1+ months

Project Manager

Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services
Jericho, New York 11753 Work Remotely

Educational & Institutional Cooperatives Services, Inc., (E&I) is a national buying cooperative with over 2.6 billion dollars in sales dedicated to serving the educational marketplace (higher education & K-12). Our goal is to provide over 5,400 members with strategic sourcing solutions that maximize the members spend. This is accomplished by offering excellent contracts, services and solutions that lower total costs by aggregating their collective buying power to secure advantageous pricing on a wide range of products and services.


E&I has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager, in our Operations Department. This position will be oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of prioritized and approved short-term and long-term projects to lead each project to a successful outcome and ensure value added for the Cooperative. This position may work out of our corporate office in Jericho, NY or remotely.


At E&I Cooperative Services, we are proud of the company culture we have created. We believe that talented people and the right culture are the most important drivers of our company’s success and our employee’s satisfaction. We are looking for people who share our core values – people who are: Mission Driven, Customer/Member “Obsessed”, High Performance; High Participation, Positive, Collaborative, Always Pursuing Better, Inclusive and Respectful!



  • Utilize sound business acumen and serve as the manager in the planning, organization, leading and controlling to lead each project to a successful outcome and ensure value added for the Cooperative
  • Work closely with functional leaders, department units, and subject matter experts to identify, develop and deploy new business processes order to understand and translate business needs into well-defined action items.
  • Develop project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan to track progress to ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Coordinate internal resource availability and allocation and/or third parties for sound execution of projects
  • Follow through and be a training resource as required for process and policy changes
  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope and schedule
  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques and report to management when necessary
  • Work closely with other roles and departments within E&I to coordinate the activities and deliverables of each project
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Research, utilize and gain user adoption in the use of a standard project management tool to be used across the company
  • Understand the key project management duties, develop the project scope, coordinate resources, implement the project specifics, and communicate the progress
  • Assist and communicate in the prioritization of the proposed projects
  • Develop and manage training initiatives based upon member experience feedback that will support continued member success 
  • Work with leadership and management team to establish suitable processes to support administrative, development, and change management activities
  • Effectively act as the liaison between the business end users, IT department, a Salesforce consultant and/or Salesforce
  • In collaboration with the IT project Manager, work with end users to define and document development requirements




  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of on-the-job experience in Project Management in an Operations role preferred
  • Certification as a project management professional (PMP) required
  • Proven ability to design and implement new processes and facilitate user adoption.
  • A documented history of successfully driving projects to completion.
  • A demonstrated ability to understand and articulate complex requirements.
  • Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Ability to analyze, review, and document current functionality to determine potential areas of improvement.
  • Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization with excellent clear communication in written, verbal, client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Self-motivated, a natural problem solver who is able to work in a fast paced, dynamic, team-oriented environment
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology programs/software
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task
  • Expert presenter with a proven ability to influence and persuade others
  • Strong leadership and analytical skills, team motivation and conflict resolution
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs, specifically Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

E&I offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package which include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & AD&D Insurance, LTD, STD, FSA, 401(k), AFLAC and other company sponsored benefits.

E&I is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.


Posted: 2021-01-19 Expires: 2021-03-05

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Project Manager

Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services
Jericho, New York 11753

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