Interview with a Project Manager
Have an interest in Chinese business? Have a passion for Manufacturing? Bringing in the year of the Rooster, we are seeking a full-time International Sourcing Project Manager to join our team. 889 Global Solutions is a contract manufacturer based in the growing city of Columbus, Ohio. Since 2000, we have had the mission to help North American businesses increase their profits and improve their supply chain efficiency. If you are looking for a career with a growing company that has remains a small business at heart, 889 Global Solutions may be a fit for you!
As a team member, Project Managers work with our U.S. clients, employees in our Chinese locations, and contacts at Asian factories to manage projects from production through delivery. Think you have what it takes? Check out what one of our own Managers has to say about the job.
1) What are the key functions of this role?
Among some of the most significant responsibilities as a Project Manager at 889 are to communicate with our Chinese vendors to obtain and calculate accurate quotes, work closely with the sales team and other PMs to help clients place orders, coordinate with the 889 China team to qualify new vendors and conduct factory inspections, and to complete manufacturing and shipping timelines. In short, we oversee production and packaging inspections to ensure the right part arrives at the right time.
2) What’s your favorite part of being a Project Manager?
“Every day is different. Anything could happen during a project, so there’s constantly problem identification and problem solving involved. It is both fun and challenging.”
3) What’s it like to work at 889?
“It’s like working with family. There’s no politics and with an open-door policy, our team remains close yet different. There are always a lot of new and fun ideas. We try to make work fun. We also have fun after work in a variety of events which brings us even closer.”