Des Moines, Iowa

  • Directs and manages project development from beginning to end.
  • Defines project scope, goals and deliverables to support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Develops full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an on-going basis.
  • Estimates resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
  • Develops employees to be self-sufficient in continuous improvement tools.
  • Functions as leader for continuous improvement events.
  • Aligns activities with corporate goals around safety, quality, delivery and cost.
  • Performs root-cause analysis on gaps, identifies waste, and works with leadership to drive sustainable corrective action.
  • Drafts and submits budget proposals and recommends subsequent budget changes.
  • Negotiates with other department managers for acquisition of required personnel.
  • Determines and assesses need for additional staff or consultants and makes appropriate staffing adjustments during project cycle.
  • Sets and manages project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to personnel.
  • Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within project team.
  • Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.
  • Plans and schedules project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
  • Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Manages changes in project scope, identifies potential concerns, and devises contingency plans.


  • 3 years required. 
  • 5 years’ experience preferred of directing work in a large-scale project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.


  • Associate degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • Business and management principles, including strategic planning, resource allocation, and production methods.
  • Proven ability to oversee people and processes to achieve objectives.
  • Ability to build strong business relationships with other functional areas to best support mutual objectives.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to analyze workflow and processes to provide excellent service to internal and external customers.
  • Interpersonal, conflict management, and negotiation skills required, including strong human relations skills to supervise and develop assigned employees effectively.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills.

Working Environment: 

  • General Office – Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. 
  • Outside Sales – Work is generally performed in an office environment, but employee may need to travel to customer sites or warehouse facilities.  Driving may be required for an extended period of time with frequent stops and starts.   Can be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. 
  • Employee required to walk long distances repeatedly throughout the day. 
  • Employee required to sit and drive a vehicle to perform their job.

Mental Requirements: 

  • Employee required to organize and coordinate schedules.
  • Employee required to analyze and interpret complex data.
  • Employee required to calibrate precise measurements.
  • Employee required to problem-solve. 
  • Employee required to communicate with the public.
  • Employee required to manage other employees.


WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.

Des Moines, Iowa

WESCO Distribution is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor - we're a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs and increase efficiency through LEAN Customer Value Creation (LCVC); and save energy with Green and Sustainability initiatives. Our network of branches delivers industrial supply products fast, and our vast catalog of supplier partners enables WESCO to be your one-stop shop for electrical and MRO products. As a Fortune 500 company our industrial supply solutions leverage our buying power and extensive procurement experience that leaders across a broad range of industries trust to deliver value, service, and results that exceed customer expectations.

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