Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 9/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Volt Workforce Solutions has partnered with a leading manufacturer of unique product innovations for human-centered, wellness products including digital mounting, workstations, tech furniture, and mobility products.  This a a direct, long term career position for their location in Eagan, MN.

Duties:

  • Develops, tracks and executes commercial technical product development projects for one or more product development programs.
  • Builds product commercialization schedules based on cross-functional inputs that follow quality management processes.
  • Tracks and reports progress on a weekly basis, understands critical path activities and proactively works with cross functional team members to plan for on-time product delivery.
  • Owner of the project(s) critical actions list. 


Position Responsibilities:  

Develop full scale cross-functional project plans and associated status reporting documents.

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using Microsoft Project.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a clear and timely fashion and continually manage these expectations and responsibilities with team members and stakeholders throughout the term of the project.
  • Prioritizing, organizing and balancing multiple demands and competing deadlines.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables. Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope.
  • Conduct and complete formal Stage and milestone signoffs with internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure risk mitigation and contingency plans are developed and managed to eliminate delays in committed product release dates.
  • Supports “Lean Business Enterprise” initiatives for continuous process improvement and waste elimination.

Position Requirements, Knowledge and Experience:
 

  • B.A. / B.S. Business or Engineering preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a technical project management, technical account management, marketing data analytics, or similar role.
  • Should understand the basic needs and workflows of R&D, Operations, Supply Chain, and Customer Service groups.
  • PMI certification highly desired.
  • Familiar with project development models including waterfall and Agile methods.
  • Excellent written/ verbal communication skills.
  • 3+ years Project Management experience; or equivalent Manufacturing Project Development experience.
  • Advanced level of proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance multiple priorities and projects.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job as described to you for the position.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer