Senior Project Manager
Swagelok - Solon, OH

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Position Summary:
Using existing knowledge and expertise of internal or external business issues, the senior project manager anticipates issues and problems, proactively defines risk management measures, and works to continually apply best practices for the improvement of overall methodologies with minimal guidance.

As a member of the Process Excellence team the associate supports attainment of the Customer Focus Roadmap objectives by managing projects on the Service & Planning portfolio. The Process Excellence team provides consultation and facilitation services primarily for Swagelok’s Customer Service & Planning organization. Our primary goal is to help our colleagues enhance their effectiveness and efficiency by ensuring the processes we use meet the needs of our customers and our organization

Key Responsibilities:
 Contributes to the evolution and development of Swagelok project management methodologies and processes
 Solves complex problems, taking a new perspective on existing solutions
 Interprets customer needs, assessing requirements and identifying solutions to non-standard requests
 Explains difficult issues and works to build consensus
 Provides coaching and mentoring to other project managers
 Makes decisions within guidelines and policies
 Impacts a range of standard and non-standard customer, operational, process, project, or service activities
 Leads project or programs with significant resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
 Develops budgets and manages costs and resources for large and complex projects
 Demonstrates a strong understanding of the products, systems, and processes within own functional area and a good understanding of those deployed across Swagelok Company
 Integrates best practices and thinking into tasks, work products, and processes
 May mentor and coach others about best practices and functional concepts
 Knows patterns and trends in data and selects from a range of problem solving techniques
 Consults with experts to solve advanced problems
 May lead the identification of patterns and trends in data
 Participates in the technical/professional community through industry groups, and/or professional affiliations
 Stays ahead of the curve on functional area trends, including product/technical advancements and environmental trends
 Demonstrates understanding of the competitive landscape and implications for the customer’s experience
 Proactively interacts with colleagues/customers to solve problems, educate them on Swagelok functions and or business
 Balances a variety of ideas, experiences, and innovations with prudence and good judgment to develop significant improvements
 Recognizes interdependencies among products, processes, programs, and services and leverages them to the benefit of Swagelok
 Anticipates and initiates change, responding resourcefully and constructively to overcome barriers to change
 Actively maintains network of contacts across functional and geographic boundaries
 Recognizes and values collaboration and is able to effectively leverage different opinions and experiences to help solve problems and accomplish tasks

Position Requirements:
Education/Experience: College or university degree typically required or equivalent work experience that
has provided 5+ years of leading large departmental or mid-size corporate projects

Skills/Knowledge:
  • Has expert knowledge and insight of the theories, methodologies, practices, and procedures related to Project Management, Lean and Metric development
  • Fully capable of understanding and analyzing data trends
  • Expert awareness of industries served and product applications
  • Fully capable of performing effectively with limited supervision
  • Strong facilitation & Lean skills
  • Business Process Improvement and Standard Work Development
  • The ability to work collaboratively with Service & Distributor associates
  • Swagelok Improvement System knowledge
  • Portfolio Management
Critical Competencies:
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Ability
  • Resourceful
  • Creative mind-set
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Change Management
Scope of position:
Physical Requirements: Office

Estimated Budgetary Responsibilities: per assigned projects (

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Swagelok is a $1.8 billion, privately-held company. Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a global developer and...