Cummins Inc. Project Management Director in Columbus, Indiana

Project Management Director

Description

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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The Project Management Director is responsible forleading, managing and strategically directing the project management department activities for assigned functional areas.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Partners with business leaders to identify short and long-term projects to be undertaken; directs needs analysis in collaboration with business leaders to determine project timelines; oversees analysis, project identification, design, budget, communication, and integration; approves business workflow and project design.

  • Directs the assessment of business needs, Project Manager capabilities and available project budgets.

  • Secures senior leadership sponsorship of projects and approval of objectives; keeps business leadership apprised of project status and developments; monitors project success measures and understands the status of specific projects and assignments.

  • Develops, leads, and motivates project management staff; sets goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.

  • Formulates annual operational and financial budgets as they relate to unit objectives.

  • Coaches and mentors Project Management Managers and Project Managers; delegates project assignments based on availability, ability, and developmental needs; provides developmental feedback to team members; coaches other Project Managers in managing teams.

  • Provide leadership for transformational project work within the Cummins Components Business Globally

Qualifications

Skills

Issue Management - Maintains a cross-functional, cross-organizational project issues list, with

appropriate prioritization based on the issue's level of importance. Drives appropriate and timely

resolution and approval of changes to the project plan. Trains and/or mentors others in Change and Issue Management.

Scope Management - Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer), and tracks the status of project deliverables. Proficiently uses a Value Package Profile (VPP) or other appropriate scope-defining document, and proactively manages change. Manages the connections between multiple levels of scope detail in related additional documents (e.g. Tech Profiles or equivalent documents). Trains and/or mentors others in scope management.

Schedule Management - Manages complex schedules integrating multiple sub-projects. Coaches "should mapping" sessions, and/or has an advanced level of proficiency with schedule management tools. Trains and/or mentors others in schedule management.

Resource Plan Management - Develops, manages, and coordinates cross-functional, cross organizational resource plans for a portfolio, program, and/or project. Knows the right level of detail needed to complete the processes and use the tools effectively. Trains and/or mentors others in Resource Management.

Stakeholder Management And Communication - Identifies, engages and manages stakeholders at many levels of the company and across many functions and across boundaries

(geography/cultures/plants/suppliers) on high impact, cross-functional or multi-year initiatives on a project, program or groups of projects and programs. Overcomes obstacles and resistance among stakeholders. Effectively stratifies stakeholder needs and creates and executes communications plans to fit the unique needs of each type of stakeholder. Trains and/or mentors others in stakeholder management.

Business Planning/Strategy - Performs business planning & strategic analysis at an advanced level in a wide range of situations with a broad business knowledge (customers, products, macro-economic trends). Negotiates with partners and others.

Cross-Functional Knowledge - Understands the detailed work in multiple cross-functional areas.

Trains and/or mentors this skill.

Project Risk Management - Leads complex or large project teams in the development of a project FMEA and/or 9-box project risk summary, and identifies and manages the actions to mitigate the risk. Trains and/or mentors other in this skill.

* Experience *

  • Significant experience, including managerial, budgetary and broad business knowledge required

  • Strong Manufacturing background in complex Manufacturing environments

  • Proven track record of successfully managing complex high visibility projects

  • Proven experience in a Plant Leadership role

  • Experienced in developing Global Manufacturing Strategy

  • Experienced in Machining, Assembly and Test Manufacturing

  • Experience in Precision Machining/Fuel Systems Manufacturing preferred

  • Fuel systems and/or components business experience preferred

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree required.

  • Green Belt certification required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base annual salary commensurate with experience plus annual variable compensation. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Job MANUFACTURING

Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Aug 7, 2018, 2:00:38 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 1800046L