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Shaw Industries Inc Innovation Project Manager in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Innovation Project Manager

Position Overview

The Innovation Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing innovation projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. The Project manager will plan and designate project resources, prepare budgets, monitor progress, and keep stakeholders informed the entire way; all done within the confines of the goals and vision of Shaw’s Innovation program. The Project Manager will apply project tools and techniques in order to manage project activities, including establishing clear and achievable objectives, planning and directing people to reach objectives while balancing competing demands for intended outcomes, scope, time, and cost, and adapting to different concerns and expectations of stakeholders.

  • Identify the project objectives as part of the planning phase with the customer/stakeholder, and ensure that project resources are properly introduced and aligned to meet those objectives.

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress. Manage, monitor, and maintain the project scope, requirements, objectives, deliverables, task timeline, cost and required staff/resources

  • Utilize project management best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution

  • Track key project milestones and adjust project plans and/or resources to meet commitments or expectations

  • Coordinate and conduct communication with all areas of the enterprise impacted by the scope, budget, schedule, and resources of the work effort being managed.

  • Partner with stakeholders and Innovation leadership to identify and prioritize opportunities to achieve goals

  • Propose and manage both internal and external resources to contribute to projects as needed to bring results

  • Conduct post project analysis to identify lessons learned

Minimum Required Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, engineering or related field

  • 5+ years of experience in project management

  • Experience utilizing a variety of project management approaches including waterfall and agile methodologies

  • Experience with project management software

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification preferred

Key Competencies:

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Deliver Compelling Communications

  • Initiate Action

  • Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Influence Others

  • Demonstrate Good Judgment

Leadership Behaviors

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help grow our business

  • COLLABORATION: Develop and leverage relationships with key stakeholders to improve our brands and our business. Work across multiple functions within organizations for alignment.

  • ENTREPRENEURIAL: Proactively seek best practices and agile methodologies

  • INSPIRE & INFLUENCE OTHERS: Demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible

  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN & ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards.

  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast-paced environments.

  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems.

Functional Skills

  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to solve problems

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multitask, adapt, and manage time effectively.

  • Ability to challenge assumptions

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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