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New Club Project Coordinator Job

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 17 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members  love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you  succeed.

New Club Project Specialist

The New Club Project Specialist (“Club PS”) drives and manages the plans for execution of the technology aspects associated with the opening of new clubs, new fuel stations, and enhancement/remodeling efforts at existing club/fuel locations. 

The Club PS must establish, build and maintain detailed, meaningful project plans that establish actual and forecasted activities and timelines, proactively manage deviations, identify and manage project risks and issues, ensure the project team is properly defined and staffed, including oversight of activities being conducted by external partners.  The Club PS acts as the liaison among the project’s stakeholders from across the organization and ensures that timely communications are occurring throughout the project’s lifecycle.  The Club PS is responsible for ensuring that all club/fuel projects comply with all BJ’s Project Lifecycle Methodology requirements, established change management practices and policies, and any regulatory requirements. 

The Club PS is responsible for managing day-to-day project activities, including but not limited to:

  • Balancing and managing scope, time and resources for a multi-disciplined project team to achieve desired results
  • Managing project budgets and recommending subsequent budget changes where appropriate
  • Tracking project milestones, deliverables, and dependencies
  • Devising contingency and mitigation plans
  • Manage and actively drive resolution of issues (escalate issues early, drive open issues to resolution and deliver on-time)
  • Developing and maintaining demand and resource capacity models
  • Analyzing results, troubleshooting problem areas, and making corresponding recommendations
  • Providing impact analysis and alternatives to senior leadership
  • Managing and actively driving resolution of complex project issues
  • Ensuring project remains aligned with the defined objectives as well as organizational, business and technology strategies
  • Participating in and co-facilitating meetings with business partners to ensure continued alignment
  • Preparing and delivering effective, timely and meaningful communications (written and verbal) throughout the project lifecycle
  • Settings and continually managing project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Keeping pace with emerging project and portfolio management trends and best practices
  • Act as the liaison between IT and business stakeholders with respect to IT activities for new club and fuel station openings.
  • Ensure IT project plans are updated to reflect required changes as a result of new business initiatives
  • Manage the new club and fuel opening budget/forecast vs actuals, proactively noting any variances and their drivers
  • Identify opportunities to change/improve program delivery processes
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel





  • Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Information Technology, Business or related discipline
  • 5+ years leading and/or assisting in managing IT related projects
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Basic knowledge of industry
  • Desired: specific experience with opening new retail locations

Location & Travel

Remote position within BJ’s operating footprint

This position will require 25% travel

remote work may be a possiblity 

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Worcester