Lead Project Manager

  • Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Full-time
  • Job Posting Date: 20-Oct-2021
  • Department: Builder Services

Company Description

For over 100 years, BlueScope continues to build on our reputation of quality brands and products, leading technology and a customer-first spirit. Through our global brands, we are one of the largest manufacturers of building solutions in the world. Our diverse, bright and inspired workforce is committed to bettering the communities we serve through breakthrough thinking and innovations. Your goals, ideas and perspective can help shape our future – we look forward to hearing them!   

Job Description

The Lead Project Manager supervises and drives the development of a high performance work team focused on customer service and achieving or exceeding regional objectives. The Lead Project Manager establishes a culture of continuous improvement and cost reduction and proactively manages and supports relationships and processes with suppliers.  They provide project management services that meet or exceed builders’ expectations throughout the life of the project and remain the single point of contact for the project.  The Lead Project Manager provides timely and concise verbal and written communications and promptly responds to builders’ requests. They employ sound risk management principles that meet or exceed project and regional profitability goals and establish and ensure milestone dates and deliverables are met.  The Lead Project Manager also supports and engages in a collaborative work environment between all internal company functions and builds trust among peers and customers by developing strong relationships.

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Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Staff, manage, and develop project management team direct reports
  • Manage and maintain backlog order management data for monthly and quarterly forecasts
  • Perform project reviews and attend backlog and claims meetings
  • Problem solve field issues, resolve claims and manage change orders
  • Perform business audits to ensure accuracy of order entry and fully understand scope of work
  • Facilitate communications with customers during the engineering stage of the project
  • Establish and monitor milestone dates and communicate schedule to customers
  • Facilitate kick-off and hand-off meetings

Qualifications

Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Associate or 2-year technical degree
  • 6 years of relevant work experience
  • 3 years pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) experience

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a related field
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • 4+ years PEMB experience
  • Experience in a leadership role

Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of Order Management System applications, product, document and processes knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior time management skills and negotiating skills
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with builders, customers or clients
  • Proven organizational agility
  • Proven ability to influence others
  • Proactive approach to managing projects and takes ownership of his/her projects
  • Sound risk management practices
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to read and interpret Architectural/Structural drawings and specifications
  • Able to effectively manage projects to provide projections for shipped tons, dollars and margin
  • Able to effectively manage key milestones, change orders and margin enhancement
  • Excellent problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills

Additional Information

The preceding job responsibilities and tasks were designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties and responsibilities required of associates assigned to this job.  Associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Additional job competencies, individual goals, and performance measurements are set at the department level.

The benefits are just as rewarding as the work at BlueScope.  To support our goal, we offer a total compensation plan and an outstanding benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, paid time off, and retirement. 

EEO Employer/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veteran

BlueScope is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status, as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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