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IT Project Manager/ Scrum Master


Shanghai, CN

Req ID:  77112
Facility:  Shanghai-484
Department:  Asia IT
Division:  Global Business Services

IT Project Manager/ Scrum Master

Basic Function

The IT Project manager/Scrum master provides leadership for planning and delivery of IT projects and product backlog items. Liaison with Asia business stakeholders, she or he will transfer business requirements into achievable IT initiatives/projects and capture business value in the region. She or he will be responsible for implementation of business and IT solutions, new applications, and upgrades. The position ensures successful delivery, meeting the targets related to scope, time, cost and value. Following DevOps principles, She or he ensures a seamless transition of project outputs to product teams. Overall, this position works closely with business and technology leadership, serving as a leader and trusted advisor for quality delivery of IT solutions.  

Roles & Responsibilities

This is a position of influence, negotiation and expectation management as well as hands-on delivery management:

•    Successful delivery of IT projects, enhancements and product backlog items.
•    Prepares project plan, resource and cost estimates.  
•    Secure internal and external resources required for successful delivery.
•    Manages budget, scope and schedule.
•    Liaison with Asia business stakeholders in the area of Sales, Marketing, Supply chain and Finance, understand their requirements and pain points, then transfer them into IT achievable initiatives/projects to capture business value in the region.
•    Collaborates with product team leaders and business process owners for value creation through technology investments.
•    Facilitates organizational change management; manages risk and issue resolution.
•    Manages stakeholders in business and IT, including senior leaders.
•    Reports into project steering committee or equivalent body; ensures regular status reporting.
•    Ensures that the project delivers benefits outlined in the business case and meets reasonable expectations of end users.
•    Is an active practitioner and coach of LYB Advancing90 delivery methodology, which is based on agile and lean principles.
•    Coaches and mentors project and product teams, involving both IT and business participants.
•    Contributes to continuous improvement of LYB project delivery by applying lessons learned and external leading practices.

Personal Specification

Distinctive Competencies:
Leadership, Communication and Relationship
•    Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
•    Ability to lead through influence and partner with stakeholders at various levels of the organization.
•    Goal driven, action oriented
•    Business acumen, understand the drivers of organizational change and interdependencies among all the moving parts.

IT Savvy and Value Oriented
•    Value Oriented, understands technology is a tool with overriding goal of business success.
•    Understand available capabilities and services and work with supply to ensure business needs are met effectively and cost efficiently. 
•    More than an "order taker” they are demand shapers – stimulating, surfacing and shaping business demand.

Required experience, skills, professional attributes and qualities include the following:
•    Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field or equivalent experience.  
•    A minimum of 10 years of IT and business/industry related experience with large, global organizations.  
•    5+ years of leadership responsibility in managing medium to large projects and teams and influencing senior management and stakeholders.
•    Experience in technology projects in one or more of the following business domains: supply chain, finance, sales and marketing.
•    Experience in DevOps and agile.
•    Excellent program and project management skills with demonstrated track record.
•    Demonstrated people leadership and team-building skills; ability to work in matrix organization.
•    Strong presentation and communication skills; negotiation skills to influence stakeholders.
•    Experience in managing multi-cultural teams and work across multiple onsite and offshore locations.  
•    Experience in financial planning and analysis, cost benefit analysis, in project economic metrics like NPV, IRR, payback.
•    Experience in ERP/SAP system implementation.  
•    Current PMI PMP certification and Certified Scrum Master a plus

Bachelor's Degree in related discipline with specialized leadership training and/or demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities through previous experience and education.

This position conducts business in Asia Pacific areas/communities that have strong, unique ethnic/cultural traditions. Domestic and international travel of 10% is anticipated.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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