ESSENDANT Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of business products. We strive for more than just success— we believe in building partnerships that transcend with our internal and external customers. Our business wouldn’t be thriving without our hardworking employees. If you have a passion to strive for more, ability to generate ideas, and want to grow your career— we motivate you to join our organization. We encourage our employees to utilize internal relations: team support, training, and mentoring. We value and appreciate our employees. We are one team. We are Essendant.
Job Details Requisition Number17-0050 TitleProject and Process Manager CityDeerfield StateIL Zip Code60015 Description At Essendant Inc., it is our intention to be the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials. To do this, we need exceptionally talented, bright, innovative and driven employees. If you would like to be part of theteam that helps unlock the potential of our customer-partners and those they serve, this is your chance to be involved. Essendant Inc. is a leading national wholesale distributor of workplace essentials, with consolidated net sales of $5.3 billion. Essendantstocks a broad assortment of over 160,000 products, including technology products, traditional office products, office furniture, janitorial and breakroom supplies, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools and equipment. Comprehensive Benefits Package At Essendant, we offer our employees a wide-range of Medical and Dental options, as well as Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts. Work/life balance is encouraged and we support that with Paid Vacations/PTO and Paid Holidays.We promote growth by assisting with Tuition Reimbursement. Our employees futures are important to us; therefore, we offer a 401(k) plan, Life Insurance, AD&D and more. Primary Purpose This position leads strategic business initiatives including development of customer requirements, business process and requirements, project management, testing, operational readiness and communications. The incumbent provides leadership and directionto cross functional teams to ensure that new capabilities meet or exceed the needs of the customer and the business while also being done as efficiently as possible. This position has direct, decision making authority for strategic initiatives which haverevenue, cost and customer impact. Primary Responsibilities + Provides business insight, leadership and direction to cross functional teams and IT to ensure the successful prioritization, design and execution of key, strategic projects. + Develops business requirements for new projects, capabilities and redesigned processes to ensure the customer and business needs are met, interacting directly with customers as required. + Provides project management oversight to ensure projects are delivered with agreed upon functionality and are within approved timeline and budget. + Gains stakeholder approvals and provides updates and escalations as necessary to keep projects on track. + Develops and implements customer, sales and care communications to ensure changes are understood and implemented as planned. + Coordinates comprehensive system testing to ensure technology changes are implemented as designed and that changes did not negatively impact any other system functionality. + Manages people, processes, budgets, performance management, compliance activities, and associate development as required by the job. + Understands and demonstrates Essendant Core Values. + Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Other + Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. + Strong communication skills, both verbal and written. + Thought leadership to drive business decisions balancing revenue generation, profitability and risk management. + Influential leadership and teamwork skills to drive effective cross functional decision making. + Moderate to advanced knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Word and Outlook skills. + Moderate to advanced SharePoint skills to store and manage all key project related documentation. Education/Experience + Bachelor s Degree required. + Minimum of 10 years of extensive experience in the office products industry or proven large scale project management experience We offer an exciting and challenging environment that encourages independent thinking, problem solving, and growth. We believe in giving back to our communities as well as others in need. We embrace diversity and believe our employees create a sustainablecompetitive advantage. We adhere to the high standards of Our Guiding Actions and Our Values. WE ARE BEYOND ESSENTIAL #LI-DP1 + Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. + Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. + The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosureis (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41CFR 60-1.35(c)
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