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Senior Project Leader - Logistics

Company: Penske
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary:

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.

Major Responsibilities:

-Facilitate the recruitment and assignment of Project Leaders and team members and defines duties, responsibilities and scope of authority.
-Provide leadership to team members in identifying project risks early and guide them in developing appropriate mitigation plans.
-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 generation.

-Thoroughly review project budget for accuracy and report inconsistencies and analysis.
-Closely manage resources and expenses to meet forecasted budget.
-Continually evaluate project to assess whether deliverable will meet customer's needs at the contractual rates.

-Evaluate existing facilities and fleet/material handling equipment
-Establish relationships with local PTL operations as well as other vendor operations
-Ensure all IT infrastructure and systems are implemented and working properly.
-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 preferred
-Strong analytical and influencing skills, written/oral communication and organizational skills are required as this position will have frequent executive communication and presentation
-Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required
-Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
-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 required.

Physical Requirements:
-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 essential functions.
-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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