Project Manager

Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Fridley – Minnesota, US, 55421

Company: Heraeus

Project Manager
Location Fridley – Minnesota
Full Time

Imagine a job where you will have the opportunity to do exciting and challenging work, while collaborating with extraordinary colleagues. A company that invests in you and your career, providing the training, mentoring, development and support you need to be successful now and in the future. If you want a career without limits with a market-leading family-owned, global company where you can make an impact, then imagine an opportunity at Heraeus. Every day, our worldwide team of around 14,800 employees are bringing forward new ideas and solutions that are impacting and transforming everything from healthcare to renewable energy to e-mobility to high-tech and telecommunications.


The primary responsibility of this position is to lead cross-functional development teams to complete all tasks necessary to effectively plan, execute, control, and complete projects. The Project Manager must build strong teams, prioritize activities, manage risks and communicate appropriately to stakeholders in order to meet project objectives.


This position will be located at our facility in Fridley, Minnesota.


Your Role and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional leadership and customers to create an aligned overall project plan and schedule for complex technical or non-technical projects (e.g. contract manufacturing assembly NPI, contract design, CI, site improvement, and multi-site projects)
  • Manage and direct project activities needed to achieve project objectives with a strong understanding of resources, skills, and timing necessary to meet competing project schedules
  • Inform and drive decision-making as needed to ensure scope, schedule, resource allocations and overall direction are in the best interest of both short- and long-term project objectives
  • Anticipate, assess, and mitigate project risks, and ensure visibility to cross-functional leadership and customers
  • Partner with Finance and Portfolio Management to develop business cases and ROI for projects and capital expenditures
  • Establish ownership of all project reporting/communication requirements, internally and externally, at peer and executive levels (e.g. project status, resource planning, KPIs)
  • Communicate complex information with varying levels of collaborators, including customers and stakeholders


What is Required for this Role:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience required
  • Extensive knowledge and application of project management tools, processes, and best practices, with experience using multiple project management methodologies
  • Experience conducting risk management activities to identify, assess, control, and learn from project risks
  • Understanding of finance fundamentals and ability to utilize data to make project decisions and evaluate performance
  • Ability to conduct project governance activities for multiple projects and report trends of systemic challenges
  • Demonstrated understanding of organizational relationships, dependencies, and escalation paths and appropriate communication
  • Established ability to positively motivate and influence others to build a strong team
  • Able to communicate complex topics to customers and stakeholders both verbally and in writing

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis