Project Coordinator - R&D
Company: Taylor Guitars
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: June 19, 2022
We are seeking for a Project Coordinator II - R&D to join
our team! The Project Coordinator develops comprehensive project
plans for a wide variety of activities alongside internal
stakeholders and external vendors. This role is responsible for
defining scope, milestones, and overall timeline for assigned
projects within the R&D department. The Project Coordinator
will monitor and communicate about progress, follow through on
problems that arise during the course of a project, and evaluate
successes and opportunities for improvement when a project
closes.Do you have experience in project coordination/management?
Do you consider yourself results oriented? Do you describe yourself
as an proactive leader and problem solver? Do you enjoy
collaborating with others to execute tasks? If so, we want to know
more about you!ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESReasonable
Accommodations StatementTo perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Schedules and leads team meetings to create and implement
- Defines scope, milestones, supporting tasks, and communication
- Develops and maintains detailed project schedules and
documentation, using project management software and Microsoft
- Coordinates with vendors and other external stakeholders;
collaborates with people from a variety of functional areas to
drive projects to timely completion.
- Effectively manages the flow of information and communication
across all project stakeholders including status updates and key
deliverables to ensure deadlines are met.
- Monitors progress, updates project plans as needed, and
proactively communicates to those involved about project
- Measures project results against initial objectives identifies
areas for improvement, reports project status, and evaluation to
- Manages various projects simultaneously with efficiency, speed,
and high quality, within strict deadlines.
- Thrives in a rapid-paced, fluid work environment and handles
job duties with a sense of urgency.LEVELING REQUIREMENTS:(Level
advancement necessitates thorough competence demonstrated in all
requirements and sustained over a reasonable timeframe.)Level 1:
Minimum of 1 year of experience. Understands fundamental concepts,
practices, and procedures of the role. Works on projects/matters of
limited to medium complexity. Ability troubleshoot and solve
problems. Gaining exposure to some of the more complex tasks within
the job function. Works under moderate supervision.Level 2: All
requirements of level one in addition to Minimum of 3 years of
experience. Understands and practices advanced knowledge of the
role and leverages all available tools to drive results. Ability to
develop objectives and solve complex problems. Determines and
allocates resources, budgets, and hours to the project and adjusts
allocations when necessary. Works on projects/matters of medium to
high complexity (example; R&D projects from the beginning of
product development through manufacturing implementation). Project
Management Certification preferred. Provides assistance and
training to lower-level employees. Works under limited
- Customer Focus - Knows who internal customers are. Identifies
opportunities that benefit the customer (internal and external).
Establishes and maintains effective relationships. Delivers
products that meet customer expectations.
- Results Oriented - Works as a productive and cooperative member
of a cohesive group. Persists in accomplishing objectives despite
obstacles and setbacks. Pushes self and helps others achieve
results. Solution vs. problem oriented. Demonstrates ability to
adjust when obstacles arise.
- Communicates Effectively - Communicates proactively and with
purpose and professionally, in a concise and straightforward
manner. Attentively listens to others. Communicates to those
involved, especially if agreements cannot be kept.
- Accountability - Takes personal responsibility for decisions,
behaviors, actions and failures, and commits to necessary
corrective action. Able to admit limitations of knowledge, yet
demonstrate a willingness to do what is needed to improve.
Proactively seeks feedback without being defensive. Does what is
right because it is the right thing to do. Leaves personal
circumstances outside of work in order to remain engaged in the
task at hand. Maintains a positive attitude despite adversity.
- Reliability - Demonstrates reliable and predictable attendance
- Project Management - Has the ability to drive projects forward
from concept to execution and deliver results, create project
schedules/milestones, and work with a comfort for handling numerous
projects and tight deadlines.
- Organized - Has the ability to organize a wide variety of tasks
into a coherent and easy to follow plan.
- Adaptable - Deals well with complexity and ambiguity. Has the
ability to take complex challenges and simplify them into
manageable parts. Does not get overwhelmed by uncertainty and
- Detail Oriented - Pays attention to the minute details of a
project or task.
- Resourceful - Meets challenges with
resourcefulness.QualificationsPOSITION QUALIFICATIONSEducation &
Experience: Minimum three years' professional project management
experience required. Work experience in a manufacturing environment
required. Bachelor's degree and/or PMP certification preferred.
Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.Computer Skills: Knowledge
of Microsoft Office; experience using project management software;
ability to construct Gannt charts; highly computer literate with
the ability to learn new software applications.
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