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Cummins Inc. Industrial program leader in Columbus, Indiana

Industrial program leader


Industrial program leader

Our culture believes in POWERING YOUR POTENTIAL . We provide global opportunities to develop your career, make your community a better place and work with today’s most innovative thinkers to solve the world’s toughest problems.

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We are looking for a talented Industrial program leader to join our team specializing in Industrial program leader for our BUSINESS SEGMENT In Columbus IN your remote home office.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Provides overall leadership and management of small scope and impact Value Package Introduction (VPI) program(s) that meets needs of customer and business.

  • Leads Value Package Introduction (VPI) program(s) with small business impact from inception to completion.

  • Defines tangible and measurable customer expectations and business outcomes, and leads the program(s) to achieve both.

  • Determines the scope, schedule, and resources with key cross functional, cross-Business Units, and external stakeholders. Obtains stakeholder commitment and approval of the program contract.

  • Ensures adherence of the program(s) to Value Package Introduction (VPI) process.

  • Tracks and communicates performance against the program contract with senior leadership on a occasional basis. Interfaces and communicates to internal stakeholders on regular basis.

  • Leads cross-functional identification and mitigation of program risks and issues. Appropriately escalates risks and issues as needed.

  • Leads cross-functional identification and resolution of program contract changes (scope, schedule, resources).

  • Coaches and develops peer program manager(s) and/or program leader(s).

  • Adopts and shares best practices.


  • Project Issue and Risk Management - Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Project Management - Establishes and maintains the balance of scope, schedule and resources for a temporary effort (a "project").

  • Builds effective teams - Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Balances stakeholders - Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

  • Instills trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Decision quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree required.

Project Management training and/or experience preferred.

New Product Development training and/or experience preferred.


  • 3-5 years of relevant New Product Development experience. Experience with Value Package Introduction (VPI) process preferred.Lead and support lean manufacturing projects in the plant.

  • Support with COS (Cummins operating system) in the plantThis position is on -site at Columbus South plant

  • Take on additional responsibilities as required to support program launch in the plant

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience, range: $74,800-$112,200. Please note that the salary range provided is a good faith estimate on the applicable range. The final salary offer will be determined after considering relevant factors, including a candidate’s qualifications and experience, where appropriate. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage, and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.

Cummins and E-verify

At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.


Primary Location United States-Indiana-Columbus-US, IN, Columbus, CES South Building

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Jun 27, 2024, 9:02:23 PM

Unposting Date Jul 12, 2024, 2:59:00 AM

Organization Cummins Emission Solutions

Role Category Hybrid - Potential for Partial Remote

Relocation Package Ineligible

Req ID: 240004EY