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Senior Manager, Systems Engineering Project Management

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Business Unit Carrier Job ID 30053948 City Minneapolis State Minnesota Country United States

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United States of America


CADMN: FS Kidde Detector 6901 West 110th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55438 USA

This position has global responsibility for client facing project delivery including the functional groups of Proposals, Project Management, and the integration of fire & gas detection systems and suppression packages. Systems is a global growth platform critical to the future of Det-Tronics. This position will:

  • Manage a global team, maintain a solid foundation for project execution, and develop a path to accelerate future growth
  • Lead an organization of 30+ employees globally, including 5 direct reports
  • Focus on timely and accurate project forecasting / execution, project risk management, employee engagement, and process improvement
  • Lead team to design, approve, and manufacture custom control systems for fire and gas detection monitoring and alarm

Job Responsibilities

Set Systems Group direction and expectations

Set overall Systems Strategic Priorities for process improvement, project execution, and growth of projects group.

Set project priorities and coordinate master scheduling for Systems Projects delivery.

Develop, review, and monitor employee Performance Goals (PFT).

Provide accountability for group task completion and performance for:

Direct labor reporting

Systems Group metrics (tracking, reporting, and related improvement initiatives)

Collaborate with other functions (finance, operations, sales, etc.) to ensure successful project execution

Ensure employee engagement and performance recognition

Plan and host team building activities

Responsible for career and succession planning of direct reports

Regularly meet with direct reports including international travel to global team members

Direct training and implementation of common process, tool usage, CRM and ERP needs

Monitor and recognize high performing employees via active communication, frequent feedback, and award nominations

Provide Systems Group Administration

Set expectations and ensure training for an ethical workplace

Ensure group compliance with all applicable Environmental Health and Safety standards

Manage group time off, travel, employee education, flexible work arrangement, and expense approvals

Set and meet budgets for each department. Work with Finance and Department managers to seek budget adjustment approvals as needed

Monitor resource loading and provide justification for new roles, role changes and removals, and to implement and communicate organizational changes as needed


BS/BA degree in business, technical, manufacturing field or equivalent required. (Preferred) Master’s degree in business administration, management or equivalent preferred.



  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in related disciplines
  • Minimum of 5 years direct personnel management / leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and with business and operational performance measures
  • Experience overseeing or leveraging technology
  • Demonstrated ability to meet business and financial objectives
  • Demonstrated team management, planning, organizational, time management and communications skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and handle multiple initiatives.


  • Experience with fire and gas detection products and system integration practices or related industry
  • Global experience with panel building, EPC delivery and industrial product integration
  • Direct sales and marketing experience
  • Experience in leading process or systems implementations with a focus on project management
  • Experience leading complex, matrixed organizations


Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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