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Business Transformation Project Manager- Manufacturing

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Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


As a Corporate Project Manager – Business Transformation supporting our Engineered Cabs Business, you will be responsible for successfully structuring and executing key organizational projects.  This newly created role will support all integration activities for this business and will work between senior level sponsors and plant level employees and should have the ability to influence at both levels.  The right-fit candidate will be comfortable in self-directed environments and will have a proven record of developing and leveraging strong working relationships to generate positive outcomes. 



  • Manages LEAN/Transformation/Business Integration related projects with a focus on: Project planning processes, Communication Planning, Risk Assessment, Project execution processes, Product Development Lifecycles
  • Assists project team with identifying risks, communicating with Management, developing project plans, managing of scope and issues, and analyzing project metrics and statistics.
  • Works with internal/external contacts:  May work with outside consultants during the life cycle of a project, may work with third party Vendors in the acquisition or development of software products, Interacts with Business Unit Management on a regular basis
  • Reports findings to Senior Management (notifies Senior Management of project risks and issues)
  • Advise Project Analyst staff


Requirements/Essential Skills:

  • Lean/Transformation mindset.
  • High performing manager – believes encouraging effective behavior is the key to project success.
  • Influencer – is able to develop effective relationships and credibility with local team members who may not directly report to them.
  • Self-directed – confident and capable in ambiguous environments; believes work product is a reflection of one’s self.
  • Problem structuring / resolution – seeks to understand the core of an issue before solving.  Once understood, moves to resolve the issue in a timely and collaborative effort.
  • High business acumen – understands which levers impact a company’s bottom line and which are proxies to success.  Candidate is capable of separating the two and aligning resources accordingly.

Desired Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with 1-3 years in cross-functional business systems experience related to ERP integration, operational purchasing, planning, and/or quality.
  • Lean/M&A/Business Integration experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Previous experience providing coaching and feedback to team members both direct and indirect.
  • History of success in a collaborative work environment
  • Travel to various plants approx... 40-50%.




Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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