- Bachelor's Degree
- Master's Degree
- Project Management
- Microsoft Word
- APICS Certification
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Employee Discount
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Vision Insurance
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.
Not only is Garmin the leader in all-things GPS, but, if selected as a Project Manager 2, you will provide project management and coordination for moderately complex projects between project teams and other departments in the development of Garmin products. May serve as a Project Leader on small to mid-sized projects in the support of Garmin’s operations.
We are looking for a full time Project Manager 2 for our Operations team at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you’ll be responsible for leading effective and efficient team meetings, ensuring team members/stakeholders are appropriately informed, and communicating project tradeoffs and decisions to ensure forward moving progress of the project. You’ll also be responsible for supporting creation and maintenance of complex timelines and milestone tracking. Other essential functions include:
Applies project metrics and risk management principles to identify and mitigate potential schedule impacting items
Encourages and motivates project team members to accomplish assigned tasks
Drives the overall progress of assigned projects towards completion, using good judgment in determining when to escalate issues to management
May perform as a project leader on small to mid-size projects
Leverages understanding of product domain to support concept/new feature development efforts
Understands the level of detail necessary to ensure accurate project reporting and consistently provides clear and accurate project documentation
Understands interdependencies of and demonstrated ability to develop good relationships between the various team(s), other Garmin teams/departments and external entities (e.g. customers, suppliers, etc.)
Identifies and resolves possible conflicts
Collaborate and add value through participation in design reviews, providing input, feedback, and process improvement suggestions
Due to the amount of resources and expense exhausted in training for this position, a minimum of one year from the start of this position will be required before an associate is eligible for a job transfer.
Qualified candidates possess a Master’s degree in the disciplines of Business Administration, Management, Operations, Engineering and demonstrated project management experience or Bachelor’s degree in the disciplines of Business Administration, Management, Operations, Engineering and minimum of 2 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include:
Demonstrated Project Management skills with a proven track record in delivering projects within the expected timeline and budget
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work across functional and organizational departments
Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks proactively and effectively
Must demonstrate the ability to remain highly motivated and work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision
Demonstrated proficient computer skills using Microsoft Word and Excel.
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification is highly preferred!
Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.