Sr Supply Chain Project/Program Manager (Remote)

Job Description:
The  Senior Project Manager-Supply Chain  will lead Supply Chain systems and operations teams engaging in cross functional complex supply chain projects including new or expanded distribution facilities and related large-scale material handling and supply chain systems implementations, high-impact process improvement initiatives involving interdisciplinary teams, and the routine operational support that Systems Analysts affords to Distribution, Logistics, Import Logistics, Store Operations, Facilities, and Real Estate.

Reporting to the VP, Supply Chain, the  Supply Chain Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for managing planning and execution of multiple, simultaneous Supply Chain systems, capital improvement and other projects. This will include responsibility for managing project outcomes to achieve objectives on-time and within budget. The Project Manager will need to be detail-oriented and an excellent communicator with strong leadership skills. He or she will be responsible for coordinating project communications and deliverables, planning, and execution. The ability to meet capital budgets and deliver high levels of quality and service will be essential. Relationships with key internal business partners and related reporting needs are a further critical aspect of this role; including with Purchasing, Inventory Management, Distribution, Imports, Logistics, Global Sourcing and Accounting and Finance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all aspects of project management for a Supply Chain assigned projects through the entire lifecycle, including, but not limited to: chartering, scoping, requirements gathering, document approval tracking and management, project plan creation, status reporting, issue resolution, project resource allocation, project costs and financial analysis, and benefits validation.
  • Accountable for compliance to project governance and meeting key performance indicators (Schedule, scope, budget).
  • Creates cohesive project programs and plans with identifiable critical path, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manages the approved plans and schedules, ensuring successful completion within scope, budget, time, and quality parameters.
  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of projects.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding project status.
  • Builds and maintains effective working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the projects.
  • Leads and directs the work of others; is capable of coaching and developing project managers.
  • Provides program management and oversight of multiple projects simultaneously, planning and managing partners and internal resources to achieve expected outcomes.
  • Supports team members in executing tasks as needed to meet project deliveries
  • Coordinate meetings, writes minutes, updates budgets, manage presentations and RFP bids.
  • Support team with requirements, flow charts, specs.
  • Partner with colleagues in developing and improving project management processes, visibilitiy and  governance.
  • Competency in developing strategic plans, as well as directing tactical execution; strong project management skills.
  • Adept at establishing efficient, disciplined, and optimal processes and methodologies.
  • Build collaborative relationships with others in all levels of the organization.
  • Mentoring and coaching team members
  • Extensive travel (50-75%). 

Education and/or Experience:
  • BS Degree in Business Management, Operations, Logistics or Finance with Engineering coursework preferred
  • CPM certification preferred
  • Approximately 8 to12 years in leadership and ownership of multiple large, complex projects.
  • Proficient in MS office suites, MS Project and Visio. Sharepoint and Jira a +
  • Background as a Project Manager or Program Manager includes national, multi-unit retailers with multiple warehouse operations, such as department stores, mass merchants, or other general merchandise retailers;
  • A history of successful Supply Chain and Material Handleling Equipment Systems implementations, within scope on time and on budget.
  • A history of success operating as a key strategic partner to an energetic senior executive team.
  • A history of developing and managing to key metrics and scorecards.
  • Experience working in a high growth environment, with consistently shifting priorities; Successful track record of leading companywide supply chain management initiatives from the project management perspective.
  • Ability to function in an unstructured environment;
  • Dedicated to the success of the company and willing to commit to necessary hours, if and when appropriate, to reach goals, and complete tasks on time
  • High level Quantitative and analytical skills.; Driven by need for success
  • Decisive - able to make decisions without fully developed information.
  • Strong negotiating style and experience.
  • Problem solver - makes things simple and gets things done.
  • Record of delivering concise, persuasive, and comprehensive reporting, recommendations and risk/alternative assessments of complex business situations to top management and peers
  • A thinker who strives to understand causality in data and its context in terms of overall business objectives. Asks what the goal is, what key segments of management and peers require, defines the types of data and sources needed, formulates theories and sets out to prove, disprove and refine these until an answer rooted in process is crystalized.
  • A thinker who strives to understand causality in data and its context in terms of overall business objectives. Asks what the goal is, what key segments of management and peers require, defines the types of data and sources needed, formulates theories and sets out to prove, disprove and refine these until an answer rooted in process is crystalized.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Physical Requirements:
General office environment, ability to sit for long periods of time. Ability to move about an office.

The candidate must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

Supervisory Responsibility
Direct/Indirect: Exempt Employees & Non-Exempt Employees

About Harbor Freight Tools:
In 1977, Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business. We made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 43 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less. All while developing and launching over 1,000 new tools each year. We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 43 year-old, $5 billion company with over 1,100 stores, opening 2-3 new stores a week with over 40 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you. Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977.
Harbor Freight
Agoura Hills, CA 91301, US