Emery Jensen Distribution - Project Manager

Ace Hardware Oak Brook , IL 60523

Posted 1 week ago

Emery Jensen Distribution is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ace Hardware Corporation that distributes hardware & home improvement products to the independent Pro Lumber, Paint, Hardware, and E-retailer customer segments.

The Emery Jensen Project Manager will lead the largest-impact, highest-investment and greatest potential revenue-driving projects for Emery Jensen Distribution. This role will lead a variety of cross functional project teams of internal and external constituents in completing the projects. The EJD Project Manager will manage a portfolio of projects for multiple customers, sales processes, operational functions and process improvements. This role will also manage the governance and high-level communication of status and issues with leadership at Emery Jensen, Ace and our Customers. The EJD Project Manager will own and lead the change management and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures and Technology for Emery Jensen sales, merchandising and operations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage largest Key Account, multi-location customer set-up and roll outs

  • Manage highest impact projects to improve sales effectiveness and largest ROI projects to improve organizational effectiveness

  • Lead cross-functional project teams

  • Effectively communicate updates and issues to all constituents and leaders

  • Negotiate optimal solutions to complex problems

Skills and Experience needed:

  • 5-10 years of project management experience

  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills

  • Strong relationship management, negotiation, interpersonal, influencing and communication skills

  • Ability to understand, influence and lead large projects centered around operational improvements

  • Experience leading projects with one or more of the continuous improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma, CI, Kazan, 5S, etc.

  • Detail oriented, well organized

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field (commensurate experience considered)

  • Knowledge of SAP is highly desirable

We want to hear from you!

Emery Jensen Distribution delivers wholesale products and best-in-class service to independent retailers in the Pro Lumber, Paint, Hardware, Grocery, and E-retailer space. Our goal is to support sustainable and profitable growth for our customers by offering the broadest assortments, best pricing, and most knowledgeable team. We have national scale, a regional focus and the commitment to serve our customers and support each other. Come find out why a career with Emery Jensen Distribution is right for you.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emery Jensen Distribution, a subsidiary of Ace Hardware, is committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws.

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