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Senior Project Manager, Implementations

DSV

DSV

Operations
Lawrenceville, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024


If you are a current DSV employee and interested in a position in another country,please contact your Human Resource representative to discuss the process and requirements of applying.

Job area: Projects / Special Projects / Business Support

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: [[Lawrenceville GA or other DSV location / Remote]]

Division: [[Solutions]]
Job Posting Title: [[Senior Project Manager, Implementations]]
Time Type: [[Salary]]

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Project Manager, Implementation Engineering for DSV Solutions’ Implementation Team will be responsible to plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of projects related to new business implementation and other existing business initiatives within the Solutions organization, focused on warehousing and distribution centers. This Project Manager will work closely with the client and DSV leadership to ensure that each project is on schedule, within scope, and on budget. Critical to success of the Project Manager is detailed planning, proactive communication, and persistent monitoring of the execution of deliverables under the responsibility of all project resources to include internal functional area owners, the client, and external contractors.

Location: Lawrenceville, GA; Lancaster, TX; Port Reading, NJ; Aurora, IL; or Remote

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clear understanding of all phases of the project implementation schedule, to include the core deliverables for each functional area and the timing of the same
  • Align input from Client and Business to ensure the Project Scope is clearly captured
  • Create a detailed task list (Project Schedule) with milestones and critical path tasks to ensure no deliverables or dependencies are overlooked, to include both internal tasks and those of the client and contractors.
  • Communicate the Project Scope and Schedule to all project resources and stakeholders, ensuring alignment and agreement
  • Hold team members, contractors, et al. accountable to completion of deliverables pursuant to the task list and dates.
  • Manage project budget, scope, and timeline through proactive and effective communication including change control with appropriate approval.
  • Lead regular status meetings with the project team to capture updates, next steps, and risks/mitigation. Facilitate small-groups for topics requiring more detailed discussion.
  • Escalate issues/risks appropriately to Manager and Project Sponsor
  • Lead Steering Committee updates covering executive level status, budget, and risks.
  • Plan and effectively manage transition from project execution to stable operations.
  • Serve as SME point of contact for junior PMs on process & tools.
  • Facilitate AQP sessions.
  • Assist with drafting MS Project files tailored for RFP responses.
  • Planning Leadership
    • Build comprehensive project planning with clear tasks, due dates and named owners. No planning gaps.
  • Risk Mitigation Leadership
    • Constantly working to anticipate risks and proactively build mitigation plans with all relevant functions. Follow through on results.
  • Team Leadership
    • Deliverables - ensure that each owner has a clear understanding of what they must deliver.
    • Drive - drive team ownership / high energy ‘whatever it takes’ culture. The Team owns the outcome – not just their specific task.
  • Project Ownership –
    • Verify work in progress is being done correctly and confirming that it is done at a high-quality level. Not administratively asking if it’s done and checking a task list.
    • Pro-active regular follow up on all open items. Checking progress throughout.
    • Whatever it takes attitude. Willing to step in and do the work when it is needed to meet a deadline.
    • Push the business – escalate & pull in support before it is a crisis.
  • Project Oversight –
    • Excellent Communication – knowing how to communicate to the customer (clear, concise, factual, need to know information, no use of “gray” words (i.e. “I think…”, “Not sure…”, “Seems to be..”).
    • Knowing when to pull the team together at frequent intervals during critical times of the project. Not remaining passive with 1x/week touchpoints regardless of project status or phase of project.
    • Knowing what success means and driving functional workstreams to meet it (i.e., HR staff targets and status accountability to meet volume needs versus accepting whatever HR states as progress)
    • Ability to keep the team aligned and focused on the proper sequence of priorities and needed timing for completion.
    • Clearly defined, understood and consistent use of red, yellow, green status.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education & Experience:

  • Four-year degree is basic requirement (Management, Engineering, Operations Preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience
  • Minimum of 10 years Logistics/Warehousing Industry experience

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project & Visio
  • AutoCAD is a plus
  • Warehouse Management System(s)

Certificates & Licenses: NA

Language Skills:

  • English (reading, writing, verbal), Spanish a plus
  • Interpersonal communication and language skills (e.g., listening to others, speaking to others, reading, writing).
  • Communication with all levels of business from floor staff to executives, to include facilitation of meetings and/or workshops.

Mathematical Skills

  • Good mathematical skills

Other Skills:

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP or other formal project management training
  • Experience in 3PL environment (Engineering and/or Management)
  • Experience in warehouse automation applications (Pick to Light, Automated Sortation, Voice Pick, conveyor design, etc.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Occasionally

  • Handling/Fingering, Sitting

Frequently

  • Bending

Constantly

  • Walking and Standing

Ability to Lift/Carry and Push/Pull

  • 21-50 pounds
    • Reach above shoulder, reach outward, squat, or kneel.

Other Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.

  • Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, reach, and climb. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Must be able to stand for several hours per day to perform required job duties as required by the nature of the business that is supported.
  • Must be able to travel by plane and/or automobile.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

  • Working conditions are normal for a warehouse environment. Exposure to changing warehouse temperatures is possible.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

Visit dsv.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Senior Project Manager, Implementations

Lawrenceville


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DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 3rd largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers. Read more at www.dsv.com

Location: [[Lawrenceville GA or other DSV location / Remote]]

Division: [[Solutions]]
Job Posting Title: [[Senior Project Manager, Implementations]]
Time Type: [[Salary]]

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Project Manager, Implementation Engineering for DSV Solutions’ Implementation Team will be responsible to plan, budget, oversee, and document all aspects of projects related to new business implementation and other existing business initiatives within the Solutions organization, focused on warehousing and distribution centers. This Project Manager will work closely with the client and DSV leadership to ensure that each project is on schedule, within scope, and on budget. Critical to success of the Project Manager is detailed planning, proactive communication, and persistent monitoring of the execution of deliverables under the responsibility of all project resources to include internal functional area owners, the client, and external contractors.

