Senior Project Leader - Logistics
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: October 15, 2020
Manage and coordinate the implementation of projects that have
organization-wide implications and impact, including international
and multi-national initiatives. Such efforts will require
cross-function involvement with PL, PTL, customers, vendors and
suppliers and require strategic stakeholder involvement.
Responsible for the formalization of comprehensive project plans,
clarifying timelines, milestones, goals and ownership. Will lead
regular meetings to ensure effectiveness of plan, cost implications
and quality of solution.
-Facilitate the recruitment and assignment of Project Leaders and
team members and defines duties, responsibilities and scope of
-Provide leadership to team members in identifying project risks
early and guide them in developing appropriate mitigation
-Intervene when necessary to resolve issues between project
managers, operations, functional teams and customers.
-Instill in the operations leadership team that safe performance is
a critical element required to achieve success and is recognized as
an indicator of management effectiveness.
-Ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies and
company policies and procedures.
-Lead project scope development and options analysis.
-Identify and recommend vendors and suppliers necessary to complete
the project and deploy logistics solution.
-Assist the project manager in directing all phases of programs
from inception through completion.
Growth / Customer Experience:
-Work closely with customer's leadership and project team during
scope development and option analysis phase.
-Manage the clients' expectations regarding our team's satisfactory
performance & project execution.
-Identify future opportunities for process enhancement and value
-Thoroughly review project budget for accuracy and report
inconsistencies and analysis.
-Closely manage resources and expenses to meet forecasted
-Continually evaluate project to assess whether deliverable will
meet customer's needs at the contractual rates.
-Evaluate existing facilities and fleet/material handling
-Establish relationships with local PTL operations as well as other
-Ensure all IT infrastructure and systems are implemented and
-3 years of multiple supply chain service line experience
(Transportation, Warehousing, LLP, etc) preferred
-5-7 years of Project Management experience required
-Project Management certifications preferred
-Bachelor's degree required, advanced degrees or certifications
-Strong analytical and influencing skills, written/oral
communication and organizational skills are required as this
position will have frequent executive communication and
-Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
and PowerPoint required
-Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of
-Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule,
work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment
application, submit to a background investigation (to include past
employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening
-The physical and mental demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally
and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information;
and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be
required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently
required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with
hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and
the ability to adjust focus.
Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Truck
Leasing. With operations in North America, South America, Europe
and Asia, Penske Logistics provides supply chain management and
logistics services to leading companies around the world. Penske
Logistics delivers value through its design, planning and execution
in transportation, warehousing and freight management. Visit
www.PenskeLogistics.com to learn more.
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