Program Manager - Leeds, AL
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting, and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas, and water industries.
At HPS, we build products that provide mission-critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers, and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.
Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.
Purpose: Responsible for efficiently managing Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) New Product Introduction (NPI) initiatives and deliverables, including serving as the primary coordinator for project issues, creating and managing project timelines, providing status to HPS's management team, coordinating cross-functional teams and adhering to high communication and professional standards. Provide Program Management across HPS business units and departments to organize and execute the development projects for new products and systems solutions that meet customer and market requirements, while maintaining timeline and budget to reduce HPS's risk. This position will work collaboratively with teams of Engineers, Product Managers, Operations, Software Developers, Sales, Quality Assurance, Customers and other HPS resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
⦁ Leads new product development initiative projects from start to finish, including:
⦁ Develops and tracks to a project budget and target dates.
⦁ Develops and maintains the project schedule.
⦁ Communicates status to Business Unit leadership and Segment Executive team as scheduled.
⦁ Manages program and project teams for optimal return-on-investment, and coordinate cross-BU initiatives
⦁ Identifies key requirements needed from cross-functional teams and external vendors
⦁ Effectively manages all project communications.
⦁ Identifies and manages both risks and issues.
⦁ Facilitate issue resolution across departments and escalates as appropriate.
⦁ Adheres to and enforces project processes, methodologies and program standards.
⦁ Provides oversight and coordination with Engineering, Software, Operations, Test, Production, Marketing and other HPS teams and business units throughout the product development lifecycle including:
⦁ Define, maintain, and champion project lifecycle processes and provides guidance for overall development processes for all organizations
⦁ Plans, organizes and monitors the completion of requirement definitions, functional specifications, product design specifications, design documents, and system and technical architecture definition.
⦁ Coordinates cross-functional activities of NPI, including but not limited to mechanical, electro-mechanical, manufacturing, embedded firmware, hardware, software and systems design teams, including functional partners, in the development of HPS products.
⦁ Supports Product Management in orchestrating the definition of functional requirements, ensuring product-cost and project schedules meet market needs and understanding the project case.
⦁ Coordinates the product development, customer delivery team and test personnel during Alpha, Beta, First Article, Product and System Acceptance tests, and certification requirements of new products and systems.
⦁ Coordinates with the Product Marketing and Operations team to ensure that a Commercialization plan for new products is in place.
⦁ Creates regular status reports summarizing status of projects including financials, risks, mitigations, contingencies and impact to revenue and presents to senior management.
⦁ Works closely with HPS business leadership and project teams to deliver successful on-time implementations.
⦁ Ensures adherence to process across multiple project initiatives with consistent execution across multiple projects, communication, and approach.
⦁ Understands customer delivery requirements and revenue targets to guide decisions to achieve the desired outcome.
⦁ Participate in various organizational initiatives including:
⦁ Process and methodology development and improvement
⦁ Template design and creation
⦁ Internal projects that may relate to sales, customer support, training, or engineering
⦁ Implementation of project management tools
⦁ Provides project management training as appropriate.
Skills and Experience
⦁ Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business
⦁ 5+ years of directly relevant experience managing the implementation of NPIs
⦁ Strong organizational, analytical and project management skills combined with technical aptitude.
⦁ Excellent communication and presentation skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
⦁ Skilled in project planning and project management.
⦁ Adaptable, results oriented, and effective at managing change, and proven team building capabilities.
⦁ Skilled at managing conflict and effectively working through to quick resolution.
⦁ Active PMP certification.
⦁ Utility and energy industry experience, particularly related to transmission and distribution systems.
Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.