Senior Project Manager

Sundyne   •  

Lenexa, KS

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 37 days ago

The Senior Project Manager performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Execute the New Product Development Process

  • Manage the project through the requirements of the New Product Development phase-gate process.
  • Accountable to the Project Decision Board for proper execution of new product development processes in all areas of the project.
  • Accountable to the Project Decision Board that project deliveries meet established quality criteria.
  • Make project reports to various stakeholders in the organization.

Plan the Project

  • Establish plans for how the project will manage scope, time, communications, budget, quality, stakeholders, human resources, risk, and procurements.
  • Develop and maintain detailed schedules, budgets, scope statements, WBSs, etc., in support of the proper management of the project.
  • Establish targets for each of the critical performance areas for the project.

Lead the Project

  • Form and develop a project team that has the competencies and capacity to deliver the project outputs
  • Use contracted employees and consultants as needed.
  • Organize and manage the communications and information flow within the project.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders in support of the project.
  • Provide coaching to project team members.
  • Evaluate the performance of project team member.
  • Make decisions to move the project forward or to resolve challenges.
  • Resolve conflicts that may arise.
  • Improve the organization through creating best practices and lessons learned.
  • Escalate issues as needed.

Manage Risk

  • Identify and evaluate risks to project success.
  • Develop plans to address risks and reduce the level risk level throughout the project.

Make the Project a Success

  • Ensure that the project delivers within targets for timing, budget, scope, quality, and business benefit.
  • Add a level of enthusiasm and creativity to the project.

Mentor less senior project managers.

Other duties as may be assigned in support of project success and the improvement of the organization.


The Senior Project Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

Communicate effectively to all levels of the organization: Speak, Listen and Write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Creativity / Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities. Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization Organized: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals and track details / data / information / activities. Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement action plans and evaluate the process and results. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem. Aptitude to understand a variety of functional areas such as finance, markets, product management, engineering, quality, production, and sourcing.

Key Attributes:

Drive and Determination to move their assigned projects forward. Communication and interpersonal skills – giving appropriate communication up, out and down the organization and working collaboratively with others cross functionally. Attention to detail – making sure that they are very clear and accurate with regard to the actual status; understanding cause and effect relationships: understanding the expectations of the process we are following yet adapting appropriately to ensure that the best outcome for the company is achieved.

Educational Requirements:

  • Four year degree, engineering preferred.
  • PMP Certification or PMBOK familiarity preferred.


  • Seven or more years project management experience, preferably in new product development.
  • Experience driving organizational change and improvement.
  • Familiarity with multi-cultural global organizations.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% including internationally.