Project Manager - PFS

Location: Louisville, KY
Date Posted: 08-07-2009
Project Manager - PFS
Farheap Solutions is a high-technology holding and incubator company with successful business operations in internet technologies, printing, and graphic design. Due to continuous growth and projected expansion, we are seeking to fill an extremely critical role on our management team at Print Fulfillment Services (PFS), our primary domestic printing and manufacturing facility located in Louisville, KY.
Print Fulfillment Services provides high-quality, full-color printing services to a variety Online Printing websites and has become the largest environment friendly waterless printer in the United States, producing zero VOCs. PFS offers same day turnaround and next day delivery of promotional, marketing and branding products, mailing services, and custom, user-designed, manufactured and printed promotional materials. We are seeking a dynamic, energetic, and smart Project Management professional to join our team and be ultimately responsible for several high-visibility and high value software projects across multiple divisions of the company, with responsibility for their success from beginning to end.
Reporting to the President/GM of PFS, and working closely with the Plant Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for defining project objectives and leading a distributed team of Business Analysts, Programmers, QA Analysts, Testers and IT specialists in the successful completion of projects. This involves interaction with a diverse group of stakeholders across multiple divisions including Production Managers and Supervisors, Color Quality Experts, Press and Bindery operators, etc. to plan, execute, and finalize projects at both the manufacturing and development levels according to strict deadlines and within budget; and may involve acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager also and oversees quality control throughout the project lifecycle.
You will use your multitasking ability to collaborate constructively with stakeholders and provide leadership to insure projects are completed with desired results.
You are looking for us if:
·        You want ownership of developing the Project Management methodology for an innovative, highly successful, growing printing and manufacturing operation.
·        You see outstanding Project Management as a cornerstone of success.
·        You want to work with talented and smart people, in a place where you respect, and are respected by, your peers.
·        You want a challenging role that is rewarding, demanding and exciting.
·        You want freedom and trust, allowing you to explore possibilities.
·        You want to work on something important, where your career will develop as the business grows.
 
POSITION:
The primary role of the Project Manager is to direct and manage project development from inception to conclusion, defining project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders and includes developing full scale project plans and effectively communicating project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
·        Prepare and execute project plans.
·        Track and report progress.
·        Identify risks and develop and coordinate risk mitigation activities.
·        Communicate with customers and project stakeholders.
·        Assign tasks, optimize resource utilization, and identify resource needs.
·        Use Project Management tools and techniques to maximize efficiency of the team and value to the company.
·        Mentor team members, encourage and amplify learning, professionalism, best practices.
·        Develop/provide user documentation for product versions.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Physical Science or Engineering or relevant discipline and 3 years of progressive project management experience, preferably involving mechanical engineering and software development within the manufacturing or fulfillment industries. PMP certification is a plus.
 
To qualify for consideration, you MUST also have:
·        A proven track record of successfully leading multiple complex, enterprise-level projects through the full Life Cycle to on time, within budget delivery to the customer.
·        A demonstrated expert knowledge of Project Management best practices and techniques.
·        Exceptional verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate efficiently and build rapport with developers as well as with C-level executives.
·        An analytical mindset with exceptional attention to detail.
·        Expert-level knowledge and practical experience with at least one of the popular Software Development and Management methodologies including Unified Process, waterfall, and agile: Scrum and XP. Formal training and/or certification strongly preferred.
·        A proven team building and leadership skills and successful track record “leading by example”.
·        Expert-level user of office productivity tools (i.e. Open Office, Microsoft Office and specifically Microsoft Project)
·        Experience working with remote and multi-cultural teams is a plus.
 
We are looking for you if:
·        You are an exceptional Project Manager with experience developing software for printing or related manufacturing.
·        You are an energetic and eager for the challenge of building and maintaining a best in class project management methodology in a successful, growing organization.
·        You are commercially and financially aware.
·        You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills, time management skills, and attention to detail.
·        You are an effective person who makes great things happen, and gets things done.
·        You are already smart, but constantly crave more knowledge, and you thrive by learning and achieving something every day.
 
SKILLS:
PM, Project Manager, PMO, Scrum. RUP, Unified process, Software Development, Project Leader, PMP. PMI, Extreme Programming, Agile methodologies, e-Commerce, internet, printing, manufacturing
 
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