Operations Project Manager

Posted 3 months ago

Position Title:                Operations Project Manager

Functional Group:           Operations

Reports To:                      Director of Operations

Employment Status:       Full Time, Exempt

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  The Operations Project Manager plays a pivotal role in managing client relationships, generating project key performance indicators, and supporting production planning to ensure seamless operational execution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to project plan creation, purchase order (PO) tracking, and scheduling of product builds to meet client forecasts. 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate with Operations Leadership to establish projects which align with client objectives.
  • Establish project plans, tasks, resources, and ownership to ensure production milestones are met.
  • Manage internal and external projects which may extend to suppliers. 
  • Proactively work to remove project obstacles, identify and manage issue escalations, and provide support to teams balancing competing priorities.
  • Collaborate with New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Managers and Leadership to drive enhancements of project management processes, tooling and templates to improve execution and efficiency.
  • Identify and manage costs associated with project budgets and Client price models.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate production of client products.
  • Collaborate with Buyer/Planner, Controller, and Operations Leadership to ensure materials and equipment are in place for production.
  • Report on production status and production issues to Leadership Teams
  • Complete other engineering duties as assigned and provide support for other functional groups, as necessary.
  • Contribute to the Operations operating system to continuously improve associate development, data analysis, issue resolutions, core processes, and effective team meetings.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Engineering (BSME, BSEE, BSBE, etc.) degree required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in medical device manufacturing or contract manufacturing.
  • Significant experience with FDA GMP and ISO 13485.
  • Proven professional qualities, including strong initiative, integrity, and the desire/ability to work and grow in a dynamic team environment.
  • Proven history of being able to consistently promote a positive, professional atmosphere and support activities that enhance the welfare and morale of PLS associates even during periods of shifting priorities.
  • Proven problem solver with excellent track record of providing effective solutions based on data analysis and building strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to perform work with low to medium supervision/direction.
  • Highly experienced user of Microsoft Office Suite to create documentation, spreadsheets, and databases to support Manufacturing operations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with both low complexity/high volume and high complexity/low volume production both in and out of ISO Class 7/8 Cleanrooms preferred.

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