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Project Leader

Hadapsar Pune, India


Job Description



Eaton India Innovation Center, located in Pune, India is a market leader in providing innovative lighting solutions.  We are seeking a  program manager to drive the development and implementation of lighting fixtures.  The nature of these projects involve mechanical, electrical, testing, and regulatory compliance. 


The program manager will own the New Product Development(NPD) and VAVE projects, documentation and tracking of all programs including stage gate process management, regular cadence of meetings/reviews, reporting, program metrics, countermeasures, and capital planning/execution. The candidate will be comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization, in managing conflict, removing obstacles, driving progress, and accountability.




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Limit yourself to 8-12 statements)


List the essential functions (i.e. key responsibilities with expected end results) which must be accomplished in order to fulfill the purpose of your position as described above.




Work with a cross functional team to manage programs from concept to commercial execution.



Financial acumen to complete required capital appropriation request for the assigned programs.



Integrate business, marketing and technology elements to create a cohesive project vision and team charter.




Able to coordinate with multiple engineering teams in a waterfall and Agile environment to maintain a project plan aligned with Eaton stage gate product development process




Manages project and product definition activities related to marketing and/or technical requirements.



Work with the project team to define, assess and mitigate risks that have a major impact on project cost, schedule, investment and technology.




Execute programs  within scope, time and budget.



Document project activities, issues, concerns and status to keep management informed and enable timely resolution of project problems.




Participate in the development and use of project management procedures and guidelines at Eaton.



Ability to meet short and long-term deadlines.


·        Capital expense management, On time project launch, E&O reduction during transitions.


Basic Qualifications:

·        Bachelors of Engineering (B.E) degree in engineering discipline from an accredited institution.

·        A minimum of 5 years of experience in program management and leadership of project teams using a formal stage-gate product development process to manage electrical and mechanical product development and market introductions with total experience of 6 to 8 Years

·        Proficient with project/program management tools such as MS Project and other PM tool box applications.

·        Knowledge of best practices in product development methodologies, processes, and technologies.

·        Strong leader with excellent communication, organizational and people skills and the ability to work across functional groups.


Preferred Qualifications:

·        Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (PMP) highly recommended.

·        Experience working with geographically dispersed engineering and business teams.

·        Experience working with third party partners.


Position Criteria:

·        Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton management and customer.

·        Must be capable of working effectively in diverse cultural situations with our global team members.

·        Ability to articulate and promote project management best-practices.

·        Ability to achieve goals by coaching, mentoring and motivating

·        Strong analytical skills and business acumen.

·        Ability to work independently and to follow directions.


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: Engineering

Region: Asia Pacific
Organization: INNOV Innovation Center

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: 060234