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Cummins Inc. HyLYZER-5000 Readiness Leader in Fridley, Minnesota

HyLYZER-5000 Readiness Leader



We are looking for a talented HyLYZER-5000 Readiness Leader to join our team #NewPower Business Unit in Mississauga, Ontario.

In this role, you will make an impact in the following ways:

  • Manages, develops, and implements project(s) of varying complexity and size in assigned functional area. Partners with business stakeholders to ensure a successful project completion.

  • Leads multiple projects from inception to completion; facilitates project planning sessions with internal stakeholders to determine the scope and objectives of each project; works with business stakeholders to establish project performance goals; designs project plan, develops timeline, identifies project milestones, and tracks performance against performance goals and timeline.

  • Identifies, tracks, and works with others to resolve project issues.

  • Monitors and communicates project status to project team.

  • Plans and monitors project budget, conducts research and analysis; provides input into the design and development of project plans and timelines.

  • Manages project risk; uses quality tools to identify areas of risk; works with others on the team and outside the team to identify alternatives or solutions.

  • Documents and shares team learning's with other teams; draws on other project team experiences to enhance the success of the project.

  • Maintains project notes, databases, and other records; monitors measures and communicates with Project Sponsor and other stakeholders on status of specific projects and assignments.

  • Identifies and assigns appropriate resources to accomplish various project tasks; guides and coaches team members through various stages of the project; provides developmental feedback to team members.


To be successful in this role you will need the following:


  • Schedule Management - Manages the project schedule using the recommended project management tools and processes to drive completion within the agreed timeline.

  • Scope Management - Manages a list of project deliverables (scope) using the recommended project management tools and processes to ensure that the project includes all the work required and only the work required to complete the project successfully.

  • Project Resource Management - Develops resource (expense and headcount) plans using recommended project management tools and processes to manage resources effectively.

  • Project Issue and Risk Management - Manages the process to identify, assess and prioritize issues and risks using recommended tools and processes to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative events or to maximize the realization of positive events.

  • Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

  • Customer focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

  • Financial acumen - Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.

  • Manages complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Manages conflict - Handling conflict situations effectively, with a minimum of noise.

  • Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • College, university, or equivalent degree required.

  • This position may require licensing for compliance with export controls or sanctions regulations.


  • Intermediate level of relevant work experience, including team leadership experience, required.

  • We have a diverse team of engineers dedicated to the development of existing and future products for customers on a global scale. We are currently looking for a Readiness Leader to join the team.

  • The readiness leader will work as part of the Value Package Introduction (VPI) Core Team to facilitate and ensure robust alignment between the technical, operations, and supply chain functional leaders to deliver First of Its Kind (FOIK) unit safely, with excellent quality and on time while working within the VPI framework.

  • Support the Program Manager and Technical Project Leader (TPL) to ensure that Engineering release status is managed per VPI expectations.

  • Ensure that delays in engineering release work are made clearly visible and that risk mitigation is implemented to minimize impact on supplier and manufacturing readiness.

  • Ensure adherence to VPI technical functional milestones and align critical path schedule with operations, techincal and purchasing functions. Ensure Readiness Rules of Engagement are followed.

  • Work with the VPI Purchasing Team to ensure supplier selection work is on schedule, including supplier safety, quality and capacity assessments. Confirm that Supplier risk management process are robust and documented.

  • Align FOIK build schedule with the supply base for APQP, PPAP and material receipt dates at the Fridley manufacturing location, including special attention to long-lead component management.

  • Work with the VPI Operations Lead and Plant VPI Team to ensure production process readiness including assembly, test and cycle time/build rate are demonstrated.

  • Lead / manage the change control process during VPI. Facilitate transition from VPI to Value Package Change Request(VPCR.)

  • Integrate lesson learned driven design changes into any future build plans.

At Cummins, we are committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and we strive to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society

Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.

The successful candidate will go through pre-employment background check process consists of a Criminal Background Check which includes a criminal background check as well as an education and work experience check. Specific Tickets / Licenses are checked as required, and Drivers Abstracts are required for any position where driving is part of the job.


Primary Location United States-Minnesota-Minneapolis-US, MN, Fridley, Cummins Power Generation

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 3, 2023, 6:49:18 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Organization New Power Business

Req ID: 230000XG