MRV Openings

Project Manager

Location: Based in Yokneam, Israel

Reports to: Global Program Manager

Department: Product Line Management

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Project Manager is responsible for successful delivery of all assigned MRV programs and projects. Programs and projects can include the development of new technologies, products and/or features on the MRV roadmap, special projects as determined by the Executive Management Team (EMT) and/or projects to drive change and improvement through the implementation of the LEAN / Continuous Improvement transformation and sustainment throughout the organization. The Manager of Project Management will give special attention to the interfaces between the Sales, PLM, R&D, Production Engineering, and Operations organizations to assure the smooth interworking of these groups.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Lead limited scope projects and/or large program work streams largely independently with input from leadership – being able to identify and refine the opportunity, structure the work streams, analysis, resources, and timeline.
• Leads and drives lean transformation and change initiatives to create and sustain world-class operations.
• Implements continuous improvement activities in all major lean disciplines and in alignment with strategic initiatives and objectives.
• Efficiently manage MRV resources within timeframes while ensuring changing needs of engagement are being addressed and buy-in /sustainability.
• Monitors existing and new R&D and administrative processes for improvement opportunities in quality, delivery, and cost through lean problem solving methodology.
• Tracks, measures, and reports progress on improvements using standard, established Key Performance Indicators.
• Develops and manages multiple processes, long and short-term, sustainable, LEAN-related visual action plans as well as key projects implemented.
• Facilitates and/or conducts LEAN training programs, Kaizen events, and other LEAN initiatives. Assesses, coaches, and provides constructive feedback to teams to strengthen lean competencies within the company.
• Own, use, and maintain PLM’s web-based tools (SharePoint) for communication with the customer-facing organization. S/he will be pro-active in that communication and will publish project updates (appropriately condensed for the sales team) at least weekly.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

• Functional understanding of business concepts: market, financial, operational, and organizational.
• Proven project management experience
• Creative problem-solving skills; strategic, insightful thinking, client-focused perspective, ability to prioritize & meet multiple deadlines in compressed timeframe situations with attention to detail.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate and work effectively cross-functionally and at all levels and geographies; advanced proficiency in MS PowerPoint.
• Functions with a high degree of autonomy while maintaining a collaborative approach
• Demonstrated high intellectual horsepower
• Drives collaboration
• Demonstrates initiative

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in business, engineering, economics, or a similar quantitative field.
• PMP Certification, Intermediate/Advanced Lean/Six Sigma Certification a plus.
• Minimum of five years Project management experience in one or more of the following growth & operations improvement topics: growth strategy, strategic planning, market & competitive assessment, sales & marketing effectiveness, pricing, post-merger integration, operations strategy, cost reduction, supply chain optimization, product/asset life cycle management, and KPIs

PERCENT TRAVEL
• 15%

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