Program Management Leader

Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Colonial Heights, VA, US, 23834

Company: Dover Corporation

Hillphoenix is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services. The story of Hillphoenix is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Hillphoenix. Hillphoenix is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.



Job Title:        Program Management Leader

Department:   Product Engineering

Reports to:     Director, Enterprise Product Management

Location:        Conyers, GA


Job Summary:

The Program management leader functions as a business and cross-functional team leader for both new product development and engineered to order sustaining projects across all businesses within Dover Food Retail. The Senior Project Manager ensures the daily program, project, and product objectives are synchronized and leads the cross-functional engineering, product management & operational teams to execute and commercialize new and sustaining solutions. He/she will be responsible for optimizing resources/cost, schedule and overall customer requirements for programs and projects as well as assist senior leadership in prioritization, resource allocation and tracking of enterprise new product development and engineer to order sustaining projects. This leader will be responsible for process development, deployment and execution and drive strategic change management supporting overall Dover Food Retail business objectives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead deployment of new product development stage gate process across the enterprise and be a change agent in driving process discipline across cross-functional organization.
  • Lead cross-functional teams (including Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Service, Regulatory, Quality, Finance, and Product Management/Marketing) in managing and driving end-to-end concept to commercialization of identified strategic new product development projects.
  • Manage and drive program and project management of ETO/sustaining customer project requests using the BCA (Business case Analysis) process
  • Directly supervise team of project managers. Have direct or indirect management and development of other functional project managers leading specific functional deliverables or smaller projects within overall program.
  • Work collaboratively with product management and engineering to document and drive project plans for new product development and sustaining projects.
  • Update senior/functional leadership on project prioritization, status and request for resources/staffing supporting the business cases for all assigned projects.
  • Work collaboratively with the Design Engineering Lead to ensure the successful delivery of engineering projects to meet customer requirements and deliver customer value while achieving cost, schedule, quality, and other specified targets and objectives
  • Develop project plans with cross-functional teams in Daptiv PMO tracking and resource planning tool and manage progress on a daily basis.
  • Develop and manage the overall project work break down structure and integrated master schedule to deliver projects on-time in accordance with internal and external market requirements
  • Leads and/or participates in process improvement initiatives to improve product quality, robustness and process capability for externally manufactured products.
  • Identify project risks and develop risk management plans and mitigation strategies to address these risks
  • Develop critical path analyses for development projects and identify means to accelerate timelines, reduce costs, and/or mitigate risks
  • Conduct weekly Core Team meetings to provide for cross-functional communication and to manage the cross-functional product development activities
  • Support the development of project management best practices, processes, and continuous improvement initiatives


Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering, Operations, Marketing or related field required.
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification desired
  • At least 10 years of related technical experience and/or training and a proven track record of at least 5 years of project or technical leadership
  • Specific experience with food retail refrigeration and service industry desired


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to influence across business and departmental lines, especially at the executive level
  • Experience must include negotiating commercial terms and service level agreements for indirect services
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, complex, time-sensitive projects.
  • Skill in leadership, team building and achieving results through influence and project management.
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, inclusive of presentations, negotiations and technical correspondence.
  • Ability to coach and develop others
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong consultative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated capability in leading capital equipment projects
  • Experience in the development of manufacturing processes related to materials and/or parts manufacturing
  • Experience working with international teams
  • Strong continuous improvement orientation with experience with Six Sigma and/or LEAN
  • Ability to work independently and exercise judgment

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Virginia : Colonial Heights

Sub Division : Corporate

Job Requisition ID : 26524

Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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