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Kantech Project Manager

Program Management
WD30110795062 Requisition #

What you will do

The Senior Project Manager will manage and lead new product development/launch programs for the Johnson Controls Access Control and Video natural business unit (NBU). 


Working alongside marketing, sales, engineering, finance, manufacturing facilities/partners, and product management as an individual contributor, the Project Manager will lead program teams throughout the product development process ensuring each function manages their deliverables in order to meet the program schedule, scope and budget.  The Project Manager will also represent ACVS at regular accountability and cadence meetings and will be responsible for clearly and concisely presenting the status of all open projects to groups of leadership & stakeholders.  

This position will be based at the Johnson Controls building in Brossard, Quebec Canada.

Works under minimal supervision and in conjunction with leaders across all functional groups. Acts independently to resolve challenges and to address opportunities related to the portfolio. 


How you will do it

  • Work with functional group leadership to identify program scope, budget, schedule, resources, and business case
  • Lead program kick-off to assemble team, provide program overview including scope, budget and schedule and communicate team member expectations
  • Lead team meetings with all functional areas to track progress, identify issues and develop action plans
  • Adhere to the JCI internal product development process, holding team members accountable for their deliverables in accordance to requirements and verifying completion of each deliverable
  • Leads software development programs utilizing Agile methodology, including scaled agile programs involving multiple software/embedded and QA teams. 
  • Manage issues, risks and opportunities, assisting team members in removing roadblocks and escalating to management issues that cannot be resolved
  • Manage the program schedule documenting detailed tasks for each functional area, responsibility for the task, begin and end dates, and percent complete
  • Document critical path and track weekly to ensure schedule is maintained, and document actions to recover programs that are behind track
  • Manage program budget, accounting for both capital and expense spending by month and by function; for over budget items, document action to recover budget.
  • Work with Finance, Project Management and Product Management update the business case on an ongoing basis to ensure financials are properly represented.  
  • Manage the program scope, ensuring that any scope changes after Phase 1 Exit are documented, communicated and approved prior to including in schedule
  • Prepare for and report on program status at the Monthly Program Reviews communicating progress on any prior month identified issues
  • Conduct Phase Exits, obtaining approval to exit the phase prior to starting work on the subsequent phase
  • Ensure all program documentation is properly archived as required in each phase and that all documentation is complete and closed out following Phase 5 Exit
  • Ensure open communication with the Program Management Office, providing information when requested, escalating issues that are not being resolved by management and identifying any process continuous improvement opportunities
  • Adapt communication style in response to varying situations, groups, and cultures
  • Engage and inform others to ensure the desired outcome
  • Adjust efforts and approaches to meet goals and deadlines
  • Analyze and draw conclusions based on less-than-complete data
  • Build models and assumptions to account for missing data
  • Enable and support others to make decisions and take reasonable risks
  • Identify and remove obstacles that may interfere with success
  • Ensure that individuals and team members understand the impact of their contributions
  • Use structured analysis to assess and mitigate risk

What we look for


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field
  • Minimum of 4+ years of experience managing programs/projects OR experience working on a program team as a functional lead
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a technical environment, including in front of C-level and VP-level stakeholders
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including project planning, project management, and team building
  • Experience with a wide variety of structured problem solving processes and reporting tools, including Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Excellent understanding of financial concepts
  • Ability to work in a global team environment
  • Ability to travel 10-20%, especially during onboarding process
  • Bi-lingual (French, English)


  • PMP Certification 
  • Agile Certification
  • Experience working in manufacturing organizations 

Johnson Controls and each of its Canadian subsidiaries are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants, candidates and employees with disabilities, in accordance with applicable human rights legislation and in Ontario, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/careers.

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