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Project Manager/Lead - Supply Chain - Remote

Company: Harbor Freight Tools
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

This is a Project Manager position responsible for leading Supply Chain and DC Expansion Projects, supervising cross functional team members and engaging with vendor partners. The complex supply chain projects will include new or expanded distribution facilities, related large-scale material handling installations and supply chain systems implementations. Other projects will include high-impact process improvement initiatives involving interdisciplinary teams, and the routine operational support that the project management team affords to Distribution, Logistics, Import Logistics, Store Operations, Facilities, and Real Estate.
Reporting to the Program Manager or Director of Supply Chain Project Management, you will be responsible for managing planning and execution of Supply Chain capital improvement and other projects. This will include responsibility for managing project outcomes to achieve objectives on-time and within budget. The Project Manager will need to be detail-oriented and an excellent communicator with strong leadership skills. You will be responsible for coordinating project planning, execution, deliverables, and communication to stakeholders. The ability to stay within capital budgets, meet timelines, and deliver high levels of quality/service is essential. Relationships with key internal business partners and related reporting needs are also a critical aspect of this role. This includes resources in various groups such as Information Technology, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Imports, Transportation, Accounting, and Finance.
Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for all aspects of project management for Supply Chain assigned projects through the entire lifecycle, including, but not limited to: chartering, scoping, requirements gathering, document approval tracking and management, project plan creation, status reporting, issue resolution, project resource allocation, project costs and financial analysis, and benefits validation. Including working with internal and external partners to source goods and services, develop proposals, RFPs, Agreements, and track expenses and payments.

  • Leads team to develop project scope of work, design, budget and justification
  • Creates cohesive project plans with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the approved plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters.
  • Works with key cross-functional partners to develop and execute a comprehensive transition plan to transition projects from project team to long term business owners
  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of projects.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding project status.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Supports team members in executing tasks as needed to meet project deliveries
  • Coordinate meetings, writes minutes, updates budgets, manage presentations and RFP bids.
    • Staff supervision and development - yes, supervision/development of project team members
    • Decision making -provide consultation & expert advise, provides data for decision support,
    • Travel - can range from 20% to 75% depending on project phase, averaging up to 50% annually
    • Location- Remote
      Requirements:Education (Required):
      • BS Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Management, Operations, Information Technology, and coursework viewed favorably. Advanced degree a plus.
        Skills (Required):
        • Ability to lead a team and can interact across all levels and functions of the organization effectively, lead during a time of significant growth, and an ability to establish credibility and influence others through both formal and informal leadership.
        • Proficient in MS office suites, MS Project and Visio.
        • Competency in developing strategic plans, as well as directing tactical execution; strong project management skills.
        • Ability to function in an unstructured environment; thrives on bringing order to chaos.
        • A clear, coherent, and rational thinker adept at establishing efficient, disciplined, and optimal processes and methodologies.
        • Energetic, proactive, self-motivated, and an independent thinker who is willing to try new and creative ideas.
        • Dedicated to the success of the company and willing to commit to necessary hours, if and when appropriate, to reach goals, and complete tasks on time - this is an opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth of the company.
        • Quantitative and analytical.
        • Decisive - able to make decisions without fully developed information.
        • Strong negotiating style and experience.
        • Pragmatic problem solver - makes things simple and gets things done.
        • Record of delivering concise, persuasive, and comprehensive reporting, recommendations and risk/alternative assessments of complex business situations to top management and peers.
        • A thinker who strives to understand causality in data and its context in terms of overall business objectives. Asks what the goal is, what key segments of management and peers require, defines the types of data and sources needed, formulates theories and sets out to prove, disprove and refine these until an answer rooted in process is crystalized.
        • Focused on continuous improvement both personally and professionally. Willing to give and receive constructive feedback.
          Experience (Required)
          • 1-3 years in project management, with skills necessary to interpret what is needed for the success of a project and to create appropriate schedules for timely delivery
          • 2 to 5 years of distribution center continuous improvements, engineering, Construction, MHE or systems implementation & complex projects is preferred
          • Ideal background includes national, multi-unit retailers with multiple warehouse operations, such as department stores, mass merchants, or other general merchandise retailers; hard line experience is preferred.
          • A history of success operating as a key strategic partner to an energetic senior executive team.
          • A history of developing and managing to key metrics and scorecards.
          • Experience working in a high growth environment, with consistently shifting priorities; ability to create order out of chaos.
          • Successful track record of leading companywide supply chain management initiatives from the project management and engineering perspective.

Keywords: Harbor Freight Tools, Chicago , Project Manager/Lead - Supply Chain - Remote, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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