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Position Highlight: Project Manager

December 07th, 2016
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Project managers at a construction or manufacturing firm are responsible for guiding projects to completion. They may be involved with assessing and reviewing manufacturing and production processes, analyzing budgets and determining assessing project risk. The primary goal of project managers is to make sure a project is running on schedule and everything has been delegated or assigned properly. Here are the key skills and characteristics to look for when hiring for project manager positions:

Project Manager Job Responsibilities

Project managers working at a manufacturing firm must have extensive experience working in a manufacturing plant or warehouse setting. They need to understand all the processes and procedures that go into various tasks so they can keep other employees on schedule.

Project managers may be responsible for mapping out a project based on blueprints or other materials so they can communicate tasks to team members. They may also be responsible for keeping track of projects and providing reports and updates to management team members.

Traits of a Successful Project Manager

Project managers typically work in an office setting instead of the manufacturing or warehouse floor. They must be comfortable working with computers and have good interpersonal skills to be able to relate to other team members and managers. They may be needed when a new project needs to be organized and managed before it can be broken down into tasks for team members to start work on the project.

Successful project managers will know how to work in a team setting, stay organized and work well under pressure. They need to have good time management skills to keep all projects on schedule. They must also have good attention to detail to provide accurate reports on the status of a project. They need to work well independently as well as in a team setting.

When you’re looking to hire a project manager for your manufacturing firm, turn to Bear Staffing to fill open positions. The staffing firm can help you find the best candidates for project management and similar positions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Project managers must have experience working in a manufacturing plant or warehouse setting to understand all the processes and procedures related to various tasks
  • Successful project managers must have strong communication skills
  • Staying organized and working well under pressure are traits of successful project managers
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