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Project Manager

Santa Rosa, California
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
In this exciting opportunity as a Project Manager, you will oversee the design, development, and successful implementation of new projects into production as well as to perform other related duties in conjunction with other employees and departments contributing to the overall team effort, efficient process, and safe working environment. This position includes many essential components necessary for successful and efficient manufacturing, and as such, shares full responsibility for the final product delivered to the customer.

Performance skills will be based on execution of work, ability to meet projected timeline and budgetary commitments, ability to maintain expected levels of quality and control, communication, continual improvement, and the ability to work in a team environment and successfully coordinate the operations of multiple departments to achieve success.

The successful candidate must be able to balance multiple projects at one time while maintaining the same level of quality across each program.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Directly responsible for the successful introduction of assigned new projects and programs. Act as the single point of contact for customer communication, responsible for customer satisfaction, and for relaying all customer requirements and expectations clearly and effectively to all other departments and internal personnel.

Directly responsible for account growth, lead the development of account plans with Business Development Manager (BDM), and must have a strong command over sales pipeline.
Ability to identify, implement, and provide mentorship on process improvement opportunities that increase team efficiency. Provide advice and mentorship to project team members and less-experienced project managers.
Exhibit strong project leadership while managing an entire portfolio of programs, which will include both smaller projects as well as large programs with multiple sub-projects.
Demonstrate a superior ability to generate ideas and address product and program requirements
Create and control project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), project Gantt charts, action plans, status updates, and budge tracking controls.
Create Project Charters and manage Change Control trackers with customers
Coordination of all project activities/deliverables across all internal departments/functional groups, and within the customer.
Foster teamwork while leading cross-functional project teams to the successful execution of project requirements and goals.
Responsible for the development of validation strategies for new products, transfers and/or process improvements.
Provide support to business development and quoting teams.
Provide customer support for product Design for Manufacturability (DFM) of molded components as well as assembly products, working with material/supplier sourcing, manufacturing engineering, quality, and other Subject Matter Experts (SME).
Provide customer support for mold, fixturing, work cell layout, and automation design, working with material/supplier sourcing, manufacturing engineering, quality, and other Subject Matter Experts (SME).
Act in accordance with ISO and other regulatory requirements, and company procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:

Bachelor s degree in Engineering, or equivalent years of experience in a related field
Strong ability to think outside the box and develop solutions to complex issues
Able to work effectively in a team
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work with minimum supervision and under pressure
Strong knowledge of MS Project
High level of aptitude in MS Office software, virtual meeting applications (IE MS Teams), and general Windows OS.
Basic CAD knowledge, preferably in SolidWorks
Medium to high knowledge in statistical analysis
Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
Ability to read, write and speak English
GDT knowledge is a plus
PLC, Automation and/or Injection molding process background/knowledge is a plus.
Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma background/knowledge is a plus

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  • Job Reference: 674030482-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: SMC Ltd.
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent