Project Manager

Commscope Shakopee , MN 55379

Posted 2 months ago

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CommScope is hiring a Manager, Project in Shakopee, Minnesota.

General Summary:

The Project Manager takes the lead over development project teams and owns schedules and budgets, taking into consideration the team member input. He/she manages and ensures critical processes within the company from the early start to the fully released production (new product stream) and engages with internal project stakeholders to turn projects into series products within the constraints of timing, product requirements, profitability and budget (cost).

The Project Manager is fully accountable to a functional manager and/or core team for his/her projects. Incumbent is required to provide leadership within the project team, responsible for execution of development projects per documented procedures and in line with agreements/contracts within the core team and overall business unit strategy. The project manager manages all issues and roadblocks within a project and affects every part of the organization involved in execution of a project.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1.Project Team Leadership:

  • Define and lead the project team in completing all project phases, deliverables and activities.

  • Develop project schedules and lead the team to execute to the plan. Effectively apply PMO methodologies to keep projects on track and to enforce project standards.

  • Management of all project activities and decision-making forum between project gate reviews.

  • Ensure common understanding within the project team with regards to objectives and goals.

  • Achievement of all design and project objectives. Resolution of conflicts within the project team.

  • Influence team members and functional resource managers to get results

  • Recognize team strengths and weaknesses utilizing team members to complement each other
    2.Project Accountability:

  • Management of project budget and cost requirements.

  • Monitoring of project forecasts and corresponding impact to project justification.

  • Accountable for detailed work plan of each project phase and ensuring completion of agreed upon deliverables by the team.

  • Resolution of staffing/resource issues together with functional managers.

  • Project tracking relative to project contract with Core Team.

  • Lead and coach project teams in the use of peer reviews, team meetings, requirements workshops, FMEA, DFX, and DFMEA tools to mitigate costs, risks and schedule.

  • Minimize exposure and risk on projects through contingency planning and risk mitigation.

  • Identify key issues and make the best choice of all alternatives with team input
    3.Coordination with Core Team and Management:

  • Accountable to the Core Team.

  • Presents development projects at gate reviews.

  • Requests and is responsible for project budgets.

  • Resolves project and functional conflicts.

  • Manage expectations

  • Escalates issues/barriers to management that cannot be readily solved by the project team

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree and working toward bachelor's, and/or greenbelt, PMP, other certification program required

  • 8+ years of project participation experience

  • 3-6 years of project management experience

  • Exposure to New Product development processes within and governed by the organization; taking a product from idea to production

  • Experience with project management applications like Microsoft Project

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office

  • Exposure to financial data and project financial indicators

  • Developing influencing and communication skills

  • Good organization skills

  • Developing skills in leading, forming, influencing and managing teams

  • Good judgment and timely decision-making skills

  • Developing ability to effectively manage both horizontally and vertically; communicating with all management levels in the organization

  • Initiator/motivator; pro-active attitude and a sense of urgency

  • Drive to get results

  • Good communication skills in English, both in written and verbal form.

  • Willingness to work toward PMP certification or equivalent

Strongly Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with design of fiber optic products used in Enterprise and Carrier markets per international and Domestic standards (TIA-EIA-568B, GR-326, etc)

  • Experience with project management applications like Microsoft Project

  • Experience with cost reduction projects and/or dealing with quality issues

  • Understanding financial and technical feasibility and how they can impact opportunities

  • Understanding of all business processes and functional areas that contribute to successful project execution

  • Competent negotiator with willingness to engage in constructive conflict

It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Project Manager, Engineer, Product Development, Manager, Technology, Engineering, Research, Management

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