1+ months

Director Program Management

Charlotte, MI 48813
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Requisition ID: 17029Spartan Emergency Response (Spartan ER) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom emergency response vehicles, cabs, and chassis. Driven by a commitment to quality and innovation, Spartan and its portfolio of brands Spartan Fire Apparatus and Chassis, Smeal Fire Apparatus, and Ladder Tower (LT) offer a broad range of apparatus to meet specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry. Spartan has a rich history in fire apparatus manufacturing with over 250 years of combined experience. Spartan Emergency Response is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year. 

SCOPE: The REV Group, Fire Division is looking for a Director, Program Management to lead our newly created Program Management office for our transformation initiatives. Reporting to the VP Engineering, Fire Division, this role oversees a group of project managers who assume responsibility for the life of the project with regards to planning, quality, budget, schedule, and customer satisfaction, from receipt of purchase order through final installation and acceptance at the customer’s site. This role will partner with the Senior Leadership to set the course of our transformation initiatives over the next several years to ensure our competitive advantages are maintained and grown through modernizing, standardizing and the supporting technology infrastructure. This includes implementing enterprise applications and processes that re-envision how we design, source, manufacture, and sell by leveraging innovation and emerging technology to create new value streams for the business to enhance our current Fire Division truck brands. 


The successful candidate will be a self-starter with exceptional relationship building skills, have an executive presence and be able to collaborate, manage complexity and drive results.  The preferred location for this position would be in Charlotte, MI, however, this position can be remote. 



  • Create and drive the direction, strategy and reporting of project management competency for the organization.
  • Act as a central hub for project management, provide oversight, best practices, project management systems (including a document repository), standards, guidance, and tools, while providing advisory and coaching support to PM staff and stakeholders.
  • Ensure PM competency development of all PM staff and the expansion of PM general knowledge across the organization through various learning and development initiatives and services. Ensure continuous improvement of the internal PM practices and other resources to meet the demands of the PM staff across the organization.
  • Champion the PMO team members to understand how their work connects to the overall vision.
  • Act as corporate champion and advocate for the PM best practices and enable thoughtful engagement and information sharing by supporting the project communications process.
  • Foster and cultivate strong relationships across various levels of the organization, both internal and external, to identify their needs and seek a range of potential business outcomes.
  • Value driver performance - Achieve approved fiscal plan (bookings, revenue, EBIT, cash, on time delivery, starts, completions).
  • Manage KPIs/Project Management metrics to ensure alignment within the division/organization




  1. SAFETY: Follow the REV Group General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within your area of responsibility and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment.  Promote safety in department.  Use proper lifting techniques and overheard hoist when needed.  Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy.   Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
  2. QUALITY:  Responsible for the quality of your work.  This requires that you perform defect-free work and understand the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to your job duties and responsibilities.  Must be able to check your work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards.  Identify and segregate non-conforming product.  Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.
  3. TEAMWORK:  Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player.  Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures.  Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of The REV Group and its employees.  Teamwork will be required to be effective in special improvement projects.
  4. CAREER DEVELOPMENT:  Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures and policies and assist with the training and orientation of new or transferred employees as directed.



  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 10+ years work related experience,
  • Completion of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an asset
  • Experience in vehicle production or custom manufacturing environment
  • Experience creating and establishing a PMO capability from scratch in a large organization
  • Experience leading portfolio and program management on $25MM+
  • Experience establishing and leading executive sponsorship and governance
  • Experience aligning complex program roadmaps, diverse stakeholders, and inter-dependencies.
  • Preference will be given to those who possess an excellent manufacturing or process engineering background, a superior mechanical aptitude, and proven trouble-shooting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with demonstrated team building and conflict resolution ability  
  • Ability to influence at all levels and develop creative solutions to address difficult business situations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with proven team building and conflict resolution ability
  • Travel 30% including to international locations



REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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Posted: 2023-01-27 Expires: 2023-04-20
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