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Project Manager - Alternative Vehicle Solutions

Company: Penske Logistics
Location: Reading
Posted on: September 10, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: Penske Transportation Solutions, the leader in the transportation industry, has an exciting opportunity to leverage your strong project management skills and passion for people. As a Project Manager focused on Alternative Vehicles, you will be empowered to facilitate and manage enterprise-wide projects, programs and initiatives that span the entire business. Your successful management of these significant and complex projects will make a positive impact on our customers, internal teams, and contribute to the overall success of the business. This role will focus on alternative vehicles and emerging technology. As our work in Alternative Vehicles develops in complexity and our customer needs for sustainable equipment grows, effective project management and collaboration with internal stakeholders is critical to the success of our programs. In addition to successfully managing multiple projects, you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of tailored communications and collateral that are in alignment with the style and framework by which we communicate to our customers about our electric vehicle offerings. If you possess strong critical thinking skills and have prior project experience, or if you have served in a Project Management role at Penske or in another organization, we are interested in talking to you. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: • Manage and lead projects, programs, and initiatives, including the planning, analysis, design/development, execution, monitoring, and control of defined initiatives. • Contribute to the development of Penske's messaging regarding alternative vehicle strategy, experience, and sustainability goals. • Present and provide an overview to sales and customer of Penske's alternative vehicle strategy, experience, and sustainability goals. • Educate customers on industry trends regarding the operation of alternative vehicles. • Review deployment strategies regarding the implementation of alternative vehicles including infrastructure, charging and software planning. • Collaborate with multiple levels within the organization to strategize to help our customer achieve their sustainability goals. • Strategize with sales to create an alternative vehicle proposal strategy • Support sales in the presentation of a total vehicle and charging solution to the customer • Solve customer problems through helpful recommendations and practical solutions. • Collaborate with the other Project Managers where appropriate in order to create consistencies in project management processes and applications. • Manage and create content, which includes documentation of projects; Using Six sigma tools to validate effectiveness of projects; Using Operational excellence approaches that identify the scope and desired outcomes along with timelines for reporting out and completing projects. • Other projects and tasks as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience leading/managing projects and project teams is required; formal training in this area is a plus. • Effective and strong communication skills, including oral and written communication skills • Strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills • Strong people skills and highly organized • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications • Strong reporting and analytic skills • Ability to work efficiently and independently with strong attention to detail • Green Belt /Black Belt skills and certification a plus • Bachelor's Degree required • Active listening and critical thinking skills • Experience in consulting or training • Knowledge and understanding of vehicle applications in the transportation industry • Strong desire to learn and understand the emerging vehicle technologies • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job. • Willingness to travel, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background verification (to include past employment and education) are required. Physical Requirements: -The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. -The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines. -While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg. -Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer. About Penske Truck Leasing Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more. Job Category: Operations Management Job Function: Project Management Job Family: General Administration Address: 100 Kachel Boulevard Primary Location: US-PA-Reading Employer: Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. Req ID: 2310826 Date posted: 09/02/2023

Keywords: Penske Logistics, Reading , Project Manager - Alternative Vehicle Solutions, Professions , Reading, Pennsylvania

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