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Program Manager

2 days ago: Sensata Technologies, Inc.

Job Description

The Heavy Vehicle / Off Road and Operator Sensing Technologies businesses are growing significantly due to market trends. As the market for new sensors and controls in these areas continues to grow, Sensata has numerous opportunities to develop new products to meet these customer needs. With this tremendous growth, we need strong Program/Project Managers to lead cross-functional teams to flawlessly bring new products to market.
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Sensata Technologies is currently seeking a Program/Project Manager (PM) to lead teams in new product development from concept to production, lead change management projects, and lead cost reduction initiatives. This individual will be an integral member of our rapidly growing HVOR group. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to execute business plans and strategies through effective planning, strategy development, and operational tactics. The company is looking for a strong business / program management professional ideally with an engineering background and a demonstrated track record for program execution, operations management, customer management, and profit improvement. The Program/Project Manager must be an effective leader of cross-functional, global teams. Additionally, this individual must be able to effectively leverage global teams to drive execution to the committed goals.
The Program/Project Manager (PM) will lead a cross-functional project team establishing a detailed project plan, project goals, and actions/initiatives, and driving the necessary changes to ensure achievement of financial and non-financial metrics. The PM will also connect the Sensata manufacturing team to launch new products flawlessly. The candidate must be able to guide their team to make decisions that shape the success of highly visible projects. The position offers a great opportunity to work with global teams and to travel globally in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment.
Success in this position requires good organizational savvy and good team-building and influencing skills with internal teams and external teams. This position requires keen negotiating with internal and external teams to develop a win-win situation for the business and customers. The candidate will also need to exercise good judgment. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to work effectively with all levels within the organization, suppliers, and customers. The PM is results oriented, and has the ability to influence others, a strong technical understanding of Sensata’s products, a strong understanding of manufacturing processes, and the motivation and ability to independently reach across geographical and cultural boundaries to solve problems. This role requires someone who is eager to excel in a fast paced environment working on highly complex projects.
Specific Program/Project Manager responsibilities:
+ Lead new product development (NPD) teams from concept to production
+ Establish NPD program scope, schedule, commercial situation, and risks
+ Summarize NPD financial business case including cash flow analysis, revenue roadmap, capital planning, resources required, and cost reduction roadmap to finalize project plan for NPD programs
+ Develop margin roadmaps for NPD programs and take aggressive actions on any deviations from financial plan to achieve result needed
+ Manage and ensure discipline with the NPD and Change Management processes, tools, metrics, and schedule to achieve committed business case
+ Drive continuous improvement of the Sensata NPD process
+ Lead cross-functional team during a critical customer issue
+ Lead Change Management (CM) projects for design, supplier, or manufacturing changes
+ Plan needed production capacity and ensure equipment / tooling strategy is in place; ensure supplier capacity is also in place
+ Plan and lead cost reduction projects to achieve financial goals
+ Develop Product Life Cycle Management objectives and execute project plans to achieve desired results
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Job Requirements
# Minimum requirements include:
+ BS in Engineering (preferred) or Business Management
+ 5 or more years of experience in Program or Project management
+ Significant experience leading new product development teams
+ Experience with developing and executing program plans including scope, schedule, commercial impact, manufacturing strategy, and quality commitment
+ Working knowledge of basic finance (e.g. income statement, balance sheet, cash flow) and business case assessment through discounted cash flow analysis
+ Experience managing financial performance including gross margin roadmaps, cash flow analyses, resource planning, and capital planning for launch programs
+ Ability to drive a financial plan and gross margin roadmap, and gain buy in from stakeholders and team members to achieve it
+ Ability to perform reconciliation analyses of the financial plan and drive corrective actions
+ Understanding of capacity analysis, run-at-rate needs, and equipment planning for a product launch
+ Experience working with demanding customers and leading teams during critical customer issues
+ Experience interfacing with customers to capture requirements, set appropriate expectations, and resolve any issues that might arise over the course of a program
+ Experience leading global teams in a cross-functional, multi-site environment
+ Proficiency with MS Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
+ Strong ability to analyze data and understand trends
+ Strong negotiation skills
+ High energy level with an unfailing commitment to success
+ Detail oriented with a process mindset to improve execution of business processes
+ Experience accurately scoping out the length and difficulty of tasks
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
+ Effectively communicate to Senior VP and VP levels of management
+ 10% travel is required (domestic and international)
# Preferred requirements include:
+ MBA or MS degree
+ Experience with heavy vehicle / off-road industry
+ Project Management (PMP) training and Accreditation
+ Six Sigma training and understanding
+ Lean training and understanding
+ Familiarity with ISO9001, TS16949 quality system requirements
+ Understanding of AIAG core tools
+ Experience with common tools and systems: APQP, PPAP, 8D, Run at Rate, Launch Controls, Risk Assessments, FMEA, Control Plan
This position requires potential access to technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the successful candidate must be a "U.S. person" as defined in the ITAR and EAR. In order to be a U.S. person for ITAR and EAR purposes, you must:
(i) be a citizen or national of the United States; or (ii) be a lawful permanent resident (i.e., "green card holder") of the United States; or (iii) have been admitted to the United States as a refugee, or have been granted asylum, provided that you have applied for naturalization within six months of the date you first became eligible, and if not yet accepted, you are actively pursuing naturalization after two years from the date of your application.
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Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.
# Our Vision is to be:
+ A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection
+ Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment
+ A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice
NOTE: If you are a current Sensata employee (or one of our Affiliates), please back out of this application and log into Workday via the Company Intranet to apply directly. Type FIND JOBS in the Workday search bar.
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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.
We are a rapidly growing company with $3.3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 12 countries and more than 22,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.
We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.
# Note to applicants for positions in the United States:
+ Sensata Technologies, Inc. (US) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, self-identified or perceived sex, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. If you are an individual who requires a reasonable accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which you applied, please make a request to the recruiter or contact benefits@sensata.com .
+ Sensata uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
The Heavy Vehicle / Off Road and Operator Sensing Technologies businesses are growing significantly due to market trends. As the market for new sensors and controls in these areas continues to grow, Sensata has numerous opportunities to develop new products to meet these customer needs. With this tremendous growth, we need strong Program/Project Managers to lead cross-functional teams to flawlessly bring new products to market.-Sensata Technologies is currently seeking a Program/Project Manager (PM) to lead teams in new product development from concept to production, lead change management projects, and lead cost reduction initiatives. This individual will be an integral member of...

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