Mercedes Benz Careers – Project Manager

Website Mercedes-Benz

Job Description:

The project manager is an integral part of the Network Development management team, the position manages all cross-divisional projects, meeting decks, documentation and administration in support of the VP of Network Development & Special Projects and the DMs. The position, in collaboration with the management team, ensures timelines, risks and milestones are managed for all strategic and operational planning/operations of the VP area.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all agreed projects, presentations, reports and analyses are accurate and delivered on-time
  • Manage ad hoc, cross divisional projects as required
  • Develop and maintain reports and presentations for VP Network Development & Special Projects in conjunction with the management team
  • Manage the Network Development budget, reconcile and identify variances and develop actions
  • Contribute to the development of open and transparent communication between the Network Development management team and stakeholders
  • Create and maintain a Network Development governance structure by setting-up regular communications/meetings, workshops, tracking mechanisms and reporting to ensure strategic and operational priorities of the dept. are achieved as planned/required and that ensure cross-team collaboration and information exchange; including, but not limited to, implementation of communication and collaboration platforms (e.g. SharePoint, Kanbo, etc.)
  • Liaison to industry organizations (e.g. NADA, NAMAD, AIADA) with regard to network strategy and our initiatives/targets/goals that have common interests with the objectives of these organizations
  • Coordinate and prepare all reports, presentations (including comprehensive storylines) to superior entities and structures (e.g. BoM, MS ExComm, International Best Practice Forums, etc.) required by the VP for meetings and initiatives
  • Serve as the primary coordinator for MB Dealer Board meetings
  • Manage and lead overall project/operational coordination of cross-functional, cross-divisional and cross-oceanic projects involving colleagues from Mercedes-Benz AG (Germany), MBUSA and MB Canada, Passenger Car and the Vans Division. This includes direct leadership and accountability for projects in incumbents direct scope (as defined by the management team) and oversight/coordination of those departmental projects where involvement may be indirect or tangential

Job Requirements:

  • Polished collaboration and communication skills with demonstrated attention to detail and ability to rationalize abstract issues
  • Ability to protect confidential information and distinguish between what is ‘internal only’ vs. what may be shared with a broader audience
  • Resiliency in working under time and management pressure
  • Ability to assess and prioritize complex topics
  • Independent thinker with the ability to make decisions that are strategic and forward thinking
  • Leadership experience and is a proven effective Leader
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to processes significant amounts of information and assess relativity & applicability and then prioritize
  • Positive, engaging and energetic nature with a demonstrated passion for leading projects and supporting others; a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to act independently and decisively; ability to “thinks on her/his feet”

Qualification & Experience:

  • Certification in project management a plus
  • Demonstrated organizational skills – able to breakdown complexity into digestible parts; to bring order and structure to chaotic/changing environments; comfort with working in a VUCA environment
  • Experience in engaging with dealerships on all levels
  • Experienced in project management of complex and cross-functional projects
  • Demonstrated English language skills and USA cultural knowledge; experience with the German language and culture a plus (proficiency preferred)
  • Demonstrated Multi-National Customer Orientation, or dealer experience, a plus
  • Masters Degree a plus
  • Market knowledge and experience (in the USA market preferred)
  • 7–10 years experience in project management, business consultancy and/or strategy
  • Bachelors Degree – International Business, Marketing or Project Management

Job Details:

Company: Mercedes-Benz

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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