Release Managers own the Release Management lifecycle which includes scheduling, coordinating and the management of releases across the enterprise for multiple applications across various portfolios. The releases can be inclusive of application updates, operating system patches, security improvements, hardware upgrades, Projects and Programs. Release Managers will work collaboratively with change coordinators to build the consolidated release plan. They will coordinate the changes during the entire change week and weekend as well as engage and escalate to appropriate resources when issues arise with a change. After the release week, Release Managers will work with Project Managers and Business Relationship Managers to communicate a summary of changes that have occurred throughout the week. Release Managers will also assist Change Coordinators with getting their Operational Readiness virtual approvals.
**ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**
+ Build and manages the IT release calendar;
+ Build and manages the current months release plan;
+ Manages the weekly release management planning meetings for the current week;
+ Monitors releases during the week and weekend on a rotational basis and engages and escalates to management when needed;
+ Oversee the change coordinators to ensure they are adhering to established processes;
+ Collaborates with the Change Approval Board when changes are necessary outside of the change window providing guidance to change coordinators as needed;
+ Identifies any risks with collision between changes for any given week and mitigates this risk to prevent issues, escalating when needed;
+ Coordinates the Operations Readiness approval process;
+ Communicates effectively (both written and verbal) with cross-functional teams.
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+ Bachelor’s Degree in a business or IT discipline;
+ At least 5 years of prior experience in the role of a Release, Change or Project Manager;
+ Ability to anticipate risks and devise solutions in the moment;
+ Prior experience and/or knowledge with the process of implementing systems solutions;
+ Experience with Change/Release/Project Management tools;
+ Knowledge of Agile and/or Waterfall projects;
+ Proficiency with the Microsoft products (i.e., Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio, SharePoint).
+ Experience in a Food or food service systems environment;
+ Experience with AWS and web services;
+ Experience with various development technologies and how they interact with each other.
• Standard office environment
**Primary Location:** Rosemont-IL
**Schedule:** Full-time **Shift:** Day Job
**Job Function:** Systems Project/Implementation Mgmt
**Job Level:** Individual Contributor
About US Foods
Why US Foods? As one of America’s top 10 largest private companies, we offer talented professionals outstanding opportunities for personal and professional development. We maintain a strong focus on growth in a high-performance environment. That means your work will be challenging and rewarding. We conduct business in a highly ethical manner and maintain an unwavering commitment to operational excellence, safety, and environmental responsibility. As important, we encourage collaboration and value each member of our diverse and talented team.