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Senior Project Manager - Automotive OEM - Kansas City HQ

Company name
Garmin Ltd.

Olathe, KS, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Project Management, Automotive, It, Sciences

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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Senior Project Manager - Automotive OEM - Kansas City HQ','1900093','!*!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. Do you like to take the lead? We’re seeking a senior project manager to serve as leader on mid-to large-scale and complex projects. Must understand and be able to communicate project scope, milestones and targets and serve as mentor for the project team.   We are looking for a full-time Senior Project Manager with Automotive OEM experience at our Headquarters location in the Kansas City area. In this role you will be responsible for leveraging advanced understanding and expertise of project management skills on complex projects or tasks, including understanding and communicating project scope, milestones, and decisions. Other essential functions include:  Leads provision for the timely documentation of clear project scope [i.e. assumptions, requirements (internal, external, regulatory)], objectives/targets, validation needs, resource estimates [costs, and timing], for projects of any scale or complexity, even in cases where elements are not well known (e.g. Concepts, etc.) Serves as a role model for leading effective and efficient team meetings including ability to drive wide variety of efforts toward resolution/closure and identifying and resolving conflicts within the project team(s) Leverages advanced communication skills to ensure team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed, leads project tradeoff discussions and drives decisions to keep projects moving forward Creates and maintains complex timelines and milestone tracking and applies project metrics and risk management principles to identify and mitigate potential schedule impacting items Drives project development and issue resolution through identification of risks/issues, creation of mitigation plans for projects within their segment and identification of issues which impact other segments Identifies and resolves conflicts through understanding of interdependencies of and development of effective relationships between the development team(s), other Garmin teams/departments, and external entities (e.g. customers, suppliers, etc.) Utilizes understanding of product domain to contribute to advanced concept/new feature development efforts and/or research of new technologies  ','!*!Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical discipline from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 5 years’ relevant project management experience. Other requirements include:  Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills Ability to lead a team in the development of product/concept development plans as well as successfully execute projects of any scale or complexity Advanced understanding of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering project management, including the ability to successfully identify and mitigate risks Highly prefer experience working in the Automotive OEM space. Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that 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 offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.   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. ','Engineering','US-KS-Olathe','','Consumer Engineering','Full-time','Exempt','Senior Project Manager - Automotive OEM - Kansas City HQ

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Garmin Ltd.
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Company Profile
Garmin is founded on the principles of innovation, convenience, performance, value, and service. Our co-founders Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao, display our innovative products in the lobby of our Olathe, Kansas, world headquarters. What began as a brainstorming session of a handful of engineers around a card table in 1989 has evolved into a worldwide collaborative effort of thousands of colleagues. Garmin’s goal, as it was then, remains simple: To create navigation and communication devices that can enrich our customers’ lives. Our innovative products span various areas of interest, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications.

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