Project Specialist

The primary role of the Project Management Office Specialist is to participate in the day to day management of an assigned portfolio of projects; metric/ data collection/ reporting; general administrative support and assistance to the Project Management Office. Effectively monitor project milestone deliverable activity related to schedules for new product development projects.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for the organization, planning, tracking, and monitoring of a technology project portfolio including the collection of status, maintenance/closure of action items, priority tracking and KPIs.
  2. Ensure project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
  3. Produce and maintain relevant Project Management Office reports and metrics.
  4. Serve as the point of contact for the project.
  5. Lead project team meetings and proactively follow up with the Project Manager and project team to ensure project plans and schedules remain current and up to date.
  6. Participate capacity and resource management planning activities
  7. Administration of Project and Portfolio toolset including SAP RPM, Microsoft Project Server systems. This includes evaluating data availability and if systems are being utilized for full effectiveness.
  8. Review and advise project team members in the application of project procedures, disciplines and reporting standards to ensure they are adhered too.
  9. Manage the preparation of periodic project status reports and customized reports as needed.
  10. Provide support where required for internal meetings, workshops, etc.
  11. Ensure the agreed project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
  12. Track development status of manufacturing preparedness and transition status to overseas factories of new designs and modifications as needed.
  13. Responsible in understanding PMO project priority determinations.

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor Degree in business or engineering related field, or equivalent experience as determined by management.

PREFERRED:

  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED:

  • 5+ years of experience in engineering and/or manufacturing environment with an emphasis on detail and tracking of development projects.
  • 3 + years team leadership / management experience
  • Experience in engineering in a manufacturing industry using PLM systems such as Microsoft Project Server

PREFERRED:

  • Knowledge of Electrical Cable Systems
  • Knowledge and familiarity with electrical components & materials
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings and bill of materials
  • Technical acumen across several areas including tooling, mechanical and manufacturing systems.

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

REQUIRED:

  • Possess an awareness of Project Management methodologies and Project Lifecycles.
  • Highly developed numeracy and software skills (including in-depth knowledge of all MS Office tools)
  • Deep understanding of planning, tracking, and monitoring of the Technology project processes analysis including KPIs
  • Above average competency with Microsoft office suite including Microsoft Project 10 and Visio
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the need for flexible processes, accurate tracking and completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive and able to anticipate potential issues.
  • Good interpersonal skills to work effectively with teams and individuals in a positive manner.
  • Good written and verbal skills for clear and concise communication.

PREFERRED:

  • Prior experience working in a globally based company

To Apply Contact – Sandy Logsdon – 870-215-3054

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