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Job Information

GE Appliances, a Haier company Senior Program Manager in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Program Manager

The Challenge

This Global Specialty Products Technology team Senior Program Manager position is an integral role in the development and implementation of highly efficient and reliable microwave ovens with top performance for GE Appliances. The position will closely interact with sourced suppliers along with the GE Appliances sourcing, quality, and commercial teams to understand all consumer queues in an effort to design and produce new and innovative and market leading products. The use of skilled engineering research and judgment with a desire to exceed customer expectations in every way is paramount to position success.

What you will Do

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Function as a program manager responsible for delivering projects through the NPI or C-Change process, depending on assigned projects. Projects to include NPI, COQ, MCTO, EOL, and/or supply chain improvement elements.

  • Drive GE Appliances initiatives and program results through a Sourced Product manufacturing organization, leading supplier discussions and the product development relationship to ensure the product meets all requirements laid out in the product technical specification.

  • Identify, elevate and/or mitigate program risk items to product performance, cost and quality, program cost, factory readiness, regulatory or commercial requirements, which could impact program delivery.

  • Drive business communication during program reviews, NPI reviews, CIB reviews, or other requested program interactions with leadership.

  • Pursue continuous learning opportunities to improve Program Management skill set. Examples include: attending coaching sessions with Execution/NPI Process Leaders or demonstrating skill proficiency with standard tools such as Microsoft Project Schedule.

  • Develop and execute program schedules which incorporate: Design and development activities; Developmental build timing; Evaluation cycles; Certification and regulatory requirements; Factory integration and ramp up; Distribution timing; Commercial and customer requirements.

  • Manage and own overall program I&E budget including: Providing spending projection estimates to the business leadership; Expenditure approvals; Budget reconciliation; Mitigation of budget challenges.

  • Root cause & develop corrective actions for product improvements, utilizing the FRACAS system.

  • Assist in scoping exercises for upcoming NPI programs, as needed.

  • Evaluate products through teardown, testing, and competitive landscapes review.

What you need to Succeed


  • BS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent.

  • Self-starter with 6 or more years of engineering experience with excellent verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a global environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work multiple design options or projects in parallel.

  • Advanced computer skills - high proficiency in Microsoft products and ability to grasp new systems quickly.

  • Exceptional project management and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to scope and examine cross-functional problems to generate/implement solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing requirements during the development process.

  • Ability to travel internationally (15% or less).

Desired Characteristics:

  • MS degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

  • Experience with 3rd party agencies and certification, such as UL

  • Working knowledge of LEAN principles

  • Fluent in Mandarin and/or Korean

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.