Senior Project Manager

Grand Rapids, Michigan


The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading, planning, and implementing approved projects supporting the business unit's current and strategic objectives. This position is accountable for delivering all assigned projects on schedule, within budget, and with customer's expected deliverables deployed. The Senior Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control from inception to completion.


  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects.
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Initiates and monitors receivables for all projects under his/her direction.
  • Accurately analyzes and forecasts revenue, external & internal cost and margins across projects.
  • Manages and delivers profitability targets across projects.
  • Grows long- term relationships with clients and capitalizes on partnership opportunities.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. Serves as a key participant in team and client meetings.
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Oversees all project leaders working on client engagements within scope of authority. Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
  • Work with project leaders to manage outside contractors and outside contractor budgets.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plan, schedule and track project timelines, milestones & deliverables using appropriate tools.
  • Develops and facilitates contingency plans in case of plan deviations.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans to minimize our exposure and risk.
  • Conduct project post-mortems and create a lessons learned report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
  • Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Implements engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with our methodology to ensure profitable and successful execution of projects.
  • The Senior Project Manager is assigned to manage the largest, highest valued, most complex, and highly challenging projects.

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel 20% to 50% per year.
  • Travel will constitute going to job sites to address challenges with equipment or to gather information.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a four-year college or university and 8 or more years of directly related industry experience.

Other Skills/Abilities:

  • Solid understanding of material handling systems including AS/RS, conveyor, controls, and software and their application to warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing.
  • An in depth understanding of warehousing and material handling equipment is essential.
  • Solid understanding of design engineering principles is preferred.
  • A moderate understanding and experience in AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • SAP familiarity is a plus and must quickly become proficient for proper financial tracking of assigned projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and manage staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and people.