14 days old

Sr. Project Manager

MxD
Chicago, Illinois 60642
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Do you want to be a part of something innovative, relevant, and intellectually stimulating that has a meaningful impact? Come join our rapidly growing MxD team as we strive to increase U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing.

+ About MxD

MxD (Manufacturing x Digital) is where innovative manufacturers go to forge their futures. In partnership with the Department of Defense, MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to begin building every part better than the last. As a result, our more than 300 partners increase their productivity, win more business, and strengthen U.S. manufacturing.

MxD is passionate about its’ people and committed to creating an environment where everyone is heard and respected.  Flexible work arrangements and unlimited paid time-off programs are just a few of the exceptional benefits MxD provides its’ employees.  MxD embodies a strong startup culture, with its’ fast-paced and dynamic working environment while also fostering curiosity and innovation.  Diversity is also key and integral to the culture, as different backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas are critical to the success of members and staff alike.

+ Position Overview

MxD is currently seeking an experienced Senior Project Manager to join our Project Management Office (PMO). MxD has multiple ongoing research and modernization projects in the areas of Industry 4.0, Supply Chain, Digital Twins, Future Factory, Systems Integration, and Cybersecurity. You will be part of the team responsible for developing and leading research projects to help America’s factories tackle grand challenges.

In this role, you will lead the execution of several key projects simultaneously, including planning, scheduling, driving completion of action items and deliverables, and communicating project status to MxD internal and external stakeholders. This person should be team-oriented and committed to the advancement of manufacturing technologies.  This position reports to the Manager of Technical Projects and Process.

+ Position Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects from ideation and scoping to execution and deployment with the support of a project coordinator
  • Lead project planning and development of documents associated with project execution, including requests for proposals, statements of work, deliverables, schedules, reporting requirements and intellectual property assertions
  • Conduct primary and secondary market research to translate industry needs into project requirements
  • Effectively execute project work in alignment with Statement of Work (SOW) obligations
  • Drive regular project team meetings: capturing action items, owners, and updates
  • Regularly communicate project status to stakeholders with risks, deviations to baseline, and mitigation plans
  • Other duties as assigned

+ Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline preferred
  • Certification or significant progress toward PMP/CAPM certification is required
  • Minimum four years of project management experience
  • Experience preferred in a technical environment, including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing; experience with digital manufacturing technologies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of an organization, including the executive levels of both MxD and MxD’s commercial and academic partners
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office and Monday.com; familiar with Slack and MS Teams
  • Ability and desire to work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Must be available to work onsite on an as-needed basis to support MxD personnel and for other onsite events
  • All MxD employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a religious or medical exemption

How to Apply

Apply online at mxdusa.org/careers by clicking on the link to the position posting and submitting your resume with a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this role and MxD. Tip: Meeting the qualifications is important, but a great cover letter will set you apart!

Work with Us

  • MxD is a results-oriented, lean, collaborative tech organization and 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are hard-working, mission-driven, flexible, and work with a sense of urgency. We hire tech-savvy, committed, self-starters who can think outside the box, and have a strong capacity to learn and adapt to the needs of the organization and role, through both skill and grit. All-star employees excel without the help of administrative support, and don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty (figuratively!). Additionally, people who love to solve problems, no matter how big or small, find they are a good fit for MxD.
  • Our state-of-the-art facility, located on Goose Island in Chicago (just north of downtown), features a manufacturing floor, several infrastructure testbeds, and a bustling open-office environment. MxD is a collaborative space, hosting many events for our partners and other prestigious organizations, so being able to engage with staff and visitors in a professional, helpful manner is a must.
  • MxD is a 10-minute walk from the North and Clybourn Red Line stop, a 20-minute walk from the Division Blue Line stop, and accessible by a variety of other public transit options; additionally, we have free parking available for employees.

Flexible Work Policy

  • MxD recognizes the importance of providing flexibility for employees to balance work responsibilities with personal obligations and commitments. Specific feasibility of Flexible Work Arrangements is determined by specific roles and supervisors.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

  • MxD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse environment in our workplace, our communities, and within the tech industry. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, economic circumstance, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas currently.

Requirements

+ Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline preferred
  • Certification or significant progress toward PMP/CAPM certification is required
  • Minimum four years of project management experience
  • Experience preferred in a technical environment, including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing; experience with digital manufacturing technologies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of an organization, including the executive levels of both MxD and MxD’s commercial and academic partners
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office and Monday.com; familiar with Slack and MS Teams
  • Ability and desire to work in a highly dynamic environment
  • Must be available to work onsite on an as-needed basis to support MxD personnel and for other onsite events
  • All MxD employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a religious or medical exemption

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Posted: 2023-01-24 Expires: 2023-03-11

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