Project Specialist

Discovery Solutions Published: October 5, 2017
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Project Specialist
COMPANY:
This is a publicly traded Fortune 500 company which is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") and original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services.
LOCATION: Portland, OR
DESCRIPTION: Brief Posting Description
Responsible for managing projects and coordinating activities of project team, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure completion of large projects.
Detailed Description
Directs and manages project development from beginning to end.
Defines project scope, goals and deliverables to support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
Develops full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
Communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
Liaises with project stakeholders.
Estimates resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
Drafts and submits budget proposals, and recommends subsequent budget changes.
Negotiates with other department managers for acquisition of required personnel.
Determines and assesses need for additional staff and consultants, and makes appropriate recruitments during project cycle.
Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
Delegates tasks and responsibilities to personnel.
Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within project team.
Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.
Plans and schedules project time lines and milestones using appropriate tools.
Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
Manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.
EXPERIENCE:
Sales or customer service - 2 years experience required
Direct work in project management capacity - 1 year experience required
Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including, Exchange, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Proven ability to oversee processes to achieve objectives
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyze work flow and processes to provide excellent service to internal and external customers
Interpersonal, conflict management, and negotiation skills, as well as strong human relations skills to supervise and develop assigned employees
Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
EDUCATION: Bachelors' Degree in Business or related required

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