Director, Commercial Projects in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

Commercial Project Directors, oversee and allocate resources for various construction projects. A great project manager is skilled in both the technical skills required for the job and in leading and directing their team. Commercial Project Director responsibilities are what guide a project to success. The main Commercial Project Director responsibilities are overall project planning, distributing resources, time management, creating benchmarks, managing the budget, managing staff, and managing relationships with key stakeholders.

While Commercial Project Directors may fill several different roles within each specific project, their responsibilities are key to success in a construction project. A Commercial Project Director helps employees effectively work together to create a great final product. The director is the leader of the project, but by no means is it a job that can be done alone. Through proper teamwork, communication, budget management, resource management, and planning, a project can turn out more than successful. It takes a great team mentality in the commercial business to make something great, but it also takes a great director to direct everyone towards a successful project.

The following is a list of some of the skill sets, behaviors & duties that are required for the position of Commercial Project Manager:

  • They may use proposals to begin a project, which include the materials needed, cost estimates for resources, as well as the projected outcome or product.
  • Track the resources allotted to the various projects.
  • It is their duty to supervise project managers as they create reports and meet with stakeholders.
  • Changing project and staff schedules to keep the project within the deadline
  • A project director is responsible for overseeing workers in various departments who are assigned certain tasks to complete for a given project.
  • The job description of a project director will involve creating schedules and following up with workers to ensure that each phase of a project proceeds as planned.
  • A project manager supervises other department heads in carrying out certain projects, and keeps upper management personnel informed as to how a particular plan is progressing.
  • Coordinates the efforts of various workers in order to ensure that required tasks can be accomplished
  • Develops a timeline for the completion of certain milestones for a given project
  • Recommends changes to a project that is ongoing if it appears it is not proceeding on schedule or is producing unsatisfactory results
  • Develops an alternate course of action for completing a job should the initial plan fail
  • Contracts with outside agencies for support on an as-needed basis
  • Is able to foster a sense of team spirit within different departments
  • Communicates well and relays information in a timely manner
  • Has good budgeting skills and is able to reduce costs without making adjustments that would affect quality
  • Knows what is required in order for a particular project to be completed, and has realistic expectations as far as meeting deadlines go
  • Possesses good math skills, and can make accurate calculations quickly and easily
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills

Education and Experience

Project directors should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or communications. Those who work in highly technical fields may need a degree in that particular discipline instead. It can be helpful to have between two and five years of experience in a given industry before becoming a project director, preferably in a supervisory position.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.