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Program Manager Senior

Date: Jul 18, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Forms and leads cross-functional teams, working independently, to launch and complete multiple complex new product offering, product change and cost reduction programs.  Develops capital and expense budgets for programs as well as timelines. Manages all internal and external communications related to program progress.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Forms and leads product development teams to complete new product offering, product change, and cost reduction programs
  2. Adheres to the new product development process; makes recommendations for changes
  3. Develops and maintains capital and expense budgets
  4. Accountable for project schedules; develops creative solutions to ensure timelines are met
  5. Communicates with internal and external customers regarding program status
  6. Prepares and presents information and presentations for management project review meetings
  7. Researches and implements best practices for program management
  8. Leads and mentors lower level Program Managers
  9. Performs other duties assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Ability to prepare and present complex technical information
  • Advanced understanding of financial principles including Make v. Buy, Economic Value Add and Return On Investment concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and negotiate effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to form, work with and lead a team of diverse individuals in a variety of fields
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Expert project management skills


Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of five years of related experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

May require travel of a planned or urgent nature, both international and domestic


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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