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Program Manager 1

Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyze energy utilization to generate empowering analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of software, services and intelligent sensor technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. Having avoided more than 9 million tons of CO2 in FY 2021 and committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, Landis+Gyr manages energy better – since 1896. 
With sales of USD 1.5 billion in FY 2021, Landis+Gyr employs around 6,500 talented people across five continents.


Purpose and Objective

A Program Manager, or Strategic Program Manager, oversees and coordinates different related projects to ensure they benefit one another and meet business goals. The main duties include organizing various programs and activities to improve company efficiencies, building long-term goals for company projects, and developing program and project budgets coordinating between Japan and North America (NAM).


Primary Responsibilities

Program Manager will oversee the various projects the Japan business implements to ensure they all align effectively with the organization’s mission and the program’s goals. The company’s leadership team will typically inform Program Managers of their strategic direction and the goals they would like the company to achieve. The Program Manager will then monitor the progress of several projects within the program to make sure they follow this direction and exceed these goals.


They are responsible for building a budget for the program and must ensure all projects stay within this budget. Most Program Managers create their own evaluation method to properly review and assess the strengths of their program and to determine any areas of improvement.


The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing the development of programs that support the Japan organization’s main objectives. Some of the primary duties include:

  • Organizing daily activities based on the goals of the organization
  • Devising new programs that support the organization’s objectives
  • Coming up with sustainable goals for the organization
  • Working with other departments to develop budgets and plans for the programs
  • Evaluating and assessing the programs’ strengths and weaknesses
  • Monitoring projects and overseeing project managers to ensure goals are met
  • Meeting with stakeholders to discuss program status and goals
  • Working with the marketing team to improve strategies


Overall, provide support to deliver successfully, including being a hub for communications between Japan and North America (NAM).   Lead overall NAM side program management by tracking the progress and manage issues of the projects by working with delivery team in Japan.  Identify gaps to drive and obtain alignment between different teams among L+G. Be a cultural ambassador to foster cross cultural understandings.  Mentor, educate, and orient new Japan members on L+G people, process, and technologies.


Day-to-Day Activities

This role will work cross-functionally and collaborate with a variety of departments.  Specifically, the Program Manager will lead overall planning and management of the program between Japan and North America (NAM). Day-to-day activities can include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with the Japan team to clarify the asks / requirements
  • Reach out to key stakeholders to start conversations
  • Organize and attend meetings, including virtual, based on different time zones
  • Allocate necessary resources to move activities forward
  • Gather outcomes / results from working group members
  • Coordinate with the Japan team to finalize reports / deliverables to customer
  • Provide technical insights for material preparation support to drive customer discussions
  • Compose or help compose proposal materials for bids
  • Engage with ComOps in DTO process
  • Orchestrate cost building activity and follow through until all costs are put together
  • Engage in strategic discussions and decision making
  • Escalate early for any issues which impacts the successful implementation of the programs.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Program Managers need to have certain skills to deliver quality results within set timeframes, including:


  • High-level management and leadership skills
  • Ability to schedule and manage tasks effectively
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
  • Risk management
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Cost control and budgeting skills
  • Teamwork and motivational skills
  • Organizational and multitasking skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, including experience in public speaking
  • Organizational skills including prioritization, project management and resource deployment
  • Ability to influence individuals and organizations not under a direct reporting relationship
  • Proven leadership skills in mentoring and developing others
  • Superior computer skills including Microsoft Office applications for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
  • Cross cultural working skills and experience.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English.  Business level Japanese is preferred.



Education and Experience

Experienced. 10-15 years of experience, depending on educational background.


Degree in relevant scientific field - business management, computer science, or engineering degree or similar.


Track record of working in global organizations with experience in sales and channel / alliances management, technical business development helpful.  Certification in business management or project management a plus.



Accountabilities include providing managers / team / staff a framework for how to achieve higher performance. Create strategy, goals, or plans for the team as appropriate and engage in team discussions to support growth and promotion of resources.  Effectively allocate available resources, track progress to ensure completion of work within target deadlines and oversee workflow and take action to ensure performance. 


Embrace continuous learning and self-development.  Will be required to complete all necessary company compliance and other trainings – on time.




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel classified as such.


Landis+Gyr is a global leader in energy management solutions, operating in over 30 countries and headquartered in Switzerland.  We are thrilled that you’ve considered Landis+Gyr to be a part of your professional journey.  As a part of the L+G family, employees are offered a comprehensive and competitive package of benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan featuring a generous company match incentive.  Additionally, we offer three (3) weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) as well as eleven (11) paid holidays.  We also offer a tuition reimbursement program, optional pet insurance, supplemental medical coverage and a host of other perks to ensure the health, wellness, and enrichment of our team members.


Pay is in the range of $133,844 - $163,588 per year. The position is eligible for a 401(k) match and consideration for an annual bonus.  The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, and certifications or other professional licenses held.  All candidates are encouraged to apply.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



If you have the drive and enthusiasm to accept this challenge and to work in a very dynamic, cross functional and international environment, we are looking forward to meeting you. Click apply now.

Job Title:  Program Manager 1

Requisition ID:  19089

Alpharetta, GA, US

Workplace Type:  On-site
Career Level:  Experienced
Date Posted:  Sep 15, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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