Eaton Corporation Senior IT Project Manager in Cleveland, Ohio

Eaton has an opening for a Senior Project Manager in the Information Technology Administrative Center of Excellence (ADMCoE). The ADMCoE Project Manager role will be located at Eaton Center in Beachwood, Ohio or Moon Township, PA.

Job Overview:

The Senior IT Project Manager (Senior Specialist.IT.sub-function.Project Management) will be responsible to work in a highly matrixed organization spanning domestic and international locations as part of the Administrative CoE (ADMCOE). The Administrative COE is a Global, Customer-FIRST, Trusted Business Partner that is focused on providing Value-Add IT products and services to grow and sustain Eaton’s corporate and administrative functions globally. We are comprised of a group of Technology Professionals that include Business Relationship Managers, IT Project Managers and Business Analysts located in the United States, Switzerland, UK, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, China and India.

The Senior IT Project Manager, as part of the ADMCOE, will lead multiple projects implementing new or changing software applications within the various corporate functions (Payroll, Financial Reporting & Analysis, Time & Labor, HR, Tax/Compliance, etc)

The Senior IT Project Manager will support projects that address requirements from all Corporate functions worldwide, our internal clients: Finance, Tax/Compliance, HR, Legal, Treasury, Public & Community Affairs, Internal Audit. We deliver technology through programs & projects that allow Eaton to meet compliance and statutory requirements in an efficient, cost effective and sustainable manner. Our projects also support cost out initiatives, and generate operational contribution. We accompany our businesses in their ever-changing regulatory environments, and their internal functional transformation multi-year programs.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing project leadership by adhering to standard departmental policies, processes and documentation guidelines for project delivery

  • Defining and communicating roles and responsibilities for project team members – functional and technical

  • Developing project plans including detailing work breakdown structures and critical path

  • Working with customers and technical resources to develop project schedule and detailed cost breakdowns

  • Performing risk management planning, risk identification and mitigation planning

  • Ensuring sign-off on all major system deliverables by stakeholders

  • Developing communication strategies and leading communications with mid-level or first line leaders and key stakeholders

  • Monitoring and reporting on schedule and budget variances

  • Ensuring quality delivery of team member tasks in accordance to the plan

  • Developing communication strategies and leading communications with senior executives (VP, Directors and Officers) and key stakeholders globally.

  • Managing third party suppliers

  • Plan, control and execute project requirements following Eaton-prescribed process (ProLaunch and PMBOK) to ensure business objectives are met.

  • Work with Resource Managers to staff projects.

  • Define and communicate roles for project team members (functional-technical).

  • Establish project budget, track spend and communicate current and project burn rates.

  • Work with customers and technical resources to develop project plans, detailing work

  • break down structures and critical path.

  • Ensure that requirements are contained within defined scope.

  • Perform risk management planning, risk identification and mitigation.

  • Manage customer and external supplier deliverables.

  • Develop communication strategies and lead communications with key stakeholders.

  • Document and drive issues through resolution, escalating to customer, supplier and IT management as necessary.

  • Involves working in a highly matrix organization spanning domestic and international locations.

  • Perform vendor management and contract negotiations and reviews.

  • Involves complex process and organizational change management.

  • Deliver projects for the Business Intelligence (BI) group in application technologies like Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Qlikview, Product / Customer Master Data Management, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) to name a few


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 7 years’ Project Management experience

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

  • No relocation offered; candidate must reside within 50 miles of either Beachwood, OH or Moon Township, PA site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • PMP certificate

  • Project Experience – Time & Labor, Financials, Payroll, Financial Reporting, HR, or Tax

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Information Technology

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: Corporate Sector

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Schedule: Full-time

Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No

Does this position offer relocation?: No

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time