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Project Manager

Company: The Shyft Group
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Project Manager, reporting to the Director, Project Management Office (PMO), leads multidisciplinary project teams, providing direction, drive, and coordination of projects. Works with internal and external resources to support strategic business objectives by developing project scope of work documents, project plans, timelines, and project budgets.
What You Will Be Doing

  • Oversees all aspects of project management, including scheduling, budgeting, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring, and summarizing project status.
  • Works with business units to understand and document project objectives, scope, requirements, milestone, deliverables, schedule, and cost estimates.
  • Monitors and controls each project by tracking, reviewing, and communicating progress to project stakeholders, sponsors, and team members using such tools as status reports, risk registers, issues logs, decision logs, and action item trackers.
  • Prepares and leads project team meetings including creation and distribution of meeting agendas, and meeting notes.
  • Develops and applies change management strategies and communication plans to ensure stakeholders and team members are informed, bought-in, and support expected project outcomes.
  • Provides regular, professional, and appropriate communications to project team members, department heads, and the senior leadership team.
  • Proactively identifies, tracks, and resolves issues, risks, and dependencies. Communicates risks and issues to the project team and senior leadership. Identifies and implements issue resolutions. Leads risk management identification and mitigation plans.
  • Effectively utilizes project management systems to track and communicate progress.
  • Produces high quality deliverables to meet the approved schedule baseline.
  • Effectively motivates and persuades others to meet project milestones.
  • Participates in continual process improvement efforts within the PMO, division, or enterprise.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field
    • 8+ years (minimum) experience in a manufacturing environment required
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project)
    • Ability to travel up to 25%
      What Makes You Stand Out
      • PMP Certification preferred
      • Proven training and organizational change management skills.
      • Conflict resolution skills within functional teams and outside vendors
      • Strong and consistent attention to detail
      • Critical thinker with the ability to make timely decisions
      • Proven ability to plan and handle multiple projects and meet project deadlines
      • Advanced problem solving, analysis, and trouble shooting skills to proactively identify potential problem areas early in the process; developing creative strategies to overcome obstacles.
      • Excellent:
        • Communication skills, verbal and written
        • Leadership attributes and interpersonal skills
        • Organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
        • Desire to:
        • Learn, understand, and apply new technologies
        • Correct complex processes and/or system issues
        • Understand key financial metrics, create capital expenditure requests, and manage budgets
        • Understand, evaluate, and recommend changes to complex business processes and analytical models

          We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified Individual with a Disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: The Shyft Group, Elkhart , Project Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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