Senior Project Manager- Remote

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Position at Panasonic Corporation of North America

Cirrus by Panasonic is improving road safety and efficiency by using data and Connected Vehicle technology to empower people and even vehicles themselves to make better decisions.
As the Senior Project Manager, you will play a pivotal role in managing the day to day activities of large scale programs and projects within the Panasonic Cirrus team as part of the Smart Mobility Office.

What You'll Get to do:

Customer Engagement
  • Understands the scope of overall engagement to ensure delivery against statement of work
  • Serves as the first point of escalation for issues that arise from project initiation to installation and product acceptance
  • Partners with customers to gain alignment on cross functional stakeholders, roles, responsibilities, resource commitments, communication and operating cadence
  • Ability to present to all levels of management to successfully facilitate all customer facing meetings as outlined in the customer engagement
  • Owns all project management artifacts and documentation including Project Management Plan, Project Schedule, Risks, Issues, Action Items, and Decisions Log, Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes and dashboards
  • Responsible for overall program budget reporting, current spend, forecasted spend, and the ability to make recommendations on budget adjustments to avoid overrun
  • Assess changing priorities and impacts to scope, schedule and cost through proper change control.
  • Continually ensures alignment of the overall program value is being delivered and realized by customers
  • Serves as the onsite trusted advisor to the customer
  • Serves as liaison between customer and internal Panasonic team for any and all communication
Internal Team Engagement
  • Serves as the voice of the customer
  • Interfaces early and often with the Panasonic Engineering Team on product releases against customer engagement commitments and timelines
  • Owns assigned customer dashboards that captures KPI's on program budgets, phases, key milestones, risks, issues and overall customer health and reports out to all internal teams
  • Understands all customer touch points within the delivery lifecycle in order to provide guidance and support for all Customer Success Team interactions with the customer
  • Ability to proactively identify indicators of at risk accounts and recommend mitigation strategies for resolution with the internal team
  • Evangelizes a proactive, customer focused mindset and customer engagement best practices for internal adoption
Program Management Office (PMO)
  • Embraces and applies the PMO guiding principles to internal and external customers
  • Involvement in internal initiatives to grow and evolve the PMO processes and services for repeatability, predictability and scalability
  • Responsible for keeping all project artifacts in compliance with the PMO methodology

Basic Qualifications:

Education and Experience
  • At least 7 years of experience in program management and management consulting delivering SaaS solutions
  • Experience managing program budgets of at least 2M annually
  • Experience working in mixed Agile/Waterfall model and understanding of software development lifecycle best practices
  • Must have experience with project management tools including MS Project, Smartsheets and MS Office
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or PMP certification a plus
  • Experience working with government agency customers specifically in transportation a plus
  • Knowledge of intelligent transportation systems, Smart Cities and IoT industries a plus

  • Strong leadership to guide projects through successful execution and completion
  • Effective, confident communication to stakeholders at all levels
  • Negotiation skills
  • Risk management
  • Organization and planning skills
  • Exceptional customer focus

  • All levels of stakeholders
  • Courage to initiate discussion on issues and sensitive topics and drive to resolution

Other Requirements

Remote position. Preference for applicants located in Utah and specifically the Salt Lake City area but will consider other locations. Majority of SMO located in Denver, Colorado.

Travel up to 25 percent

What We Offer:
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Hybrid work environment with regular virtual and in-person team events
  • Professional development budget
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Parental Care Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Educational Assistance
  • Flexible Work Program
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Total Well-Being Program

The salary for this position is expected to be $125,000 per year or higher, based on qualifications.

Panasonic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Corporation of North America.

More Information on Panasonic North America
Panasonic North America operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Newark, NJ. Panasonic North America was founded in 1918. It has 15588 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 15 open jobs at Panasonic North America, click here.
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