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Project Manager - SAP COE

Shanghai Shi, China
Information Technology


Job Description

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit


We are currently looking for experienced IT professionals to join our Product Operations COE to plan, control and execute project requirements following Eaton prescribed process (ProLaunch and PMBOK) to ensure business objectives are met. The incumbent will –

  • Plan, control and execute project requirements following Eaton-prescribed process (ProLaunch and PMBOK) to ensure business objectives are met.
  • Work with Resource Managers to staff projects.
  • Define and communicate roles for project team members (functional-technical). 
  • Establish project budget, track spend and communicate current and project burn rates. 
  • Work with customers and technical resources to develop project plans, detailing work break down structures and critical path.
  • Ensure that requirements are contained within defined scope.
  • Perform risk management planning, risk identification and mitigation. 
  • Manage customer and external supplier deliverables. 
  • Develop communication strategies and lead communications with key stakeholders. 
  • Document and drive issues through resolution, escalating to customer, supplier and IT management as necessary.
  • Involves working in a highly matrix organization spanning domestic and international locations.
  • Perform vendor management and contract negotiations and reviews.
  • Involves complex process and organizational change management.
  • Focus is primarily on large scale regional and transformational SAP projects in a matrixed international environment with senior leadership being the primary stakeholders.

Essential Functions –

        Providing  project leadership by adhering to standard departmental policies, processes and documentation guidelines for project delivery

        Defining and communicating roles and responsibilities for project team members – functional and technical

        Developing  project plans including detailing work breakdown structures and critical path

        Working with customers and technical resources to develop project schedule and detailed cost breakdowns

        Performing risk management planning, risk identification and mitigation planning

        Ensuring sign-off on all major system deliverables by stakeholders

        Developing communication strategies and leading communications with mid-level or first line leaders and key stakeholders

        Monitoring and reporting on schedule and budget variances

        Ensuring quality delivery of team member tasks in accordance to the plan

        Developing communication strategies and leading communications with senior executives (VP, Directors and Officers) and key stakeholders globally.

        Managing third party suppliers.


 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 7 years’ Project Management experience  
  • Prior Project Management experience
  • Fluent in English (oral and written) and Mandarin (oral and written)
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master’s Degree
  • PMP certificate
  • Successfully led major SAP enterprise system implementations, preferably in large, multi-national organizations.
    Position Criteria:
     Level of Risk & Ambiguity
  • Scope can be moderate to significantly ambiguous (significant capability or breakthrough technology and/or business processes that the operating group or function have not done before).
  • May manage multiple Major Repeaters
  • May be an Alien/Stranger
  • May require significant investment capital/expense and non-labor expense.    
  • May have enterprise-wide or overall Sector impact    
     Level of Analysis & Business Acumen
  • Advanced understanding of the overall business or function funding the initiative(s)
  • May be a SME in one or more areas
  • Advanced understanding of organizational structure (business and IT)
  • Intermediate understanding of the business and IT Strat Plan
  • Intermediate to an Advanced understanding of some of the business processes at Eaton or a prior Company
     Level of Systems and IT Knowledge
  • Advanced to SME understanding of some of Eaton or prior company key application(s) and/or IT Infrastructure.
  • May be a SME in one or more technologies
  • Intermediate to Advanced understanding of integration and impact points of involved systems globally for a division or function. 
  • Is able to understand the integration and interdependencies between projects
  • Basic to Intermediate technical knowledge and solid understanding of computer hardware and software, data management, application programming, data communications, operating systems, utilities and data security

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Information Technology

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 043102