Director, Engineering Program/Project Management 2

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Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Remote Employee US, NH, US

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 120485 
Remote Position: Yes 
Region: Americas 
Country: USA 

General Overview

Job Title:  Director, Engineering Program/Project Management 2
Functional Area:  Engineering (ENG)
Career Stream: Engineering Program / Project Management (EPM)
Role:  Director 2 (DR2)
Job Code:  DR2-ENG-EPM
Job Band: 13
Direct/Indirect Indicator:  Indirect


The PMO Leader is accountable to develop, maintain, deploy, and continuously improve a best in class program/project management process in the pursuit of delivering customer and shareholder value. They are responsible to ensure the requisite governance and oversight on all ATS Eng programs/projects across all site locations &; market segments. In partnership with ATS Engineering site &; market segment leadership, they ensure ATS Eng fulfills customer &; internal commitments for delivery, quality, and financial performance while achieving stakeholder satisfaction. role is also intended to be customer facing as a senior leader engaged &; owning some select accounts. This ATS Engineering executive responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) decision making, escalation handling, strategic relationships, and active account growth pursuit.

Detailed Description

Lead the Program Management Organization for ATS Engineering across all segments (HealthTech, A&D, Capital Equipment and Industrial/Smart Energy) AND across all engineering sites (CTH, CSP, CMG, CPO, CNO).

  • Attracts, develops, and retains high-caliber program/project leaders & individual contributors
  • Fosters a team culture of excellence hallmarked by empowerment, entrepreneurialism, commercially-savvy, and customer focused
  • Partners across ATS Engineering, sales, markets (account leads, GCBU GMs), operations, procurement and the support functions (human resources, IT, finance) to ensure the successful execution of projects & programs, initiatives, and other strategic objectives.
  • Own the aggregate global ATS Engineering program/project performance
  • Tactically-partners (directs, delegates, influences) with the site & market segment teams to support the fulfillment of customer & internal commitments for delivery, quality, and financial performance while achieving stakeholder satisfaction
  • Tactically-ensures appropriate program/project governance and associated stakeholder visibility through the MOS execution
  • Strategically-develops, maintains, deploys and continuously improves a best in class program/project management process & MOS
  • Owns strategic customer partnerships and tactical customer management (for select projects, customers, or accounts)
  • Tactically-serves as a customer facing SR. Engineering leader in the escalation & decision- making hierarchy on opportunities, projects & programs.
  • Strategically-serves as a customer advocate who fosters select strategic relationships to gather Voice of the Customer (product roadmaps, unspoken needs, competitive intelligence), contribute to account growth plan & opportunity win strategies, and support their realization through direct engagement
  • Contribute, influence, advocate, and deploy the overall ATS Engineering mission, vision, and strategy as a member of the ATS Engineering leadership team.


  • Strongly prefer advanced Program/Project Management training or certification (PMP, APM (Association for Project Mgt), etc)
  • Excellent customer contact, negotiation and problem resolution skills Good presentation, database management and computer skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, detailed projects to a successful end while working under tight time deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to effectively lead and motivate a diverse group of employees to achieve high performance while under stressful conditions (deadlines, customer pressure, internal commitments, etc.)

Physical Demands

  • Duties of this position are performed in a normal office environment.
  • Duties may require extended periods of sitting and sustained visual concentration on a computer monitor or on numbers and other detailed data.
  • Repetitive manual movements (e.g., data entry, using a computer mouse, using a calculator, etc.) are frequently required.
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Typical Experience

  • A minimum of 12 years industry experience; prefer 15 years
  • Professional career including but not limited to: Engineer, Project Management, Functional/Organizational Management (direct reports), customer-facing roles
  • Breadth of experience across many different types of products and markets; possesses knowledge & know-how for commercial practices and the associated cadence & customer expectations required in the major ATS Markets (Industrial, Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, LiveScience, and Semiconductor segments)
  • Achievement of DIR (or Sr. Management equivalent at a large global org) Organizational Level.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering field (some consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • Prefer Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities of the position. Employees are held accountable for all duties of the job. Job duties and the % of time identified for any function are subject to change at any time.

The salary range described in this posting is an estimate by the Company, and may change based on several factors, including by not limited to a change in the duties covered by the job posting, or the credentials, experience or geographic jurisdiction of the successful candidate.
Salary Range: $156k-$200k Annually

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Celestica’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran or disability status, or other characteristics protected by law. 
This policy applies to hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral and other aspects of employment and also states that retaliation against a person who files a charge of discrimination, participates in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposes an unlawful employment practice will not be tolerated. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


Location: This is a remote position, with travel as necessary. We are open to considering candidates close to any of our US locations in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Texas, Arizona, Oregon or California as well as locations near major airports such as the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and Pacific Coast.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.

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