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Contract Sr. Program Manager

Company: Fluidra North America
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Fluidra's looking for aContractSr. Program Managerto join our team at our North American Headquarters in Carlsbad, CA for an estimated 6-8 months to help push multiple key projects to the finish line. WHAT YOU WILL CONTRIBUTEThe ideal candidate will be a Program Manager with many years of project management and process development experience in a fast-paced team environment. This position will have responsibilities across product development, manufacturing, sourcing and go to market scenarios with a focus on strategies for transformation, process or KPI improvement and improved project implementation.The primary responsibility will be driving business transformation through process definition for all business models with process improvement opportunities and managing cross-functional projects that could include new product development, facility/product family moves and/or consolidation, mergers & acquisitions, business process integration or system development and deployment. This includes all the communication, facilitation, and tracking activities that they demand. The position requires the candidate to work as a team with other Program Managers and key stakeholders to manage multiple programs and portfolios of projects.This role also requires extensive experience with the Waterfall project management methodology, and a working knowledge of Agile principles. Additionally, you will:

  • Champion fact-based, values-guided decision making.
  • Manage multiple projects across various product categories.
  • Effectively lead projects at any level in the organization from executive-level teams to entry-level teams.
  • Maintain a strong leadership role in large cross-functional groups to achieve the project goals and deadlines. This includes conducting all the team meetings, gate reviews, and off-line communications necessary for progress.
  • Effectively communicate project risks, progress, and key milestones in a group environment, while tracking project status, including schedule, cost, development cost, capital, and product performance specifications.
  • Drive team-based solutions to project challenges.
  • Develop key cross-functional relationships to facilitate teamwork and innovation.
  • Manage complex project calendars and multiple deadlines.
  • Document and analyze key project activities.
  • Assist and mentor team members to sustain an energetic, high performing department.
  • Identify and resolve risks or elevate them to the leadership team in a timely manner to minimize impact on project success (Quality, Cost, Schedule) including team conflicts, constraints or other roadblocks.
  • Champion standardized processes such as: New Product Development (NPD) and Value Improvement (VI) while also driving improvements in those processes.WHAT WE SEEK
    • 10+ years professional program management experience.
    • 12+ years overall professional-level experience.
    • Working knowledge of program management philosophies and processes, and experience implementing changes/improvements within an organization.
    • Experience working in a global team environment desired.
    • Ability and willingness to travel. The travel requirement will be determined by the activities of the projects and will vary from time to time. May be as high as 15%.
    • The successful candidate must be energetic and flexible with excellent planning and organizing ability, a proven leader who displays sound judgment and the ability to make key decisions, while bringing excitement and motivation to the team.
    • Must be a demonstrated problem solver with the ability to manage information, to systematically analyze that information and willingness to delegate tasks and responsibilities.
    • Excellent organizational, communication in English (written and oral) and interpersonal team skills.
    • Strong track record of accomplished projects with increasing responsibilities.
    • Highly developed expertise in the following areas:
      • Program/Project Management tools and techniques.
      • Understanding and effective use of KPIs or other metrics to drive successful projects (schedule, costs, EVA, etc.)
      • MS Project, Smartsheet, Primavera or other project and portfolio management software.
      • MS office applications.
      • Google Suite and Google Drive.
      • Expectation to deliver on all commitments.
      • Ability to act as an independent intermediary between engineering, supply chain/operations, and marketing team members.
      • PMP -, CAPM -, or similar certification preferred.
      • Experience with Consumer Product Manufacturing, design, marketing, selling and business processes preferred.
      • Knowledge of financial reports.
      • Understanding of ERP systems and Business Process tools.
      • Lean principles and 6 Sigma process improvement experience is a plus.EDUCATION
        • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.WHAT WE OFFERAn exciting opportunity to dive in and begin your career with a company that offers a competitive total rewards package that includes:
          • 9/80 work week schedule (EVERY OTHER FRIDAY OFF!)
          • On-site self-service caf-- / free gourmet coffee stations
          • Company sponsored FUN events!
          • On-site gym, ping-pong, foosball, outdoor bocce ball court, BBQ & firepitWHO WE AREFluidra is a publicly listed company focused on developing innovative products, services and IoT solutions for the residential, commercial and wellness pool markets, globally. The company operates in over 45 countries, has over 7,000 employees and owns a portfolio of some of the industry's most recognized and trusted brands: Polaris -, Jandy -, CMP, S.R. Smith, and Zodiac -. We also sell products under the Cover-Pools -, iAquaLink -, Grand Effects -, Dell - and Nature2 - names.With these combined resources we're able accelerate innovation in critical areas like energy-efficiency, robotics and the Internet of Things.Our focus is on creating the perfect pool and wellness experience responsibly. We take our mission to heart, and our employees embody these guiding principles in everything we do:passion for success,honesty & trust, customer collaboration,teamworkand inclusion,learn and adapt,excellence and innovation.Don't meet every single requirement listed? At Fluidra, we thrive on building an inclusive workspace, so if you are excited about this role and your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may be just the right candidate for this role or another role in the organization. Fluidra is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Fluidra recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.Due to this being a temporary/ contract role, it will be paid hourly. Expectedhourly rate is $78.00/ hour- $87.00/ hour. The actualoffer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including skills, qualifications,experienceand location. Your recruiter will provide additional details on ourcompensationand total rewards program.#Zip

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