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Program Manager

Date: Jun 2, 2022

Location: Carthage, MO, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We, at Leggett & Platt Inc., are searching for a Program Manager within our Program Management team to help support our Adjustable Bed business.  Did you know we have been revolutionizing the sleep industry since 1883?  That’s right!  In fact, we hold the original patent on a spiral steel coil bed spring, filed way back in 1885.  Since then, we have been an industry leader in guaranteeing you get the best sleep possible.  If you join our team, your work will ensure people across the world have a little more comfort in their lives.


As a Program Manager you will have the opportunity to define the scope, critical success factors, and launch timelines of the project.  Your contributions will have a direct impact on the business by collaborating with Sales, Product Development, Operations, and Supply Chain.  The team you will be working with is hard-working, driven, and goal-oriented, and values hard working, dedicated problem solvers


At this point, you’re probably thinking, this sounds great, right?!  But wait there’s more.  We’re proud of the fact that we are strongly rooted in being an inclusive, people-focused organization.  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.

So, what will you be doing as a Program Manager?

  • Defines the timeline, and scope of the project in collaboration with Sales,
  • Product Development, Operations, and Supply Chain, including but not limited to chartering, scoping, timeline development, team meetings, gate reviews, status reporting, issue resolution, and risk mitigation.
  • Monitors the progress of the project using the appropriate tools and project management techniques and make changes as necessary.
  • Establishes a communication schedule to update stakeholders and management in the organization on the progress of the project.
  • Reviews the action items/tasks, and deliverables with the project team on a regular basis to ensure it meets the project standards and customer requirements.
  • Ensures that all project information is appropriately documented and secured and available for review.
  • Determines the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion.
  • Designs, communicates, and implements a detailed timeline/project plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Conduct project meetings and prepare meeting notes, action items, and project status reports for management.
  • Understand customer needs and timing to ensure project requirements are covered.
  • Ensure timelines are created and the team is tracking to the timeline, reports shortfalls as needed to the Steering Group/Stakeholders.
  • Manage agendas and meeting recaps/minutes to ensure all project tasks and goals are being accomplished as expected.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Performs risk management to minimize project risks and escalates to management as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.


To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, engineering, or finance, is required
  • PMP and/or Lean Sigma certifications preferred
  • 5 - 8 years’ experience managing large, complex projects, particularly those involving customer driven timelines
  • Strong project management and problem-solving ability
  • Proven ability to define and execute project timelines
  • Proven ability to influence and manage internal & external resources in a highly matrix’ d environment
  • Proven ability to address competing priorities within a single project with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Proven ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills needed to communicate with all levels of the organization, including international sites and time zones
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project programs
  • Travel as needed (less than 10%)

Our benefits may vary slightly from one location to the next, but what you will find, is that we offer: medical, dental, and vision insurance; as well as paid vacation, paid personal time, and various opportunities to give back to your local community.  One convenient fact about our medical plan, is that we offer tele-visits, so you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home when you are feeling under the weather!  We also strongly encourage and provide opportunities for learning and professional development.  Our Learning & Development team has put together in-house training on subjects like front-line supervisor essentials, how to manage conflict in the workplace, and many others.


Now that you’ve had a chance to learn more about us, what are you waiting for!  Apply today and allow us the opportunity to learn more about you and the value you can bring to our team.  Once you apply, be sure to create a profile, and sign up for job alerts, so you can be the first to know when new opportunities become available.


Leggett & Platt Inc. is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.  In keeping with our commitment, Leggett & Platt Inc. will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.


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