Program Manager of Cost and Value Optimization

Job Locations
US-MI-Grand Rapids | US-GA-Atlanta
Project Management
Job Type
Job Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Education Level
Master Degree or Equivalent Experience
Travel %
Shift Schedule
Posting Date
3 months ago(9/14/2020 12:39 PM)

Company Overview

Dematic is an intralogistics innovator that designs, builds and supports intelligent, automated solutions for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution environments for customers that are powering the future of commerce. With engineering centers, manufacturing facilities and service centers located in more than 25 countries, the Dematic global network of 10,000 employees has helped achieve more than 6,000 worldwide customer installations for some of the world’s leading brands. Headquartered in Atlanta, Dematic is a member of KION Group, one of the global leaders in industrial trucks and supply chain solutions, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role

The Role

We are hiring an individual who has experience in enabling, fostering, and mentoring continuous improvement cross-functionally within Dematic.  We are now hiring for a Program Manager to support Project Execution in the North American region.  This role will plan and administer VAVE principles, tools, and methodologies in a variety of Global Project Engineering, Project Management and Installation process, and ensuring attainment of department strategic goals. 


Role & Responsibilities


  • Manages multiple VAVE internal projects across multiple functions
  • Aligns the focus of Value Analysis and Value Engineering efforts with the objectives and strategies of NA Project Execution functions
  • Deploys VAVE program for the NA project execution organization to achieve total cost improvement goals
  • Leads and/or support Value Engineering projects utilizing Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) value methodologies across all phases of customer project
  • Sets process metric goals in partnership within Project Execution groups and decision makers to provide VAVE improvement in the project lifecycle
  • Perform detailed analyses that confirm technical feasibility and validate the cost-savings potential of change-proposals while ensuring quality-system compliance
  • Strong understanding of Master Validation, including Validation Master Planning, Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification, and Performance Qualification.
  • Develop and present change- proposals that include technical descriptions, preliminary risk profile, estimates of cost-savings, resource requirements and key implementation milestones.
  • Working knowledge of the functional interaction required between the product development, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, and finance functions in order to achieve cost reductions
  • Completes complex projects and performs project organization, definition, planning, implementation and control.
  • Leads events to provide analysis of economic value
  • Supports a corporate-wide performance and change management culture by engaging stakeholders outside of Project Execution

What We Are Looking For

Qualification, Knowledge and Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or Business preferred
  • Master’s Degree and/or advanced certification desired
  • Minimum 5 years of Value Engineering / Value Analysis process improvement experience; 10+ years preferred
  • Experience in the selection, development and analysis of performance metrics
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated ability in the application of VAVE concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Proficient with Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) value methodologies.  CVS Certification desired
  • DFSS and/or Design Thinking experience desired  
  • Experience in establishing and sustaining an effective KPI-driven operating / executional cadence
  • Exceptional team building skills required
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise influence without authority


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