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Project Manager - Continuous Improvement Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this position:


Acuity Brands Lighting HR team has an immediate opening for a Project Manager. The mission of the Project Management Office (PMO) is to provide best-in-class program and project management services to the enterprise (HR) through strong partnerships, robust communication, organization & discipline, and extensive risk management.


The Project Manager role will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.


What you will do:


Be a steward and advocate of the HR project delivery process by demonstrating a firm understanding of the process, adhering to the project manager responsibilities through all project stages (including governance and control) and participating in improvements to the process.


  • Technical Competency: Demonstrate a basic understanding and utilization of project management concepts, techniques, tools, and methods that result in project performance improvements. 
  •  Communication: Manage the communications associated with the project through both written and verbal means to ensure that right people have the right information at the right time. 
  •  Partnership & Collaboration: Ability to build lasting relationships based on mutual respect, to engage project team members, and to positively influence others to work collaboratively to define objectives and to achieve goals. Ability to hold deliverable owners accountable to quality execution in the agreed timeframe.
  •  Leadership & Business Knowledge: Act as a project leader by demonstrating expected business knowledge, operating autonomously, and engaging with senior leaders. Takes initiative to drive projects to their objectives.
  •  Facilitation/ Conflict Management: Facilitate broad meetings or support facilitated workshops to ensure progress and achieve project objectives. When conflict arises, act as a mediator to diffuse tensions amongst stakeholder groups and identify a resolution. 
  •  Problem Solving: Ability to identify and structure problems, prioritize issues, develop solutions, plan and conduct work, process information, and place information into a relevant context or framework.
  •  Change management: Understanding of change management principles
  •  Risk Management: Identify, understand, and articulate what could go wrong and put in place proactive mitigation plans to reduce or eliminate the probability of occurrence.   


What you will have:


  •  Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education 
  •  Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 
  •  Continuous Improvement or Lean Six Sigma Belt Certified preferred
  •  3-5 years professional experience serving in experience in a project management capacity (complex individual projects, or multiple concurrent projects of lesser complexity)
  •  Ability to build and maintain project schedules using Microsoft Project; high degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Why Work at Acuity Brands:


  • Our Corporate Support team is a strategic part of the direction of our company
  • Our company is a profitable market leader and provides financial stability
  • You will work with highly talented, fun and collaborative teams
  • We believe in a healthy work/life balance
  • We offer work from home opportunities
  • Benefits program to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are important and we are committed to operating our business with high standards of ESG management
  • Our company culture Lights the way for you to Be Brilliant, Productive and Connected


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.


Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

Req ID:  2486

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Project Manager, Risk Management, Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Database, Technology, Finance, Management

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