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Program Manager

Galesburg, Michigan; Marshall, Michigan; Southfield, Michigan
Program / Project Management


Job Description

Responsible for the successful execution of NPD Projects. Lead the Integrated Product Team(s) to drive customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and life of the program financial performance by managing customer programs, contracts, and business relationships.
Essential Functions:
  • Manages the Profit & Loss of NPD project(s). Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability (RAA) for project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.
  • Execute IPT leadership across the project(s). Seeks team input to promote rapid resolution to issues. Provides feedback on performance indicators.
  • Establishes objectives and goals and provides direction to the project teams in areas of customer concerns, potential changes in scope, and risk assessment.
  • Manage effective customer communications. Improve organization responsiveness to customer requirements.  Communication and manage customer expectations and contractual commitments internal to the business.
  • Ensure standard program management processes are utilized and adequate support to the project team by coordinating Program Reviews (P-Reviews), preparing and publishing PM metrics (Overall Health, Focus 5, ProPM), and conducting Decision Gate Committee (DGC) meetings.
  • Maintain metrics for project for financial performance, quality, technical performance and delivery through all of the PROLaunch phases.
  • Coordinates all risks and requirements of the project. This is accomplished by planning, controlling, integrating all project activities and deliverables and measuring all elements to ensure requirements & goals are achieved.                                                                                                                                            
  • Manage customer contract, pricing, terms and conditions and contractual flow-down through the organization.  Establish and negotiate pricing strategies by system and/or product, market and by customer.  Develop contract negotiation strategies with Sales. Ensure effective change management process is utilized.
  • Provides periodic project updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule).  Provides updates to the business units as well as divisional levels.
  • Plays a key role in developing business proposals and executing the overall program plan.
  • Provides overall Project interface with the customer.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in product and/or program management in an industrial operations environment, with focus on powertrain new product development and commercialization.
  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship.

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Job: Program / Project Management

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH CVT Commercial Vehicle Transmission

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, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046449