Director Program Management (remote) at Johnson Controls

| Milwaukee, WI
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What you will do
  • The Director, Program Management - Service Products will manage and lead new solution development and launch programs for the Johnson Controls Global Services team. Included in the service products portfolio are our products and services aligned with digital services and solutions.
  • Working alongside Global Services, Global Products, and Region marketing, sales, engineering, finance, manufacturing facilities/partners, and product management, the Program Manager will lead program teams throughout the solution development process ensuring each function manages their deliverables in order to meet the program schedule and budget. The Program Manager will also represent Global Services at regular accountability and cadence meetings and will be responsible for clearly and concisely presenting the status of all open projects to groups of stakeholders.
How you will do it
  • Works collaboratively with leaders across Global Products and Region functional groups. Identifies and determines direction of Service Products portfolio development. Acts independently to resolve challenges and to address opportunities related to the portfolio. Work is both strategic and operational in nature.
  • Principle duties:
  • Work with Global Services, Global Products, and Region leadership to identify program scope, budget, schedule, resources, and business cases for internal and 3rd party solution development opportunities
  • Work in partnership with Program Managers from within Global Products as necessary for internal solution development opportunities
  • Lead program kick-off to assemble team, provide program overview including scope, budget and schedule and communicate team member expectations
  • Lead team meetings with all functional areas to track progress, identify issues and develop action plans
  • Adhere to the JCI internal solution development process, holding team members accountable for their deliverables in accordance to requirements and verifying completion of each deliverable
  • Manage issues, risks and opportunities, assisting team members in removing roadblocks and escalating to management issues that cannot be resolved
  • Manage the program schedule documenting detailed tasks for each functional area, responsibility for the task, begin and end dates, and percent complete
  • Document critical path and supervise weekly to ensure schedule is maintained, and document actions to recover programs that are behind track
  • Handle program budget, accounting for both capital and expense spending by month and by function; for over budget items, document action to recover budget.
  • Work with Global Products, Finance, and Regions to update the business case on an ongoing basis to ensure financials are accurately represented.
  • Prepare for and report on program statuses at regular reviews communicating progress on any prior identified issues
  • Participate in Phase Exits, acquiring approval to exit the phase prior to starting work on the subsequent phase
Leadership expectations:
  • Adapt communication style in response to varying situations, groups, and cultures
  • Engage and advise others to ensure the desired outcome
  • Adjust efforts and approaches to meet goals and deadlines
  • Analyze and draw conclusions based on less-than-complete data
  • Build models and assumptions to account for missing data
  • Enable and support others to make decisions and take reasonable risks
  • Identify and remove obstacles that may interfere with success
  • Ensure that individuals and team members understand the impact of their contributions
  • Use structured analysis to assess and mitigate risk

What we look for
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field is required
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience managing programs/projects required OR experience working on a program team as a functional lead
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a technical environment, including in front of C-level and VP-level partners
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including project planning, project management, and team building
  • Experience with a wide variety of structured problem-solving processes and reporting tools, including Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Excellent understanding of financial concepts
  • Experience working in manufacturing organizations is a plus
  • Ability to work in a global team environment
  • Where legally permissible, if hired, candidate is required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than his/her start date, unless candidate has a valid medical condition or sincerely held religious belief precluding, he/she from receiving the vaccine.

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit
More Information on Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Milwaukee, WI, Lexington, KY, Monroe, MI and Plymouth Charter Township, MI. Johnson Controls was founded in 2021. It has 100000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 39 open jobs at Johnson Controls, click here.
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