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Project Coordinator - R&D

Company: Taylor Guitars
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

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 project plans.Defines scope, milestones, supporting tasks, and communication plans.Develops and maintains detailed project schedules and documentation, using project management software and Microsoft Office tools.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 status.Measures project results against initial objectives identifies areas for improvement, reports project status, and evaluation to leadership.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 supervision.COMPETENCIESCustomer 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 and punctuality.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 difficult tasks.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.

Keywords: Taylor Guitars, El Cajon , Project Coordinator - R&D, Other , El Cajon, California

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