Project Manager(Manufacturing)
Job Opportunity at True North Consulting, LLC

Posted on Oct 11

http://www.truenorthkc.com    913-256-6598

Location: Kansas City, MO
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4169427

This is a 50+ year old company that is drowning in orders!   They have more orders than in the past 2 years.   Life is definitely good at this company.  They sell their products in over 125 countries.  

The company prides itself on it's family friendly culture and innovative engineering.   This role can be located at the corporate office in Kansas City or at the plant near Houston, TX.
Responsibilities in this role include onboarding new customers, managing the sales order from inception through project completion, creating and driving manufacturing, engineering, and sourcing timelines, deliverables and execution to successfully complete all jobs in the time frame requested by our customers. This requires successful concurrent management of multiple projects. The Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the completion and accuracy of project information.

  • Primary company point-of-contact for the customer and is responsible to inform all departments project requirements, schedule changes, etc.
  • Provide overall direction and responsibility for each project.
  • Request and manage workflow to assure timely work completion in engineering and manufacturing. Negotiate and influence other departments as necessary to work through problems with the customer and/or internal resource problems that inhibit ability to meet customer needs.
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions directly with the customer, including scope of work, staging area, schedule, etc.
  • Communicate project milestones to Accounting to ensure the customer is invoiced in a timely manner. Assist Accounting in collection activities as required.
  • Develop submittal, shipping, and construction target schedule dates for each project supporting customer timelines and needs.,
  • Schedule and conduct each project’s Design Kick-off Meeting (KOM).
  • Follow-up with other departments ensure target dates will be met for each of your projects.
  • Review submittal drawings in conjunction with team engineer & detailer, and prepare a comprehensive submittal cover letter as necessary for each project being submitted to the customer.
  • Review customer comments and red-lines for impact to  upon approval return and identify any changes to our scope of work.
  • Estimate cost impact of scope change, set price, and pursue a Change Order with the customer.
  • Determine if any requested “confirms” have been left unaddressed by customer and, pursue timely resolution with customer as needed

Formal Education & Certification
Degree in engineering, construction, business administration or equivalent work experience is desirable. PMP certification is preferred

Knowledge & Experience  
  • Experience working with customers in a manufacturing or construction environment 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to understand and advantageously negotiate contract terms and conditions;
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