Senior Project Manager - Core Engineering (Kansas City, MO)

| Kansas City, MO
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Do you like to take the lead? Do you enjoy solving complex problems with international teams across multiple organizations? Then this may be a perfect role for you! We are looking for a full-time Senior Project Manager in the Core Engineering Department for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this highly visible role, you will serve as a leader in large engineering projects of high complexity including developing and execution of project plans and reporting of project status. Lead project management process improvements and mentors less experienced Project Managers. In addition, may manage large projects across business units with limited guidance.


Essential Functions
  • Exemplifies Garmin's Mission, Vision, Values and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin's image and culture
  • Leverages advanced understanding and expertise of project management skills on large engineering projects of high complexity, including understanding, developing and communicating project scope, milestones, and decisions
  • Utilizes advanced product domain knowledge to create new processes, tools and requirements.
  • Identifies and leads process improvement activities
  • Drives projects to closure, leveraging project metrics and risk management principles to identify and resolve issues and risks
  • Creates mitigation plans and appropriately escalates to management for alignment
  • Leverages established skills to provide clear project status, documentation, and reporting for any size project, or complexity including cases where some elements are unknown
  • Leverages established communication skills, including effective listening, responding appropriately and managing difficult conversations
  • Builds relationships and gains alignment within the business unit
  • Identifies and resolves conflicts through understanding of interdependencies of and development of effective relationships between the development team(s), other Garmin teams/departments, and external entities.
  • Serves as a role model for leading effective and efficient team meetings
  • Ensures team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed of project scope, schedule and cost.
  • May determine and document program objectives and requirements
  • Demonstrates project ownership with limited involvement from Team Leader/Mentor, functions as single point of contact for project needs, significant contributions to the success of the project
  • Mentors, evaluates and shares knowledge with less-experienced Project Managers (Project Manager Engineer 1 & 2)
  • Participate in recruiting activities as assigned
  • Perform other job-related duties required to complete the task assigned


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in a technical discipline from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 5 years relevant project management experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant project management experience
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to lead a team in the development of product/concept development plans as well as successfully execute projects of any scale or complexity
  • Advanced understanding of production and operations issues as they relate to engineering project management, including the ability to successfully identify and mitigate risks
  • Demonstrated success in bringing together cross functional teams for effective problem resolution
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to generate and support pragmatic solutions while maintaining high quality standards
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills through success in previous project management experience
  • Computer skills in MS Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint) or similar
Desired Qualifications
  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 as a general rule)

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.
More Information on Garmin
Garmin operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Olathe, KS, Chandler, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Tucson, AZ, Brea, CA, Boulder, CO, Yarmouth, ME, Chanhassen, MN, Cary, NC and Salem, OR. Garmin was founded in 1989. It has 7213 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 245 open jobs at Garmin, click here.
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