Cummins Inc. Manager - New Product Introduction Program Office in Columbus, Indiana

Manager - New Product Introduction Program Office


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

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Our Components Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Columbus, Indiana for a Manager New Product Introduction Program Office. Cummins USA is where you can work on industry leading projects.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

This role reports into the Cummins Turbo Technologies Americas Line of Business which includes Engine Business Unit customers as well as other North and South American OEM customers. Program Managers in this team have a variety of projects that range from Value Package Changes to Level 1 New Product Introduction programs. The Program Office Manager will be required to manage multiple programs in different states of the New Product Introduction process with varying complexities. .A portion of the workplan will include managing other Program Managers. This will require the PM being the acting Program Leader for the direct report’s programs. We are looking for a person that can be located in Columbus due to proximity to the customers and the majority of the team. The specific projects will not be determined until the role is filled.

  • Manages theproject management activities for assigned functional areas.

  • Coordinates,prioritizes, negotiates, and manages the execution of all assigned projects andcontracts. Leads the analysis, project identification, budget, communication,and integration.

  • Collaborates with business management toidentify short and long-term projects to be undertaken; performs feasibilityneeds analysis to determine project timelines; manages the analysis, projectidentification, design, budget, communication, and integration of projectplans; approves business workflow and project design; assesses business needs,Project Manager capabilities and available project budgets.

  • Assists Project Managers with project issueresolution.

  • Monitors the status of all projects on the team;monitors the team's budget; advises Project Managers on the design anddevelopment of project plans and timelines.

  • Helps Project Managers assess project riskthrough use of quality tools; coaches Project Managers in alternatives,solutions, and change management approaches.

  • Ensures that Project Managers leverageexperience of cross-functional resources and resources external to the projectteam; reviews project documentation.

  • Monitors project success measures andunderstands the status of specific projects and assignments.

  • Manages the project managers; delegates projectassignments based on availability, ability, and developmental needs; providesdevelopmental feedback to team members; coaches other Project Managers inmanaging teams.



Issue Management - Maintains a cross-functional, cross-organizational project issues list, with appropriate prioritization based on the issue's level of importance.

Drives appropriate and timely resolution and approval of changes to the project plan. Trains and/or mentors others in Change and Issue Management.

Scope Management - Solicits and organizes customer requirements (Voice of the Customer), and tracks the status of project deliverables. Proficiently uses a New Product Profile or other appropriate scope-defining document, and proactively manages change. Manages the connections between multiple levels of scope detail in related additional documents (e.g. Tech Profiles or equivalent documents). Trains and/or mentors others in scope management.

Schedule Management - Manages complex schedules integrating multiple sub-projects. Coaches "should mapping" sessions, and/or has an advanced level of proficiency with schedule management tools. Trains and/or mentors others in schedule management.

Resource Plan Management - Develops, manages, and coordinates cross-functional, cross-organizational resource plans for a portfolio, program, and/or project. Knows the right level of detail needed to complete the processes and use the tools effectively. Trains and/or mentors others in Resource Management.

Stakeholder Management And Communication - Identifies, engages and manages stakeholders at many levels of the company and across many functions and across boundaries (geography/cultures/plants/suppliers) on high impact, cross-functional or multi-year initiatives on a project, program or groups of projects and programs. Overcomes obstacles and resistance among stakeholders. Effectively stratifies stakeholder needs and creates and executes communications plans to fit the unique needs of each type of stakeholder. Trains and/or mentors others in stakeholder management.

Business Planning/Strategy - Performs business planning & strategic analysis at an advanced level in a wide range of situations with a broad business knowledge (customers, products, macro economic trends). Negotiates with partners and others.

Cross-Functional Knowledge - Understands the detailed work in multiple cross-functional areas. Trains and/or mentors this skill.

Project Risk Management - Leads complex or large project teams in the development of a project FMEA and/or 9-box project risk summary, and identifies and manages the actions to mitigate the risk. Trains and/or mentors other in this skill.

Education, Licenses,Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required.


Significant relevant experience, including supervisory experience, required.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, Commons Office Building

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Apr 13, 2018, 1:04:54 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180002BS