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Project Management
Lighting Project Department Manager
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Leff Electric | Cleveland, OH
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Job Description

LIGHTING PROJECT Department Manager

Basic Function:

The Lighting Project Department Manager will develop quotations, bids and buys. Ultimately, he/she must exhibit business savvy and relationship building skills in order to help elevate Leff Electric to the next level. The Lighting Project Department Manager will work closely with the outside sales organization as well as other functions including the Director of Sales, Supply Chain Manager, Director of Operations, and Credit & Factory Leads. Establish and maintain superior customer and vendor relationships to ensure customer satisfaction

Major Duties

  1. Manage lighting projects from all aspects of the job - from buy' negotiations to the completion of the project.

  1. Buy Negotiation

  2. Submittals, Project set-up and registration

  3. Order Entry

  4. Expediting and Scheduling with estimator and field supervisor

  5. Shipping coordination

  6. Warehouse interaction with material for stored projects

  7. Tracking Reports - accurately and timely for customer

  8. troubleshooting and Coordination with customer/vendor when required.

  9. Project Manuals/Warranties

  10. RGA's

  11. Project Audits and Credit/Top Limit Reconciliation

  12. Filing

  13. Determines an equitable profit level to build into each negotiated project with manager and outside salesperson.

  14. Evaluates percentage of gross return on project.

  15. Manages and directs the daily operation of the department in accordance with all established policies and procedures.

  16. Conducts regular reviews to share information and distributes reports to management

  17. Contacts and negotiates with vendors for special terms and pricing for supplies and material regarding quoted projects

  18. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with various vendor representatives.

  19. Communicates with outside salesperson regarding lighting projects to maximize the company's profitability.

  20. Provides accurate, timely information to management regarding customer needs.

  21. Participates in the marketing efforts regarding projects.

  22. Addresses all customer complaints and or inquiries promptly so as to assure equitable resolution and to maximize customer satisfaction.

  23. Projects a positive and professional image of Leff Electric in all communications with customers, vendors and factory representatives.

  24. Interfaces with Leff Electric salesmen, customers, project managers, field personnel, warehouse and accounting on all projects.

Salary Position

Set hours are established for each working day at time of hire.

Time Management

As an exempt employee, Project Managers may be required to stay over to complete a project or to meet a deadline.

Team Player

Every project manager and quotation specialist in the lighting department is expected to work together as a Team, and to back each other up and help out when needed.


Employee to have a thorough knowledge of the Leff Electric organization, structure, policies and procedures. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing with customers, suppliers and vendors. Strong math and analytical skills required. Basic skill and working knowledge of personal computers; Outlook, Word, Excel, Sales/Order Entry Software.


Employee is required to participate in ongoing educational courses as directed by Leff Electric relevant to their position.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

About Leff Electric

Leff Electric is a family owned and operated wholesale electrical supply distributor since 1921. We distribute major manufacturers' electrical products such as lamps, lighting fixtures, ballasts, energy saving products, distribution equipment, conduit, connectors, wire, enclosures, and more. Our tag line, "wired to serve you better" exemplifies our passion in servicing our customers. As a leading distributor of electrical products in Northern Ohio, we are always interested in motivated individuals who can excel in the electrical industry. We look for people who have integrity and are customer-focused to join our organization. Leff Electric offers competitive benefits including 401K and profit sharing. Applicants must pass pre-employment drug and background screening.