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Commercial Program Specialist

Location : Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelors - Engineering, Operations Management
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :


Our client has an opportunity for a Commercial Program Specialist.


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In this role you will actively manage daily activities associated with commercial accounts.

  • Provide high quality customer service for several commercial programs

  • Develop strong business relationships with our customers

  • Solicit/receive customer PO’s

  • Manage production tracking information

  • Build and manage internal manufacturing work orders all the way through shipping of finished goods

  • Collaborate with Materials Manager/Engineer and Purchasing to effectively manage program material purchase, inventory, and disposition

  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers project information, progress, and challenges in professional manner

  • Take the lead, coordinate, schedule, manage, and evaluate projects with, internal functional groups

  • Quickly identify critical path activities and impacts to timelines

  • Escalate issues and risks with significant impacts to project timelines and/or the business relationship

  • Track and assess all change of scope items and ensure both internal and external teams understand the cost, quality, and timing impact of these changes

  • Lead meetings to balance competing priorities

  • Recommend and lead appropriate, respectful intervention with customer and internal personnel to ensure they are accountable for agreed to deliverables necessary for project success

  • Assist in scheduling resources for customer visits, audits

  • Manage customer requests and needs related to product packaging and design

  • Deal directly with customers to resolve issues related to- Billing, Statement of Work for the program, Customer Complaints, Material Inventory, Material Ordering and Disposition


Benefits available to team members

  • Medical / Dental Insurance

  • Paid Holiday/ Vacation / PTO

  • 401K w/ company match

  • Life and Short/Long Term Disability

  • Flex Spending Account


Required Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree - Engineering, Operations Management, or science related field

  • Previous experience in account management or a customer service role

  • Previous experience in Pharmaceuticals or GMP manufacturing environment

  • 5+ years of experience in customer account management or project management - Preferred!

  • Previous experience using traditional project management methodologies (Meeting agenda’s, meeting notes, timelines, etc.)

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) – Preferred!

  • Ability to clearly articulate complex technical and scientific issues/topics

  • Skills to be successful - strong communication, time management, organizational skills, conflict resolution skills, comfortable with MS Office applications, collaborative team player

  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt – Preferred!



Keywords: commercial account, project management, PMP, customer service, Engineering, Operations Management, account management, medical device, pharmaceutical, lean, six sigma, green belt, black belt, leadership



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