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Program Manager

Aguascalientes, Mexico; San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

At Eaton, we’re dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because that’s what really matters. And we’re here to make sure it works. 
By joining Eaton, you will be joining a multinational company made up of over 96,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries. Our energy-efficient products and services help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably. By giving people tools to use power more efficiently. Helping companies do business more sustainably. And by encouraging each and every employee at Eaton to think differently about our business, our communities—and the positive impact we can have on the world.
Eaton’s Vehicle division is currently seeking a Program Manager to join our team. This position is based at our Aguascalientes or San Luis Potosí facility.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
Are you up for the challenge?
Here’s what you will do:
The Program Manager is responsible for leading, developing and coordinate regional cross functional teams in the execution of manufacturing projects. Manage the regional project portfolio and provide project recommendations to operational leaders. In this role, you will work closely with functional senior leaders for alignment to projects and performance to goals. Project status updates to be provided to Senior Leadership. This role will be required to identify team resources, goals and objectives, performance metrics and a project road map which aligns with the expectations from the organization. Project scope may consist of PROLaunch NPD & STP projects, safety, global capacity balancing, cost improvement and execution of regional manufacturing strategies.
  • Develop and communicate project scope, cadence and deliverables.
  • Develop appropriate work plans (PROLaunch or Change Management) to ensure objectives are met and the manufacturing plants are capable to support the project requirements in quality and capacity perspectives.
  • Plays a key role in aligning Product Line launches with Operations and drive execution related to plant activities.
  • Identify key regional projects which support key operational factors and/or improvement objectives
  • Coordinate financial and technical analysis reviews of all manufacturing projects
  • Facilitation manufacturing Councils and support mission of councils
  • Creating and leading development plans for self and others within the organization to ensure technical expertise in plants
  • Driving implementation of best practices & continuous improvements projects throughout division.
  • Developing Processes that drive world class quality.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • +5 years of experience in Program Management; or a combination of Program Management with some Manufacturing or Operations Program Launch Management.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in at the plant working on operations and/or manufacturing (hands on).
  • Candidates must live within a 50 mile radius of one of the following locations: Aguascalientes or San Louis Potosi. If not within the 50 mile radius of these locations, relocation will be provided.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong GD&T and analytical skills
  • Good Business acumen
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) accreditation (PMP) highly recommended
  • Experience managing complex programs (NPD or STP) with:  1) components / subsystems / systems scope of responsibility, 2) High customer business risk, 3) Significant budgets, and 4) Substantial Revenue Growth Program value.
  • Master’s Degree in Business (MBA).
Position Success Criteria :
  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment.
  • Very proficient in Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools
  • Demonstrate Program management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton management and customer.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving (example: A3, 8D’s, etc).
  • Experience in Risk Management.
  • Daily Production Environment experiences.
  • Willing to travel internationally and domestically up to >50% of the time.
  • Experience working with global teams - Must be capable of leading effectively in diverse cultural situations with our global Vehicle team members.

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: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: Latin America
Organization: VEH Vehicle Group

Job Level: Manager
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, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 060539