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Program Manager II

Shanghai Shi, China
Program / Project Management


Job Description

  1. Manages the Lifecycle Financials of the NPD Program(s) and projects. Responsibility, Authority and Accountability (RAA) for every project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost and quality commitments.
  2. Executes IPT leadership across the Program. Seeks team input to promote rapid resolution to issues. Coaches and provides feedback/rewards on performance indicators.
  3. Leads team members assigned to the to the project by using appropriate leadership techniques.  Establishes objectives and goals and provides direction to the program and project teams in areas of customer concerns, potential changes in scope and risk assessment. Facilitates the implementation of program management processes at the site, business unit or Division.  Identifies and works with functions to resolve resource constraints.  Elevates concerns to leadership team to assist with resource constraint resolution.
  4. Manages effective customer communications.  Improves organization responsiveness to customer requirements.  Communicates and manages customer expectations and contractual commitments internal to the business.
  5. Ensures standard program management processes are utilized and adequate support to the program and project teams by coordinating PM reviews, preparing & publishing PM metrics and reports.
  6. Maintains metrics for program for earned value (CPI/SPI), quality, technical performance and delivery through all of the PROLaunch phases.
  7. Coordinates all risks and requirements of the program into a complete integrated entity.  This is accomplished by planning, controlling, integrating all projects into the programs and measuring all elements to ensure the requirements and goals are successfully achieved.        
  8. Where appropriate, leads creation of customer contract, pricing, terms and conditions and contractual flow-down through the organization.  Establishes and negotiates pricing strategies by system and/or product, market and by customer.  Ensures effective change management process is utilized.
  9. Provides periodic program 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, and group levels.
  10. Plays a key role in developing New business proposals and executing the overall program plan.
  11. Coordinates and monitors Vehicle Group program technical personnel across multiple sites.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 6 years’ business experience in an engineering organization
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
  • Relocation is not available for this position. Candidates must be within a 50 mile radius to be considered for this role.
    Position Criteria:
  • Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment across multiple sites and customers globally.
  • Fully demonstrating to proficient 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 management and customer
  • Experience in Risk Management
  • Strong analytical skills and business acumen
  • Broad knowledge of the Vehicle industry
  • Experience in cross-cultural leadership
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in Vehicle New Product Development (NPD) programs
  • Work experience in Program Management or a combination of Engineering and Product Development
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (PMP)

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Job: Program / Project Management

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: VEH PDMP EAM

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: 052268