Program Manager

Mcquay International Plymouth , MN 55447

Posted 2 weeks ago

Make your mark at the world's largest HVAC company

Why You'll Love Working for Daikin:

  • We're a group who operates with a people-centered mindset, believing in the unlimited potential of each employee, with a goal of driving our company to its fullest potential.

  • Our goal is to "Perfect the Air". We do this through cutting edge innovation & sustainability efforts while meeting the HVAC needs of thousands of customers - expanding over 160 countries!

  • Our culture is unrivaled. Daikin operates under 8 Core Values which are embedded into every aspect of our business. It's through these values that we continuously strive to build a place where everyone can be authentic, feel valued and heard, and have a sense of purpose and belonging.

The Program Manager role will liaise with a variety of teams to manage projects in engineering, systems & controls and product management areas. The primary responsibilities will focus on managing NPI (New Product Introduction), cost improvement projects and project teams. Manage and maintain the NPI process. Focus these efforts on the company's strategic goals and the specific projects' tactical goals. This position will report to the Project Management Office (PMO) Director.

A Day in the Life:

  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed-on time, cost, and quality parameters

  • Help define, maintain and monitor program and project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

  • Validates financial forecasts and provides ongoing reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs

  • Resolve problems in assigned programs using innovative solutions and interface with others in the company, report and escalate to executive management as needed

  • Successfully manage the relationship with key stakeholders

  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks and resolve critical problems as they arise

  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

  • Focus these efforts to meet the company's strategic goals and the program's specific tactical goals

  • Challenge and drive all opportunities for strategic procurement

  • Maintain and improve other project management tools as necessary to drive the development process

  • Assist in development and review of contractual and business obligations

  • Lead stage-gate reviews for project progress and funding approval

  • Track industry trends, relevant legislation and competitor activities at a high level

  • Provides a centralized, single point of contact for the programs and projects and they manage

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities as appropriate, identify and resolve conflicts, manage project dependencies and constraints, and develop contingency plans where required

  • Prepare and present reports periodically on the status of assign programs and projects

  • Works closely with the PMO Director and other business leaders to plan future project implementation schedule, prioritize existing projects/programs, manage the portfolio of projects/programs and provides input on overall strategy

What's in It For you:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage, PTO, 401K match, support for community involvement and much more!

  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth

  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best outcomes.

What you will Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in an engineering or other technical field.

  • 8+ years of Project Management experience in a manufacturing organization, preferably the HVAC industry

  • PMP Certification preferred

  • Experience managing project team sizes of 20+ or more

  • Experience managing large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external stakeholders and matrix partners.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Project

  • Ability to manage multiple projects & priorities concurrently

  • Proven ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity

  • Ability to navigate a highly matrixed organization effectively

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification preferred

  • Preferred experience with project management enterprise systems like Project Online, Project Server and/or Azure DevOps

  • Exceptional communication skills across all levels of the organization and cross functional, well developed listening skills, and ability to interpret business and/or client needs

  • Travel on an as needed basis; 15-20% annually

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of al l responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Plymouth, MNEngineering

Daikin Applied is a member of the global air conditioning company, Daikin Industries. Daikin Applied manufactures technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems that customers from around the world can trust to advance their needs for performance, reliability and energy efficiency. We develop innovations that create the right environments for successful businesses and critical applications. The people at Daikin Applied are committed to using their expertise to advance HVAC technologies and support our customers with efficient and reliable solutions. Daikin Applied products and services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and parts offices.

Daikin Applied, formerly known as Daikin McQuay, was started in 1924 and has an extensive history of developing new, industry-leading innovations and technology. Our award-winning Rebel® rooftop units, Magnitude® magnetic bearing chillers, Pathfinder® air cooled chillers and Intelligent Equipment® set new standards for efficiency and value for building owners. Also, our extensive water source heat pump and applied technologies, aftermarket service, and parts operations provide support to keep our customers' operations running smoothly.

Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2019 revenues in excess of $23.5 billion USD and more than 67,000 employees worldwide. Daikin was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Thomson Reuters and one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by Corporate Knights, Inc.


HVAC equipment, Internet of Things (IoT) for HVAC, energy management, aftermarket service support and replacement parts, and turnkey solutions.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

It is the policy of Daikin Applied to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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