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This tremendous opportunity will allow you to leverage your expertise in strategically influencing business leaders to set standards in process maturity models, resulting in a significant visible impact on Swagelok's long term success!


Position Summary:

The senior program manager defines and directly participates in the development of departmental, functional, and enterprise strategy and best practices, making appropriate improvements to the processes, systems, products, and services of the business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute the annual planning process working with Finance, Roadmap owners, Department PMO Chairs, and the executive team to assemble the overall project portfolio and determine the corporate strategic project portfolio
  • Integrate Demand Management into the overall EPO framework for integrated project and portfolio management
  • Govern the Enterprise process model for the organization. Ensure the model stays healthy and work with team to grow, enhance, and strengthen process ownership across the organization, including performing PDL responsibilities for the EPO’s Strategy & Planning processes
  • Partner with the Data Governance team to build an even stronger relationship and link between process and data within the organization
  • Work with the other areas of the EPO to build a corporate environment where associates deliver results through holistic & integrated methods & tools that provide clarity, alignment and situation flexibility
  • Initiates and guides the evolution and/or development of Swagelok project management methodologies, ensuring the development of deep and broad project and program management skills
  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business
  • Develops innovative services, technologies, processes, or products that address current and future customer problems or needs
  • Presents complex ideas, anticipates potential objections, and persuades others to adopt a different point of view
  • Makes decisions within general functional, company, and industry guidelines
  • Develops business or technical rationale that impacts resource allocation, program, project, or service support or direction
  • Works with senior management to manage the inter-dependencies of multiple mission-critical projects and/or programs
  • Develops approach and strategy for maximizing enterprise objectives across the enterprise portfolio of projects and programs
  • Works with senior management to align resources across multiple projects and/or programs
  • Shares and continually enhances deep technical knowledge and expertise of own functional area and Swagelok
  • Teaches others about the identification of patterns and trends in data and is utilized throughout the organization to effectively solve problems
  • Educates Swagelok on the latest trends and forecasts in their functional area and ensures Swagelok capitalizes on them
  • Fosters an environment that values the external as well as the internal perspective
  • Applies Swagelok knowledge and industry expertise to develop working papers and articles to educate colleagues and customers on industry trends
  • Advises customers and colleagues on the potential impact of trends and external business pressures in light of their business strategy and applications
  • Ensures colleagues/customers experience a one stop shop by anticipating colleague/customer needs and ensuring Swagelok is poised to meet them
  • Fosters an environment in which others think creatively when approaching tasks/problems and embraces continuous improvement
  • Constantly strives for breakthrough improvements
  • Leads organization wide change, motivating and engaging others to adapt and embrace changing methods
  • Cultivates strategic relationships within Swagelok and in the marketplace
  • Actively promotes the value of building relationships
  • Shares knowledge of Swagelok and fosters idea sharing to resolve problems, make decisions, accomplish tasks, and inspire higher levels of productivity




Education and/or Work Experience:



  • College or university degree typically required or equivalent work experience that has provided 4+ years of leading complex corporate projects and programs spanning multiple groups within the enterprise



  • Has expert knowledge and insight of the theories, methodologies, practices, and procedures related to project and risk management
  • Fully capable of understanding and analyzing data trends
  • Expert awareness of industries served and product applications
  • Has developed breadth of knowledge about the enterprise’s business processes
  • Fully capable of performing effectively with limited supervision
  • Full understanding of the dynamic business environment in which decisions are made
  • Excellent presentation, written, and communication skills

Critical Competencies:

  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Ability
  • Resourceful
  • Creative mind-set
  • Teamwork & collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Change Management

Working Conditions and/or Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.




Swagelok is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applicants are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristic under federal, state or local law


Swagelok will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008.


This job summary is intended to be brief and does not list all the duties for this position. Nothing in this job description should be construed as an express or implied contract of employment. Swagelok is an at-will employer, which means that either party is free to terminate the employment relationship at any time, without any advanced notice, for any reason or no reason.



We’re growing—fast—and need 300 machinists and assemblers right away. Whether you’re just starting out or experienced, join us today!​

Right Fit.​

75 years of operating with a no-layoff philosophy​

Full benefits, including employee stock ownership program, from day one​

Culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion​

10-time NorthCoast 99 top workplace​

Right Here.​

One of the largest hourly employers in Northeast Ohio​

Locally based, globally strong company​

Clean, safety-first environment​

Right Now.​

We’re a leading manufacturer of tube fittings and valves. Come grow with us.​

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland