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Ryder System Program Manager II in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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The Manager Program is the primary point of contact on multiple projects, performs a variety of highly skilled duties such as: assembling, coordinating, and managing multidisciplinary technical review teams made up of professional staff from various departments and functions. Interfaces with the customer and Ryder's technical staff to ensure effective definition of and delivery of projects. Provides regular and proactive communications to customers and Ryder Management.

Essential Functions

  • Work with functional department leads to identify resources and establish the project team.

  • Measuring task delivery in defining, planning, execution and post production project phases concurrently for technology delivery, procurement of transport services and operational process development and training.

  • Facilitate communication between internal and external project teams to advance project deliverables.

  • Provide report on project status and budget at agreed cadence.

  • Facilitate risk assessment and mitigation throughout the project, and provide appropriate escalation to executive leadership.

  • Facilitate lessons learned prior to project closure.

  • Supports business start-ups for medium to large sized programs

  • Manages assigned projects using program management methodologies and techniques in accordance with established standards

  • Interacts with customers and internal functional support teams to ensure results are achieved

  • Develops implementation strategy to meet customer expectations

  • Develops and manages plans to include scope, time, cost, quality, resources, communications and risks

  • Coordinates the identification of certification to begin live operations criteria

  • Monitors post implementation customer expectations and standards

  • Interacts with multiple levels including Sr. Management within Ryder and client organizations

  • Contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of identifiable factors

Additional Responsibilities

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities

  • Project management skills

  • Rapidly learns and applies new information/concepts in Project Management

  • Builds and manages effective teams

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Managing Diversity & Inclusion Innovation Management

  • Deals with ambiguity

  • Decision quality

  • Managerial courage, motivating others

  • Ability to build strong customer relationships

  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)

  • Highly thorough and dependable

  • Approach ability, perseverance, sense of humor, integrity & trust, business acumen

  • Develops and delivers effective presentations

  • Demonstrates problem solving skills

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Flexibility to operate and self-driven to excel in a fast-paced environment

  • Capable of multi-tasking, highly organized, with excellent time management skills

  • Detail oriented with excellent follow-up practices


  • Bachelor's degree required Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or minimum of 8 years relevant work experience

  • Five (5) years or more related experience in Project Management required

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt




Job Category: Project Management

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