Operations Project Manager
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Company Generac Power Systems

Name Operations Project Manager

Req # 61387

Location Waukesha CORP

Employment Type Full Time

Shift 1st


At Generac, our people help make the world safer, brighter, and more productive. We are united by our efforts to inspire change for a better world; impact our people and community; influence and achieve positive results; and innovate the industry. Our shared goals allow people with diverse backgrounds and points of view to work together, bringing our global customers peace of mind through reliable products and exceptional support.

The Operations Project Manager serves as a dynamic change agent and aggressively leads business improvement or new product introduction (NPI) projects. This role provides sustained improvement to critical manufacturing and transactional processes to help management achieve strategic goals and impact financial results. This role is responsible for challenging conventional thinking, mentoring CI/8D project leaders, and assembling multiple teams to support tactical efforts, serving as both a team leader and coach.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Within the NPI process, drive program manufacturing and quality deliverables by demonstrating leadership in the manufacturing, engineering, and quality departments as well as adhere to data driven quality principles.

    • Ensure project elements are tracked and fulfilled by the various stakeholders.

    • Work with quality to implement activities on planning processes to assist program managers with delivering key milestones in the program.

    • Clearly understand and document customers' definition and expectation of quality and cascade to operations and program team members.

  • Ensure understanding, commitment and application among all strategic decision makers for the successful application of best practice project management, problem solving, and Lean implementation tools and methodologies. Ensure consistency with corporate vision, direction, policies and guidelines.

    • Mentor and guide project team members to deliver on the project/program requirements.

    • Plan and lead refresher activities and forums for continual learning.

  • Actively lead or participate in Failure Mode Effect Analysis teams.

  • Act as liaison or support collaborations with customers and suppliers on a day-to-day basis to resolve any product/program manufacturing quality issues.

  • Act as liaison with corporate CI to mature the site toward "model" operation.

    • Serve as a conduit for the flow of information, the sharing of best practices and external benchmarks.

  • Coordinate communication activities that highlight and publicize plans, goals and results.

  • Act as SAP Super User within functional area as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology or 8 years related experience in the Operations function within a similar working environment;
  • 5 years of progressive Operations management experience in similar work environment.

Additional Qualifications:
  • Ability to work with diverse personalities while remaining tactful, professional and flexible;
  • Ability to work with large volumes of process data and statistical methods;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proven track record of successfully managing shifting deadlines and priorities in a fast paced environment;
  • Demonstrated coaching and mentoring ability.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence teams and individuals cross-functionally;
  • Proven customer service orientation;
  • Proven experience in delivering quality improvements/ problem solving using the 8D/DMAIC/PDCA phase methodologies and supporting tools;
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial measurements and goals in the Lean enterprise;
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Minitab, SPC and data analysis skills;
  • Previous experience using SAP or equivalent ERP.

Physical demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.

"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

Generac Power Systems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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