Project Manager 2 - Consumer Automotive (Engineering)
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.
Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you're a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!
We are looking for a full-time Project Manager 2 for our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you will provide project management and coordination for moderately complex projects between project team and other departments in the development of Garmin products. May serve as a Project Leader on small to mid-size projects. Other essential functions include:
Applies project management skills on moderately complex projects or tasks, including understanding and communicating milestones, timelines, and project decisions
Provisions the timely documentation of clear project scope [i.e. detailed assumptions, requirements (internal, external, regulatory), objectives/targets, validation needs, resource estimates, costs, and timing.
Leads effective and efficient team meetings, ensures team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed, and communicates project tradeoffs and decisions to ensure forward moving progress of the project
Supports creation and maintenance of complex timelines and milestone tracking
Applies project metrics and risk management principles to identify and mitigate potential schedule impacting items
Encourages and motivates project team members to accomplish assigned tasks
Drives the overall progress of assigned projects towards completion, using good judgment in determining when to escalate issues to management
May perform as a project leader on small to mid-size projects
Leverages understanding of product domain to support concept/new feature development efforts
Understands the level of detail necessary to ensure accurate project reporting and consistently provides clear and accurate project documentation
Understands interdependencies and demonstrated ability to develop good relationships between the development team(s), other Garmin teams/departments and external entities (e.g. customers, suppliers, etc)
Creates, processes and releases GPNs, BOMs and ECOs within established processes
Identifies and resolves possible conflicts
Collaborate and add value through participation in design reviews, providing input, feedback, and process improvement suggestions
Demonstrates ability to complete well defined moderately complex tasks and/or projects including independently finding solutions to challenges; seeks input from peers/supervisor when unsure, ensures buy-in from key stakeholders in decision-making process
Provides reliable solutions to a variety of problems using sound problem solving techniques including support of root cause and corrective actions for given problems
Demonstrates full use of accepted standards, procedures, tools and requirements as they relate to project management and product segment
Provides mentoring and guidance to less experienced Project Managers (Project Manager – Engineer 1)
Applies Garmin's Mission, Vision, Values and Quality Policy and enthusiastically exhibits a desire to see Garmin succeed
Demonstrates a sense of urgency, commitment and focus on the right priorities in developing solutions in a timely fashion
Perform other job-related duties
Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline from a four-year college or university, AND a minimum of 2 years relevant experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include:
Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated proficiency using and applying engineering and project management tools
Demonstrated understanding of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering project management
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Demonstrates excellent time management, organizational and follow-up skills
Ability to deal with confidential company matters
Proficient computer skills in MS Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint
Our benefits, designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life, keep us competitive and allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future. We offer a choice of healthcare plans—with low or no premiums—which consistently rank in the 90th percentile when compared to other high-tech employers, plus dental and vision plans for you and your family. In addition, our financial benefits rate 82% above the median for technology companies comparable in size. Our 401K retirement plan provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount.
Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.