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Senior Project Manager

Bangalore, India | Diversified Technology and Manufacturing Leader

  • Industry:
    Manufacturing (Heavy Industry)
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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This role is responsible for managing multidisciplinary (Software, Hardware, Firmware) product delivery and program execution from inception to successful Business-Case realization.


Takes a General Manager’s view to the program assuming ownership across multiple functions and phases of the NPI process, including but not restricted to:


Business Case & Concept Development: Drives focus on voice of customer, offering-scope and business case, influencing decisions in the initial phases

Detailed Planning: Drives the translation of business case / concept into engineering deliverables and implementation plan. Performs estimation,

balances technical risks / dependencies, and manages costs, resources, vendors, etc. during the detailed planning phase

Execution & Delivery: Uses a Line-management focus to drive the right engineering results, and achieve readiness for launch, with the right metrics and tools that provide high predictability and quality to stakeholders and senior execs alike. Playing a consultative role to help put in place the appropriate people, technology, process, and tools, and coaching members of the team as needed to optimize the efficiency of the project team

Launch & Go-live: Oversees Marketing Communications, Demand generation, Revenue generation & tracking during and after the Launch. Works with Product Management, Business & Finance to measure outcomes against goals Critical Targets to meet.


Transformation to Agile, CI/CD, DevOps, and standardization of practices with appropriate tools / dashboards / metrics (effort, schedule, cost, revenue, defects)

Positive Revenue impact to top line of the business group through New product, Product Sustenance and EnablementSchedule, Cost, and Effort Compliance: Phase gate compliance, revenue Say / Do, and continuous improvement of cycle time 


Skills


Business and Financial Acumen: Thoroughly understands markets, finance and business needs. Can work with Engineering and Business leaders to drive Make-vs-Buy decisions to optimize the ROI and time to market.


Technical: Solid understanding of engineering (Software, Electrical, Mechanical) life cycle models. Exposure to Cloud, IOT, Data analytics, UI Technologies, Embedded Firmware. Control Systems domain knowledge preferable


Vendor Management: Effectively builds partnering relationships with 3rd party ODMs/OEMs, Vendor evaluation, interface and management where required Negotiation, Stakeholder Management: Proficient in negotiation and influencing in a global setup; presents the problem and solution eloquently to help arrive at stakeholder consensus


Agile: Expert on Agile methodologies (e.g., Scrum / SAFe), CI/CD, DevOps; catalyst in transforming organizational culture to bring in agility & predictability in delivery


Influencing: Great communicator, ability to influence teams, orienting them to be self-performing, and deliver exceptional business value


Project Management: Plans and executes with project management principles / practices; drives estimation, dependencies, milestones and integration goals


Problem Solving: Follows a structured problem solving approach; demonstrates agility and alacrity in execution and decisions


Qualifications & Experience

Graduate in Engineering, or Masters in Math / Science / Computers, with 10-15 Yrs. of experience 

4 – 8 yrs in product program management. Preferable: hands-on exposure to Multi-disciplinary (H/w, S/w, F/w) programs 

Experience in program execution with Agile CI / CD, exposure to roles such as Scrum Master / Release Train Engineer / Release

Train Manager preferred

Exposure to tools such as Jira / Rally or equivalent,

Microsoft Project, Configuration Management, CI, CD , Visio, and all Office Tools

Experience in managing culturally diverse and geographically distributed teams. 

Proven track record of managing complex program and product deliveries creating incremental revenue impact as per the business case

Desired Certifications: PMI-ACP/ CSM / CSPO / PMP / IPMA / PRINCE 


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