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Project Manager

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Location: NEW HOPE, MN, United States
Job Family : Marketing
Job Type : Regular
Posted : Mar 21, 2023
Job ID: 35803

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With annual sales exceeding $13 billion and growing, Parker is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 47 countries around the world. Oildyne, a division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, is a world leader in pioneering top quality, compact hydraulic components and systems. And every day, just as we did decades ago, we continue to partner with our customers to increase their productivity and profitability. That is our culture, and our ongoing commitment.

Position Summary Manages and is accountable for the project management, contract performance, and internal interface of assigned Parker projects. Manages development projects of moderate complexity and scope, capital projects, or portions of projects/programs. Serves as the focal point to all stakeholders, both internal and external, for the project(s). Project scope is generally evaluated based on non-recurring engineering (NRE) cost of the project(s).

May serve as an individual contributor for a project and/or have primary responsibility for a matrix team (typically less than 40 FTE from varying cross-functional areas) and may have limited direct reports. Typically reports into a Program Manager and/or Business Team Leader. Maintains regular interaction with the customer as the point of contact for status and is the focal point for internal teams. Essential Functions 1. Ensures customer requirements are met and are in the best interests of Parker by creating the program charter, baseline plan, and other program management components. Ensures that the cost basis and/or pricing is correct by evaluating resource requirements, and performing risk analysis. As described by AGS PRM-01 (Program Management Policy). 2. Defines plans and monitors costs and technical performance to milestones/schedules for customer projects through coordinated team effort. 3. Makes decision on technical and schedule priorities for projects within the team’s scope. 4. Facilitates and ensures effective product/technology gate reviews. 5. Continually improves project effectiveness through process and system standardization. 6. Communicates project status to Division staff, management, and customer through project/program reviews and elevates issues as required. 7. Makes project decisions within overall budget and resources parameters. Utilize cost and budget parameters as input for project prioritization. 8. Establishes, monitors, and controls project costs and approves budget expenditures. 9. Leads team (direct and/or cross-functional) to develop action plans to drive improved project performance.

Qualifications - BA/BS degree in engineering, sciences, business, or a related field; PMP certification nice to have, typically required within 6 months of assignment; advanced degree (MS/MBA) preferred. - Demonstrated ability to perform the essential functions of the job typically acquired through eight or more years of related work experience with technical engineering and manufacturing projects and programs; may have specialized requirements. Prior project management experience of two or more years. - Prior cross-functional and business experience leading projects and programs with high-technology customers, products, technology and processes - In-depth knowledge of the Project Management stage gate process and proficiency with program management processes, methodology, and architecture. - Proficient with project management tools, including, but not limited to: scheduling, cost management, change control, time management, scope and resources, work breakdown structures, and risk management. - Ability to communicate and serve as the customer advocate to fulfill contract requirements; guides the project team to quickly identify and address complex and critical issues and to resolve problems encountered by the team. - Effective interpersonal and presentation skills; skilled at applying negotiation principles to achieve beneficial results. Able to influence business decisions and negotiate resource allocation. - Proficiency with financial analysis (e.g. cost breakdowns, risk analysis, budget, etc) and experience with cost, contract terms and conditions, and profit decisions. - Thorough knowledge of regulatory compliance and industry. Takes steps to safeguard Parker competitive information and intellectual property. - Proven ability to foster teamwork and cooperation with diverse groups of employees Ability to support and develop the project team through training and individual coaching. -APQP is also helpful with an understanding of manufacturing and working with suppliers globally.

Parker is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Parker is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job related reasons regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This position is subject to meeting export compliance eligibility requirements. (“Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / VEVRAA Federal Contractor”) If you would like more information about Equal Employment Opportunity as an applicant under the law, please go to and
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