Project Manager, System Design and Implementation

Project Manager, System Design and Implementation

  • Location ATLANTA, GA
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  • Requisition GH1226373

What you'll do at

Essential Functions

An individual must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Demonstrates up-to-date expertise in Material Handling Automation technologies, layout or system design, and process flow in an eCommerce or related retail/wholesale warehouse environment.  Has managed complex multi-million dollar automation projects throughout the entire Project Lifecycle: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closure. 

Manages medium to high dollar, high complexity, Material Handling Automation or Logistics Engineering projects by creating effective Project Plans, utilizing all or some of the Project Management Knowledge Areas:

  • Scope Management
  • Time Management
  • Quality Management
  • Cost Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Stakeholder Management.

Manages the analysis and design of new or existing Fulfillment Centers and processes (for example, material flow, transportation) by applying industry technologies, equipment, and material handling solutions; partnering with key vendors to benchmark industry best practices; collaborating with key internal teams (for example, Operations management, Information System Division (ISD)) to gain project support and operational insight; assembling financial analyses and justifications; and presenting project ideas and designs to senior leadership for approval.

Works closely with Vendors to design solutions that drive operational efficiencies, including but not limited to labor reduction, capacity expansion, and throughout improvements.  Develops the Scope of Work and the Statement of Work with Vendors and Internal Customers and Stakeholders.  Works closely with Legal and Contracts Team to develop and approve Vendor Contracts.  Manages all aspects of the Project Budget, including initiating request for funding, PO generation and overall Cost Management.  Manages Vendors throughout the entire project lifecycle, holding them accountable to delivering project objectives on time and within budget.

Manages Engineering Changes by defining the problems, identifying the solutions, and communicating the business justification to the Leadership Team. Tracks Project Performance and manages all project related issues and risks to ensure projects are meeting business and financial goals.   Actively travels to Project sites to manage vendor deployments, and ensures operational needs are being met while minimizing operational impact.

Drives the communication Plan and is a vocal leader that demonstrates a bias for action.  Understands the importance of Stakeholder management and can communicate effectively across all levels of the organization, including Senior Executives.

Identifies and assists in overseeing the implementation of business initiatives to reduce operating expenses within the supply chain organization by applying traditional industrial engineering techniques (for example, work measurements, process improvement) to build operations improvement plans; collaborating with key cross functional teams (for example, operations, logistics systems) to ensure project timelines and milestones are identified and coordinated.

Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.

Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.

Competencies

An individual must be proficient in each of the competencies listed below to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.

Customer/Member Centered: Meet Internal and External Customer/Member Needs - Identifies the requirements, expectations, and needs of customers/members. Supports and aligns with initiatives, goals, and actions focused on improving customer/member service. Addresses the concerns and issues of internal and external customers/members. Uses customer/member data, analyses, and insights to improve customer/member-related decisions.

Judgment: Demonstrate Professional Judgment - Researches and integrates relevant information and data, and uses expertise to make recommendations or decisions. Identifies and applies sound, fact-based criteria in setting priorities and making decisions. Uses business measures and analyses to identify improvement opportunities. Probes and looks beyond symptoms to determine the root causes of problems and identify possible solutions.

Execution and Results: Focus on Execution and Results - Aligns and pursues work activities to achieve the mission and business priorities of the organization. Shares information, practices, and resources across functions, organizations, and locations to improve performance. Effectively uses existing processes and tools to achieve performance objectives. Uses and explains major process steps to manage time, resources, and challenges to meet goals.

Planning and Improvement: Plan for and Improve Performance - Develops and implements plans, practices, and processes to better achieve organizational goals. Develops contingency plans to manage or eliminate potential problems. Identifies and recommends ways to continually improve and streamline processes and practices.

Influence and Communicate: Build Influence - Develops and presents logical, convincing reasons in support of one's perspectives and initiatives. Proactively shares relevant information and timely updates with appropriate people. Listens attentively and asks questions to ensure understanding. Researches information for and prepares documents and presentations that effectively convey relevant information in a timely manner.

Ethics and Compliance: Model Ethics and Compliance - Complies with policies and procedures. Demonstrates ethical performance. Supports efforts to enforce compliance with policies and procedures.

Adaptability: Adapt Professionally - Demonstrates creativity and strength in the face of change, obstacles, and adversity. Adapts to competing demands and shifting priorities. Updates and shares knowledge and skills to keep current in one's area of expertise. Embraces change and supports its implementation. 

Build Relationships: Form Relationships - Builds trusting, collaborative relationships and alliances across functional and organizational boundaries. Relates to others in an accepting and respectful manner, regardless of their organizational level, personality, or background. Collaborates with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and functional areas to discover new perspectives.

Physical Activities

The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

  • Observes associate, customer, or supplier behavior. Enters and locates information on computer.
  • Presents information to small or large groups and individuals.
  • Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.
  • Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer. Visually verifies information, often in small print.
  • Reads information, often in small print.

Travel

Traveling is necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

  • Travels domestically to and from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring consecutive overnight stays.
  • Travels internationally to and from multiple facilities or work-sites requiring extended overnight stays.

Work Environment

Working in the following environment is necessary to perform one or more of the essential functions of this position.

Works in areas requiring exposure to varying temperatures, extreme heat or cold, and/or wet, damp, or drafty conditions.

Entry Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering or other Technical Engineering discipline with minimum of 2 years of field experience in a Manufacturing or Operations environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Engineering or related
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • 5+ years in Technical role, ie Engineering or Project Management
  • 3+ years in Management / Leadership role

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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