Packaging Commercialization Project Manager

Brand:  SGK
Company:  Schawk USA Inc. (US103)
Line of Business:  SGK Americas
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Req ID:  12414


SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company. From idea to implementation, we deliver packaging solutions and brand experiences that give brands the freedom to speak louder, scale faster and grow stronger. We simplify marketing and amplify brands to deliver value.  SGK is a Matthews International company. 
 

POSITION SUMMARY

Working on-site in the client environment in the role of Packaging Commercialization Project Manager. Proactively manage the overall timing and deliverables of packaging projects from design to print production. This includes developing schedules, information gathering, workflow system management and liaising with partners in the process. This role requires an organized self-starter.  

 

This is a hybrid (2 - 3 days in office per week) onsite (in the client office) opportunity.

 

An understanding of printing and packaging technologies is preferred.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collects, analyzes and understands project requirements.
  • Develops and maintains project plans, including documentation of project scope, objectives, deliverables, key milestones, timelines, schedules, internal and external resources, project dashboards, etc.
  • Communicates the project status, requirements, and structure across the Project Management team and all necessary departments.
  • Defines potential problems and suggest alternatives based upon cost implications, time constraints, and customer quality standards.
  • Analyzes the project’s cost structure and any significant deviations from the approved cost structure.
  • Collaborates with manufacturing, sales/marketing, and purchasing teams in project definition, feasibility, and approval process.
  • Manages day-to-day progress of projects including risk assessment and problem resolution.
  • Conducts project reviews according to prescribed process/structure.
  • Serves as the main day-to-day contact on current projects for internal project teams, clients and suppliers.
  • Attends project planning meetings as needed; serves as subject matter expert regarding workflow, processes, capacity, timelines, etc.
  • Assists with the implementation of workflow management and reporting tools focusing on quality, profitability, efficiency, and productivity.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to develop and/or adapt processes, policies, and workflows to improve efficiency, accuracy, speed, quality, etc.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of employee(s) to ensure goals or objectives are accomplished.  Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree in Project Management, Print, or Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years of previous project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • The salary range for this role is $75,000 - $85,000. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may change in the future. Pay within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

PHYSICAL ASPECTS / WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.


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