Strattec Security Corp.

  • Senior Manager Program Management

    Posted Date 5 months ago(6/27/2018 4:51 PM)
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  • Responsibilities

    The Sr. Manager, Project Management Office (PMO) will have oversight over all programs across the organization. Along with the Product Business Managers (PBMs), The PMO Sr. Manager will be responsible for establishing, implementing and controlling Program and Project Management methodologies, processes and tools to provide consistency in executing and meeting programs timelines and cost targets. The PMO Sr. Manager will also coach, mentor and oversee the Program Management Team, ensuring they are supported and successfully engaging their business partners and program stakeholders.


    The PMO Sr. Manager will have oversight over STRATTEC’s Program Development Process (PDP) and will work with PDP phase owners to ensure that the PDP process and standard work tools are up to date.


    This leadership role is meant to navigate organizational complexity, prevent departmental silos, and implement best practice policies and procedures in a complex business and technology environment by developing and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of individuals across the organization within STRATTEC, our customers, as well as our partners in the VAST alliance


    Defines, develops, implements and provides oversight to program management practices, governance, standards, processes, tools and metrics. As well as, driving periodic review and continuous improvement actions.

    • Ensures programs and projects are defined, tracked, managed, and communicated in a consistent and effective manner.
    • Incorporates effective risk management controls.
    • Drive decision-making with fact based analytics and provide insights to senior leadership to support program management planning and execution.
    • Develop and implement resource planning process to ensure appropriate resource and skills availability across programs
    • Direct, mentor, and partner with program managers, product business managers and other functional managers to drive continuous improvement in program management standardization and execution.
    • Identifies and recommends staff augmentation, either full-time or contract, to optimize support for the PMO demand.
    • Update and improve STRATTEC’s Program Development Process (PDP) working with PDP phase owners to ensure that the PDP process and standard work tools are up to date including specific requirements for OEM's when appropriate
    • Collaborate and coordinate with VAST partners to utilize best practices and processes including serving on VAST's project community group

    The PMO Sr. Manager will indirectly supervise all program managers’ activities and workload along with the Product Business Managers (PBMs) in a matrix organization.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Operations, Finance or related field
    • 8 years minimum in a Program Management and/or supervisory role within the automotive industry with a deep understanding of project management and finance.
    • 3 years leading or managing a project management office (PMO)
    • Experience with General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and /or Tier 1 Automotive supplier
    • Collaborates with and manages multiple stakeholders including functional process owners as well as Product Business Managers and global sales leadership.
    • Strong business / financial acumen
    • P&L and general financial understanding
    • Adept in using financial analytics for business decisions
    • Consistently moves problems toward resolution and helps others do the same
    • Exhibits strong ethical values and drives this behavior in others
    • Potential for domestic and global travel up to 10% per year


    • Master’s Degree or MBA
    • PMI-PMP certification or equivalent
    • Lean certification
    • Prior experience in sales and sales processes; either direct or in a sales support function
    • Business experience on a global scale
    • Exhibit a high level of energy and possesses excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills.
    • Proven cross-functional / global leadership, coaching and influence skills.
    • Developing and deploying portfolio; program; and project best practices, policies, procedures and processes.
    • Proven leadership experience and the ability to effectively collaborate with all levels within the organization.
    • Demonstrated skills in fact-based analysis, presentation, and interpersonal interaction.
    • Skilled in presenting complex concepts and information to individuals and groups at all levels of the organization in a simple concise manner
    • understanding critical path management and risk assessment
    • Ensures achievement of programs timing and financial KPI’s
    • Defines success metrics and holds self and others accountable to them
    • Provides input to key leadership positions about process improvement opportunities
    • Leverages the capabilities, ideas and processes within the team, across organizational boundaries, and across global boundaries.
    • Stays current with direction of business unit and articulates impact of functional organization to overall product line strategy
    • Committed to developing strong relationships and collaborative partnerships
    • Highly resilient; pursues tasks with drive and a sense of urgency
    • Presents updates to senior leadership on progress towards goals
    • Adept at leading change and managing through ambiguity
    • Complete other projects/work as assigned.

    STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION is an equal opportunity employer and practices affirmative action to recruit, hire, train, upgrade, transfer and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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