Project Manager, IT Infrastructure

Date: May 24, 2023

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products. Our wide assortment, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.


Position Details:

The Infrastructure Project Manager is responsible for planning, leading, organizing, and motivating infrastructure project teams through Lean/Agile and project management practices.  They will enable the team to achieve a high level of performance and quality in the delivery to provide exceptional business value to users.

Responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using Lean/Agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business units.  Focus on building Project Management Principles and practices with a Lean/Agile development approach and provide the right balance of agility and predictability. 


You Will: 

  • Primarily support Business Systems and Operations projects
  • Supports project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings; manage risks and issues; quality targets using the Agile/Scrum or Kanban methodology, and perform delivery planning for assigned Teams
  • Performs Scrum Master functions for one or more teams: schedules and leads the release planning, sprint planning, retrospectives, backlog grooming and daily scrum activities.
  • Demonstrates ability to gather and provide project level estimates and reporting (Burn Downs, Burn Ups, Release Plans) for teams executing work in ServiceNow and/or Jira
  • Establish, communicate and reinforce Agile guiding principles; manage delivery against time and scope. Participate and able to lead CoPs
  • Create and adjust MMFs and Release Plans; They provide direction and Agile coaching to teams and oversee the progress to schedule
  • Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work
  • Support the sprint team in managing customer expectations for sprint deliverables
  • Assessment of Teams Lean/Agile Maturity


You Have: 


  • BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in related field preferred
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of Agile principles and practices 
  • 2+ years of Project Management experience
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies. Prefer Agile certifications CSM, A-CSM, CSP, PSK, and Project Management PMP certification
  • Balanced business/technical background. Sufficient level of technical background to provide credible coaching to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate project risks and issues. (SAP, On-Prem/Cloud hosting, Network, Voice, Collaboration, etc,,).
  • Knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Strong relationship management skills that enable effective navigation in a highly matrixed organization quickly earning sponsorship and trust to mobilize and motivate teams
  • Ability to work with Cross functional teams
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively and manage multiple teams




With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger 

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans 
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year 
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period 
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement 
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical, and social wellbeing programs 


DE&I Statement: 

"Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status."