Lennox Program Manager in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Lennox International (LII) is a leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets.
Beginning over a century ago, Lennox International has built a strong heritage of Innovation and Responsibility. Our position as an innovation leader continually inspires us to promote more efficient energy use and a healthier environment through our product operations. Our engaged and diverse workforce is committed to providing climate control solutions that provide the most value and comfort for our customers.
We are proud to have instilled a shared sense of responsibility and commitment among our approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration is a long-standing leader in the world of commercial refrigeration, providing climate-control solutions to customers in more than 70 countries. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the cities of Stone Mountain, Columbus and Tifton, Georgia, produce evaporators, condensers, compressor racks, merchandise display cases and other top-quality refrigeration products for their six market-leading brands: Bohn, Larkin, Climate Control, Chandler, Kysor/Warren and InterLink. Heatcraft products are primarily used to preserve food and other perishables in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses and distribution centers, in addition to other applications such as data centers, pharmaceutical and industrial process cooling.
Under the direction of a senior program manager/director, manages complex programs/projects by leading and coordinating the activities of multi-location cross-functional teams including external partners to execute program goals and objectives.
Works closely with management and business leaders to create the program scope, objectives and risk assessment.
Manages and facilitates execution and operating mechanisms coordinated with business cadence.
Manages program kick-off, cross-functional core team meetings, complexity assessment, scope/change management, risk management, integrated program planning/execution, and communication.
Works closely with product marketing to finalize and document customer and product requirements.
Directs and coordinates activities of the core cross-functional team to ensure that the project progresses on schedule and within budget while meeting established system requirements.
Confers with project team leaders to develop plans and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
Reviews status reports prepared by project team leaders and combines information into a program status report to present and/or submit to management and others.
Confers with program personnel to provide technical advice and problem resolution.
Prepares and or facilitates development of program objectives, milestones, meeting minutes, risk assessment meetings, escalation meetings, design reviews, and design changes.
Works on process improvement initiatives related to New Product Development (NPD) or Cost Reduction processes.
Works with sourcing, engineering, manufacturing, supplier development engineers (SDE), and external partners (suppliers/vendors) with project execution.
BS degree, Engineering discipline preferred. MBA, additional project management training or PMP certification a plus.
Experience leading one or more complex development projects.
Experience working with product development and cost reduction processes.
Experience working with virtual and offshore teams preferred.
Experience with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration) systems preferred.
Six Sigma or Lean certification preferred.
Key Competencies/Capabilities :
Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to drive program specific issues and goals to closure.
Ability to integrate business, marketing, and technical elements.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Self-starter who is proactive, accountable, engaged and takes initiative.
Able to function in a team environment and ability to successfully negotiate and build consensus.
Takes responsibility for project execution and drives projects to successful completion.
Skilled at problem solving, developing alternatives and presenting recommendations.
Proficient at defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions.
Ability to develop detailed project schedules and perform cross functional risk management.
Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of management.
Good understanding of consumer products, software, and hardware development preferred.
Experience with project management software a plus.
Experience with facilitating process improvements to include process mapping and other lean tools.
Requisition # 2018-16954
Category Project Management
Shift / Hours Regular
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