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Program Manager

REQ: REQ-145136 Operations

Hussmann Corporation
  • Suwanee, GA, United States
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As Program Manager, you will build multi-regional, cross-functional teams to achieve desired results within budget, at, to specified quality, cost, and functionality requirements, and within the overall program schedule. You will also support organizational processes to improve program execution speed and effectiveness, including analyzing and supporting correction of systemic and/or organizational gaps.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage NPI projects and programs to ensure objectives are met on budget, on time, and with required quality and functionality.  Key Job functions include:

    • Leading global cross functional teams to meet project objectives

    • Lead the delivery of new products through the Hussmann NPI gate process

    • Support process improvement activities with Hussmann PMO Leader

  • Drive cross-functional accountability of NPI programs to deliver new products and processes for the Retail business; Assess programs cross-functional resource requirements and proactively engage sponsors and functional leaders to fill resource gaps on a timely basis to ensure project success  

  • Present NPI/NTD Programs at regular Program Review meetings; Manage expectations of senior leadership through early disclosure of risks/issues; Engage program sponsors proactively for their support

  • Assess Retail NPI/NTD Program deliverables, risks and timing; Use critical path management methodologies to manage Schedule, Scope and Resource requirements; Lead scheduling and planning efforts to build detailed resource loaded project plans, and maintain plans throughout the project to provide accurate planned vs actual vs forecasted data to stakeholders

  • Lead efforts to manage global resources, and forecast demand vs capacity to ensure project performance supports business objectives and revenue commitments


Key Competencies and Success Factors:

  • Build efficient, realistic plans and detailed actions to achieve objectives; Sets priorities effectively and organizes information; Delegates work and coordinates resources to maximize results; Proven ability to manage projects and holds self and others accountable to project milestones and results

  • Takes accountability for getting work done; is resourceful in identifying creative solutions to difficult problems

  • Demonstrates effective consulting, negotiating, and persuasive skills to diverse audiences, promoting constructive confrontation and issue resolution; Presents information in a clear and accurate manner

  • Strong business acumen; Ability to drive strategy, influence practices, processes and policies that result in competitive advantage; Continuously works to deliver value through process improvement

  • Proactively ensure customer requirements translate into program requirements, responds promptly to customer needs and advocates resolution of issues important to stakeholders

  • Strong skills leading cross functional teams with ability to influence and create action with no direct reporting responsibility


  • A minimum of 6 years leading projects

  • A minimum of 7 years of related business experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field, or Bachelor’s Degree with equivalent technical experience is required

  • Experience working in two or more functional areas; Engineering, Project Management, Manufacturing, Quality, and/or Operations

  • Must have Microsoft Project Expertise, and hands-on skill required for daily use

  • Experience running cross functional projects is required

  • Experience operating within a stage/phase gate process is required

  • PMI (Project Management Institute) PMP certification preferred

  • Global project management experience a plus 

  • Manufacturing product implementation experience, a plus

  • New Product Development experience a plus

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is a plus

  • Able to travel up to 5-10% of the time

Our organization offers benefits that are the best fit for you at every stage of your career: Comprehensive Insurance Plans: Health, Dental and Vision, 401k with Company Matching Contribution, Discretionary 401k Company Contribution, Tuition Reimbursement Program, Life/Disability Insurance, Family Leave, Panasonic Employee Discounts, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Wellness Program, Identity Protection, Community Stewardship, Employee Assistance Program and more. Hussmann is a subsidiary of Panasonic USA. Finding a better way has always been the Hussmann way. Since 1906, our focus on innovation has helped food retailers succeed. We hold over a 122 U.S. patents and 320 international patents from more than a dozen countries. We collaborate with customers across a variety of food retail segments as we work towards fulfilling a promise for better businesses, better partners, and a better world. Hussmann is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to veteran status, disability, age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, or any other non-merit-based factor. 



REQ: REQ-145136 Operations

  • Suwanee, GA, United States
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