Lead Program Manager


Michigan City, Indiana, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world.  Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development.  We’re a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world.


This is a position with The Marley Company, a parent company which provides administrative support to the SPX Enterprises HVAC Heating businesses (such as WM Technologies, LLC, Marley Engineered Products, LLC, Patterson-Kelley, LLC)  and includes all Weil-McLain® branded products.


How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)

SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As a Lead Program Manager you will be responsible for NPI process development, adherence to NPI processes for all projects, monthly NPI reviews and portfolio reporting. In addition, you are responsible for providing program leadership for assigned programs, managing program schedules and funding to ensure timely completion of gate deliverables.


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)

While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:

  1.  Ensure that products are introduced to meet or exceed the Company's product quality, safety and performance standards.
  • Ensure adherence to the New Product Introduction (NPI) process for all programs for Weil-McLain, Patterson-Kelley and Marley Engineered branded Products
  • Assign Program Managers to programs and manage the resource demand forecast for the project management team.
  •  Run monthly NPI project status meetings as well as reporting for Monthly and Quarterly Business Reviews.
  • Track programs against schedules, budgets, and stage-gate review deliverables to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  •  Coordinate with customers, through Marketing and Sales, to provide necessary program status and obtain customer feedback.



  1.  Continuous improvement of the NPI process 
  • Introduce changes to increase effectiveness while ensuring efficiency and minimal administrative overhead
  • Develop and implement corrective measures for off-schedule and unanticipated eventualities.
  • Identify and manage program risks as identified by the program team, including prioritization and mitigation plans.
  • Use problem-solving techniques to properly identify, resolve and document issues related to cross-functional program management. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned that relate to the overall goals of the department and organization



What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)

We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:

Required Experience

  • Eight plus years relevant industrial experience in a technical role.
  • Five plus years program/project and people management experience.
  • Knowledge of technical and administrative aspects of all phases of project management.


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated strong organization skills, including following up on needed actions and those of assigned program team members.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Project or similar scheduling software
  • Demonstrated teamwork leadership abilities, as well as persistence when dealing with problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Mechanical Engineering techniques, sheet-metal fabrication, and high-volume assembly processes
  • Able to develop graphs, tables, pivot tables, and other reports using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Effectively communicates well with internal and external customers, and all levels.
  • Demonstrated sound business acumen.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand & interpret product strategies.
  • General knowledge of operations, including scheduling, procurement, manufacturing, product testing, marketing, and quality systems.


Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline
  • Master’s degree in engineering or business preferred
  • Project or program management certification.
  • Six Sigma techniques and methodology certification.


Travel & Working Environment

  • Climate controlled office environment
  • Periodic use of safety equipment such as foot, eye, and ear protection when in production facility or lab.


How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are.  Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other.  Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads.  


What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs  


Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day.  We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential. 


We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

ABOUT Weil-Mclain®

Weil-Mclain® is a leading North American Brand of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings since 1881. The related companies have manufacturing facilities in Michigan City, Indiana and Eden, North Carolina, along with regional sales offices throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex World™.


What’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. Our benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.