Volvo Group Senior Project Manager in Macungie, Pennsylvania

If you are ready for meaningful challenges, have a passion for project management, and are eager to make a difference, we invite you to apply to become a Senior Project Manager with our company. At Mack Trucks, we support our team members in achieving their goals while at the same time helping to make our customers successful.

We strive for balance and believe that actively prioritizing a high level of diversity in our workforce creates a competitive advantage. It is our people that make the difference!

As a Senior Project Manager you will be leading for designated Project(s) a cross functional team of people representing all Group Truck Operations (GTO) functions within Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO).

MISSION/PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Manage the industrialization of product and industrial projects with responsibility of all functions in GTO at LVO in terms of objectives, cost and timing. Projects are typically run according to the DVP or PSM and using the governance set-up by GTO QEKD function.

Manage and drive the completion of all deliverables and actions associated with a successful product project and/or industrial process project launch at our Macungie, PA facility.

Represent LVO in the project teams and actively cooperate with all others line organizations involved. Interpret and customize objectives and deliverables into usable and assignable action items for all LVO department personnel and contractors in order to secure a successful launch of new product or new processes.

Assign and follow-up on assigned actions in such a way as to fully understand the project status at all times.

The Senior Project Manager is capable of managing start cost projects and/or intro-blocks and/or Industrial projects as well as large start cost or industrial projects with a large impact on the business success and/or having a large strategic importance.

SCOPE AND INFLUENCE

Scope

Within GTO LVO, manage assigned project activities in order to secure the successful launch of product and industrial projects while respecting the Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Functions (QDCF) targets of the project(s).

Influence

High influence in all GTO functions within the Plant Operations involved in industrializing product and process-changing projects. Direct and indirect authorities bestowed upon the Senior Project manager from the governing bodies and project teams make this a highly influential position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Form and manage and lead the team(s) responsible for the complete and successful industrialization of assigned projects

  • Utilize a high level of leadership skill to direct and lead personnel

  • Utilize cross-functional team expertise to derive needed activities and actions

  • Manage and Maintain all Project Status documentation and presentations

  • Present Status Updates on a regular basis whether requested by managers, the process or by self-recognizing the need to do so

  • Insure all needed activities/actions are understood and assigned to appropriate personnel

Main activities

  • Manage and Lead LVO Product and Industrial Project team(s)

  • Work with appropriate personnel to provide project deliverable hour, material, capitol, and expense estimates and updates thereto

  • Secure adequate internal and external resources to achieve project objectives

  • Create and manage appropriate time plan(s) by defining tailored milestones and deliveries that complement and are in alignment with the project main time plan

  • Secure Manufacturing capacity for SP-start (volumes and quality), including potential extra activities (e.g campaigns)

  • Ensure all communication and direction of plant related activities is coordinated through your project team and network

  • Interact on a daily base with other line organizations involved in the project

  • Take active part of decision making in the GTO Project Management Team

  • Secure information flow, team spirit and common understanding of strategies in the manufacturing teams involving up to hundreds of people

  • Report project status, request for support and make recommendations to the members of GTO decision meetings

KEY TARGETS AND RESULTS

Successfully deliver projects per all plans (Quality, Delivery, Cost (Product and Project), and Features) using such indicators as:

  • Gate passing

  • Conversion and logistic costs

  • Capitol Expenses budget vs spend

  • Project Hours consumed vs planned

  • Production Quality

  • Capacity and tact time in all impacted processes

  • On-time-delivery

  • Project Time to Market

  • Ergonomics and safety criteria

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Strong Leadership experience

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and coordinate cross functional teams

  • Strong ability to successfully work with minimal direct instruction/supervision

  • Project Management certification

  • Strong communication skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Talent for inspiring leadership

  • Strong ability to prioritize

  • High organizational ability and strong ability for negotiating

ESSENTIAL EDUCATIONAL AND/OR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent experience required (10 years minimum experience with demonstrated progressive career in engineering without a degree)

  • Minimum documented engineering project management experience is 5 years

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Operations encompasses all production of the Group’s engines and transmissions, as well as all production of Volvo, Renault and Mack trucks. The organization is responsible for spare parts supplies to the Group's customers as well as for designing, operating and optimizing logistics and supply chain for all brands, production facilities and distribution centers where the Volvo Group operates. In Volvo Group Trucks Operations you will be part of a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

Auto req ID

87861BR

Entity

Group Trucks Operations

State/Province

Pennsylvania

City/Town

Macungie

Employment/Assignment Type

Regular

Travel Required (Maximum)

Occasional

Last application date

07-Nov-2018

Functional Area

Project Management

Volvo Group North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer E.O.E/M/F/Disability/Veteran