Festo is an independent family business with around 20,100 employees and is a global leader in automation technology. We are looking for managers who promote and decide, create trust and connect: People. Markets. Passions. And thus help set the pace for our success. Apply now! Together, we keep the world moving. Welcome to Festo.

Customer Solutions Project Manager

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs.  For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, and want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable


As a Project Manager you will have project ownership from quote hand off to project close, providing customer support & communication, and ultimately are responsible for the related activities performed by multi-disciplined cross functional teams. 


What You’ll Do:

  • This project manager will be based in Mason Ohio and focus on the semiconductor portfolio.
  • The responsibilities will are understanding the customer product portfolio and processes which differ from Festo standard procedures in SAP.
  • Aligning the customer changing requirements with SAP, monitoring repeat project production and scheduling to ensure material availability and production capacity have optimal level to be agile to customer requirement changes and meeting on time delivery KPI.
  • Working with engineering and prototype facilities to ensure new builds are correctly setup and transferring to the Mason facility.
  • You will provide leadership for projects including scope, risk, timing, cost, and quality.
  • Working together with sales as the customer main point of contact, you will spend most of your time communicating and facilitating the design and build process and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • During the project you will report status updates.  After project completion you will share best practices and lessons learned.
  • Act as the driving force for the team, promoting cooperation, conflict resolution & negotiation.
  • Have an in depth understanding of the financial details and budget of each assigned project.


Other Details:

  • Travel to customer sites & other Festo locations up to 20% of the time.  This may include domestic and international travel depending on the project.
  • Lead/Manage engineers and technical trades on project teams.


What You’ll Bring

  • BS or Equivalent with 5 years Previous project management.
  • SAP experience required.
  • UL508A MTR experience is a bonus.
  • Electrical engineering experience is a bonus.
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial automation or engineering services industry. 
  • PMP certification.


Skills You’ll Have

  • Actively listen, probe, and identify concerns. Develop credibility, loyalty, trust, & commitment.
  • Ability to negotiate, resolve conflict and proactive decision analysis. 
  • Comprehensive understanding of Project Management best practices and processes, including but not limited to MS Project, critical path analysis and change management.
  • History of managing customer contracts and relationships as well as indirectly managing teams.


Festo Corporation offers a robust benefits package, which is designed to help you and your dependents stay healthy, feel secure and maintain a work/life balance. This is just one way we strive to provide employees with a rewarding workplace. As an effort to keep pace with healthcare trends, Festo Corporation is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to its employees which includes...Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Programs, Short-term and Long-term disability, 401k, Pet Insurance, Paid Holidays, Paid time off, Educational assistance and many more.


You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being

You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.

Reference code: 10643

Company:  Festo Corporation

Mason, US, 45039

We look forward to your application!

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati