Senior Project Manager, Fulfillment & Logistics Operations

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Job description
Great Minds, a rapidly growing, mission driven Public Benefits Corporation (PBC) that develops high quality knowledge building curricula for grades PK-12, seeks a Senior Project Manager to join our dynamic team.
Company Profile
Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our curricula, Wit & Wisdom ®; Geodes; Eureka Math™; and PhD Science™ all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,100 people.
For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org
Our Market Position
Great Minds' Eureka Math™ is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka Math™ and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom ® and PhD Science™, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.
Role Overview
The Operations team at Great Minds (GM) is responsible for all aspects of order fulfillment and national distribution of our products as well as the management of all products in need of production services in preparation for digital or print distribution. As an Operations project manager, you will be working with various internal and external stakeholders to manage all new and existing content across all three curricular teams that will support teachers and students learn from home or in the classroom.
With minimal supervision, the Senior Project Manager works directly with GM Operations Managers and Operations Program Manager to plan, estimate, coordinate, and monitor all activities associated with assigned projects to ensure goals and objectives are accomplished on time, in scope, and within budgetary parameters. Specific tasks include the setup of and maintenance of project plans in Smartsheet and, development of detailed project scope documentation, negotiation of project timelines with requesting teams, coordination of resource allocation, leading weekly project meetings, producing weekly status reports and C-level presentations on project status and risks. This role will be focused on the day-to-day project management responsibilities for Great Minds' Operations department.
Specific Responsibilities:
Working under the direction of the Senior Program Manager in Operations, the Senior Project Manager's responsibilities include:

  • Applying established procedures and basic project management methodologies as defined by PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Working with Great Minds teams across the organization to document project specifications and develop detailed scope documentation for each project.
  • Coordinating within the Operations department to determine resources needed to accomplish project goals within negotiated project timeline.
  • Creating and maintaining detailed project plans in Smartsheet with dependencies.
  • Documenting project risk and ongoing coordination of efforts to mitigate risk throughout project duration.
  • Conducting ongoing project status meetings and acting as liaison between all project teams to creatively manage and negotiate schedule adjustments as needed to achieve project goals.
  • Managing project change requests (e.g., scope, timeline) including documentation of requirements changes and negotiation of revised timelines given resource availability.
  • Ensuring continuous communication around the project as required by the established communication plan.
  • Planning for and reporting project metrics to document and evaluate the success of assigned projects.
  • Conducting pre-project launch training as needed and post-project debrief meetings.
  • Ongoing project and workflow set up and maintenance in 10,000 ft. and Smartsheet.
  • Contributing to GM documentation and training related to project management.
  • Additional responsibilities as requested.


Job requirements
Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree with a concentration in education, business, information systems or related field.
  • At least 5 years of lead project management experience, leading multiple, complex projects simultaneously.
  • 5+ years managing projects associated with large customer (5m+) fulfillment and logistics
  • 5+ years managing projects related to system integrations and/or ERP implementations
  • Strong understanding of 3PLs and related workflows for LTL,TL,Parcels
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong analytic and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Smartsheet, or similar project management software, JIRA, Microsoft SharePoint/Sites or other similar distributed storage and collaboration systems, & 10,000 ft. or similar resource allocation/scheduling software.
  • Specialized knowledge/experience with Salesforce, Intacct and SharePoint a plus.
  • Strong technical understanding and experience with various SDLC methodologies (Agile & Waterfall) is a plus


Ideal Attributes

  • Highly results oriented and demonstrates personal accountability, urgency, and persistence in completing high-quality work products.
  • Manage activities for multiple medium/large and/or complex projects simultaneously without missing critical deadlines.
  • Anticipate project roadblocks and develop creative solutions both within and across projects to meet goals.
  • Lead project teams to maintain and adhere to establish processes and procedures.
  • Build cross-functional rapport while actively influencing Operations events and negotiating changes to achieve project goals.
  • Incorporate the latest project information, make quick decisions, and keep the appropriate management and project staff informed of rapidly occurring developments.
  • Prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Remain flexible during periods of rapid change.
  • Maintain a positive, professional attitude under tight timelines and with multiple competing priorities.
  • Communicate well and work collaboratively within a team and across teams.
  • Demonstrate strong negotiation, conflict resolution, and persuasion skills.
  • A university degree with a concentration in education, business, information systems or related field.


Details
Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree


Status:

  • Full-time


Location:

  • Remote, with up to 10% travel
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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What are Great Minds® Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with nonprofits
Team based strategic planning
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Employer Paid
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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