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Project Manager, Material Handling

Location : Location TBD
Job Type : Internal Direct
Hours : Full Time
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Construction

Job Description :

Who Are We:

Founded in 1998, IMI is the largest installation resource company in North America, delivering technical resources and solutions to the supply chain industry. Offering turnkey installation talent and OEM product deployment in fields such as manufacturing, supply chain, automation, and robotics.


IMI has qualified, trained and deployed thousands of technicians throughout North America and has worked with some of the world’s most progressive Fortune 500 companies for over 20 years. For more information, visitimipeople.com. 

Position Overview:

IMI is looking for an experienced Project Manager for its upcoming material handling projects, the ideal manager will have previous experience in construction and warehouse management. Additionally, the program manager would ideally be a highly organized individual, with the ability to multitask and plan to maintain budget and project efficiency.

We hope you’re a team player!

Required Qualifications :

Knowledge and Abilities

·         Must be willing to travel up to 35-50% of the time 

·         Experience with planning, management, and execution of highly complex material handling systems and/or barcode reading systems.

·         Understanding of the project lifecycle and phases.

·         Strong customer focus, attention to details, ability to move fast, and ability to learn new technology and understand new markets.

·         Understanding of the dynamic characteristics, constraints and risks associated with the wide range of materials handled within a complex material handling system.

·         Knowledge of the constraints and methods for defining and demonstrating equipment, subsystem, and system performance criteria.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities and impacts of project execution when interfacing with General Contractors, Construction Managers or owners. Planning, Monitoring and Controlling.

·         Knowledge and ability to identify and develop the proper team skills required for the successful implementation of the various products and subsystems employed in the installation of material handling systems and/or barcode reading systems.

·         Ability to develop detailed project schedules inclusive of all in-scope installation, and integration schedule activities as well as explicit and implicate out-of-scope milestones by others (i.e. owners and general contractors) impacting project execution, using MS Project and other tools.

·         Development and execute equipment, subsystem, and system commissioning and integration test plans.

·         Ability to develop, define, and execute acceptance test plans inclusive of physical, functional, rate, and availability testing.

·         Experience with and execution of general processes associated with change control, approvals, and information exchange involving several stake holders, both internal and external.

·         Ability to coordinate the execution of activities by internal resources as well as owner/ contractor resources and recognize early and proactively issues that require corrective action and impact on timely execution.

·         Ability to cause team and organizational action to mitigate scope, schedule, and cost concerns both internally and with customers.

·         Experience with the coordination of on-site activities involving many (sub)contractors competing for the same space and time windows.

·         Ability to perform organizational action to mitigate scope, schedule, and cost concerns both internally and with customers.

·         Travel to sites as needed, to perform the tasks as described for this position. Extended travel periods may be required during the commissioning and acceptance phase of each project.

·         Other responsibilities as assigned.


Facilitates the execution of multiple project/program solution plan for projects or programs working within a buddy team. Responsible for delivery of complex project plans. Supports the project/program management role (definition of schedule, budget, risk, change, opportunity, and assist resource allocation management) for projects. Acts as a functional or business process resource on projects. Supports execution of continuous improvement plans. Provide and active support role in maintaining client relationships and sales opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Successfully defines workflows, jobs, and reporting relationships of a project team to obtain optimum effectiveness. Understand and affect impact of decisions on business operations internally and moreover with customer operations. Participate evaluating and recommending changes in methods or procedures in own area of responsibility. Identify resource requirements with supporting plans and justification. Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems. Support recommending/ determining organizational structures and supervisory relationships for assigned function. Ownership for all issues, from commercial to personnel behaviors, in the interest of the overall success of the project.

  • Knowledge and Experience

    Demonstrates and applies broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures for managed work group(s) and how it supports related operations. Demonstrates understanding and application of supervisory approaches for work direction, motivation, and performance management. Typically, 3-5 years of successful experience in a related field and successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities and Knowledge as presented above. Relevant Professional and Industry specific certifications (PMP, CSCP, etc.) are a plus. Experience in the materials handling industry a significant plus.

Key Working Relationships

Primarily intra-organizational contacts and external contacts. Core responsibility for excellence in communication and establishing good customer relationships over the life cycle of projects.


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