Technical PMO (Mechanics)

Location US-IL-Itasca
Posted Date 3 months ago(3/2/2020 4:27 PM)


Robertshaw is a leading global design, engineering and manufacturing company in the Chicago area that sells components and systems solutions into the residential white goods, commercial appliance, HVAC, and transportation industries. Robertshaw’s global headquarters is located near Chicago in Itasca, Illinois, USA.  The company employs over 6,000 employees in 14 countries, has 3 engineering centers, and 10 manufacturing locations, and 5 distribution centers.

Robertshaw is building a smarter, safer, and more sustainable world. We are uniquely positioned to blend physical products with software to support critically connected controls that improve homes and that enable a safer, more comfortable and more productive world.

As our sales growth expectations continues to evolve so does the maturity required in the end-to-end sales process. As such, we have the need to recruit a proven Technical PMO to focus on the acceleration of new products introduction (NPIs) that secures timely and profitable execution. This person will support the product managers by driving deadlines and ensuring that projects are completed on time and in accordance with customer and business expectations. The position will be based in Itasca with minimum travel. This leader will engage across Robertshaw’s Americas Appliance business unit and make a significant influence on the company’s sales and profit attainment and customer satisfaction.  


Technical PMO Roles and Responsibilities

As the Technical PMO, you will be responsible for driving the actions that will ensure New Products Introduction deadlines are met, financial targets (i.e., VCM, ROI, NREs collection, etc.) are met, and customer satisfaction is achieved by delivering samples, prototypes, documents, reports, etc.

You will serve a catalyzer between four key areas: Product Managers, Supply Chain, Engineering and Operations and will help to deploy the Americas Appliance business unit’s strategy by executing timelines and RAILs (Rolling Action Item List) and maintaining a continuously improving ‘playbook’ of common processes, learning and connecting the areas to optimize the value creation process to the customers.

  • Create and manage project schedules (Gantt Charts) for new NPIs, flag and escalate issues of schedule, cost, price, NRE, tooling.
  • Participate in NPI project meetings – monitor schedule, force schedule requirements, monitor participation from supply chain/NPI buyer or other weak link dept, escalate scope and cost changes
  • Participate in EOL meetings, collect historic sales data and forecast data for last time buy quantitative analysis.  
  • Support plant in negative PPV mitigation, including recommendations for price increases, higher MOQs and rationalization investigations.
  • Create accounting job forms for incoming project POs
  • Assist in business cases, competitive analysis
  • Support Capex requirements and information for approval processes. Monitor Capex follow through at plant level and escalate delays.
  • Support business reporting and customer presentations (PPTs), including working with product managers, engineering and operations for refined presentation decks.

Provide process improvement suggestions. Work to gain support for process improvement and implementation


Qualifications you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with an additional, relevant post-graduate electromechanical or mechanical technical qualification.
  • 1+ years’ experience in project management.
  • Avid learner with bias for scientific method application.
  • Track record of innovative solutions development/implementation to solve problems and create value.
  • Strong project management skillset; process-driven mindset and capable of prioritizing and managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

Experiences and Skills:

  • A sense of urgency, a passion for winning, and enthusiasm for translating big ideas into realistic, pragmatic executable plans.
  • Customer success paranoia and a bold passion for working towards results and customer satisfaction.
  • Business sense, strategic planning, analytical, communication, project management, and change management skills.
  • Results-driven behaviors with a consistent focus on getting things done routinely to plan; building consensus with data driven recommendations.
  • Effective communicator able to assemble and clearly articulate key actions.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Flexible, self-motivated, with demonstrably strong leadership and team building skills and able to travel as needed given the shifting business dynamic.
  • Practical skills in managing large IT/data intensive platform projects including Plex (or similar ERP), SugarCRM (or similar) and other business intelligence analytical tools.


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