Project Manager in Oakland Park, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 6/5/2022

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Job Description

  • Vaco is hiring for a Project Manager working with a manufacturing organization located in Oakland Park, FL. This role reports into the Product Development Manager. Schedule: Monday-Thursday 6:30am-5pm. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Associates with plans to continue education and PMP certification.


    Ensure overall direction, planning, implementation, execution, control, and completion of diverse engineering and R&D projects consistent with company strategy, commitments, and objectives.


  • Successfully execute new product development projects to ensure completion of product launches within financial and schedule commitments while delivering products that meet quality and commercial requirements:
    • Assist in developing, communicate, and execute project plans.
    • Establish an effective communication across project teams.
    • Efficiently manage prototype builds to ensure deliverables meet agreed product technical and commercial requirements at launch, continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
    • Remain at the forefront of emerging industry practices and manage the process of innovative change effectively.
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement improvements to existing products and processes (more cost efficient, reliable, functional, etc.)
  • Research and monitor market demands, customers, competitors, new technologies and materials, and industry developments to identify potential new product opportunities
  • Measure project performance to identify areas of improvement, monitor progress and make adjustments as needed

  • QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience & Skills)

    • Excellent organizational and planning skills with previous successful development and maintenance of project schedules, internal work plans, budgets and a solid understanding of project-based financial management.
    • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Project planning and scheduling software and Microsoft Office is required. Ability to use SolidWorks is a significant asset.
    • Strong written/verbal communications skills with ability to deliver professional and well-organized presentations
    • PMP Certification highly desired.
    • Strong analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills for thorough analysis and maintenance of internal performance reports, risk identification and establishment of risk mitigation plans.
    • Leadership skills with proven ability to establish success criteria for all project stakeholders.
    • Ability to set and manage individual and team priorities as well as identify and resolve conflicts.
    • Ability to negotiate win-win relationships with project teams, Customers, and Suppliers.
    • Familiarity with manufacturing techniques including sheet metal fabrication, extrusion and injection molding is highly preferred.