Overview

Schneider Electric Offer Creation Project Manager Full Time in Montréal, QC

Schneider Electric

Branch Montréal QC CA

Position:
Offer Creation Project Manager
Location:
Montréal, QC

Cross-functional project teams including Hardware, Developers, Architects, QA. It provides its. (SE7000/SE8000), its smart solution for small and medium sized…

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Career
opportunity

Small
Building System (SBS) is a fast-growing Line of Business of Schneider Electric,
mainly located in Montreal, Canada and Nashville, USA. It provides its
customers with state-of-the-art, connected temperature and lighting products
and solutions.

SBS has successfully launched in North
America, Europe and Asia its innovative line of Room controllers
(SE7000/SE8000), its smart solution for small and medium sized buildings and
wireless retrofit solutions as part of larger Building Management System. This
business is fuelling the growth to launch a full cloud-based multi-site
solution to allow large national retailers, banks, quick-serve restaurant and
other similar organizations to take control over their entire portfolio with a
single dashboard enabling significant operational cost-savings. Recently, SBS has
also developed the first residential smart thermostat of Schneider Electric for
the North American market.

SBS is looking for a dedicated
individual interested making an impact and working in a dynamic environment and
fast-growing industry.

Mission:
The Offer Creation Process (OCP)
Project Manager will coordinate, manage project timelines and track project
deliverables using appropriate tools.

Essential
Duties & Responsibilities (Functions essential to attaining job

objectives):
Manages the operational project portfolio in his area. This portfolio is
made of project management process, agile methodology, product evolution
process. Leads the project team to deliver software and hardware products on
time and with adequate quality, end to end, from specification to
commercialization.

Project

manager duties:
·

Main KPIs: On Time, On Budget, On Scope Project Delivery

·

Put customer and quality at the center of the project

·

Respect the company strategy and align the project
execution with the decision made

·

Escalate information in case of deviation in project
objectives

·

Spot errors and put in place corrective actions plan
to avoid repetition

·

Inform regularly the project team and functions

·

Take care of the project team and reenergize regularly
the team

·

Project
Planning and Management

o

Define project scope and schedule while focusing on
regular and timely delivery of value; manage risks and issues; correct
deviations from plans; and perform delivery planning for assigned projects.

o

The “Offer Creation Project Manager” is
accountable for ensuring that the project meets its goals for customer
satisfaction & quality, time to market, development expenses and product
costs.

o

Develop, with the Project Team, the Project Management
Plan and keep it up to date during the life of the project.

o

Is responsible for defining & managing the project
budget, resources and schedule

o

Identify the risks, issues, and manage the associated
corrective action plans

o

Manage the overall project planning, organize
arbitration and, in event of deviation, propose and implement corrective
actions

o

Provide the project evaluation and project status to
management on a regular basis

o

Ensures the consistency of the data in the forecasting
and reporting tools;

o

Prepares the project budget & monitor it;

o

Monitors projects progress (stage gate dates, risks,
project costs, product costs, volume of sales forecasted, profitability);

o

Review projects requirements and assures delivery of
project to satisfy requirements.

o

Ensure that all decisions are taken in order to reach
the project objectives (customer satisfaction & growth) in optimal
conditions of profitability, quality,
timing

o

Anticipate, propose and implement corrective actions
to solve any deviation during the project

o

Ensure deliverables have been satisfied to Schneider
Electric standards.

o

Continually update and maintain project files with all
pertinent information.

o

Initiate and facilitate team and stakeholders meetings
as needed.

o

Other duties as required.

·

Team
Management

o

Assist in team development while holding teams
accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work;
leveraging organizational resources to improve capacity for project work.

o

Organize, lead and motivate the project team and
synchronize his team with the other teams.

o

Challenge the functions to take ownership of the project objectives

o

Be the single point of contact for all internal and
external stakeholders

o

Coordinate & Challenge actions of Hardware
engineering, Software engineering, Marketing Projects leaders, Technical
Projects leaders, Industrial Projects Leaders, Supply chain leaders, Quality
project leader, and others.

o

Promote collaboration and empowerment within team,
ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful
contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for
the team.

·

Offer Manager Support –

Support the Offer
Manger in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing
stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of
project governance.

·

Process
Management and Improvement

– Define and champion process improvement
initiatives to implement best practices for Agile Project Management.

·

Community
Management

  • Grow and maintain a strong mobile and portal community

(technical and non-tech) through appropriate support channels and maintain
collaborative and trust relationship with vendors, partners and Schneider
business entities to foster adoption of digital services – mobile and web platforms
through planning and organizing formal/in-formal activities and events.

o

Continually monitor and effectively communicate
project status to relevant parties.

Project

manager rights:
·

Check that marketing objectives are clarified before
OPEN stage gate

·

Have budget & resources adapted to the project
challenges

·

Tailor the procedures and process execution by
respecting customer and quality objectives

·

Re-scope the project team according to the project
execution status

·

Propose to stop, postpone, or freeze the project due
to constraints which impact the project objectives

·

Manage the project team functionally. Take ownership
of delegated resources during lifetime of the project

·

Make it clear and escalate conflicts between time to
market project objectives and global functions objectives

·

Challenge the function managers and countries managers
in order to respect their commitments

·

Have access to right hierarchic levels in case of
blocking point within the organization

Essential

Education, Skills & Environment:
·

BS Degree in Engineering or
equivalent is required.

·

Project Management Professional
Certification would be an asset

·

Minimum of 3 years of
managing hardware and software related projects, substantial work experience
and knowledge about information technology related projects, or the equivalent
combination of education and experience

·

Solid understanding of agile
software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of
traditional project management principles and practices and the ability to
blend them together in the right proportions to fit a project and business
environment.

·

Experience working in a
cross-functional project teams including Hardware, Developers, Architects, QA
and Offer Managers.

·

The successful candidate
will possess superior writing, verbal, and listening skills along with the
ability to speak in public settings and to engage in discussions with Senior
Executive staff. Strong analytical skills are required and proficiency with the
advanced features of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint to conduct and
present plans and analysis is a must.

·

Customer focus, customer
knowledge, being the voice of the customer etc

·

Strong analytical, planning,
and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

·

Strong knowledge and
understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain high
level of customer trust and confidence

·

Proven ability to lead
software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are
met

·

Solid understanding of and
demonstrated experience in using appropriate agile project management and
knowledge management tools such as JIRA, Confluence or equivalent, Microsoft
Project, Visio, and all Office Tools

·

Creative approach to
problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big
picture” view.

·

Strong ability to influence
and convince, get things done by partnering, without hierarchical authority.

·

Ability to challenge the
status quo in a constructive way and offer new ways of working on project and
as a team

Travel

Requirement:
This position requires occasional overnight travel (15%), to meet with
Schneider international teams, customers, sales channels, strategic partners
and vendors.

Company
profile

Schneider Electric is the global
specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in
FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping
them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable,
efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational
systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers
manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape
industries, transform cities and enrich lives.

At
Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

Primary Location

:

Canada-Quebec-Montréal

Schedule

:

Full-time

Unposting Date

:

Ongoing

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Montreal, QC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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