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Associate Technical Project Manager



At Koch Industries we look for talent that provides value in the products and services we offer to improve the life of society, having a sense of urgency, reinforcing the commitment to continuously transform and helping us to remain the preferred partner that drives continuous improvement and transformation in our different companies within the group.

Molex is part of the Koch group and for 80 years has been driving innovation in electronics, supporting industries from Automotive to Healthcare and Consumer to Data Communications. That's why our customers rely on Molex to help them master change and create the most important breakthroughs through powerful innovation, engineering excellence, end-to-end supply chain optimization, and world-class manufacturing capabilities.


The right person will bring passion for providing a comparative advantage to companies by enhancing our ability to apply our business philosophy, Market Based Management® (MBM®).


  • This person will be leading and facilitating cross functional teams in the planning and execution of strategic projects related to our Global Manufacturing and Test Services organization; this organization is comprised of many Manufacturing locations and Test Laboratories providing product development and qualification.
  • The Associate Technical Project Manager acts as the team leader of the project and manages the project within the constraints of the Cost, Quality, and Timing requirements documented in the Project Plan, the projects are focused on Cable Assemblies, Automation/Semi-Automation, Supplier Development, and process optimization.


  • Develops, documents, and maintains the Project Plans (Scope, Schedule, Budget, Risks, Success Criteria, etc.) for the assigned strategic projects, including Cable processing and procurement initiatives;
  • Leads cross functional strategic teams through the execution, monitoring, and achievement of the Project Plan using Project Management methodologies such as Action Item Lists, Gantt Charts, Risk Registers, Key Performance Indicators, Team Meetings, etc. Cross functional teams include Manufacturing Integration Engineer, Test Engineer, Suppliers, Plant, Project Management team, Product Management, Procurement, etc;
  • Clearly and concisely communicates the value proposition of strategic projects and contributes to project justification and stakeholder approval;
  • Is responsible for team communications and promoting the team projects across the business;
  • Proactively identifies, documents, and executes risk reduction activities to minimize Project Risks associated with Cost, Quality, and Timing that could negatively affect Project Plan achievement;
  • Clearly and concisely communicates status of assigned projects to both internal and division stakeholders. Identifies and communicates project barriers to gain team member or management action to remove;
  • Advocates and ensures project team adherence to the Strategic Project Plan, Check Point Reviews, and other related procedures;
  • Maintains Planned and Actual Phase Dates and performs other related duties as assigned by management;
  • Work closely with the plant operations team and assist with machine implementation, be the liaison between operations and machine supplier.

What you´ll bring to the role

  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical, Industrial or Electrical Engineering, preferably with Advanced Studies in Project Management or related disciplines, Advanced English skills;
  • Has at least 5 years of experience leading manufacturing or tool machinery projects and having high-level understanding of manufacturing processes working with Cross Functional Teams and running meetings;
  • Has solid experience with Global Projects and managing multiple projects at the time and people management skills;
  • Has experience managing and tracking budgets, making sure that everything is running in the process as required in the project, has experience conducting tests and working with Lean Manufacturing;
  • Has experience interacting with clients but also negotiating with suppliers;
  • Solid knowledge and usage of Office, MS Project, SharePoint, Jira or Confluence;
  • Have good interpersonal relationships and ability to interact with other areas; Have excellent communication skills, to influence, persuade and negotiate with the Work Teams; Have high standards of Ethics and Integrity; Have as a personal and professional objective to work through Operational Excellence and promote Continuous Improvement. 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • PMP Certification;
  • Green Belt Training or Certification.

Molex is proud to operate in more than 40 countries, providing more than 45,000 jobs to the communities we serve. We are looking for motivated workers, thinkers and doers to help us grow and make the world smarter, safer and better for everyone.

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