Project Manager

  • location: Nashville, TN
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $70 - $90 per hour
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Project Manager

Contract position: Logistics Project Manager opportunities with a large manufacturing client located in the Nashville, TN area. These positions will report to the executive team and be responsible to manage and execute logistics change projects from process improvement of existing operations to full life cycle project management to include warehouse operations and other strategic logistics projects. This position will require approximately 50% or more travel within North America.

Responsibilities for the Project Manager
  • Conduct the planning activities and manage the execution and proper governance of Logistics Change Projects
  • Lead major change projects / processes such as business case development, opening and closing warehouse operations and other strategic logistics projects
  • Communicate a clear vision of the project's objectives and steer the project to completion by defining, scheduling, assigning and follow-up tasks
  • Proactively assess project issues, communicate and/or escalate issues and facilitate a mitigation plan
  • Manage the financial aspects of the project to include budgeting and estimate to actual variance as well as resolving budgeting and resourcing issues
  • Support all regional logistics commercial/sourcing activities such as, bid events, contract negotiation, etc
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements for the Project Manager

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Supply Chain, Logistics, or other relevant business degree); Master's Degree preferred
  • At least 5 or more years project management experience in large scale, high risk, or strategic supply chain/logistics projects with full life cycle implementations
  • Proven ability to manage cost improvement projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables and managing processes such as, project business case, integrated project management plans, status reports, project timesheets, communications plan, budget and schedule
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to utilize a combination of formal authority and persuasion skills
  • Travel up to 50% within North America
  • PMP certification and /or other industry and project management certifications are a plus
Benefits

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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