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Manager - Program Management

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Program / Project Management


Job Description

The primary function is to apply and drive best project management practices across PCD while managing a team of Project Management Professionals who lead PCD’s key programs. Area of focus will be new product development projects and programs.


Key Job Responsibilities 

  • Advanced understanding and demonstration of project management methodology and associated tools.
  • Applies of state of the art Project and Portfolio Management practices and tools
    (project start-ups, project planning, execution & tracking, etc.).
    Leads key / major PCD projects
  • Ensures proper PROLaunch execution including requirements management and systems engineering
  • Provides input and improvements to Eaton’s project execution processes (Jama, Jira, PROLaunch, Project Reviews, etc.)
  • Leads major project reporting sessions (Projects and Peer Reviews, quarterly divisional reviews, etc.)
  • Manages direct reports, conducts performance reviews, administers merit plan, oversees reward and recognition, and sets goals and development plans with direct reports.
  • Fosters, forms and manages truly cross functional project teams
  • Manages project resource across PCD: Promotes cross divisional resource exchange & utilization regardless of product line.
  • Owns PCD’s NPD Portfolio Management & Prioritization process
  • Communicates effectively and works closely with all levels of the organization, especially senior leadership to understand business priorities, processes, strategic objectives, and time/cost constraints.
  • Captures and communicates lessons learned from current / past projects.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering from an accredited institution
  • PMP certified or equivalent
  • 10 years of project management experience in new product development is required 
  • 5 years’ experience managing people

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business or Program Management


Technical Experience:

  • Global engineering resources
  • Jama requirements management tools
  • CA PPM portfolio management tools
  • Agile program management methodology 
  • Electrical components (breakers, meters, relays, switches, etc.)
  • New Product Development (NPD) programs
  • Leading large cross-functional teams as part of development projects or programs
    Developing, implementing and improving project and portfolio reports and tracking metrics


Soft Skills:

  • Proficiency in managing people and resources to meet project accomplishments on schedule
  • Good cross-boundary perspective to communicate and coordinate with other engineering managers, plant managers, product line managers and controller
  • Good, effective communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills

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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CPD PCD Power Components Division

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, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 064130