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Program Manager - Manufacturing Strategy

United States
Program / Project Management


Job Description

Eaton’s Hydraulics division is currently seeking a Program Manager – Manufacturing Strategy to join our team. This position is a remote based position – the candidate for the role, must have the ability to travel up to 50% of the time.

The Program Manager – Manufacturing Strategy is responsible for supporting the deployment of Manufacturing Strategy initiatives for Hydraulics globally, including new product introductions in the receive site related to Manufacturing Strategy Transition Projects, execution of programming, prove-outs, production part approval processes (PPAP), production ramp-up, material, tooling and gaging within the  broader organizational initiatives and objectives .  In this role, you will drive manufacturing strategy projects; create scope of delivery within schedule, cost, savings, and quality commitments, while playing a key role in developing business proposals related to Manufacturing Strategy initiatives and executing the overall program plan.

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.

  • You will lead continuous improvement project activities of launched products in the receive sites in conjunction with site leadership team goals and objectives.

  • You will establish and monitor assigned commodity performance for production and quality standards, providing oversight of manufacturing objectives for the assigned area in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • You will manage the Lifecycle Financials of the Transition Program(s) and projects, providing direction for Responsibility, Authority and Accountability (RAA) for every project scope delivery and successful execution within technical, schedule, cost, savings and quality commitment

  • You will coordinate 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.

  • You will provide periodic program updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g., technical, cost, and schedule), updating the business units as well as divisional, and group levels.

  • You will play a key role in developing business proposals related to Manufacturing Strategy initiatives and executing the overall program plan.

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  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in manufacturing or operations
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in project/program management and/or product development within engineering
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters of Business Administration from an accredited institution
  • Experience with financial documents and analysis
  • Global manufacturing or operations experience
  • Experience with phase gate project management process
  • Proven Leadership skills - capability to lead change in an Integrated Team (IPT) environment across multiple sites and customers globally
  • Experience with Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools
  • Project Management Institute (PMI and/or PMP) accreditation highly recommended
  • Prior experience in the Hydraulics industry
  • Experience in an operations management role
  • Expertise in the areas of quality, lean manufacturing, and/or six sigma
  • Experience in Risk Management
  • Bilingual – English and Spanish preferred
Position Success Criteria:
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to Eaton management and customer
  • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills and business acumen
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of manufacturing technologies and continuous improvement methods approaches and tools
  • Ability to effectively influence and impact across work groups and at all levels in the organization. (working in a matrix environment)
  • Ability to drive consensus and execution
  • Ability to set a vision and lead a cross functional team
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

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: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 069279