Brandt is currently seeking a Project Coordinator within New Product Development for our Mill Street location. Project Coordinators are responsible for managing quality, cost, and delivery on projects. They are responsible for more than just monitoring the process, they are the central hub of a project. As a product development project is transitioned from idea to action, Project Coordinators assist Project Managers, and when assigned, become the starting point for all development activity on that project. In order to manage quality, cost, and timely delivery, Project Coordinators formally co-ordinate activities through all phases of the Product Development Process from Inception to Commercialization.
Develop and maintain the project management process. This includes advising other key stakeholders of the process.
Create, set-up, and monitor activities, costs, and schedule of a Product Development Project.
Assemble the Project Definition documents including Product Definition, Project Charter, and Commercialization Plan that are prepared at the beginning of a project. These include the scope, budget and delivery criteria as well as the overall schedule. The Project Coordinator organizes the information, obtains formal approvals for project launch, creates the project charter, co-ordinates with accounting, and conducts Project “kick-off” activities.
Add necessary detail to and maintain the overall schedule for the project. This schedule will show work beginning and completing in the departments, but not the detailed schedule that individual departments will keep. This schedule should match the steps of the Product Development process.
Ensure that Project requirements are properly communicated to and understood by the project team.
Coordinate the activity of the Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and other involved departments so that they maintain required timelines.
Schedule cross functional meetings held at appropriate intervals that ensure project team members are aligned.
Track and report on progress, including monthly cost assignment (billings), as may be required. Communication is managed to all stakeholders/contributors so that efforts are maximized and timelines are effectively minimized.
Manage scope creep through effective use of project change requests.
Effectively manage the cash flow along with accounting on projects by pushing to hit milestones.
Communicate any problems with team members or project results to the department managers.
Be a problem solver. Help to develop the solutions we need, filling any gaps that may exist.
3-5 years of project related experience.
CAPM or equivalent qualifications would be considered an asset.
Must have strong communication skills, a positive attitude toward work and provide leadership skills for the project team.
Knowledge of engineering documentation including technical drawing specifications.
Skilled in the use of spreadsheets, related database, and word processing software. Ability to process computer data and to format project reports.