Project Manager

Confidential Company  •  Chanhassen, MN

Less than 5 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17 by Benjamin Workman
Confidential Company
Chanhassen, MN
Less than 5 years experience
Manufacturing / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/13/17 Benjamin Workman

Chanhassen, MN


  • A private manufacturing facility with significant growth
  • Fantastic culture with great benefits, above market salary with the opportunity to grow

Job Purpose:

  • To contribute to the success of our customers by effectively integrating new customers, new products, and customer-related projects into the Apex Supply Chain.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the successful integration of new customers and projects by using current lean processes.
  • Provide insights about customer’s business to achieve an intimate knowledge.
  • Ensure communication of all project expectations or changes to all required parties.
  • Ensure the project remains on track based on timelines; report and escalate as needed.
  • Ensure seamless hand-off to Supply Chain during the transition between project on-boarding and order entry/fulfillment.
  • Effectively add value and manage customer expectations throughout all project processes.
  • Onboard new customers in alignment with the value proposition & drive overall satisfaction.
  • Provide the customer with proactive information concerning any and all pertinent constraints and recommended solutions related to all projects.
  • Determine ways of improving the customer experience by providing and facilitating feedback between team members and with the customer.
  • Effectively manage the ongoing accuracy of pricing on new items and existing items.
  • Build quote model and work with Account Executive to ensure quotes are delivered accurately and in a timely manner for new project as well as quarterly/bi-annual/annual price updates.
  • Verify that costs are achievable by completing and reviewing post-production evaluations on all new items; communicate to Account Executive on variances to revise pricing or production process withEngineering.
  • Ensure customer is billed for direct billable costs related to new projects.
  • Understand and maintain a culture of “lean action” within the department so that we live lean better than any organization.
  • Implement and maintain standards and processes that eliminate waste throughout the department
  • Apply and utilize “lean tools” to permanently implement improvements.
  • Institutionalize 5-S in all aspects of the department ( Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent experience (Required)
  • 3+ years of documented success in an account management, project management or related role in a variable project-oriented environment (Required)
  • 2+ years of customer service experience (Desired)
  • Project management certification (Preferred)
  • Consumer packaged goods and/or manufacturing industry experience (Plus)
  • 2+ years of experience managing cross-functional teams.
  • Great communication and organizational skills, including conflict management, are required for success at this position.
  • This person must have the ability to positively affect change in a way that moves the business forward.
  • Project management skills are critical, as is the skill to manage multiple manufacturing projects.
  • Strong follow-through, ability to prioritize and detail orientation are essential.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Chanhassen, MN


  • Bachelor's


  • Project Management: 3years
  • Consumer goods and manufacturing: 2years
  • customer service: 2years
  • Change Management: 2years
  • collaborating with cross functional teams: 2years

Required license or certification:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

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