Program Manager

Rain Bird San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 months ago


The Program Manager oversees the planning, implementation, and tracking of multiple projects with defined end dates, as well as the coordination and administration of on-going, highly strategic programs. Projects and/or programs may include those related to new product or technology development, cost reduction, or quality enhancements. Specific activities may include staffing, people management, project planning, monitoring progress, developing and tracking budgets, controlling expenses and profitability, financial and strategic planning, facilitating team meetings, and more.


The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver expected results associated with assigned projects and/or programs

  • Work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of Rain Bird employees to establish project goals and allocate necessary resources (money, equipment, people)

  • Participate heavily in all phases of product or program conceptualization, justification, requirements definition, development, implementation, and launch

  • Set priorities, develop work schedules, and regularly assess progress

  • Identify, evaluate, and take action to control risks associated with program activities

  • Anticipate and solve problems by assessing situations, identifying causes and possible solutions, and driving appropriate corrective actions

  • Regularly identify areas for improvement

  • Provide progress reports and recommendations to stakeholders

  • Be comfortable spending time in Mexico plants, as well as traveling to other Rain Bird facilities



  • Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of communication, people management, motivation, and negotiation

  • Program management experience with electronic consumer products

  • Excellent technical, conceptual, and financial skills

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited university

  • Extensive experience developing electronics-based hardware products

  • Track record of achieving results individually and through team leadership

  • Prior experience with project management functions

  • High energy and an enthusiastic attitude, desire for continued learning, and a willingness to take on difficult challenges in a variety of disciplines


  • Previous experience in the irrigation industry

  • Graduate degree in business or a technical discipline

  • Fluency in Spanish

Get to know us:

We have been the irrigation industry leader for over 80 years. We craft innovative irrigation products that make beautiful landscapes, golf courses, and grow productive agricultural crops while advocating for the Intelligent Use of Water.

Rain Bird is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Program Manager

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