Project Manager - Manufacturing

Project Manager - Manufacturing

31 Jan 2021
Minnesota, Brooklynpark, 55443 Brooklynpark USA

Project Manager - Manufacturing

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Experis is looking for a Project Manager who would be dedicated to our manufacturing product
development team. Strong candidates will be experienced project managers with knowledge and excitement around agile transformations.

Partnering with Business (15%)

  • Collaborates with business partners to determine opportunities and priorities.

  • Scopes and structures initiatives into IS projects. Performs requirements gathering.

  • Works with business to provide status updates, open issues and resolutions.

  • Effectively interacts with stakeholders at all levels of the organization

Project Leadership and Management (85%)

  • Experienced leading teams from waterfall to scrum but able to manage effectively in either methodology

  • Effectively communicates to project stakeholders.

  • Documents minutes, action items etc from Project meetings.

  • Authors and publish Project Charter.

  • Tracking and publishing common agile health reporting such as burn down charts and velocity.

  • Negotiates and documents UAT exit criteria.

  • Maintains Risk, Next Step, Issues log.

  • Manages defect resolution process.

  • Conducts and documents retrospectives.

  • Facilitates & coordinates production change management including Service Now change requests

  • Strong facilitation, verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Project Management Certification from a reputable institution. PMP Preferred.

  • Certified Scrum Master preferred, but based on experience will consider


  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in MIS, Computer Science, Business or related field required.

  • 2-4 years of prior experience in applying proven project management methodologies to large mission critical projects.

  • 2-4 years of prior experience with using Agile methodology

  • Experience supporting Manufacturing or Operations products/projects Strong visual mapping skills (e.g. Value Stream Mapping; Process Flows; Relationship Diagrams).

  • Experience with ERP systems, manufacturing controls systems, quality management systems highly desirable

  • Highly organized and self-driven individual with ability to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment across a portfolio of projects.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

  • Skilled at building and fostering relationships within a matrix organization.


  • Partner with product owners, business stakeholders and technical analysts to define project requirements, build comprehensive project plans, and manage work to completion in a traditional waterfall fashion.

  • Be well versed in manufacturing, operations or manufacturing quality projects

  • Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and circulating information.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experienced project manager, 3 years minimum

  • Experience in defining project requirements / driving business toward approvals

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least one year for a development team that was applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency.

  • Knowledge of numerous well documented patterns and techniques for filling in the intentional gaps left in the Scrum approach (retrospective formats, bug handling, team conflict resolution techniques, etc.).

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certification

  • First level Scrum Master certification (CSM, PSM I)

  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least three years

  • Knowledge of other agile approaches.

  • Experience in waterfall Project Management and migrating from waterfall to scrum

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