Continuous Improvement Project Manager

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Mesa, AZ, US, 85210

Company: Empire

Requisition # : 25935 

Location: Mesa 

Position Status:  Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00am 

End Time :  5:00pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Pay Range: $69,460.00  -  $118,770 




Job Summary:

Implement Empire business strategy while driving a culture of Continuous Improvement (CI).   Lead project teams to improve critical business processes that drive successful financial results and improve the client experience. Recruit, train and lead project team members.

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintain high quality and quantity work standards.
  2. Lead projects where the subject focus and solutions are moderately complex in nature, availability, and attainability.
  3. Identify opportunities, define and financially justify projects.
  4. Develop team members. Identify integration issues with other projects/processes and coordinate the improvements.
  5. Track project status and results, remove and alleviate project barriers.
  6. Establish work plan and staffing for each phase of project. Arrange recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  7. Prepare project reports for management.
  8. Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
  9. Work safely at all times. Adhere to all applicable safety policies. Comply with all company policies, procedures and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Convey and/or absorb information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages an audience and helps them understand, retain, and utilize the concepts provided.
  2. Build a successful/cohesive team using development tools, resources, training, goals, performance measures, and a flexible interpersonal style. Facilitate the completion of team goals.
  3. Identify present and potential troublesome situations and their causes. Investigate to a level that reveals total impact of the situation. Identify trends and patterns and develop measures to solve or prevent repeat occurrence.
  4. Understand client requirements, define/understand processes, and their effectiveness, efficiency and adaptability; ability to take a systematic view of activities from a broad perspective; analyze processes; establish a vision for optimization.
  5. Encourage individuals to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities. Facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
  6. Utilize cost analysis methods and procedures to determine resource allocations and evaluate alternatives in organization. Uses established principles and practices to gather data, interpret information, and explain fluctuating elements and risk in investments.
  7. Collects and researches data, synthesizes complex or diverse information. Reads, analyzes, and interprets common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  8. Work within and promote corporate values.

Additional Level Requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Ability to effectively perform public speaking presentations and written communications skills.
  2. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to perform statistical analysis on systems and projects. 
  3. Ability to learn and apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.
  4. Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully.
  5. Ability to develop alternative solutions and workable implementation plans.
  6. Ability to inspire and motivate others to perform well. Ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  7. Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies and use of all required safety equipment.
  8. Must have acceptable attendance to meet all company standards and requirements.

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field
  3. Minimum of 3 years of related experience or training.
  4. A diverse knowledge of various organizational functions.
  5. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. This position is designated as a "Safety-Sensitive Position".   A Safety-Sensitive Position includes tasks or duties that the employer in good faith believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the task or others, which includes any of the following:  operating a motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or manufacturing process, the malfunction or disruption of which could result in injury or property damage; performing duties in the residential or commercial premises of a customer, supplier or vendor; working in any occupation subject to federal safety regulations.  If on an occasional basis, employees perform tasks or duties as listed above, then their role would be classified as Safety Sensitive.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.


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 intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.

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Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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