Tired of your work and ideas not being recognized? Come work with us – we will empower you to make decisions, ask you to focus on continuous improvement and implement your innovative ideas.
Come work where you are not just a number! At Gits Manufacturing Product Innovation Center your contributions are visible and opportunities for expanding your knowledge are unlimited.
Grow, Improve and Engage – Actuant’s guiding values and vision can only be achieved by hiring top talent. Come join a global company that has a motivated, customer-orientated, and continuous improvement focused workforce.
In return for your contributions to achieving our vision – you will be rewarded for your performance, have access to virtual and hands on learning and development opportunities and have the potential for career growth.
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What makes this role exciting in this field, industry and/or compared to other companies?
Business Unit Culture
Safety is a top priority – Gits Manufacturing promotes a safe working environment.
Speed-to-market is the key. We resolve customer issues by providing creative air management solutions.
The Program Manager serves as a vital member of the New Product Development Group and Business Development Team. This role requires fundamental knowledge of mechanical engineering, basic understanding of application principles, the ability to think creatively and develop unique customer-based solutions, and a firm commitment to rapid product launch and deployment practices. You must be a self-starter who enjoys a great deal of latitude, while remaining accessible to colleagues and managers. You must be accountable and be able to hold others accountable to project schedules and costs.
Benefits & Conveniences
With a state of the art prototype lab, Gits Product Innovation Center has the ability to design and fabricate diversified and complex air management systems. Gits Product Innovation Center is located in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines is the state capital and the most populous city in Iowa. Des Moines is a cultural center and home to several art and history museums and performing arts groups. US News & World Report has listed Des Moines as the 11th best city in the United States to live in and is #1 in the Midwest.
Day in the Life
You will start in this role with a clean slate – and will be given the opportunity to work with a leader who provides guidance as needed but allows you to take ownership of the feasibility assessment, support our existing products and design new products to fit in the Gits Manufacturing portfolio.
You will oversee the development stage gate process for your projects. This is achieved by following the steps prescribed in Git’s Phase Gate Product Development Process.
You will interact frequently with internal and external colleagues and senior-level representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, project scheduling and cost requirements.
You will rely on your fundamental attention to detail and your commitment to designing sound products by applying basic engineering best-practices.
Objectives and Expected Accomplishments - How can this role make an impact?
You must be able to turn customer requirements into product-based solutions.
You need to think quickly and react as initial prototype designs are brought online, develop program plans to include plans for testing, and production ramp up.
You will establish and implement necessary communication strategies for the improvement and awareness of product development issues.
You will look for opportunities to drive down material and labor costs as the program matures.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Skills & Experience
Required – Must Haves:
Demonstrate initiative and be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively with minimal level of supervision.
Must have experience in requirements analysis, application and design engineering methodologies, and a solid understanding of new product release to manufacturing.
Proficient with the use of program scheduling software (M.S. Project).
Familiarity with Excel spreadsheets and other Microsoft Office products.
Project Management skills as well as effectively interpret customer needs even as the customer is not able to define the needs.
Preferred – Nice to Haves:
Two (2) plus years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
Two (2) years involvement with new product design and/or development teams.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, attention to detail and organizational skills.
Clear and concise verbal and written skills
Ability to communicate and influence effectively cross-functionally and at all levels.
Educational & Certification
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or technically related field.
Company Overview Actuant Corporation is a $1.2B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in ...1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into three segments focused on the markets we serve.