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Panasonic Senior Project Manager in Denver, Colorado

Panasonic – Senior Project Manager

Every moment of every day, people all over the world turn to Panasonic to make their lives simpler, more enjoyable, more productive and more secure. Since our founding almost a century ago, we’ve been committed to improving peoples’ lives and making the world a better place–one customer, one business, one innovative leap at a time. Come join our journey.

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What You’ll Get to Do:

This position plays a pivotal role in managing and leading the day-to-day activities of new strategic business project pursuit(s) within the Panasonic Smart Mobility Office. Key responsibilities include engaging with potential customers and strategic partners to develop, drive and deliver proposals and ultimately solutions that are aligned to their needs and desired outcomes.

Because this role will be the tactical single point of contact for the overall strategic approach, partnership development, timelines, and development of proposed scope, schedule and budget, customer/strategic partnership engagement and relationship management skills are critical.

Customer / Partnership Engagement / Strategy Development:

  • Understands the potential scale and scope of strategic new business opportunities with public agency customers

  • Serves as the primary point point for strategy development across the project approach, proposal development and project initiation and potentially through project implementation

  • Partners with public agency customers and strategic partners to solidify the team, gain alignment on approach, cross-functional stakeholders, roles, responsibilities, resource commitments, and communication

  • Ability to present to all levels of management to successfully facilitate all customer/partner-facing meetings as outlined in the customer/partnership engagement

  • Owns all targeted new business development artifacts and documentation that will inform proposals and ultimately ongoing project initiation and project management including Project Management Plan, Project Schedule, Risks, Issues, Action Items, and Decisions Log, Meeting Agendas, Meeting Minutes and dashboards

  • Responsible for overall new business development approach, proposal pursuit and potentially project launch which could include: program budget reporting, current spend, forecasted spend, and the ability to make recommendations on budget adjustments to avoid overrun

  • Lead our team through the proposal response process to best communicate value and differentiate our offering from competitors; identify strategic partnerships; create and integrate win themes into compelling proposal narrative

  • Execute a winning proposal strategy and partnerships

  • Assess changing priorities and impacts to scope, schedule and cost through proper change control.

  • Continually ensures alignment of the overall team and program to deliver value and realize customer needs

  • Serves as the team lead across internal and external partners and a trusted advisor to the customer

  • Serves as liaison between customer and all team members for any and all communications

  • Internal Team Engagement / Communication & Operationalize Proposal

  • Serves as the voice of the customer and assures that stakeholder and partner voices are heard

  • Interfaces early and often with the Panasonic Smart Mobility Office Team on proposed approach and product/solution development and releases against customer engagement commitments and timelines

  • Develops team and customer dashboards to capture KPI’s on proposed program/project metrics in coordination with all project/program team members

  • Develops and understands proposed customer and team touch points and coordination within the delivery lifecycle in order to provide guidance and support for all Customer Success Team interactions

  • Ability to proactively identify indicators of strengths, weaknesses and risks and recommend stragegic partnerships and/or strategies to address and develop a wholistic approach to meet customer needs

  • Evangelizes a proactive, customer-focused, team-oriented mindset and customer engagement best practices for adoption across all team members (internal and external)

  • Understand creative partnership and teaming arrangements to increase the customer value of each opportunity

  • Collaborate with business and technology leaders to ensure the product roadmap aligns with broader business objectives and influence those objectives through product and market expertise

  • Smart Mobility Office Collaboration (NextLab, Analytics/Marketing/Insights, Project Management and Product Development)

  • Embraces and applies guiding principles to internal and external customers and partners

  • Involvement in internal initiatives to grow and evolve the SMO processes and services for repeatability, predictability and scalability

  • Responsible for keeping all project artifacts in compliance with the SMO methodology

What You’ll Bring:

Education & Experience:

  • Seven to ten years of progressive experience in project / program development and management in innovative approaches to improve transportation and mobility

  • BA or BS Degree Desired

  • Experience developing and managing project / program teams, scope, and budgets both direct and indirect reports

  • Experience working with government agency customers and industry stakeholders and partners specifically in transportation

  • Knowledge of public sector transportation revenue issues and opportunities, intelligent transportation systems, Smart Cities and IoT industries a plus

  • Experience in B2B and/or B2G opportunity capture and conversion – including complex teaming arrangements when applicable

  • Organizational skillset to lead and manage a team through long-cycle procurements and proposal response process (RFQ, RFP, etc.)

  • Must have experience with project management tools including MS Project, Smartsheets and MS Office

  • Experience with OEMs a plus

  • Experience working in mixed Agile/Waterfall model and understanding of software development lifecycle best practices a plus

  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or PMP certification a plus

Competencies:

  • Strong leadership to guide projects through successful development, execution and completion

  • Passion for the big picture and effectiveness in the details necessary to get there

  • Self-starter—always looking for opportunities to improve something and will jump in to fix things without being asked;

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to stakeholders at all levels

  • An independent, strategic, and creative thinker who is a strong team player (no job is too small or too large) and willing to take on additional responsibilities as necessary;

  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, project management, written/verbal communication, and presentation skills;

  • Flourishes in ambiguity;

  • Negotiation skills

  • Risk management

  • Organization and planning skills

  • Fanatical customer and team focus

Other Requirements:

  • Majority of SMO located in Denver, Colorado. May consider remote candidates.

  • Travel post-Covid up to 35%

What We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Comprehensive benefits

  • Pet Insurance

  • Paid Parental Care Leave

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Educational Assistance

  • Flexible Work Program

  • Volunteer time Off

  • Casual Dress Code

  • Total Well Being Program

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.

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