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Posted on Mar 8
Join the flagship division of an industry leading, Fortune 250 company as a Project Manager overseeing projects of varying scope and size and serving as the focal point to internal and external stakeholders.
The Project Manager sets deadlines; assigns responsibilities; monitors progress and reports project status updates to management. This individual contributor role will provide leadership to a matrix project team from varying cross-functional areas while maintaining contact with the customer and internal teams as needed. In addition, this person will participate in process and cost improvement initiatives, working with a world-class operations excellence team.
Create project charter, baseline plan, and other project management components; ensuring accuracy of cost basis and/or pricing by evaluating resource requirements, and performing risk analysis.
Plan tasks in conjunction with established project and contractual goals and objectives.
Propose recommendations for changes and executes project charter for defined area of responsibility.
Identify and address critical issues and leads the development of action plans to improve project performance (e.g. scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, etc.).
Ensure process compliance across the project team and facilitate/ensure effective product/technology gate reviews.
Communicate project status to Division staff, management, and customer through project/program reviews and elevate issues as required.
Identify ways to improve project productivity and/or implementation of appropriate project management methodologies.
Determine and negotiate resource allocations with functional managers and monitor/maintain budgetary controls.
Monitor and assess baseline budget and integrated schedule performance in coordination with related team members or functional management.
4-year degree in Engineering, Business, or related field required. Advanced degree a plus.
Formal project management training (e.g. PMI methodology) and certification (PMP or CAPM) required.
8+ years of demonstrated project management success; including 2+ years leading multiple projects of varying complexity and scope.
Prior cross-functional and business experience with high-technology customers, products, and processes.
Proven working knowledge of the Project Management five-stage process. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience applying formal PM tools and techniques (e.g. scheduling, cost management, change control, risk management, etc.)
Proficient with the majority of project management tools, including, but not limited to: scheduling, cost management, change control, time management, scope and resources, work breakdown structures, and risk management.
Ability to communicate and serve as the customer advocate to fulfill requirements; provide assistance to resolve problems encountered by the project team.
Effective use of interpersonal and presentation skills and negotiation principles with varied audiences.
Proficiency with financial analysis (e.g. cost breakdowns, risk analysis, budget, etc.). Experience with cost, contract terms and conditions, and profit decisions.
Working knowledge of regulatory compliance and industry practices (to safeguard the company’s competitive information and intellectual property).
Ability to support and develop the project team through training and individual coaching.
Lean/Six Sigma experience/certification(s) a plus.
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