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Director of Project Management

Company: Generac Power Systems
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Generac has not only seen success as a company but we have compassion for communities where we live and work. We are the #1 company is storm response, throughout the company's history, we have remained passionate about helping those in need--- both in our day-to-day roles and in our efforts to give back. This commitment is our responsibility, pride and passion.
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Overview:
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In the role of Director Project Management working in Waukesha, WI you will be part of the Engineering team. The Director Project--Management is responsible for enterprise-wide management and execution of product development and implementation. This role establishes appropriate standard project practices and processes and acts as the subject matter expert through mentoring Project Managers and teams in the definition of scope, timing, cost, and approvals aligned to a standardized process. This position is accountable to the Executive Team for key project milestones, activities, resources and schedules for the project aligned to meet project management standards. The Director Project Management is also responsible for monitoring project management activities to ensure milestone reviews and sign-offs are occurring at appropriate time and levels as required. This role also manages regular communication of project status to sponsors and stakeholders and provides cross-functional feedback on project and team performance and helps teams overcome obstacles and issues encountered during projects.
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This position reports to VP Engineering. Responsibilities:
-----Lead Generac Development Process (GDP) governance and administration functions
-----Analyze new and existing NPI projects to ensure scope, budget and timing expectations are clearly identified and cross functionally managed accordingly. Maintain speed of innovation in competitive industry while achieving project milestones related to budget, timelines and scope
-----Maintain record systems and other criteria relating to project execution and standardization procedures
-----Demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in applying problem solving principles and practices.
-----Plan, administer and implement assigned process and project management standardization projects, which may cross several functional areas, such as marketing, product management, operations, outside services, vendors and etc.
-----Lead cross-functional teams with other areas of the company and with the members of acquired companies for project management process standardization
-----Act as a company subject matter expert in Project Management, mentor project managers and team members and provide performance feedback to direct management
-----Assist in identifying and resolving roadblocks to ensure projects stay on track
-----Proactively communicate project status, issues and risks to sponsoring management and key stakeholders
-----Maintain timelines and target dates in project planning software to ensure successful completion of assigned project phases within the budgeted time and cost constraints; makes certain that deadlines are met and milestones are properly set and communicated
-----Create and maintain project portfolio dashboard with key project metrics
-----Provide project management leadership to complex NPI projects to drive business strategy
-----Lead cross-functional project team
-----Develop project schedule and execute in accordance with the Generac Development Process
-----Drive continuous process improvement of the Generac NPI phase gate process
-----Identify, evaluate and document "lessons learned" during projects. Communicate best practices and lessons learned to project team members as appropriate. Evaluate and update systems and processes for continuous improvement
-----Collaborate across functions and lead indirect teams to move projects through the stage gate development process
-----Designs and directs the work of the functional area
-----Selects, coaches and develops the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team
-----Manages organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development to create a high performing project management tea
-----Designs and directs processes by which team and individual performance are recognized, feedback is consistently delivered and performance is systematically improved
Minimum Qualifications:
-----Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Marketing, or other technical discipline OR 8 years related experience in a similar working environment;
-----15 years of progressive work experience in engineering, marketing, and brand or product management within a complex business environment;
-----10 years of direct NPI project management experience - preferably in a global manufacturing environment with large cross functional projects. Other Qualifications:
-----You have Integrity to do the right thing and walk to talk
-----You're Innovative, experiment and push boundaries, you have great ideas that have break through results
-----You lead with Agility and learn in the moment and set the pace for success
-----You have a strong connection with People and are a talent champion
-----You foster a Team Environment and take pride in our organization and understand working together achieves results
-----You lead with Excellence through continuous improvement and a drive to win --
Great Reasons to work for Generac:
-----Competitive Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k and many more
-----State-of-the-art facility with an onsite gym, walking trails, caf--, free parking and many employee activities
-----Scheduled events throughout the year that allow our employees, both current and retirees, to gather together and enjoy their time with their families and co-workers
-----Enjoy summer hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
-----Pride! When a storm strikes, Generac employees always rise to the occasion. Each time a storm hits many employees volunteer their time with the customer support team or on the production line while others go right into storm-affected areas to repair generators
-----We believe in having fun. From minor celebrations to major events, our employees balance their work by building a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration through a variety of occasions, including our Fun Days. Each Friday we relax in our jeans!
-----Product loan and discount programs Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel. "We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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