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Title:  Project Manager

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Due to our continuous growth and customer demand, we are currently recruiting for a qualified, interesting and available Project Manager for an opportunity located in Joliet, IL or Shakopee, MN

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Manager takes the lead over development project teams and owns schedules and budgets, taking into consideration the team member input.   He/she manages and ensures critical processes within the company from the early start to the fully released production (new product stream) and engages with internal project stakeholders to turn projects into series products within the constraints of timing, product requirements, profitability and budget (cost).

The Project Manager is fully accountable to the Core Team for his/her projects.  Incumbent is required to provide leadership within the project team, responsible for execution of development projects in line with agreements/contracts within the Core Team and overall business unit strategy.  The PM manages all issues and roadblocks within a project and affects every part of the organization involved in a project execution.  


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Lead the project team:

  • Defines and leads the project team in completing all project phases, deliverables and activities.
  • Develops project schedules and lead the team to execute to the plan.  Effectively apply PMO methodologies to keep projects on track and to enforce project standards.
  • The project team consists of, but not limited to, Purchasing, Operations, Sales, Product Management, Engineering and Supply Chain.
  • Management of all project activities and decision-making forum between project gate reviews.
  • Ensures common understanding within the project team with regards to objectives and goals.
  • Achievement of all design and project objectives. Resolution of conflicts within the project team. 

2. Responsible for development projects:

  • Management of project budget and cost requirements.
  • Monitoring of project forecasts and corresponding impact to project justification.
  • Accountable for detailed work plan of each project phase.
  • Resolution of staffing/resource issues together with functional managers.
  • Project tracking relative to project contract with Core Team.
  • Lead and coach project teams in the use of peer reviews, team meetings, requirements workshops, and tools to mitigate costs, risks and schedule.  
  • Minimize exposure and risk on projects through contingency planning and risk mitigation. 

3. Coordination with Core Team and Management:

  • Accountable to the Core Team.
  • Presents development projects at gate reviews.
  • Requests and is responsible for project budgets.
  • Coordinates design reviews.
  • Resolves project and functional conflicts.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A completed Bachelor's Degree preferred with 5 years relevant experience as a Project Manager. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in using project scheduling tools such as MS Project.
  • Proven and demonstrated project planning expertise.
  • Solid understanding of New Product development processes within the organization.
  • PMP Certified (Other certifications may be considered).
  • Solid understanding of financial data and project financial indicators.
  • Broad understanding of all business processes affecting project execution.
  • Strong financial acumen and business savvy
  • Strong influencing and communication skills.
  • Proven skills in leading, developing, influencing and managing teams.
  • Able to check both financial and technical feasibility of different opportunities.
  • Good judgment and timely decision-making skills.
  • Competent negotiator with willingness to engage in constructive conflict.
  • Ability to work in a matrix managed environment
  • Ability to effectively manage both horizontally and vertically; communicate with all management levels in the organization.
  • Initiator/motivator; pro-active attitude
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both in written and verbal form.
  • Willingness to travel

 

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

United States;United States : Minnesota;United States : Minnesota : Shakopee 


Nearest Major Market: Joliet
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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