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Business Development Project Manager

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
Business Development


The American Printing House for the Blind (APH), a world leader in creating learning solutions and pathways to success for children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking a Business Development Project Manager to join our Business Development team.


The successful candidate will report to the Business Development Manager and provide support to the Business Development department and team members. The department annually manages the expectations of our Customer Test Providers, Braille and Large Type Financial Documents, and Custom Requests for Braille and Large type Products while continuously managing over 500 accessible high-stakes tests for grades K-12 through the APH processes.



  • Support & assist the Business Development Manager and team members in all administrative duties in support of the accessible tests, Braille and Large Type Financial Documents, and Custom Requests. Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintenance of database for products by state and Provider
  • Create and develop reports and project trackers by test provider and update as required
  • Track all products in Business Development as they flow through the various departments within APH to ensure proper progress is being made to meet stringent deadlines
  • Correspond with Providers regarding receipt of customer purchase order. Provide status of orders
  • Provide necessary documentation to internal departments to initiate the test order request
  • Track and close completed orders in systems and databases
  • Serve as back up for all special contract orders which includes customer correspondence, entering, tracking, and invoicing all custom orders.
  • Evaluate project progress; with a weekly progress bulletin, evaluate and communicate on critical-path action items.
  • Ensure proper prioritization of tasks within project teams. Reviews completeness of projects and project documents; ensures all required actions have been identified and assigned. Reviews dates, ensuring project sequence dates support project completion dates. Where project completion is threatened by delayed sequences, escalate appropriately.
  • Using information from ERP and/or other systems , this role enters information into project tracker. Identifies appropriate team members, issues instruction email with directives, deadlines, and other status-related items (overdue, upcoming actions) to ensure project completion. Enter tasks into company systems where applicable. Track accountability and status for internal and external actions related to project progress. Issues weekly task requirements summary.
  • Maintain a prioritized list of new initiatives and ensure projects are communicated and managed in order to achieve target ship dates and volumes.
  • Maintain and update file systems for the National Library Service (NLS).
  • Serve as back up to produce braille and large print bank statement documents for private banking customers, and to produce international shipping documents for magazine services.
  • All other duties as requested.



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and relevant experience.
  • Minimum of 3–5 years proven experience in project management and/or business development support.
  • High level verbal and excellent written communications skills. Proofreading and editing skills a plus.
  • Solid critical thinking, organization, and time management skills; ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize daily workload.
  • Full comprehension of office management systems and procedures. Remains current with advancements in office technology and applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access a plus.
  • Must exercise discretion and confidentiality.
  • Must be motivated, a problem-solver, and can work through tasks independently.
  • Six Sigma, Lean, TPM and/or PMI a plus.



$53,792 - $67,117


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APH IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE. An offer of employment is conditioned upon successfully passing a drug screening test. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, place of birth, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status. EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer