Hardware Project Manager

Hardware Project Manager

Whirlpool

Fabriano, Italy

Job description

We are looking for a talented Hardware Project Manager to lead the development of new hardware modules alongside with our hardware engineers, defining projects schedules, tracking cost and scope.

The Hardware project manager is instrumental in influencing portfolio planning and delivery through driving roadmap execution and the proper resource allocation.

  • Establishing and sustaining strong relationships with key stakeholders, including software teams, system integration teams, V&V and external vendors;
  • Be a key driver of the company’s Global Planning Phase (P0 to P2);
  • Determine Project Budget and Resource plans which are aligned, including management systems to be followed with guidelines;
  • Project management system (PPM) and Electronics Project management;
  • Hardware Program and Project portfolio management;
  • Electrical and Electronics Architecture delivery. Ensure Hardware metrics are clear and delivered per plan;
  • Project execution: Create, share and drive project plans, schedules and the HW delivery activities;
  • Interface with suppliers and platform key stakeholders where applicable;
  • Project Resource and Budget reviews to ensure projects are on track and the correct resources are allocated to deliver to the plan;
  • Report resourcing and project HW Status Weekly with reminders;
  • Develop, Track & publish Cost take-out initiatives on a weekly basis;
  • At G1 ensure that resourcing is in the management tool (GRP/PPM) per plan prior to leadership approval;
  • Ensure Change Management is in place to manage the changes to the budgets, resources;
  • Be/become an SME around project management methods, practices and tools including: project plans, schedule tracking, communication tools, risk management, change management and the like;
  • Be/Become a champion of Whirlpool Product Development Process, Project management system, Program and portfolio management, IBM Rational Team Concert, Risk management and Change management.

Requirements

  • Engineering degree (Electrical/Electronics preferred);
  • 5+ years engineering background with strong big-project management experience;
  • Project leadership and strong influencer/people leadership;
  • Ability to define and execute a major program ( driver of change);
  • Experience with traditional project management and scheduling tools - Gantt Charts, WBS, MS Project, Smartsheets, IBM RTC Plans (Preferred), Planisware. Agile (nice to have);
  • Able to work with both Global and regional teams;
  • Effective communication and documentation skills;
  • High quality demonstrated experience and knowledge in short, medium, long term planning and resource management;
  • Certified Project Manager (preferable).

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