Engineering Program Manager

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Engineering Program Manager

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Engineering Program Manager
We are currently seeking an Engineering Program Manager in the Atlanta, GA area. The Program Manager is responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing programs according to scheduled deadlines and within budget while meeting or exceeding projected business benefits. This includes coordinating the efforts of team members in order to deliver according to plan.


  • Develops and executes program work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Plans, scripts and executes new business or new facility launches, including the workstreams of People, Systems, and Facility Readiness.  
  • Effectively applies PMO methodologies including tollgates, startup checklist adherence, and program standards.
  • Ability to utilize and manage tools like facility ramp-up plan, hiring/training tracker, testing scripts, and key process indicators and reporting to track progress of launch stability.
  • Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities to internal and external resources.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a program and scope.
  • Prepares for engagement reviews, executive overviews, and quality assurance procedures.
  • Minimizes exposure and risk on programs through contingency planning and risk mitigation.
  • Assigns program tasks and reviews the quality of support provided by the program team members.
  • Manage indirect reports who will be participants on the program while still performing their day-to-day responsibilities in their home department.
  • Manages program review meetings with team members to ensure work progresses as planned and as issues are identified, action plans are put in place to address in an appropriate time frame and escalate as appropriate.
  • Works with program team members to ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
  • Communicate progress against the plan to team members, stakeholders and executives.  Develop updates and charts for external customers to review program progress weekly/daily as needed.
  • Partner with process owners and General Managers to fully understand impact of customer requirements or requests and the affect they would have on overall program planning process and/or specific projects.
  • Assist in determination and evaluation of operations best practices and coordinate their subsequent implementation. Provide expertise and guidance to resolve problems encountered during implementations.
  • Support facility go-lives, conversions and/or retrofits as needed; ensure operational readiness to minimize downtime, productivity reductions, and accuracy issues.  This includes analytics around staffing, dock door and equipment requirements.
  • Fully responsible for assigned programs, including both driving progress and ensuring deadlines and budget are met and keeping management informed of progress.
  • Manage change control so that as potential scope changes arise, they are each carefully analyzed, reviewed, and appropriately approved.
  • Report program performance tracking that includes measurement against budgeted costs, operational revenue and profitability as define in the overall business case.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, Project Management, or related field
  • 5+ years of demonstrated Project Management experience; Facility construction experience and/or refrigeration a plus
  • Warehouse operations management experience desired, with proven examples of multiple go-live leadership
  • Successful track record managing multiple high priority capital investment, customer implementations, and business strategy programs using project/program management methods and tools
  • Experience with installing, testing, and commissioning distribution automation including but not limited to AS/RS, mini-load, robotics, and shuttle systems is preferred 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft applications to include Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and SharePoint (and other process documentation tools)
  • Must be able to travel at an estimated 50-75% of the time to support programs
  • Extended travel including weekends may be required during critical times such as facility launches or international travel

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