Location: Lawrenceville, GA; Lancaster, TX; Port Reading, NJ; Aurora, IL; or Remote

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clear understanding of all phases of the project implementation schedule, to include the core deliverables for each functional area and the timing of the same
  • Align input from Client and Business to ensure the Project Scope is clearly captured
  • Create a detailed task list (Project Schedule) with milestones and critical path tasks to ensure no deliverables or dependencies are overlooked, to include both internal tasks and those of the client and contractors.
  • Communicate the Project Scope and Schedule to all project resources and stakeholders, ensuring alignment and agreement
  • Hold team members, contractors, et al. accountable to completion of deliverables pursuant to the task list and dates.
  • Manage project budget, scope, and timeline through proactive and effective communication including change control with appropriate approval.
  • Lead regular status meetings with the project team to capture updates, next steps, and risks/mitigation. Facilitate small-groups for topics requiring more detailed discussion.
  • Escalate issues/risks appropriately to Manager and Project Sponsor
  • Lead Steering Committee updates covering executive level status, budget, and risks.
  • Plan and effectively manage transition from project execution to stable operations.
  • Serve as SME point of contact for junior PMs on process & tools.
  • Facilitate AQP sessions.
  • Assist with drafting MS Project files tailored for RFP responses.
  • Planning Leadership
    • Build comprehensive project planning with clear tasks, due dates and named owners. No planning gaps.
  • Risk Mitigation Leadership
    • Constantly working to anticipate risks and proactively build mitigation plans with all relevant functions. Follow through on results.
  • Team Leadership
    • Deliverables - ensure that each owner has a clear understanding of what they must deliver.
    • Drive - drive team ownership / high energy ‘whatever it takes’ culture. The Team owns the outcome – not just their specific task.
  • Project Ownership –
    • Verify work in progress is being done correctly and confirming that it is done at a high-quality level. Not administratively asking if it’s done and checking a task list.
    • Pro-active regular follow up on all open items. Checking progress throughout.
    • Whatever it takes attitude. Willing to step in and do the work when it is needed to meet a deadline.
    • Push the business – escalate & pull in support before it is a crisis.
  • Project Oversight –
    • Excellent Communication – knowing how to communicate to the customer (clear, concise, factual, need to know information, no use of “gray” words (i.e. “I think…”, “Not sure…”, “Seems to be..”).
    • Knowing when to pull the team together at frequent intervals during critical times of the project. Not remaining passive with 1x/week touchpoints regardless of project status or phase of project.
    • Knowing what success means and driving functional workstreams to meet it (i.e., HR staff targets and status accountability to meet volume needs versus accepting whatever HR states as progress)
    • Ability to keep the team aligned and focused on the proper sequence of priorities and needed timing for completion.
    • Clearly defined, understood and consistent use of red, yellow, green status.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education & Experience:

  • Four-year degree is basic requirement (Management, Engineering, Operations Preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience
  • Minimum of 10 years Logistics/Warehousing Industry experience

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project & Visio
  • AutoCAD is a plus
  • Warehouse Management System(s)

Certificates & Licenses: NA

Language Skills:

  • English (reading, writing, verbal), Spanish a plus
  • Interpersonal communication and language skills (e.g., listening to others, speaking to others, reading, writing).
  • Communication with all levels of business from floor staff to executives, to include facilitation of meetings and/or workshops.

Mathematical Skills

  • Good mathematical skills

Other Skills:

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP or other formal project management training
  • Experience in 3PL environment (Engineering and/or Management)
  • Experience in warehouse automation applications (Pick to Light, Automated Sortation, Voice Pick, conveyor design, etc.)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Occasionally

  • Handling/Fingering, Sitting

Frequently

  • Bending

Constantly

  • Walking and Standing

Ability to Lift/Carry and Push/Pull

  • 21-50 pounds
    • Reach above shoulder, reach outward, squat, or kneel.

Other Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision.

  • Must be able to lift, bend, stoop, reach, and climb. Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds. Must be able to stand for several hours per day to perform required job duties as required by the nature of the business that is supported.
  • Must be able to travel by plane and/or automobile.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

  • Working conditions are normal for a warehouse environment. Exposure to changing warehouse temperatures is possible.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this position description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at hr@us.dsv.com. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

DSV – Global transport and logistics

DSV is a dynamic workplace that fosters inclusivity and diversity. We conduct our business with integrity, respecting different cultures and the dignity and rights of individuals. When you join DSV, you are working for one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. You’ll join a talented team of more than 75,000 employees in over 80 countries, working passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. DSV aspires to lead the way towards a more sustainable future for our industry and are committed to trading on nature’s terms.

We promote collaboration and transparency and strive to attract, motivate and retain talented people in a culture of respect. If you are driven, talented and wish to be part of a progressive and versatile organisation, we’ll support you and your need to achieve your potential and forward your career.

Visit dsv.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.