Brookfield, WI | Full Time

The Project Manager is accountable for the successful implementation of the projects they manage from “project inception” to “production ready” status in the shop. Success is defined by the following bullets points:

  • The NJSU group of parts (FAI) must be delivered “on time” based on customer expectation,
  • The NJSU group must be conforming to all technical requirements,
  • The NJSU group must meet budget from a one-time start-up cost perspective, and
  • The PROCESS used to create the NJSU group must have potential to be profitable during ongoing production

Daily Activities:

  1. Gathering, organizing and reporting project status to the commercial customer and all relevant internal customers (ie: executive leadership, plant leadership, outside suppliers)
  2. Leading, both formally and informally across all functional areas of the internal organization.
  • Constant monitoring of all elements of the NJSU project’s implementation.
    • “Hands-on” in NJSU activities, from preparation through delivery
    • Facilitating resolution of manufacturing issues related to fixturing/tooling/programming where necessary, while understanding and respecting organizational lines of responsibility and communication.
    • Facilitating resolution of quality/inspection related issues by communicating with quality assurance staff and the customer on when required.
  • Driving awareness across the enterprise.
    • Communicating schedule-related items to appropriate people in operation, scheduling, planning/purchasing, supplier management and quality assurance roles
    • Identifying needs for special action when standard action is not meeting project goals.  Communicating those needs appropriately
  1. Solving problems during the NJSU project implementation
    • Technical: through drawing and specification interpretation.
      • With the customer, in the office and on the shop floor.
    • Financial:  Seek to prevent cost overruns by monitoring project costs and addressing issues as they appear.
    • Schedule: resolve conflicts of limited resources throughout the supply chain
  2. Financial Reporting
    • Manage, track, and report NJSU group cost as compared to plan.
    • Evaluate and project expected unit cost in production and report to executive management
  3. Supporting high probability “project” quotes based on needed requirements.
    • Participate in site visits and teleconferences to help win orders.
    • Generate ideas for manufacturing methodologies.
    • Gather as much up front data as possible to optimize project start up.
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