Technical Project Manager (Digital Manufacturing)

Depends on Experience

Contract: W2, 12 Month(s)

  • Work from home
  • 10% Travel

Skills

Project ManagementDigital ManufacturingMESContinuous ImprovementERP

Job Description

Technical Project Manager

Location: Solon, OH

Initial term: 12 months (position expected to run several years / transition to permanent)

Travel: ~15%

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Expert Technical Project Manager is responsible for daily management and execution of assigned digital projects, including tracking cost, resources, schedule, and performance of projects in the assigned category(s).

A sense of urgency and ability to work under tight deadlines are critical for success in this role. You need to be self-motivated, agile, and driven with results focus. Travel will be required be approximately 15% to visit manufacturing sites and events.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Apply project management tools and skills to ensure the on-time, on budget, and in full launch and flawless execution of complex projects from concept to close. Activities include:

  • Leading the alignment of the strategy and approach for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project with key stakeholders
  • Leading the definition and communication of project scope, objectives and expectations
  • Identifying project resource requirements and escalating resource constraints. Resolving at own level whenever possible
  • Building and managing the project schedule, defining the critical path, tracking activities to ensure functional team members are meeting agreed upon deadlines, generating and communicating status reports, and escalating critical issues
  • Preventive management of roadblocks and generation of risk mitigation plans
  • Coordinating and facilitating project meetings including kick-off meetings, project team meetings, risk assessments, lessons learned, post launch reviews and additional meetings as required
  • Providing transparency and communication on project status and risks to cross functional team members, Program Manager and Business Leadership Team
  • Monitor progress to make sure that milestones are being met across the various assigned projects and programs in your portfolio
  • Manage the project budget(s) ranging from $50K to $3MM
  • Manage and track savings commitments ranging to multi-millions
  • Manage the risks and issues that might and do arise over the course project life cycle, as well as take measures to correct them when they occur
  • Ensure proper execution of change management for each project managed
  • Manage and monitor a sub-portfolio of digital projects
  • Coordinate teams working on related projects for reuse and reapplication
  • Ensure cross-functional teams adhere to common project deliverables
  • Manage risks and issues, including taking corrective actions and escalating as necessary
  • Managing stakeholders and aligning deliverables (ranging from factory floor teams to occasionally VP of Manufacturing)
  • Ensure project goals align with company's objectives and are clearly linked to "value" and ensure project "success" criteria is clearly defined
  • Look for and pursue, once aligned, continuous improvement opportunities in the digital space to drive simplicity and advancement of technologies
  • Active participation in portfolio management and maintenance needs as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned within the Program Management Department

 

Qualifications - External

REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:

  • 7+ years of project management required
  • 7+ years in a Manufacturing environment
  • Experience in food or pharma manufacturing strongly preferred
  • 5+ years driving continuous improvement projects preferred
  • Experience working with, influencing, and directing multiple cross functional teams at a time
  • Experience managing large (million-dollar) projects, including schedules, resources
  • Microsoft Projects or other equivalent experience required
  • Experience with waterfall, agile, scrum project methodology required
  • 7+ years with manufacturing systems preferred. (ERP, MES, Kronos, Poka, etc.)
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Strong presentation skills will be a strong need in this role
  • A bachelor's degree in engineering/science field strongly preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • PMP Certification Strongly preferred

 

SKILLS:

  • Program Management Core Competencies:
  • Customer-Centric - Put the customer, both internal and external, at the heart of everything
  • Leadership - Has an ability to inspire and lead others to goal achievement through day to day interaction
  • Analytical - Regularly makes decisions and solved problems by analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Business and Financial Acumen - Must be able to synthesis financial information and interpret financial results
  • Communication - Communicates, influences, and negotiates with Executives, Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Must have excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to clearly articulate messages and requests
  • Conflict Resolution - Has an ability to remain calm during difficult situations, resolve conflicts and negotiating with others handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. Knows when and when not to escalate issues
  • Organization and Project Management - Organizes, plans, and prioritizes work
  • Additional Functional Skills:
  • Strong understanding of project life cycle, including ability to develop and establish project