Strategic Projects Manager

Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Colmar, PA, US, 18915

Company: Dorman Products

Dorman was founded on the belief that people should have greater freedom to fix motor vehicles. For over 100 years, we have been driving new solutions, releasing tens of thousands of aftermarket replacement products engineered to save time and money, and increase convenience and reliability. Founded and headquartered in the United States, we are a pioneering global organization offering an always-evolving catalog of automotive, heavy-duty and specialty vehicle products.  Today, we have more than 3,500 employees across 28 different locations, with a family of brands that also includes SuperATV and Dayton Parts. Publicly traded under the stock ticker DORM, we had revenues surpassing $1.93 billion in 2023.

Everyone who works at Dorman is called a Contributor. We need everyone, regardless of role and experience, to contribute to our success. That means everyone has a unique ability to make an impact on the business. We encourage all our Contributors to bring their authentic selves to work. The freedom to pursue new ideas, offer different perspectives, and grow in your career is fundamental to working at Dorman.

Job Summary

The Manager of Strategic Projects holds responsibility for overseeing the Operations Project Planning and Execution Process (OPPE). Projects identified and managed through OPPE play a pivotal role in shaping the organization's success and the Dorman footprint. This position is instrumental in managing planning through execution of network project performance. The primary duty involves guaranteeing the successful attainment of all budgeted deliverables for each fiscal year with a key focus on cost savings.

Primary Duties

  • Drive operational optimization through the implementation of strategic projects
  • Assume leadership and management responsibilities for comprehensive strategic projects within the network, including oversight of budget allocation and success metric achievement
  • Hold accountability for establishing efficient processes that align with organizational objectives, fostering collaboration among site-level teams to formulate and delineate project timelines, implementation plans, and execution strategies
  • Spearhead workflow enhancements that are in alignment with the team's dual mission: 1) Maximizing the Customer Experience and 2) Cost Mitigation across the Network


  • Professional interpersonal skills and proven leadership capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and execute a plan in a high intensity operational environment
  • Experience collaborating with key stakeholders to support strategic business objectives, interpret data, and achieve results.
  • Results-driven and agile in approach to accomplishing objectives.
  • Comfort managing and coordinating cross-functional teams. 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs
  • Flexibility to be a utility player where needed as the business evolves. 
  • Previous SAP knowledge is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, Tableau, SQL, SharePoint preferred
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas to achieve a common business objective

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or minimum 4 years of experience managing critical operations and/or supply chain functions

Core Values & Competencies

Accountability for Results
Deliver Customer Value
Empower Our Contributors
Ideation and Innovation
Strive for Excellence


Dorman Products is an equal opportunity employer; we value a combination of ideas, perspectives, and cultures at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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