Alaska Airlines HR Project Manager III in Seattle, Washington

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 27930

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Title: HR Project Manager III


MD Human Capital Strategy


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Eskimo painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska is the premier airline for people on the West Coast and, together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 90 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. .



  • As a Senior Project Manager, this position contributes to the success of Alaska Airlines by playing Play a key role in driving the execution and successful delivery of large and/or complex projects in support of the company's initiatives in accordance with established standards and best practices

  • Develop project plans, charters and schedules that support business needs and follow the established project methodology, standards, and best practices. Manage projects to design, develop, and implement new systems as well as process improvements

  • Partner with the sponsor and stakeholders to create alignment around the project business objectives, measurable benefits, success criteria, scope, deliverables and constraints impacting project delivery

  • Organize and lead meetings to define and document project work breakdown structures, detailed schedules, resource plans, budgets, and people change management plans

  • Lead the project team to maximize involvement and achieve objectives

  • Ensure that all project documentation is completed accurately and on time

  • Monitor costs and provide reporting progress to ensure projects are within budget; anticipate and monitor for issues

  • Ensure the project team is appropriately staffed, has clearly defined roles and responsibilities and individual commitment for deliverables

  • Communicate project health to project team, stakeholders, steering committee, and executive leadership

  • Actively identify risks and manage with mitigation plans

  • Negotiate across multiple work groups and divisions to resolve project conflicts or resource constraints

  • Identify and escalate unresolved issues with recommended action for correction

  • Identify opportunities to expedite project delivery, reduce cost, and/or enhance business results

  • Work effectively with internal and external groups to ensure successful completion of projects

  • Work with customers to define tasks and integrate business processes and technology into effective business solutions

  • Participate in the documenting, prioritizing, and managing of IT Work Requests

  • Work with customers and business units to define the objectives, scope, and project deliverables

  • Analyze system functionality and business processes, identify efficiency improvements, implement changes and determine and document solutions

  • Develop and Manage Test Plans and Cases

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Embodies the Alaska Spirit and conducts oneself with Professionalism, Integrity, Resourcefulness and Caring


  • Minimum 5 years as a project manager or equivalent leadership and work experience required

  • Minimum 5 years Business Analysis experience required

  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated ability to document business requirements required

  • 2 years developing and managing Test Plans preferred

  • Demonstrated team lead experience required

  • Ability to find solutions to complex issues that incorporate a variety of user's needs, required

  • Ability to alternate between strategic, tactical and operational perspectives while working in projects to quickly determine long, medium and short impact of solutions proposed, required

  • Experience leading projects that directly affect multiple organizations, departments and/or entire company, including projects involving process improvement principles and technology integration required

  • Hands on experience in project management, including all elements of scope, schedule, budget, risk evaluation, issue resolution, quality, integration, staffing, and communications required

  • Experience in facilitating the creation of project metrics and establishing a method of tracking required

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple objectives/tasks required

  • Ability to find solutions to complex issues that incorporate a variety of user's needs, required

  • Ability to alternate between strategic, tactical and operational perspectives while working in projects to quickly determine long, medium and short impact of solutions proposed, required

  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies and adapt to changes and demands required

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • Minimum age of 18

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Each day, we are guided by our core values of Professionalism, Caring, Resourcefulness, Integrity and Alaska Spirit at work and in our communities. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. .


Please apply on or before: Jan 24, 2017

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