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Sr. Project Manager
Ref No.: 17-04872
Location: Jeffersonville, Indiana
Position Type:Direct Placement
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 07/17/2017
Urgent need for one of our clients in Jeffersonville, Indiana for a Sr. Project Manager


The Sr. Project Manager manages and coordinates all aspects of customer programs while achieving operational and financial targets. This manager will typically be assigned larger, more complex client accounts. He/she will be assigned multiple accounts along with Jr level Project Assistants to support the successful execution of programs. He/she will typically navigate at a higher level of executive management with the client as well as internally.

  • Assemble, develop, maintain and train the highest quality project team.
  • Develop and maintain the highest customer satisfaction throughout the project cycle.
  • Responsible for proper project communications including but not limited to; clients, RFP's, architects, designers, GC's, sales and marketing, manufacturing, installers, subcontractors, vendors and inter-company divisions.
  • Proper coordination and distribution of project information to the project team and client; financial data, product quality guidelines, Project Plan schedules, and maintenance of client contract documentation.
  • Proper utilization of the Project Launch process and client's Operational Fundamentals to ensure success of the project cycle.
  • Co-ordinate and manage all phases of the project/program, including R.F.P., order confirmations, sales orders, detailing, purchasing, production, delivery and installation
  • Review and approve all design/detail architectural fixture drawings prior to release to customer.
  • Actively manage customer inventories, re-orders and obsolete/surplus materials.
  • Support estimating and costing of programs, including the principal oversight of participation in cost reduction (Value Engineering) programs.
  • Manage revenue and gross margin growth in partnership with Sales and Operations.
  • Monthly Sales Forecasting for assigned accounts required.
  • Low to medium travel required to other client's divisions and vendors is required. International travel is possible.
  • Possess exemplary skills (written and verbal) to effectively communicate at all levels of Management.
  • Possess the experience and knowledge to require minimal executive oversight and/or supervision.
  • Knowledgeable of competitor's capabilities, capacities, core competencies and weaknesses.
  • Knowledgeable of all of client's division's capabilities, capacities, core competencies and weaknesses – and have the ability to effectively communicate these to the client to promote client (employer).
  • Possess the ability to navigate and manage successfully in a multi-facility program management atmosphere.
  • Ability to interpret, create and administer contractual language in the processing of RFI's and RFP's.
  • Ability to travel solo (including internationally) to clients, vendors, jobsites and partner divisions to professionally represent and make competent decisions that benefit client (employer).
  • Experienced to assume fiduciary responsibility – negotiate pricing and contractual language with clients, oversee overall profitability of programs.
  • Ability to effectively direct support teams in the division, multi-division or remotely.
  • Possess sufficient knowledge of all disciplines within the division and corporation to communicate effectively with clients and work partners; Finance, Procurement, Materials, Production, Engineering, VE, Logistics, Packaging, etc.
Key Measures:
  • Financial performance of accounts, including budget and P&L
  • Delivery performance
  • Cost Savings/VE performance
  • Inventory level maintenance
  • Sales Targets achieved
  • Incremental sales growth
  • Team Leadership and performance
  • Multi-facility program success
Qualifications and Academic Preferences:
  • Degree in Project Management, Business Administration or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven successful senior level project management experience in store fixture or related industry with involvement in operational functions preferred.
  • Experience in wood/metal/acrylic manufacturing environment.
  • Architectural/Interior Design technical knowledge expertise is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and/or good computer skills
  • Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Customer Service Focus.
  • Working Industry knowledge.
  • Extensive history successful supporting of customer initiatives with a proven track record of attaining high level of client satisfaction.
  • High level of technical expertise including the ability to champion and enhance new design and value engineering efforts.
  • A demonstrated understanding of store fixture manufacturing processes desired.
Critical Success Factors:
  • Customer Service
  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Respect
  • Initiative
  • Performance
  • Communication
  • Teamwork – Team leader
  • Drive
  • Organized
  • Sense of urgency
  • Ability to inspire people
Working Environment:
Office working environment with exposure to manufacturing metal shop and wood shop.

Direct Reports:
Project Coordinators, Project Managers