15 days old

Project Manager

Material Handling Systems, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Basic Function:

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and executing assigned projects consistent with the strategy of the Project Management Execution Office within the resource capability of the company. The Project Manager shall advise leadership and/or business executives about the status and resource loading of assigned projects across the company.

 The Project Manager will plan, direct, and ensure the successful outcome of projects utilizing the assigned project teams, as well as standards, practices, and toolsets established within the PMEO site specific requirements or Project Management leader.  

 The position shall support the efforts of the PMEO in identifying, evaluating and developing project management methods and procedures that are efficient, effective and meet good business practice, while maintaining compliance with MHS policies regarding the execution and oversight of projects.

 Nature and Scope:

  • Oversee and execute 1 to 3 projects at a time
  • 5 to 10 matrix reports (per project)
  • Responsible for managing a collective annual revenue of approximately $10M to $90M USD

 Principal Accountabilities:

  • Clear understanding of HR systems and requirements to function in a business environment. Develops roles and responsibilities, negotiates for resources and motivates team members
  • Skilled presenter in communicating team objectives to ensure buy-in and understanding, and in leading reviews and discussions in kick-off meetings, project reviews, customer meetings and public forums
  • Demonstrated ability in compiling and analyzing data and presenting project progress to management. Communicates team objectives to ensure buy-in and understanding
  • Sound working knowledge of project triple constraints and demonstrated ability to make basic trade-offs that produce a positive project outcome.
  • Documents and communicates the impact of change orders with operations and clients
  • Understands both process-based and deliverables-based Work Breakdown Structure and its application
  • Established ability to translate work breakdown structure into an activity-based schedule, identify critical path, and track progress towards completing critical milestones. Understands and correctly prepares for scheduling milestone reviews. Working knowledge of advanced tools and techniques for evaluating project progress
  • Ability to identify basic resource needs (headcount, level of effort) necessary to meet scope and schedule commitments. Communicates resource needs to the assigned internal functional managers responsible for assigning project resources (Systems, Engineering, Field Services, etc.)
  • Able to effectively define, track, and negotiate cost budgets and revisions in response to project performance
  • Ability to apply tools and techniques and anticipates changes based on lessons learned. Demonstrated ability to define project risks and develop risk register with priority rankings. Develops the appropriate contingency or risk mitigation plans during all project phases
  • Proven ability to use metrics as key component of managing project execution
  • Good understanding of CIP and LEAN principles and methodologies. Capable of leading CIP and LEAN project initiatives. Demonstrated proficiency in applying tools and techniques and arriving at an appropriate resolution



Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge of fundamentals of project management
  • Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget
  • Excellent estimating, scheduling and budgeting skills
  • Ability to independently identify and resolve project issues
  • Proven experience in influencing and leading
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written communication skills, including meeting and workshop facilitation experience
  • Excellent team-building, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills
  • Enthusiasm, positive energy and motivated
  • Proficient in project management software
  • EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering desired
  • Certifications: Desired PMP, Prince2, or equivalent
  • Experience:
    • Industry: 10-15 years
    • Project Management: 7-10 years
    • Technical/Project Engineering: 5+ years


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Project Manager

Material Handling Systems, Inc.
Louisville, Kentucky

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