Schwan's Company IT Project Manager in Marshall, Minnesota


At Schwan's Company we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.

The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

We areseeking an IT Project Manager to join our team in Marshall, MN. This position is responsible for the successful delivery of medium to large information systems initiatives, on time, within budget and with optimum quality. This is a great opportunity to be part of an energized culture where transparency, direct communication and empowerment to share new ideas are the foundation of how we work. We are open to a new graduate who is eager to learn the project management field through mentorship by our Senior team members.


  • Plans, directs and coordinates all activities related to projects and resources to ensure project goals are accomplished on time, within budget and with optimum quality.

  • Manages the project team tasks, schedules and issues through all phases of the project

  • Facilitates the project estimation and budget process while working closely with team leads and the account manager

  • Works across IS to identify the resources needed to complete the project

  • Identifies, tracks and manages cost, schedule, scope/quality of medium to large projects and/or a phase/release of a larger complex program

  • Creates task plans, task effort, estimates budgets, statements of work and overall work effort and task dependency schedules

  • Creates project status updates and project closure

  • Formulates and defines scope and objectives of projects

  • Ensures communication of project goals and business direction to stakeholders and executive management

  • Ensures compliance with project management policies and standards

  • Identifies, tracks and manages all project related issues, risks, change requests and action items.

  • Responsible for appropriate issue and risk escalation.

  • Prepares and facilitates project presentations to different levels of the organization

  • Provides performance feedback on project team members to the team member's resource manager.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or Project Management preferred

Years of Related Experience: Typically has 1-4 yrs related experience. We will consider entry level candidates with a Bachelor’s degree


  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively manage cross-functional relationships within a matrixed environment

  • Ability and interest in obtaining PMP and Certified Scrum Master certification in the future

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management best practices, methodology, and deliverables

  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean or Six Sigma principles to enable continuous improvement and re-engineering options

  • High emotional intelligence and strong decision making skills

  • Capable of achieving results and managing ambiguity

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Business Unit: Schwan's Shared Services, LLC

Req #: 18005408