1+ months

Project Manager

Cudahy, Wisconsin 53110
If you are a PROJECT MANAGEMENT professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our CUDAHY, WI location and under the direction of the Account Delivery Manager, the Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for the team's successful delivery of Engineer to Order (ETO) and Configure to Order (CTO) customer projects, while creating an exceptional customer buying experience. You will be responsible for the successful delivery of moderate to large-scale client engagements and/or multiple smaller engagements across multiple accounts. You will work closely with the project team that includes sales, application engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, planning, purchasing, production, finance, logistics, and field services for the successful delivery of client projects. You are expected to be customer-focused - developing deep meaningful customer relationships while meeting Vilter and Emerson’s business objectives.

Our business is fast-paced and complex, our customers demand excellence; as such, you must build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric, quality solutions on time, within budget. Success in this position requires that you hold yourself and others accountable to meet internal and external commitments. You must work collaboratively across all functional areas internally as well as with our customers and their partners. Effective communication across the business is essential for our customer’s success as well as our success.



  • Initiate, plan, execute, and control complex refrigeration and gas compression projects using a formal project management methodology to deliver on customer requirements, including on-time delivery of all deliverables. 
  • Ensure accountability across the organization to deliver to our customer’s expectations - clearly convey to all functional areas the critical path milestones to meet customer expectations. Cross-functional communication is essential.
  • Monitor project metrics for significant deviations in quality, cost, and schedule.
  • Manage project scope creep and margin erosion with the expectation that effective project management will increase project gross margin.  
  • Develop strong customer relationships to favorably position Vilter for future business.
  • Adhere to Program Management Office (PMO) policies, procedures, and methodologies.
  • Continuously communicate with customers to instill trust in our capabilities. 
  • Manage multiple high-level customer accounts and projects. 
  • Develop and present project-related presentations for executive leadership.
  • Work with project management team members on creating and improving project management processes and tools.
  • Clearly represent the team's consensus in all client communications.
  • Review drafts of deliverables with the team.
  • Ensure customer approvals and sign-offs on all major deliverables.
  • Identify and mitigate project/program risks.
  • Advocate for the customer’s philosophy both internally and externally while balancing Vilter’s business objectives.
  • Negotiate and resolve high-level customer issues.
  • Foster cross-functional communications on all levels.


You build and deliver solutions that meet customer expectations. You use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions. You establish clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results. You acquire data from multiple and diverse sources when solving problems. You create teamwork allowing others across the organization to achieve shared objectives. You effectively communicate in various settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You draw upon multiple relationships to exchange ideas, resources, and know-how. You try different solutions for problems and learn from the results. You address root causes and can explain your sound thinking.
  • Bachelor's degree with a two to three (2-3) years of relevant professional project execution experience with significant customer interaction
  • Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree
  • High proficiency with project management software packages and Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills (able to lead client meetings with senior personnel, able to create and deliver persuasive presentations, etc.)
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% of time
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field (Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) or a Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Five to Seven (5-7)+ years of relevant professional project execution experience with significant customer interaction
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Refrigeration industry experience or oil and gas industry experience


Flexible Work Schedule – Remote Work Option and Core Hours:

This role has the flexibility of a remote work option up to three days a week and a core hour schedule. You can choose to flex your start and stop times given you are working during the core hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and productivity as we serve the needs of our customers.

Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, parental leave, 401k participation with a competitive match, tuition reimbursement, an onsite fitness center, and online wellness rewards program. Emerson also offers generous vacation and paid holidays.
Why Work in the Greater Milwaukee area
Cudahy is a quaint community located in Milwaukee County, where clean neighborhoods mingle with acres of parkland, major transportation access, and big-city attractions all within an arm's reach, with a small-town feel. Cudahy has six county parks and 823 acres of parkland, seasonal farmers markets in front of City Hall, and an extravagant Fourth of July celebration. With lots of community involvement, the city has many family-friendly events throughout the year. 
The area is home to several major league sports teams including the Milwaukee Bucks and the Milwaukee Brewers with Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, just 2 hours away! 
Traveling in and out of the area is also a breeze! General Mitchell International Airport is just minutes away, with Chicago O’Hare International Airport just a little over an hour away.
About our Location
The 150-year history of the Vilter brand tells a rich story of perseverance and drive to cultivate continuous innovation within the industrial refrigeration and gas compression industries. Vilter industrial products offers the latest products and solutions for industrial refrigerators and oil and gas compression. Approximately 225 employees work in Cudahy, who all support a multitude of business functions. With the blend of businesses and functions represented under this one roof, there are many opportunities for advancement within the Cudahy location.



  • Manufacturing / Production
Posted: 2022-06-28 Expires: 2022-08-12

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