Associate Project Manager (Smart Handling)
Novi, MI 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Associate Project Manager (Smart Handling)
Job Location US-MI-Novi
# of Openings 1 Company Division WEBB

Daifuku Airport America Corporation (formally known as Jervis B. Webb) is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America a group company of Daifuku in Japan - the largest material handling company in the world. Our advanced systems move everything from car bodies at auto plants to luggage at airports to packaged goods at warehouses. We are known as experts in engineering, manufacturing, and servicing innovative automated materials handling systems including conveyors, automatic guided vehicles, automated storage & retrieval systems, and integrated controls.

The company is currently seeking an experienced Associate Project Manager (Smart Handling)


Position Summary/ Primary Purpose

This position reports to the Manager of Project Management in our Non-Airport products division with the primary purpose of providing overall project management support for small projects, or provide basic project management support by partnering with a Senior PM on larger projects, and carrying out related duties and tasks, for the purpose of contributing to the success of the team, department and Company.

Major Areas of Responsibility

    Administer the project contract requirements from the point of sale to completion with warranty commencement.
  • Maintain open and professional lines of communication with our customers as the central point of contact.
  • Chair regular team meetings and document minutes to members and project folders.
  • Assist to develop project time lines and milestones. Document status of each project regularly to the customer.
  • Evaluate team progress and report weekly to management. Be proactive in outlining potential project risks and define them with triggers for contingency plans.
  • Status financial project progress and report monthly to cost accounting. Generate invoice requests to AR.
  • Work with internal departments and external customers to track and resolve challenges, errors or complications in any phase of the project in order to bring projects in on schedule and under budget.
  • Work with Project Managers to assist with large project.
  • Lead the Request Letter process and define customer requirements to estimating. Be sure that the customer expectations are understood and met. Ensure design approvals from the customer are obtained.
  • Coordinate installation plans, site supervision and commissioning.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Lead "Lessons Learned" reviews and document at the completion of the project.

Basic Skills & Abilities as follows (unless otherwise listed as Preferred)

  • Time Management - managing one's own time and the time of others. Focusing on multi-tasking.
  • Service Orientation - actively looking for ways to assist other team members.
  • Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Facilitate brain storming sessions to achieve synergy in problem resolutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of you, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Verbal and Written Expression and Recognition - the ability to listen to, understand and communicate information and ideas presented through spoken or written words and sentences.
  • Information ordering - the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Problem Sensitivity - the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

Basic Education & Experience as Follows (unless otherwise listed as Preferred)

  • Basic - 4-year undergraduate degree in business or technical discipline & some previous work experience in material handling or automation industry; or five 5 years of work in material handling automation industry in an engineering/project lead type role.
  • Preferred - 4-year undergraduate degree in engineering.
  • Preferred - Knowledge of computer scheduling software (MS Project, Primavera, etc), MS Excel/Word/Powerpoint and Procore.

Demonstrated Physical Abilities as Follows: remain stationary for 50% of the time; move/traverse throughout the office to access file cabinets and office equipment; operate a computer and other productivity machinery; inspect documents; communicate with others through talking/hearing; read/identify/assess forms and correspondence.

Daifuku Airport America Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status or medical condition. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please call 248-553-1000.

Daifuku Airport America Corporation offers an excellent compensation package including great benefits such as excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance, paid vacation time, paid sick time, and paid holidays, 401K, Flexible Spending Programs, and more.

At this time our company only receives applications online. If you need assistance applying online to this position, please call 248-553-1000 and leave a message and your call will be returned.

Daifuku America Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and federal sub/contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or medical condition.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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