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Project Manager- ERP

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

At Lakeshore, we create innovative learning materials and world-class guest experiences for teachers, parents and children. Since 1954, we've grown into a global community-with a thriving e-commerce business, multiple catalogs, 60+ retail stores, a peerless national sales force, plus international offices that support our preeminent supply chain division. But today we're working better, smarter and faster than ever-and setting our sights even higher. We're building an infrastructure designed for scalability, embracing data-driven decision-making and using technology to improve efficiency and ensure the best tools for the best work. Most importantly, we continue to invest in a diverse team of inquisitive top talent who fuel each other's passions and curiosity, take risks, try new things and believe that every new day brings opportunities for growth.

Job Description

Join our exciting Project Management Office as we help steer the projects of our future.

Our PMO is growing like gangbusters as we streamline the way we manage tons of projects all around the company. We're currently searching for an experienced Project Manager to oversee multiple simultaneous projects in diverse areas of the business and work with cross-functional departments to manage every stage of a project's life cycle. This is an incredibly exciting time to join our team and this individual will come to the table with technical implementation project experience. Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess outstanding critical-thinking and analytical skills, excellent communication and collaboration skills, an outcome-oriented mindset and a flair for creative problem solving on behalf of the company's best interests. The ability to thrive under deadline pressure is also essential. This position will be hybrid, so candidates should be commutable to our Carson headquarters.

A Day At Lakeshore Looks Like This

  • Acting as a liaison between cross-functional teams and vendors-managing complex projects and timelines from inception to completion
  • Leading internal meetings and project review sessions, taking notes, and assigning and tracking action items
  • Following up with project teams to maintain project momentum and ensure deliverable dates are adhered to
  • Interfacing with vendor Project Managers
  • Escalating encountered risks with respect to project dependencies
  • Providing weekly project updates for all active projects
  • Tracking project costs and communicating budget impacts effectively

    Got the skills and---experience? Here's what we're looking for:---
    • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or 3-5 years of project management experience---
    • Prior technical implementation experience
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Outstanding presentation and communication skills
    • An organized mind with a talent for problem solving
    • Proven ability to think strategically, develop achievable long-term goals and build strong internal partnerships
    • Strong quantitative, analytical and critical-thinking skills with superb accuracy and attention to detail
    • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel (VLOOKUP and pivot tables)
    • Ability to work under deadline pressure in a fast-paced setting
      Additional Information

      And here's our end of the bargain!
      • Competitive compensation based on skills and experience, plus a bonus plan
      • Excellent medical/dental and vision coverage-EPO, PPO and HSA
      • 401(k) retirement plan with company contribution (because you will retire someday)
      • Flexible benefits-choose what you like, ignore the rest
      • Exceptional training and support, and all the resources you need to be successful
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount
      • Casual dress---and we really mean it
        At Lakeshore, we know our diversity makes us stronger, and when everyone feels included and valued, we all win. We strive to embrace our differences and create an intentionally diverse and inclusive community that is representative of the teachers, families and children we serve.

        We know we couldn't do the extraordinary things we're doing without the people on our team. Thanks to the passion and enthusiasm of this spectacular group, Lakeshore is more than a great place to work-it's a great experience to be part of. Day in and day out, we give everything we've got to create products that instill a sense of wonder and foster a true love of learning. To help maintain this high bar for success, we're constantly on the lookout for people to join us. So if you're a down-to-earth professional who shares our desire for making a difference, we'd love to hear from you.

        To learn more about Lakeshore, visit

        Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

        People are selected to become members of the Lakeshore family based on skill, merit and mind-boggling talent-not based on race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, domestic partnership status, military status, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, alienage, AIDS or AIDS-related complex status, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If things aren't equal, we all lose.

        To learn about how we collect and use Applicant information, please visit our Employee/Applicant Privacy Policy. INDRLL2

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