Sales Project Manager - Gainesville, GA


We are always looking for that elusive “sum of the parts”: after all, our customers are now familiar with and have come to expect optimum product quality. And of course, since the motto we work to can be paraphrased as “the impossible just takes a little longer” we are looking for people who keep going at the point where others throw in the proverbial towel. Dynamic and internationally active we indeed are, but we have also kept our feet firmly on the ground and we aim to achieve long-term and lasting success. Our everyday lives embody fairness, honesty and openness. Come and find out for yourselves – we look forward to meeting you.


Project Manager II

Description of General Tasks/ Responsibilities

Project Managers will conduct the planning and operations of complex and high profile projects. This includes coordinating details and timing, resources (capacities) and costs (budget). Candidates must adhere to organizational structure and be driven to achieve project goals. Individual activities involve creating, tracking and updating project schedule and stage gate details/information. Project Managers will be responsible for the coordination of projects and ensuring open communication both internally and externally. They will also prepare and conduct project meetings and gate reviews. Project Managers are expected to:

Planning and Management of projects              

  • Meet customer and program milestones by coordinating a cross-functional team including but not limited to Design, Product Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Procurement, Sales/Account Management, and Quality
  • Monitor and control project progress
  • Develop and maintain project timelines of program launches and engineering changes; manage project schedule, identify risks and clearly communicate them to the project stakeholders
  • If necessary, clarify corrective measures with customers, contract partners, suppliers and internal specialists and adapt them to the project status and goals
  • Escalate the situation to the Director of Project Management should deviations arise that endanger the project
  • Ensure achievement of agreed project goals
  • Prepare and present the status of projects regularly to the Project Steering committee in coordination with the Director of Project Management
  • Support and comply with all company policies, procedures, and standards (IATF16949, QMS, FMEA, PPM, etc.) through compliance, improvement and preventative measures.


Create budget Planning

Track and verify investment and resource planning

Create and coordinate budget planning such as production costs or overheads for assigned areas

Monitor and ensure project cost controlling



Ensuring communication 
·         Ensure and coordinate communication between IMS and the individual project stakeholders. Be available to all project stakeholders as a central point of contact.

  • Regularly present project status to the Director of Project Management, submit gate reviews for signature and, in case of deviations, bring them to the Project Steering Committee.
  • Be personable and approachable to project team
  • Adjust communication approaches to accommodate differences in cultural background, skills, etc. in order to minimize misunderstandings and optimize team performance.
  • Coach junior members of the project team

Transfer of Responsibility  

  • Following successful localization, internal process approval, completion of the PPAP and successful safe launch phase, ensure that project responsibility smoothly transitions to the head of the production department.

Skills and Experience
·         Degree in Engineering/related field or equivalent industrial knowledge and experience in lieu of a formal degree

  • 5 years Project Management Experience: PMP certification preferred but not required
  • Automotive manufacturing experience required including experience interfacing directly with customers
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office including MS Project)
  • Strong organizational and communication skills required for implementation of projects
  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally as needed

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IMS Gear Georgia LLC | 1234 Palmour Drive, Suite B | Gainesville, GA 30501, USA

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