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Project Specialist

Company: School Specialty, Inc
Location: Bellingham
Posted on: May 11, 2019

Job Description:

Project Specialist?- Are you ready to make a difference??School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into unchartered territories together. - Are you ready to join us on the journey?Job SummaryThe Premier Product Management department within School Specialty is responsible for conceptualizing, writing, designing, editing, developing and managing a customer-centric Premier product portfolio. The process involves working with a cross section of company departments, namely Market Research, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Pricing, IT, and Manufacturing.?Given the interdisciplinary aspect of the unit?s responsibilities, interdepartmental engagement and coordination is critical to the success of the team, and the Premier product organization; as what is marketed, sold and manufactured by Premier flows from Product Management. An understanding of the various business units, the ability to work cooperatively with others, and the skills necessary for effective communication are all critical to the performance of the position.Essential Functions

  • Serves as the source of information and maintains documentation on procedures, workflows and processes within the unit (i.e. Editorial Proofing Process documentation, etc).
  • Functions as a liaison between corporate departments and business units and the Product Management team to track, compile, clarify, summarize, and disseminate product lineup information and development schedules.? ?
  • Develops presentations, spreadsheets, word documents and plans with the Sr Manager and Product Managers including training materials for Sales and information sheets for Marketing.
    • Proofreads and edits materials for factual and grammatical content as well as from a quality assurance perspective.
    • Coordinates projects (i.e. the design and development of covers) and is engaged in the design and development of products (i.e. the scope of future Trackers).
    • Performs other projects and duties as assigned.
    • Exercises care within work environment to prevent injuries. Supports and follows all company safety policies and procedures identified for individual contributors.Minimum Required Qualifications
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
      • Prior experience with editing, proofreading and project support is preferredPreferred Knowledge and Skills
        • Ability to perform in an environment where confidentiality is critical.
        • Understanding of enterprise business tools like CPQ and design-related software (relevant to specific job function).
        • Self-starter with strong prioritization and time-management skills.
        • Effective problem solver with great attention to detail.
        • Strong verbal and written communication and follow-up skills.
        • Flexible, and capable of managing deadline pressure, accelerated timelines and unpredictable workloads.
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and MS Project and Outlook.?Corporate Core Competencies
          • Business Insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization?s goals.
          • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
          • Decision Quality - Making smart and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
          • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.
          • Plans and Aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
          • Ensures Accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
          • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
          • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
          • Communicates Effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
          • Courage - Stepping up to address difficult issues, saying what needs to be said.
          • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
          • Self-Development - Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.
          • Manages Ambiguity - Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.Safety StatementAt School Specialty Inc., SAFETY is every employee?s first responsibility. We expect our employees to adhere to all safety practices, have the moral courage to stop other individuals from performing unsafe acts, and immediately report unsafe conditions.Travel RequirementsNoneDisclaimer
            • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
            • School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.
            • EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled
            • If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at [Click Here to Email Your Resum?] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Openings 1--

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