Project Manager

Location: Spokane, WA


We are looking for a highly motivated Project Manager to manage the overall success of projects by ensuring that core machinery, custom machinery, or aftermarket sales are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget throughout the lifecycle of the project to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


  • Work with the customer to elicit or refine requirements in order to write the Order Specification Document (OSD) for an unambiguous description of the core machinery, custom machinery, or aftermarket sale’s technical requirements. Review OSD with the appropriate Pearson personnel to ensure endorsement of the core machinery, custom machinery, or aftermarket items purchased.
  • Manage the overall success of the project by ensuring that core machinery, custom machinery, or aftermarket sales are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget by developing a detailed project plan with phase gating to monitor and track the project schedule, cost, and scope throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Successfully manage customer relationships from purchase order through core machinery or aftermarket sales commissioning, conducting regular project status meetings.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects by coaching, motivating, mentoring, and supervising project team members and third parties/vendors, and influencing them to take proactive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders on the progress of the project. Report on the project for executive management and sponsors. Proactively identify and resolve issues. Manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project. Report and escalate to executive management as needed.
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor a risk register to ensure risks are highlighted early with the project and create an appropriate mitigation plan to address the risk.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation. Ensure all project information is appropriately documented, shared, and secured. Conduct project post mortems and create recommendation reports in order to identify best practices and lessons learned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited university required, plus a minimum of 2 years of experience as a Project Manager in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Working knowledge of project methodologies
  • Innate capability to create order out of chaos in a fast-paced, fluid environment with ever-changing priorities
  • Ability to work on concurrent projects and communicate clearly and effectively to executive and business audiences
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrated desire to do whatever it takes to get things done


• Competitive pay DOE
• Top-tier benefit plan including Medical, Dental, Vision, Lift, Short and Long-Term disability, and EAP
• 401K with matching contributions

Pearson Packaging Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.