Garmin Project Manager (Industrial Engineer) in Olathe, Kansas
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. In operations and facilities, we literally do it all…in-house. We are looking for skilled, energetic individuals who want to join our quality, international shipping, manufacturing, office services, planning, purchasing, receiving, returns and warehouse teams. These associates do everything from delivering packages and purchasing supplies to assembling aviation panel mounts and ensuring our large shipments of goods are exported according to applicable international laws. Together, they proactively support associates and customers alike. If you’re ready to work – and have fun, too – come, help us put the pieces together! Not only is Garmin the leader in all-things GPS, but, if selected as a program coordinator you’ll be the leader of multiple projects and/or programs, driving accountability of project teams, facilitating design decisions and successfully delivering projects on-time. Our program coordinators, or project managers, use their knowledge of complex business processes to keep everything in their project portfolio flowing. If organization and leading are your strong points, we need to coordinate a meeting. We are looking for a full-time Project Manager for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role you will be responsible for supporting provision and timely documentation of clear project scope [i.e. detailed assumptions, requirements (internal, external, regulatory), objectives/targets, validation needs, resource estimates, costs, and timing]. Other essential functions include: Uses communication skills to ensure team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed including awareness of project scope, milestones, main points of contact, repositories, and tools specific to the assigned tasks/project(s) Support creation and maintenance of basic timelines and milestone tracking and open action/issues lists Drives assigned project elements to closure and uses good judgment in determining when to escalate issues above mentor or direct supervisor May lead small or mid-sized projects or sub-projects including estimating level of effort for project management tasks Learns reporting formats and understands level of detail necessary to ensure accurate project reporting Distributes project documentation (e.g. reports, meeting minutes, emails, etc.) in a timely manner to appropriate distribution lists Learns interdependencies of and ability to develop good relationships between the development team(s), other Garmin teams/departments and external entities (e.g. customers, suppliers, etc.) Learns product domain (e.g. knowledge of storage memory required for product features, etc.) Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or another related degree. Other requirements include: Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule) with the demonstrated ability to apply learned knowledge Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrated ability to learn how to use and apply engineering and project management tools Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others Excellent time management, organizational and follow-up skills Ability to deal with confidential company matters Must demonstrate previous project management experience An APICS Certified (American Production and Inventory Control Society), previous experience with Oracle ERP demonstrating technical competence in configuration of business functional modules, general understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design, and general understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures are highly preferred! 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.