Avnet, Inc. Project Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

About Dragon (An Avnet Company)Dragon Innovation provides the fastest, simplest, and safest way to manufacture electronics at scale. We do this through our industry expertise and easy to use software to help get your products to market at cost, on time, and done right. Founded by a team of hardware experts, Dragon provides exceptional software tools and a clear path from prototype through production with unmatched manufacturing expertise and trusted connections. Dragon’s customer roster includes: Jibo, Cloudtalk Nucleus, American Kennel Club, Muzik, Ring, Pebble, MakerBot, LIFX, Orbotix, and hundreds of other companies changing the way that new technology gets made.Position:Dragon Innovation is looking for a highly motivated project manager who plans, leads, monitors and coordinates activities related to technology & business projects and programs. Manages project to ensure cost, schedule, scope and technical deliverable requirements are met. Interfaces and communicates progress of projects directly with customers.An ideal candidate will have most of these skills:

  • Experience in manufacturing at scale

  • Experience with overseas manufacturing

  • The ability to manage multiple customers at one time

  • Is comfortable closely dealing with customers on a day to day basis

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Using project management principals, theories, techniques and tools, manages time, cost, schedules, quality, procurement, communication, and risk.

  • Directs and coordinates activities of assigned project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget. Provides leadership of project team members throughout the project life cycle.

  • Determines methods and resources needed to achieve project goals, and develops and maintains a detailed work (project) plan.

  • Coordinates activities and work collaboratively with all stakeholders across departments. Facilitates meetings to discuss issues and implementation strategies and solicit alternative points of view. Facilitates problem-solving; and decision-making.

  • Formulates conclusions, recommendations and develops options. Effectively presents and justifies findings and recommendations to management and customers, as appropriate, to gain approval.

  • May manage vendor relationships and serve as a liaison between vendors and Avnet project team members and leadership. May manage vendors includes cost, quality, and schedules.

  • Identifies, manages and mitigates issues and risks.

Job Level Specifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles, theories and concepts in area of professional expertise. Is competent in all job functions and has general understanding of the industry practices, techniques and standards.

  • Develops solutions to a wide variety of problems and works on projects requiring evaluation and analysis. May refer to policies, practices and precedents for guidance but determines best course of action to achieve results.

  • Work is performed independently requiring judgment and discretion. May receive some limited guidance for new assignments. Work may be reviewed for overall adequacy.

  • Interacts with management and professionals within department and other parts of the organization. May represent department externally on projects or with clients.

  • Actions impact the success of the overall department and sometimes the organization.

  • Failure to accomplish work or erroneous decisions will result in delays to projects, loss of revenue or allocation of additional resources to remedy.

Work Experience:

  • Typically 3-5 years with bachelor's or equivalent or 1-3 years with master's

Education and Certification(s):

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.

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