Global Program Manager, NPI

Amsted Industries   •  

Jessup, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 43 days ago

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Lead product platform and cross-functional teams in the development, execution and commercialization of new products.
    • Maintain communication between/among team members. Schedule/facilitate regular team meetings; ensure all team members remain engaged.
    • Gain consensus from team members whenever possible; make executive decisions for the team when necessary.
    • Track, manage and abate all cross-functional risks for the program.
    • Drive team to resolve the risks internally to the program but be astute of risks that are beyond the program team to resolve and elevate these risks in a timely manner to the leadership team.
    • Lead projects with solid financial acumen to understand impacts of design, changes, labor and manufacturing costs.
  • Manage Tollgate/Phase Gate Projects
    • Deliver product, as defined in project specification, to market. Meet/beat the project schedule.
    • Coordinate activities on the project team; keep track of open project tasks. Ensure that tasks are being allocated team resources, and that tasks are being completed in time to support the overall project schedule.
    • Delegate/allocate tasks and responsibilities to team members, leveraging team members’ strengths.
    • Participate in performing project tasks to fill in for any resource gaps, or to cover for any underestimates in task duration or tasks forgotten in the project schedule.
    • Persist in garnering resources that are needed to achieve team deliverables.
    • Ensure all deliverables for each Tollgate are met prior to requesting permission for the team to advance
    • Ensure team works collaboratively
    • Schedule/coordinate Tollgate meetings w/ senior management
    • Ensure appropriate project documents are maintained (part matrix, master data, design decisions, code compliance), and that they are filed in appropriate locations per current BAC processes
    • Prepare schedules for new projects, and maintain schedules for existing projects, providing regular updates to the team and management
    • Maintain records of team decisions, including explanations of why good ideas weren’t feasible
    • Partner with BAC Manufacturing facilities (foreign and domestic) during key NPI milestones as well as providing mentoring / training to team members in those facilities.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Advanced degree in business or engineering management (e.g. MBA) a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience leading global engineering programs / projects with cross-functional accountability.
  • New product development design &/or engineering experience required.
  • HVAC / Refrigeration technical experience (Systems, Fluids, Heat Transfer, etc.) beneficial.
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Experience leading or working on global product launches and in a global engineering environment.
  • Demonstrated experience managing Tollgate/Phase Gate projects; preferable with complex / technical projects resulting in launch of industrial or consumer based products.
  • Strong indirect leadership skills. Track record of utilizing influencing skills to drive cross-functional teams with competing metrics to a common solution which meets the programs overall commitments including cost, schedule, performance, etc.
  • Self-directed leader. Each program is unique and have unique issues. This role assess situations and adjust priorities as needed with little or no direction.
  • Solid communication skills within all levels of the organization. Must be able to communicate across multiple global cultures/time zones effectively.
  • Microsoft Office Suite experience (Excel, PowerPoint, Sharepoint etc.) and project Management software skills (e.g. MS Project) required.
  • Experience working with an ERP system strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Inventor.

COMPETENCIES

  • Financial Acumen
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Drives Results
  • Global Perspective
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Situational Adaptability

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