KIK Custom Products

Project Management Specialist

Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 3:40 PM)
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The Project Management Specialist position is an essential customer relationship role that manages customer projects/initiatives while providing a single project contact for specified customer group(s). Position works closely with customers, and builds and maintains new and existing internal and external stakeholder relationships. The individual must have a high energy level necessary to thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, and have a good balance of people skills, urgency, understanding, and a positive team-work attitude while making things happen.

Essential Job Functions

  • Project manages customer initiatives for a specific set of customers in the following areas: Product Launch, New System Implementation, Cost Savings Initiatives, Product Refresh/Re-launch, New product Quotations, and Specification Changes. Also      strongly engaged in Business Review Process to provide solid interface with the customer’s processes and our internal processes to ensure project success.
  • Identifies misalignments and interprets them to the business & ensures appropriate cost capture for changes and emerging or evolving customer requirements.
  • Follows the course of all specification change activity to ensure implementation and appropriate cost change is captured and implemented
  • Participates in the Business Review process with all participants to ensure that all desired elements of the BR process are met.  Works to standardize the BR process with customers.
  • Recognizes the resource changes due to customers’ changes in expectations, and or with information provided by the Customer Service Representative and ensures the information is provided to Sales for a commercial response
  • Identifies scope of project, develops project plans and schedules to ensure project completion is on time, within scope and within budget
  • Administers a broad range of documentation and tasks including scheduling and maintaining meeting calendars, publish minutes, assigning and tracking completion of follow up items as needed to execute project scope on time
  • Controls scope creep and manages change control process and where possible anticipates problems that may occur and take early preventative action
  • Maintains and monitors Issue and Risk logs for assigned projects
  • Monitors pilots and other tests
  • Liaises between all internal support groups and customer to ensure project is clearly defined
  • Regularly communicates key milestones or risks for stakeholder review
  • Additional duties as assigned


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


  • Bachelor degree (or higher) required in area of discipline
  • 2 - 4 years' experience in related area
  • Experience with KIK systems and processes



Thank you for your interest and consideration of a career with KIK!

KIK is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

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