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Project Manager- PMO

Company: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Location: Carson
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job 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.
In a time of unprecedented expansion, our established Project Management Office is growing-and we're seeking an experienced Project Manager to help streamline the way we manage initiatives across the company. The role will oversee multiple projects in diverse areas of business and work cross-functionally with various departments to manage every stage of a project's life cycle. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding critical-thinking and analytical skills, excellent communication and collaboration skills, and a flair for creative problem-solving. The position also will provide weekly project updates and follow up with various teams to maintain momentum and meet deliverable dates, so the ability to work successfully under deadlines is essential. This position is on-site at our Carson, CA, headquarters.
A day at Lakeshore looks like this:

  • Managing all aspects of complex projects related to development, infrastructure and operational workstreams
  • Working with teams to ensure measurable milestones are created to ensure timeliness, quality and business success
  • Driving collaboration and communication with candor to ensure dependencies are mapped, committed, tracked and honored
  • Acting as the point of escalation for risks, issues and obstacles raised by project teams
  • Acting as a liaison between cross-functional teams and vendors
  • Leading meetings and project review sessions, taking notes, and assigning and tracking action items
  • Interfacing with vendor Project Managers
  • 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
    • 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)
      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
      • On-site preschool for our employees' children
      • On-site employee gym for all levels/fitness needs
      • Generous employee discount on products that make you smarter
      • Casual dress---and we really mean itAt 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 PolicyPeople 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.

Keywords: Lakeshore Learning Materials, Carson , Project Manager- PMO, Executive , Carson, California

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