date database of consumer packaged goods product information in the U.S. Our highly efficient process for capturing content supports shelf space planning, category management and nutrition programs, and is the power behind market research and e-commerce. Leading manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers rely on Gladson for the most complete and accurate product information and images.

We bring accuracy and profitability to the shelf. Our data, images and innovative shopper marketing solutions help you deliver a compelling shopper experience, improve performance at the shelf and reinforce your brand.


OBJECTIVES: The Project Manager works closely with Technology Leadership, Infrastructure and software development teams, being able to manage software projects from conception through to final delivery to ensure quality, on-spec, on-time delivery of products. Responsibilities include planning, scheduling, issue/risk management, driving and monitoring the project, managing of complex inter-project dependencies and communication with project stakeholders. The role will involve managing multiple software engineering projects and maintaining maintenance of product support alongside new Product Development projects. In addition, the role will be responsible for managing the Software Business Analysis team and assisting overall Technology team prioritization and strategy/implementation.  




  • Proven ability to deliver by influencing, monitoring, and motivating software teams in a heavily matrixed environment
  • Experience of driving project management in a rapidly changing software development environment
  • Demonstrated ability in managing multiple interdependent projects
  • Clear understanding of and ability to apply the concepts of risk management
  • Able to manage stakeholders through personal leadership and clear project goals
  • Ability to communicate/understand highly skilled software teams, communicate with confidence hardware and software concepts
  • Function as liaison between the business users and the technical team
  • Interview business stakeholders to accurately elicit information system functional requirements and write/refine use cases, business requirements, and other technical documentation accordingly
  • Create comprehensive project schedules, resource plans, work breakdown structures, scoping documents, and other project artifacts as needed
  • Execute and evolve Business Analysis best practices that promote the communication and understanding of information system functionality and deliverables by both technical and business resources
  • Ability to understand and apply multiple Software Delivery LifeCycle (SDLC) methodologies, especially agile and iterative waterfall approaches, including the ability to fulfill the role of Scrum Master
  • Log defects in a detailed, understandable and reproducible way, tracking all assigned defects through to closure and interacting with members of the development team to resolve discovered defects
  • Author release notes and supporting documentation
  • Coordinate user acceptance and beta tests
  • Provide estimates for project plans
  • Stay current with evolving technologies
  • Report, track and communicate status and issues, based on departmental defined reporting templates
  • All other duties as assigned




  • Ability to manage time effectively, to meet schedules and deadlines, to work under time pressure, to multi-task, to plan, organize and prioritize work assignments, and to pay close attention to detail
  • Superior written and verbal communication, organized thought processes, polite and respectful of others, adapts presentations to the audience. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to interact effectively with internal and external clients, peers, management and cross-functional areas, to clearly and concisely communicate (written and oral) technical information to non-technical audience, and to create technical documentation
  • Strong work ethic, works with little direction and supervision, timely completion of projects, makes time for unplanned assignments, adapts to changing priorities
  • Ability to translate "tech talk" into common language in order to communicate business needs, as well as translate business needs into formats easily assimilated by software development team members
  • Strong people skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, adapt to changing priorities, and gather information; differentiating critical from non-critical information, identifying key sources and systematically obtaining information through research




  • Computer Science degree highly preferred, although other degrees would be considered if there is relevant experience
  • At least 2-5 years' experience in a technology environment
  • Experience in a larger IT environment preferred
  • Various SDLC methodology experience preferable
  • Experience working with large and extended project teams, especially those in Asia, highly preferred
  • Experience negotiating with and managing a diverse book of vendors
  • Experience gathering and documenting system functional design for information technology projects
  • Experience defining UAT (User Acceptance Test) criteria
  • Experience writing test cases, creating bug reports, executing and tracking testing assignments



  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in both written and oral form
  • Must be able to operate all standard office equipment including but not limited to: computer, printer, copier, telephone
  • Must be able to perform visual review of computer code

Gladson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran status, disability or national origin

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Gladson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran status, disability or national origin.

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