Program Manager II

Job description


We are seeking candidates motivated to lead for results driving current business and creating new opportunities.  Dynamic situational leadership internally & externally delivering programs across functions and across companies. In addition to the fundamentals of program management excellence, this role includes being a right hand Chief of Staff to the GM of a growth focused business unit accountable for delivering complimentary solutions that diversify our portfolio.  

As Sr. Program Manager and Chief of Staff you will be responsible for hardware engineering program execution, resource planning and staffing, risk management, budget, communication on all projects while leading key continuous improvement and policy compliance efforts throughout the organization. Projects will be varied in scope and type and will include but not limited to New Product Introduction, Research, Opportunity Analysis, Process Improvement, Business Unit reviews, Partner company reviews etc. Key Performance Indicators will include On-Time Delivery, scope, schedule, and budget objective attainment.


-Directly leads new product and continuous improvement strategic, platform level programs working across multiple disciplines in order to achieve program level objectives.
-Translates corporate strategy and high priority, critical initiatives into a portfolio of product development projects/programs, and then leads cross-function teams to successfully execute and deliver desired outcomes.
-Regularly communicates expectations to Directors and other Project Managers, team leads, individual contributors, and key stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. Anticipates, identifies, evaluates, and escalates issues and risks.
-Establishes and monitors program level metrics (i.e. value, quality, cost, schedule, risk) and facilitates regular project and program meetings, developing and implementing processes and tools to identify and mitigate risks, monitors schedules, budgets, resources, and related metrics.
-Determines the frequency and content of status reports from project teams, monitors, analyzes, and solves problems, and reports key metrics and status of the product development portfolio and active programs/projects.
-Builds and maintains effective working relationship with Executives, Directors, and other functional leaders. Leverages relationships to influence positive and collaborative outcomes, without official authority.
-Collaborates with the Regulatory team to balance regulatory compliance with product development simplicity and flexibility, and to ensure Product Development processes and procedures align and comply with A-dec policies and A-dec operational procedures.


-Experience with high levels of ambiguity, regular exposure to senior leadership, work that requires strong attention to detail, working on multiple projects at one time, and tight timelines.
-Capable of moving efficiently between strategic and tactical activities, understanding context, connecting seemingly unconnected concepts and ideas, and taking action.
-Naturally curious and genuinely motivated in learning new things and understanding relationships between teams, people, customers, products, processes, and culture. Able to gather and synthesize information from a variety of people, and then assess how to make improvements in communication or process.
-Ability to create/manage a vision and think strategically, plan and organize, innovate, analyze complex data and situations, and exercise sound judgment. Must also have the ability to communicate that vision, motivate, lead, coach, and develop employees, and collaborate with functional leaders and teams.
-Ability to clearly assess, articulate, and manage risk with a sense of urgency to meet project/program deliverables, on schedule, and on budget.
-Ability to cast project/program management vision in the context of A-dec’s business model, translating corporate strategy to actionable and achievable initiatives.
-5-10 years leading complex, cross-functional strategic projects/programs combining strategy, technology, data, process, business operations, and change management.
-Ability to communicate effectively in oral, written, and graphical form. Demonstrates excellent facilitation, decision making, and creative problem solving skills.
-Exudes confidence and humility. Possess a high EQ and noticeable self-awareness. Has strong understanding of others’ emotions and natural abilities, and capable of finding communication gaps and creating bridges that allow the group to work more effective.

Preferred Qualifications:

-BS/BA degree in technical or business area with 10+ yrs work experience.
-Professional certifications or equivalent experience in program management (e.g. PMP, Agile, Change Management etc)
-Exceptional written, verbal, and data presentation skills at executive levels and execution levels.
-Demonstrated ability to create schedules and deliver programs.


Manufacturer of dental chairs, delivery systems, and dental lights.