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DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER

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Job ID:
R15872
Location:
Veritiv - VGS Chandler AZ
City:
Chandler
State:
AZ
Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential.

Position Description

Job Summary and Scope:

All of PM I plus ability to manage, and own, multiple design projects concurrently.  Generate and execute detailed project plans to track all project activity. Coordinate internal, and third party, resources for optimal execution of projects. Maintain a high level of organization and housekeeping. Insure all projects are delivered to planned completion dates. Report and escalate issues/concern to key stakeholders. Maintain professional appearance per corporate guidelines. Schedule resource allocation and leveling.  Provide updates to all stakeholders associated to the project status, changes or schedule changes. Independently manage project workflow, information and documentation.  Keeps projects organized and accurate. Executes up-front information gathering and back-end communication/distribution.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interface at an intermediate level with SM's, GM's, RSM's and senior management.
  • Interaction to extend into international design and vendor design contacts.
  • Imtermediate participation level with local, regional and national design teams (presentations, training, group presentations, etc.)
  • Ensures all documents, presentations, specifications, drawings,  test reports and work plans are uniform to process requirements.
  • The ability to handle difficult conversations and differentiate need for  management participation.  Increased level of ownership on conflict resolution.
  • Consistently leverages resource utilization and skill set. Concurrently manages multiple complex projects. Demonstrates utilization of all internal & external resources to achieve project success.
  • Ability to ask the right questions to gain pertinent information. Gathers data in efficient manner. Understands the risk/reward model for decisions at this position level.
  • Ensures all documents, presentations, specifications, drawings,  test reports and work plans are uniform to process requirements.
  • Ability to deploy cross functional support services with ease. Clear understanding of all internal resources (skills and contacts)
  • Ability to recognize and pull in non-design resources as required.
  • Strong relationships build on trust, creditability and success.
  • Skilled in independently handling  multiple complex design projects concurrently.

Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience: 

  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Duration in prior role: 3-5 years
  • Project management certification. Relevant industry training. Advanced industry knowledge with demonstrated leadership experiences.
  • Advanced team leadership skill set.
  • Advanced users of M.S. Office suite.
  • Strong working knowledge of Workfront, Salesforce & Box software programs.  Ability to generate custom reporting and identify/implement process improvements through advanced software applications.
  • Ability to facilitate complex customer programs to internal support teams.
  • Advanced understanding and application of project management software and file management software.  Ability to own administrative rights to software programs, representing the best interests of the Design Network.
  • Ability to train and lead others in software operation and overall tool use.  Desire to expand knowledge of associated fields (design, printing, testing, color, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively resolve complex problems, including corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence. Strong negotiation skills.
  • Customer service, quality or production experience a benefit.
  • Experience in team environments.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirement:

  • Ability to lift packages up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to work in office, warehouse, design and laboratory environment.
  • Attention to detail.

Decision Rights:

  • Independently knows where to go for information and help.  This includes utilization of internal and external resources.
  • Ability to influence others to achieve success through meeting commitments.  Holding others accountable for delivering to commitments. Ownership & Accountability to  all stake holders
  • Ability to negotiate delivery timing based on resource availability and project scope. Ability to justify, and defend, rejects, reassignments and delays.


Veritiv is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. Additionally, Veritiv will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Veritiv’s legal duty to furnish information. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here:http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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