Sr Supply Chain Project Manager

Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 22382 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join our Supply Chain Center of Excellence team of Project Managers lead, oversee, and ensure the successful delivery and management of single or multiple projects. The Senior Project Manager must do this within scope, to a certain quality, and within time and cost constraints.


•    Review project proposals or plans to determine a time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and the assignment of available departmental resources to various project phases.
•    Identify and schedule project deliverables, milestones, and required activities and tasks.
•    Provide leadership and motivation to project team members throughout the project life cycle and confer with project staff to outline a work plan.
•    Act as a coach to junior project managers, executives and others who need assistance and advice regarding project management practices.
•    Establish a work plan and staffing for project activities, iterations, or phases, and arrange for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
•    Analyze project proposals to determine a time frame, funding limitations and appropriate processes for accomplishing projects.
•    Review/approve the work plan of an external service provider or consultancy contracted to execute the project.
•    Manage and drive project execution of milestones, action items, risks/issues, and development of mitigation plans.
•    Identify and escalate issues and mitigations through leadership for support as needed.
•    Ensure that project goals are achieved and in line with business objectives.
•    Develop and distribute weekly project updates as well as Steering Committee presentations.
•    Direct and coordinate the activities of project personnel to ensure projects progress on schedule and within budget.
•    Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.
•    Establish standards and procedures for project reporting and documentation.
•    Benchmark project management performance continuously to identify the potential for improvements and increase capability in project and portfolio management.


Required Qualifications

•    Minimum 5-7 years of project management experience focusing on transformational Supply Chain centric projects.
•    Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a variety of quantitative or non-quantitative disciplines
•    Distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills. 
•    Ability to adapt to new circumstances in a changing business environment.
•    Good understanding of current and emerging technologies, and of how other enterprises are using them to drive digital business.
•    Knowledge of project management methodology and experience or familiarity with major, defined program management approaches (for example, that of the Project Management Institute or PRINCE2 and agile approaches).
•    Significant knowledge of project planning/scheduling tools with a solid track record of practical application.
•    Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; expertise in setting and managing customer expectations.
•    Effective influencing and negotiating skills in an environment in which this role may not directly control resources.
•    Strong knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
•    Ability to support a tactical resource plan by mapping future demand to forecast project completions in the project portfolio.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Additional supply chain education, training and/or certification through online courses and/or professional organizations.
•    PMP or equivalent.


Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
Life Insurance and Disability 
Grace Wellness Program
Flexible Workplace 
Retirement Plans  
401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
Paid Vacation and Holidays
Parental Leave (salaried only)
Tuition Reimbursement 
Company Donation Match Program

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Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore