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VAVE Program Manager

Tczew, Poland
Program / Project Management


Job Description

Eaton’s Vehicle Group has an opening for a:
Program Manager
location: Tczew, Poland
Primary Function:
Lead and drive product & process related cost out projects for Transmission, Clutch, Torque and Powertrain Aftermarket product lines globally. Delivering project ON TIME AND WITHIN BUDGET to enable the yearly Global VAVE cost out target PP/18 $7.5M. The individual will also be required to use the VAVE ProLaunch & Global Powertrain Portfolio Management process utilizing the necessary tracking and escalation processes to ensure success.
And finally support the VAVE Idea Pipeline development process.
Essential Functions:
  • Manage the Profit & Loss of VAVE project(s). Responsibility, Authority, and Accountability (RAA) for project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.
  • Plan, control, integrate all project activities and deliverables and measure all elements to ensure the requirements and goals are successfully achieved.
  • Develop and manage overall project timing in co-operation with functional leaders and ensure adherence to the baseline commitment.
  • 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, and conducting Decision Gate Committee (DGC) meetings.
  • Effectively manages project risk by creating and executing mitigation plans.
  • Report out financial metrics or the project to finance team on monthly basis.
  • Support VAVE Portfolio Management process by verifying quality of the data and prepare portfolio metrics summary for periodic Leadership reviews.
  • Prepare Business Case for VAVE programs, cooperate with functional leaders (Product Line, Finance, Eng., MFG) to ensure quality of the data.
  • Manage communication within project team and all associated locations, support management of resource constrains and trade offs.
  • Determine and manage capital spending per plan.  Ensure spending aligns with plant goals & financial plans.
  • Create Portfolio Status reports using ProPM database.
  • Create consolidated Monthly reports.
  • Support Demand Management by preparing new idea generation events such as VAVE or tear down events and MFG Process Kaizen events.
  • Participate in VAVE budget and Profit Plan preparation process.


  • Bachelors degree required; Engineering degree preferred.
  • 1-6 years experience in Program Management; or relevant experience in Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing, and/or Product Development.
  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in a matrix environment through cross functional teams.
  • Developing to fully demonstrating in Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton senior management.
  • Experience in Risk Management.
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen.
  • Good knowledge of the Truck industry.
  • Broad knowledge of transmissions, clutches and torque products preferred.
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (SAPM or PMP) highly recommended.

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: Program / Project Management

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: VEH PDMP CPT

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?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 049047