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Program Manager

Location: Michigan City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: R0003883
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2021
Segment: Industry
Business Unit: Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems
Company Name: Sullair, LLC
Profession (Job Category): Applied_ResearchEngineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Description

Summary of the position:

This position is responsible for the cross-functional coordination of new product development and product lifecycle activities. He/she is developing and driving the program schedule and monitors / reports progress on all key performance metrics (schedule, technical, finance) on a regular basis. Located at Sullair’s campus in Michigan City, Indiana.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop the overall program schedule with sub-workstreams by function and ensure committed owners and delivery dates to all actions and work product deliverables
  • Lead, communicate and drive program objectives cross functionally through all applicable stakeholders
  • Structure the systems and data repositories used to document all program related work product
  • Schedule, run and document all program related cross-functional meetings
  • Maintain overall program timing, specification and cost status by regularly updating the respective tracking tools
  • Identify deviations from program targets (cost, timing, specification) and coordinate functions to develop counter measures / options
  • Escalate time sensitive issues to the appropriate decision makers outside of the established review cadence
  • Employ analytical skills to evaluate data and resolve issues to meet program requirements
  • Prepare and present the appropriate materials for the monthly NPD program review
  • Prepare executive gate review documentation and sign-off meetings
  • Guide stakeholders in the timely and comprehensive delivery of their work packages
  • Present all aspects that cannot be decided on the working level to the appropriate leadership team members, secure approval, document and drive the decision back into the program team
  • Prepare and present the Post Completion Audit (PCA) 6-12 month after launch to verify that program targets (quality, cost, delivery) have been sustainably met
  • Develop reference materials for all cross-functional organizational stakeholders that contribute to product lifecycle management (process flow, roles & responsibilities, templates, etc.)
  • Execute, maintain and propose refinements to the New Product Development (NPD) Process
  • Maintain and continuously improve program status report formats (meetings, templates, key metrics)

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree

Professional experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience in program management are required
  • Excellent verbal, communication and organization skills are required
  • Experience with Microsoft Project or Project Portfolio Management (PPM) Software Programs is required
  • Experience in New Product Development Phase Gate Design Process is required
  • Experience in NX Unigraphics or equivalent 3D CAD Software Program is beneficial

Key behaviors:

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a well-structured fashion and strong capability to functionally lead cross-functional teams.

Direct reports:

  • N/A

The successful candidate is responsible for complying with Sullair’s 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.

Sullair 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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