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Banfield Pet Hospital Senior Project Manager, EPMO (West Coast/Mountain Time zone) (Mars Veterinary Health) in Los Angeles, California

As part of the Mars Petcare family of businesses, Mars Veterinary Health is a global network of veterinary practices made possible by 75,000 Associates who care for millions of pets across nearly 3,000 clinics in more than 20 countries each year. We are committed to leveraging our reach to make a long-term positive impact on people, pets, and the planet and know our Purpose – A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS – starts with the people who care for them. We strive to offer unparalleled veterinary care for pets by first and foremost enabling and empowering our Associates to do what they love, whether in primary, specialty, and emergency care or management and leadership.

The Senior Project Manager , ePMO plays a crucial role in the successful planning, execution, and completion of projects within MVH . The ideal candidate will possess strong project management skills, technical expertise , and the ability to effectively lead and coordinate with cross-functional teams and vendors. The y will be responsible for driving project success, managing resources, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality ePMO projects in a hybrid delivery environment of Agile and Waterfall.

  • Project Planning: Collaborate with stakeholders to define project objectives , scope, and deliverables. Develop detailed project plans, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation.

  • Project Execution: Lead and manage all phases of the project lifecycle, ensuring adherence to project plans, budgets, and timelines. Monitor project progress, track milestones, and communicate updates to stakeholders.

  • Resource Management: Identify and allocate project resources, including personnel, equipment, and budget. Coordinate with team members and departments to ensure availability and utilization of resources.

  • Team Leadership: Provide leadership and guidance to project teams, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment. Assign tasks, set clear expectations, and facilitate effective communication and coordination among team members.

  • Stakeholder Management: Act as the primary point of contact for project stakeholders, including senior management, and technical teams. Regularly communicate project status, risks, and issues, and manage stakeholder expectations.

  • Risk Management: Identify , address, and proactively mitigate project risks. Develop risk management strategies and contingency plans to minimize potential disruptions. Monitor and escalate issues as necessary.

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure project deliverables meet established quality standards.

  • Change Management: Evaluate change requests and assess their impact on project scope, schedule, and budget. Manage change requests, communicate changes to stakeholders, and implement adjustments while minimizing disruptions.

  • Document and Reporting: Maintain accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including project plans, schedules, status reports, and RAID logs. Prepare comprehensive project reports for stakeholders and senior management.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and optimization in project management practices. Gather lessons learned from completed projects and apply them to enhance future project outcomes.

Context & Scope:

The context and scope of Senior Project Manager’s role are critical for the successful execution of the MVH mission . The Senior project manager operates in a dynamic environment, leading teams to successfully deliver key project s within the business unit while managing a range of stakeholders and resources. The role is essential in ensuring that the project is completed on time, within budget, and meet s the required quality standards. Effective communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills are key to their success.

Education & Professional Experience:


  • Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience in Project Management, Digital technology or related field.

  • 7+ years Project experience as a Project Manager or in a similar role.


  • Certifications: Professional certification such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) preferred.

  • Project Management Skills: Experience working in a hybrid project delivery environment (Agile and Waterfall) . Solid knowledge of project management methodologies, tools, and best practices. Proficiency in project management software and collaboration tools.

  • Technical Knowledge: Solid understanding of project management systems and infrastructure .

  • Leadership Abilities: Excellent leadership and team management skills. Ability to inspire and motivate team members, foster collaboration, and resolve conflicts.

  • Communication Skills: exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders, including senior management.

  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to identify and address project issues and risks effectively. Ability to make informed decisions and adapt to changing circumstances.

  • Organization and Time Management: Excellent organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.

  • Risk Management: Proven ability to identify and mitigate project risks. Experience in developing risk management strategies and contingency plans.

  • Adaptability and Agility: Flexibility to adapt to changing project requirements, priorities, and technologies. Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

    Compensation Range: $100,531 - $150,797

    What We Offer – The Good Stuff:

  • Competitive salary with paid time off & holidays so you can spend time with the people you love.

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your loved ones.

  • Fertility and family-building assistance .

  • Paid Parental leave.

  • Practice Paid Basic Life Insurance.

  • Practice Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability.

  • Competitive referral program – join our team, bring your friends, and get paid.

  • Automatic enrollment 401(k) Savings Plan after 60 days of employment with generous company match.

  • Commuter Benefits.

  • Legal Plan.

  • Health Savings Account & Flexible Spending Account.

  • Mental health support and resources.

  • Paid Volunteering.

  • Optimum Wellness Plans® for up to three pets.

  • Continuing Education allowance & MED hours for eligible positions.

  • Student Debt Relief (for full-time DVMs).

  • A Variety of discounts including Mars, PetSmart, Royal Canin, fitness, cellular and so much more.


    Mars Veterinary Health (MVH)® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. MVH is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. MVH complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every MVH location.