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Project Manager PMO/New Product Introduction

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-806282
    • Job Location: Mason , OH
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 30, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • JOB EXPERIENCE: 4 Years
    • SAP Category: Professionals and Managers
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Job Description:

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, and want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education. 


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable
The Project Manager, will play a critical role in managing regional product introductions (transfers, rollouts), customer solutions projects, new product developments with global availability and process development and/or improvement projects.  
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible project management incl. project target agreement and achievement, initiation, definition, milestone, planning, implementation, and closure
  • Assemble and lead cross-functional project core team and steering team (combination of HQ, local functions, and external partners: Production, Logistics, Quality, R&D, Industrial Engineering Procurement, IT, contractors…)
  • Lead local project and subproject efforts throughout entire project runtime (end-to-end)
  • Direct interface for everything project/products related for: 
    • regional partners/customers: Sales, Marketing, Customers/Accounts…
    • global interfaces: HQ, BU …
    • local stakeholders: regular reporting to local, regional & global stakeholders on project status and milestones.
  • Project budget responsibility (Operations parts)
  • Definition and controlling KPIs (Cost, Quality, Delivery)
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Drive development of new production and logistic value streams
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Hold regular meetings with project team delegating project tasks

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (ME, EE) or related field
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience leading teams regarding projects, supply chain or related experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong Interpersonal skills with the ability to promote teamwork and manage relationships
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP, Material Master Data, SNP, DP etc.), Microsoft TEAMS, SharePoint, Microsoft -Project, -Excel, -PowerPoint or other project management tools
  • Proactively attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  • Open to business travels domestic and global.

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster