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Project Management - Project Manager

Company: Great Northern Corporation
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Employees are Our Greatest Asset

Privately held, Great Northern Instore, a division of Great Northern Corporation, is a Multi-Million Designer, Engineer, and Manufacturer of Custom Permanent Point of Purchase Displays and Retail Fixtures.

Great Northern exists to live out the core values established by our founders - integrity, personal growth, entrepreneurial spirit, and a shared future.

Our vision, "We help our employees win through personal growth and a shared future" We believe everyone wants to be at their best. We appreciate all team member's unique talents and contributions. We seek challenges and fulfilling opportunities. We are responsible for our own personal development. We celebrate the achievements of our team.

Our mission, "We help our customers win by doing what others can't or won't" We develop long term strategic partnerships with our customers. We champion product and process innovation.

We proactively find solutions to our customer's challenges. We earn the trust of our customers through reliable execution. We "out small the bigs" and "out big the smalls."

Our values: INTEGRITY - Act with consistency and predictability that does not waiver in the face of adversity. Do what is right, not what is merely convenient. Demonstrate respect for others. Earn the trust of others and be trusting of others. OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWTH - Strive to continuously improve our talents and abilities. Help fellow team members to perform and grow. Foster a collaborative team environment where ideas are shared and nurtured. Look internally first for promotion opportunities. ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT - Trust team members to make responsible decisions. Be a fair and fierce competitor. Encourage risk-taking and support change. Welcome critical questioning and innovative thinking. SHARED FUTURE - Collaborate to create a safe work environment. Make a difference in our team members' lives through shared success. Share our success with the communities in which we work. Promote social and environmental responsibility.

We are excited that you are looking to join our great culture. Here are some details about the position.


In addition to excellent wages, Great Northern has a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision; life insurance; paid vacation; paid holidays; profit sharing and 401(k) with company match. We also offer our employees a safe, clean, friendly environment and room for growth!


Commensurate with Experience


General Manager


The Project Manager will perform the following duties: Coordinate the execution and production of Point of Purchase Displays. Interact with account executives, engineering, estimating and outside resources. Candidates should have the following characteristics:


  • Purchase all materials relative to the assigned project.
  • Collaborate with all production personnel to ensure an efficient process from start to finish.
  • Interact with account executives to ensure goods are produced to the customer expectations!
  • Work closely with Design Engineering and Estimating throughout the development process! Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures.

    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Strong purchasing and negotiation skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Knowledge of a variety of manufacturing materials and processes
    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Good critical thinking skills
    • Meticulous, with good analytical and numeric skills
    • Good computer skills (MS Office)
    • Ability to read and visualize engineering drawings.
    • College degree (preferably in business)
    • Experience as a Purchasing Agent or Project Manager in the POP industry (2-3 years preferred) HOURS

      8:00 am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday

      Great Northern is an Equal Opportunity Employer

      Great Northern is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

      Other details
      • Pay Type Salary

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Keywords: Great Northern Corporation, Des Plaines , Project Management - Project Manager, Executive , Des Plaines, Illinois

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