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Program Manager - Engineering

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0052047
Date Posted: May 16, 2024
Segment: Connective Industries
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Profession (Job Category): Project/Program Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Summary of the position:

This position leads the successful planning and execution of product lifecycle projects on industrial and portable products including product improvements, enhancements in addition to cost out with cross-functional teams. The successful candidate will develop, lead, and drive the project schedule and monitor/report progress on all key performance metrics (schedule, scope, finance, and risk) on a regular basis.

This position is located on-site in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall project scope, schedule with detailed sub-workstreams by function, and timing ensuring committed owners’ delivery of all actions and work product deliverables
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities, gather requirements to create project scope, and develop solutions
  • Lead, communicate and drive project goals and actions cross functionally through all applicable stakeholders
  • Employ analytical skills to evaluate data and resolve issues to meet project requirements and targets
  • Identify deviations from project targets (cost, timing, specification, scope) and coordinate functions to develop and implement counter measures / mitigation actions
  • Create and maintain project document structure and data repositories/tracking tools used to document all program related work product
  • Schedule, conduct, document, and distribute minutes for all project related meetings
  • Escalate time sensitive issues to the responsible decision makers outside of the established review cadence
  • Prepare and present the summary materials for the monthly leadership reviews
  • Guide stakeholders in the prompt and comprehensive delivery of their work packages
  • Present all aspects that cannot be resolved at the working level to the proper leadership team members, secure approval, document and drive the decision back into the project team
  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Certification in Project Management (e.g., PMP certification)

Professional experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience in project/program management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • SAP ERP/PLM experience is highly desirable
  • Experience in a New Product Development Phase Gate Design Process
  • Experience in NX Unigraphics or equivalent 3D CAD Software Program is beneficial
  • Effective communication and presentation skills

Key behaviors:

  • Leading through influence without authority and successful collaboration across the matrix organization
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task and be highly organized for effective project execution
  • Act with a sense of urgency and the ability to influence others to act with urgency
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles, supply chain, and manufacturing operations

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Hitachi Global Air Power US Code of Ethics and related policies. In performing the job, the incumbent shall take all steps necessary to comply with our safety rules and requirements and must actively support the organization's efforts to meet and exceed its goals of creating and maintaining a safe workplace.

This description is to serve as a guide. It is intended to be flexible and will continue to evolve over time with business needs and demands and may be updated periodically and at the Company's discretion.

Hitachi Global Air Power US is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on race, religion, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or other protected categories under applicable law, whether in recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, compensation, or other conditions of employment.

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