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Manager of Project Management

Kansas City, MO
Our client is a global automated equipment manufacturer. With over 6000 employees globally they supply equipment and solutions to customers in the food/beverage, and consumer goods and life sciences industries. The Kansas City, MO office has a personable, team oriented, collaborative staff of professionals and has a family/friendly small company culture.

Why relocate to Kansas City?
This culturally rich city is located along the Missouri River, has a low-cost of living, and although it’s a big city it has a small-town feel. It’s home to the NFL Chiefs and the MLB Royals, has over 220 parks, a growing art scene, and according to some the city has more fountains than Rome. Finally, if you are tired of a long commute the Kansas City area has an average commute of only 22 minutes!
Summary: Manage a team of Project Managers in the planning and execution of the project management function through allocating and assigning resources, overseeing team deliverables, facilitating communication among stakeholders, and establishing consistent project management protocols. 
This position will travel up to 50% of the time including international travel.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Responsible for the overall project management function including providing leadership, allocating and coordinating resources, and oversight of processes
  • Oversee a team of Project Managers and ensures project deliverables are executed consistent with established standards and strategy
  • Plan project management operations, establish deadlines, assign responsibilities, and oversee completion of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Develop, implement, and manage standard operating procedures for the project management function
  • Drive collaboration and consensus between the project management function and key stakeholders
  • Work closely with Regional Management Teams (Regional Sales Directors and Regional Service Managers) to ensure resources are deployed when and where needed in both the pre and post sales process
  • Serve as a hands-on Project Manager for assigned projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field; MBA preferred
  • Automation Capital Equipment experience is required.
  • Minimum of 8 years project management experience in a manufacturing or similar environment with at least 2 years of experience leading a project management team
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar verification of advanced Project Management training and experience required
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