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Project Manager

Date:  Jul 5, 2024

Chicago, IL, US, 60631

Req ID:  30741
Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid Position

Komatsu is an indispensable partner to the construction, mining, forestry, forklift, and industrial machinery markets, maximizing value for customers through innovative solutions. With a diverse line of products supported by our advanced IoT technologies, regional distribution channels, and a global service network, we tap into the power of data and technology to enhance safety and productivity while optimizing performance. Komatsu supports a myriad of markets, including housing, infrastructure, water, pipeline, minerals, automobile, aerospace, electronics and medical, through its many brands and subsidiaries, including TimberPro, Joy, P&H, Montabert, Modular Mining Systems, Hensley Industries, NTC, and Gigaphoton.

Job Overview

The primary purpose of this position is to plan and manage the delivery of business systems solutions in support of business objectives and ongoing operations.  This includes project planning, estimating, execution, tracking, implementation and transition to support.  Individual will work closely with Senior Business Owners, technical delivery teams both internal to Komatsu and 3rd party vendors in defining systems/project benefits, scope, approach, resource requirements, timing deliverables and funding.  Position will provide leadership and direction to project teams throughout the full lifecycle of the project. 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Creates and executes project work plans, and revises as appropriate to meet changing business requirements
  • Uses knowledge and expertise of IT & business process to identify opportunities for solving business problems and improving business results
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to the ICT PMO, Project Sponsor, IT Management and other Stakeholders
  • Leads a team of internal developers and/or 3rd party consultants to cost effectively implement and deliver technology & business solutions.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of project (scope, schedule, budget, & resources).  Evaluates and minimizes risks to project.
  • Effectively applies Komatsu’s methodologies and enforces project standards
  • Communicates comfortably with executives, and is able to influence and persuade others
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends, developments, and best practices - recommends more efficient methods of operations and project delivery.


  • Undergraduate degree is required, project management certification preferred.
  • 5-8 years of project management & business analyst experience.  Ability to manage 2-4 small projects, 1 – 2 medium projects, or 1 large project.
  • Experience leading teams and project budgets ranging from $250K to $4 million across multiple functions within the enterprise. Managed at least two full lifecycle projects.  Manufacturing industry knowledge preferred.
  • Must be detail oriented, results focused, possess effective written and verbal communication skills, and be able to support change management initiatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of PM and SDLC disciplines and standards.  Strong business process skills required.  Must be proficient in MS Project.
  • Must have excellent and persuasive oral and written communication skills.  Must be capable of creating clear and effective presentations, and/or meetings with clients, peers, and management. 
  • Scrum Master Certification and Agile experience highly desirable
  • Physical Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (life, carry, move) light to medium weights of 1-10 pounds.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read application information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.

Additional Information

  • Handle stress of extensive conflict management across dozens of stakeholders.
  • Organization of many hundreds of tasks, requiring ability to influence a large network of stakeholders, in many cases without direct supervisory control.
  • Complex time management, with a high level of interactions across the company.
  • Work effectively with people around the world, including meetings at odd hours to accommodate all time zones.
  • Ability to remain calm in situations involving stress, deadlines, or upset employees or third parties.
  • Ability to establish and manage priorities of yourself and subordinates if applicable.
  • Ability to focus and meet deadlines on a timely basis.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with managers, peers, and subordinates.
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent tasks.
  • Ability to understand how your emotions and communications are perceived by others including managers, peers, and subordinates and modify as needed to be an effective team member.
  • Ability to motivate your peers and subordinates to achieve targeted performance metrics.

Komatsu is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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