Reports to: VP of Hardware Engineering and VP of Software & Calibration
FLSA status: Exempt
Position Summary: This position will report to Engineering, and will be primarily focused on the administrative aspects of project management and execution. Responsible for supporting project management functions for all projects with APR's product development portfolio.
Essential functions and responsibilities:
Lead the administration and maintenance of a project management system, as well as project portfolios, and individual project timelines
Develop project templates for all types of recurring projects
Assist in project planning activities
Assist in resource management and scheduling
Assist coordination of activities between all departments
Facilitate resolution of project related conflicts (resourcing, scheduling, etc.)
Report project status and performance data as required to management, project champions and other stakeholders
Facilitate lessons learned assessments for all applicable projects specifically related to project execution metrics
Develop a feedback mechanism for applying lessons learned to project templates
Participate in department meetings
Mentor and educate engineering team members in project management related competencies
Success factors/job competencies:
Deep knowledge and understanding of the APR product line and core values.
Professional appearance and manner
Planning and Time Management- the ability to think ahead, manage multiple priorities and plan over a one- to two-year time span
Management- ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work within tight deadlines
Creative Problem solving and the ability to think outside the box?
Customer Satisfaction orientation
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong Team Player
Attend work on a regular and predictable basis
Complete assigned task in a safe manner and in a constant state of alertness
Uphold company policies, including the anti-harassment program
Work in a cooperative manner with managers, supervisors, coworkers, customers and the public
Uphold the highest standard of integrity, honesty and ethical behavior
Work effectively and efficiently under product deadlines
Maintain and uphold APR's Core Values
Uphold APR's code of conduct
Physical demands and work environment:
Physical demands: Ability to lift and move at least 25 lbs., sit for long periods working on a computer, climb stairs, stand for long periods, and walk short distances.
Work Environment: Includes both an indoor office environment and a warehouse environment which may be significantly colder or warmer than a normal indoor office setting. There may be brief period of loud noise from machinery.
Annual performance appraisal
Attainment of annual goals established by supervisor
Strong interpersonal, leadership, verbal and written communications ability to achieve consensus among project team members
BS degree in Project Management, Engineering, or equivalent
4+ years (expert level) experience with an industry standard project and resource management tool (MS Project, Primavera, Smartsheet, or similar)
Experience with project estimation and budgeting resource hours, cost, etc.
Proficient with full Microsoft office suite.
Experience developing and documenting process documentation
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or the ability to attain within 2 years of employment
Thorough understanding of engineering and manufacturing practices/standards, operations, with an emphasis on new product development
An analytical approach to problem solving, value-add tasks and processes
Ability to execute the PDCA cycle, and engineering design process
Functional understanding of mechanical and/or software engineering design
APR, LLC is an automotive engineering firm operating a 78,000 sq. ft. performance campus in Opelika, AL with 50+ employees. APR was founded in 1997 with a corporate philosophy of Innovation, Integrity, Excellence and Teamwork. APR's Sole Mission is to provide the highest quality and most highly engineered aftermarket performance products available for Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen vehicles.