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Project Manager - New Product Development Open Circuit Pumps

Company: Danfoss
Location: Ames
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Project Manager - New Product Development Open Circuit Pumps

Requisition ID: 30703

Job Location(s):

Ames, IA, US Eden Prairie, MN, US

Job Description

Danfoss is looking for a Project Manager to join us at our Open Circuit Pump Business Unit either in Ames, IA, Eden Prairie, MN or Reynosa, MX locations.

We offer you an opportunity to bring in your strong program management experience and leaving an impression on the total system. You will join Danfoss Power Solutions - a world-class provider of mobile hydraulics, electronics, and solutions that serve the construction, agriculture, and other off-highway vehicle markets. You will play a key role in leading and managing cross functional teams for execution of product development projects, system solution projects, and functional area projects as assigned to the PMO by the Open Circuit Pump Business Unit Leadership Team. With your high focus on timely completion meeting quality and cost, you will set a standard for going beyond the ordinary in project management. Thinking Danfoss, you always lead and support your team to realize your goals.

Summary

The Project manager is responsible for evaluating, planning, and executing large cross functional projects according to agreed timelines and budgets. They, along with project sponsor, are accountable for project results. They deliver results by building and managing an effective project team, identifying, and managing an appropriate level of project risk, and ensuring quality of event for all deliverables while providing periodic reports to the project sponsor and other stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Drive and lead likely cross functional and global team members
* Drive end-to-end project management process (from setting clear objectives, working on stretch targets, maintaining project schedules, and tracking/reporting the progress)
* Ensure to manage time, cost and quality according to business case
* Prepare and maintain project schedules with focus on time completion of project
* Communicate with customers, management and stakeholders about progress, deviations, and deliveries (Milestone meetings and regular updates)
* Be responsible for planning and preparing risk mitigation

Background & Skills

At Danfoss, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace fosters creativity, innovation, and a broader perspective in decision-making. When you consider this job posting, do you feel like your profile is not a perfect match? Numerous studies have found that women and people of color are more likely to apply only when they meet all requirements listed in the job posting. Even if you do not check all the boxes, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are curious to find out how you can bring new insights to the role or to Danfoss as an organization.

Required (basic) qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Agriculture or equivalent with related experience
* Proven track record of more than 5 years in successful program/project management
* Experience in product development and Agile/Scrum project management tools
* Diverse background that includes knowledge in multiple disciplines (Engineering, Operations, Finance, Sales, Procurement)
* Fluent and comprehensive English
* Natural born Program/Project Manager with solid leadership and team working skills
* Energized every time with a drive for high performance
* Positive and open minded (good listener)
* Exceptional leadership ability to drive and motivate others
* Experience with cross cultural teams in multiple locations

Preferred qualifications

* Program/Project Management certification is preferred

Job Criteria

* Ability to lead 1-2 complex cross-functional projects or several (> 5) smaller projects simultaneously
* Ability to work with stakeholders having sometimes conflicting needs to determine clear scope, goals, deliverables, resources, budget, and timing
* Ability to use both creativity and business sense to get project done and keep project team focused on the end goal
* Ability to Clearly communicate expectations to project members and stakeholders
* Ability to Complete work breakdowns to estimate and track effort, duration, and sequencing for each task
* Ability to Resolve complex issues/solve problems affecting project throughout project life cycle
* Ability to Manage project scope to prevent schedule delays/cost overruns due to scope creep
* Ability to Track and report on Project Milestones and provide periodic status reports to sponsors/stakeholders
* Ability to Develop tools and best practices for project management

Employee Benefits

We are excited to offer you the following benefits with your employment:

* Bonus system
* Paid vacation
* Flexible working hours
* Possibility to work remotely
* Pension plan
* Personal insurance
* Communication package
* Opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups
* State of the art virtual work environment
* Employee Referral Program

This list does not promise or guarantee any particular benefit or specific action. They may depend on country or contract specifics and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Danfoss - Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways - driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

Following our founder's mindset "action speaks louder than words", we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.

Nearest Major Market: Ames

Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

Keywords: Danfoss, Ames , Project Manager - New Product Development Open Circuit Pumps, Executive , Ames, Iowa

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