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Project Manager II

Posted October 13, 2021

Delaware North
Buffalo, NY
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The Opportunity

Delaware North is hiring a Project Manager to join our business relationship management team at our Global Headquarters in Buffalo, New York. The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion ofprojects ensuring consistency with company strategy, standards, architecture and department commitments. This includes partnering with a wide variety of business units and programs. The PM will manage scope, cost and schedule through creating and maintaining project plans that communicate tasks, milestone dates, status updates and resource allocation. PM will facilitate risk, change and integration management.  PM will track, monitor and record validation from project teams with regards to quality assurance and Legal and IT compliance. 

Responsibilities
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects including major Point of Sale implementations from new stadium constructions and enterprise software installation to new solution evaluations and unit acquisitions.
  • Forecast resource allocation requirements: define project tasks and resource requirements as key inputs into weekly IT forecast meetings.
  • Define the responsibilities of parties involved in the project including customers, management, IT management, project team, vendors, and others affected by the project.
  • Comply and enforce IT and company-wide policies and procedures.
  • Execute project initiatives driving successful project completion including organizing and conducting project team meetings, project kick-off meetings, and setting expectations related to team meetings with sub-teams.
  • Identify, track, monitor, escalate and communicate project-related issues, scope changes, variances, and contingencies that may arise during the implementation of IT projects. 
  • Develop risk plan, facilitate contingency plan actions, conduct regular risk analysis reviews.
  • Implement proposed budgets and manage operational costs; conduct near and long-term financial forecasts for expanded functionality/user base.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 5 to 7 years of project management experience or equivalent
  • Knowledge of theoretical with practical application of project project management.
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools.
  • Direct work experience in program and project management capacity.
  • Proven experience in risk identification, management, mitigation, and change management.
  • JIRA and Confluence software experience is a plus. 
  • Ability to travel 25 percent and work extended hours with increased travel during times of executing high priority or strategic initiatives.
Who We Are

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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Delaware North

250 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 858-5000

Corporate Headquarters

careers.delawarenorth.com

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Delaware North 

250 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Corporate Phone Number: 1-716-858-5000

Fax Number: 1-716-858-5479

Corporate website: https://www.delawarenorth.com

Careers website: https://careers.delawarenorth.com/

Delaware North has operations on four continents. It manages and provides food and beverage concessions, premium dining, entertainment, lodging, and retail at many large venues and special places. These include sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, national and state parks, airports, and casinos.

Parks

Delaware North is one of the largest hospitality management companies serving national and state parks. Delaware North has established a reputation with the National Park Service, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and other parks clients for providing high levels of both stewardship and hospitality in delivering lodging, retail, food service, recreational and transportation services at parks across the United States.

The company applies a slightly different brand of parks stewardship and hospitality in operating the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for NASA, a significant undertaking in cultural attraction management.

Resorts

Delaware North’s portfolio of distinct luxury resorts in special places in Australia and the United States provides guests with world-class hospitality, the best local cuisine and spa and other amenities to complement the natural beauty of their locations. The company draws upon its deep culinary expertise and considerable experience in the resort management services arena to deliver incredible guest experiences.

Among its resort destinations are resorts in Australia including Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef, El Questro in The Kimberley, and Kings Canyon in the Australian Outback. In California, Delaware North owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite at the gateway to one of the world’s most wondrous places, Yosemite National Park. Delaware North also manages and operates Gideon Putnam Resort at the gateway to the Adirondack Mountains in Saratoga, New York.

Gaming

Delaware North is one of the most innovative gaming operators in the country, creating regional casino destinations with video gaming machines, table games, poker rooms, racing simulcast centers, restaurants, lounges, nightclubs, sports bars, event centers, retail shops, and hotels. The company owns and operates gaming venues across the United States, including locations in New York, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Ohio.

It also provides management consulting on all aspects of casino operations, including the right mix of restaurants and entertainment through our Gaming Hospitality Group.

Restaurants and Catering

Delaware North is one of the world’s leading restaurant and catering companies -- its culinary and hospitality staffs provide extraordinary dining experiences for guests at unique locations, worldwide, every day. Delaware North operates restaurants and handles special event catering at some of the world’s top sports stadiums, concerts, and other events, at our own beautiful resorts, at breathtaking national park lodges, in some of the world’s busiest airports, and at distinct cultural attractions.

Sports

Delaware North is a major player in several sectors of sports, and is one of the leading food service and retail management companies at stadiums, arenas, and ballparks across the globe. Delaware North Sportservice, its flagship operating company, helped pioneer the sports concessions industry 100 years ago.

Among the more than 60 sports and entertainment venues worldwide at which it operates premium dining, restaurants and food and beverage concessions are MetLife Stadium near New York City, Wembley Stadium in London, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the new Singapore Sports Hub, and Melbourne and Olympic Parks, home of the Australian Open tennis championships.

Delaware North has served an impressive collection of sporting events and clients, including the Super Bowl, World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball All-Star games, the Stanley Cup Final, the FA Cup Final, and the Olympic Games.

Delaware North also owns and operates TD Garden in Boston, home to the NHL’s Boston Bruins, NBA’s Boston Celtics, and a frequent stop for the world’s biggest music and entertainment acts. The company’s operations also include the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Bruins, owned by Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs.

Travel

The corporation is one of the world’s leading airport food service and retail companies, operating at more than 30 airports and travel centers in the United States, Great Britain and Australia. It manages more than 300 restaurants and retail stores, serving more than 350 million travelers each year.

Its award-winning operations include locations at airports in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Detroit, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Melbourne. Delaware North has introduced exciting new concepts to airports such as Food Network Kitchen and Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, and the company’s Gateway Concept revolutionized U.S. airports by transforming them into harbingers of the sights and sounds of the host cities.

Patina Restaurant Group, a majority interest in which was acquired by Delaware North in May 2014, is a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant and catering industry, operating restaurants and managing catering and food service operations at landmark locations in high-profile cultural and entertainment venues in New York City, California, and Orlando, Fla. Among them are: Rockefeller Center®, Lincoln Center, Walt Disney World®, Disneyland®, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station/MetLife Building and Madison Square Garden.

Specialty Retail

Delaware North operates more than 300 stores and shops in stadiums, ballparks, arenas, national and state parks, luxury resorts, cultural attractions, airports, toll plazas, open-air marketplaces and regional destination casinos.