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Project Manager

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Middlebury
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:


The Project Manager position is responsible for managing assigned projects from planning and budgeting through launch and maintenance according to project plans supporting the applicable business unit and manufacturing.


  • Lead multiple aspects of a portfolio of projects to ensure commitments are met:
    • Identify project objectives and oversee them throughout the project's life cycle
    • Define deliverables to support business goals, in collaboration with senior management and other stakeholders
    • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
    • Establish and monitor project timelines and milestones/deliverables using appropriate tools
    • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents
    • Assess need and request right size staffing or consultants
    • Proactively manage changes in scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
    • Complete project according to budget and deadlines
    • Conduct project lessons learned and create a recommendation report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
    • Use business knowledge, project management skill, and judgment to assign tasks, communicate status, and drive collaboration with project team members to complete deliverables, resolve issues and mitigate risks and escalate when appropriate
    • Make decisions using basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections
    • Assemble and complete CER (capital expenditure request) process, including knowledge of signature levels, and tracking of approval
    • Assure project legal documents are completed and signed
    • Provide cash flow estimates (quarterly and monthly)
    • Ensure project team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, influencing, and motivating team members to ensure project effectiveness, team development, and morale
    • Verify project teams are properly staffed, trained, and understand expectations
    • Confirm engagement of project teams, stakeholders, and sponsors to ensure a project's success
    • Set project expectations across divisions, functions, third party vendors, consulting partners, project teams, and stakeholders as required
    • Responsible for project integration management through the PM methodology phases; discovery, planning, execution, deployment, and close
    • Periodically assess the health of projects utilizing Obeya room process
    • Improve effectiveness through lessons learned and bench marking to meet or exceed organizational and customer expectations
    • Promote healthy vendor relationships by setting expectations and communicating openly
    • May be responsible for project personnel, as well as indirect resources
    • Work with functional areas to understand how business processes interact and record current state business processes
    • Recommend business process and system changes to improve efficiency and business outcomes; propose solutions which address the larger business environment
    • Document clear and testable requirements which describe a system which will be implemented
    • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
    • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
    • Generate, explain, present, and improve detailed schedules, objectives, reports, and other documentation accurately
    • Manage project transition between functional groups and project phases
    • Conduct research into project-related issues and products
    • Other tasks as assigned
      • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related field
      • Minimum of 8 years' experience in a project management capacity
      • Project Management Professions (PMP) preferred
      • Strong and consistent attention to detail
      • Sound judgment with the ability to make timely decisions
      • Proven ability to plan and handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
      • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task
      • Versatile, flexible, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
      • Creative and innovative team player
      • Strong:
        • Communication skills, verbal and written
        • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
        • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
        • Able to
          • Learn, understand, and apply new technologies
          • Correct complex process and/or system issues
          • Understand key financial metrics, create capital expenditure requests, and manage a budget
          • Understand, evaluate, and recommend changes to complex business processes and to analytical models
          • Proven training and organizational change management skills.
          • Experience with value stream mapping
          • Conflict resolution skills within functional team and outside vendors

Keywords: The Shyft Group, South Bend , Project Manager, Executive , Middlebury, Indiana

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