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Project Manager II, Global PCO - AGCO G&P

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Budapest, Central Hungary (Közép-Magyarország), HU

Company: AGCO

AGCO is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and infrastructure. As a Fortune 500 company and one of the global leaders in agricultural equipment manufacturing, we have an extensive network of over 9,200 dealers and serve more than 140 countries. While headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, AGCO has manufacturing facilities all over the world creating and distributing their full-line of products, including Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra. Visit for more information.


AGCO Hungary as a subsidiary of an international corporation is NOW looking for:

Project Manager II, Global PCO – AGCO G&P

Budapest, Hungary


This role is responsible to prioritize and drive implementation of >5M P&L impact per year in margin improvement / cost optimization program (PCO) projects through their expertise in portfolio prioritization and project management. This role will work closely with the local new product development and current product teams to ensure the highest value projects are implemented within the shortest possible timeframe.

Main tasks include: 

·      Prioritization of projects with the site new product development and current product teams, including required budget development and allocation recommendations

·      Drive the realization of benefits through idea implementation at the local sites

·      Consult teams during initial design concepts to maximize margin benefit

As a part of the global Product Cost Optimization team this role will define, train and utilize the global Product Cost Optimization (PCO) process that will be utilized in New Product Introduction (NPI) and Current Product Maintenance (CPM). 

The role will report to the Engineering Manager, Global PCO, G&P and will have direct responsibility for management and delivery of several cross functional projects delivering >10M in annual benefit.  Close cooperation and frequent interaction with Directors/VPs of Product Management, Engineering, Purchasing and Manufacturing will be required on a global level.
This position would be an on-site / hybrid position. I expect at the beginning 6 months the team member would need to be on-site Full Time and then go to Hybrid in 3 days / week.

Your Impact:
• Manage multiple margin improvement projects with at varying sites based on the strategic importance of the product for AGCO G&P
• Prioritize a portfolio of projects with margin benefit of >10 million in P&L savings
• Define margin improvement targets and budget allocation requirements
• Drive the sustainability of improved margins through embedding the product margin improvement process in NPI (new product introduction)
• Consult with engineering managers and site teams to develop the highest reward project concepts for implementation
• Manage timelines, project scope and project costs for major margin improvement opportunities
• Organize and facilitate cross function, cross brand and cross product discussions to drive project implementation
• Recommend and implement process and tool improvements for project implementation

Your Skills:

• Experience in operations work flow, to be able define possible PCO initiatives. Have basic knowledge in project management.
• Experience in the design and development AGCO G&P products.
• Experience with multiple phases of Product Development systems
• High problem solving skill
• Tracking multiple projects, manage the ideas to find the best cross functional and cross regional benefit
• Support the teams through full project
• Identify the critical path of projects and the needed decision forward to the higher management.

• Job holder needs to understand the basic processes of costing and pricing. Understanding of the agriculture industry. Good understanding & knowledge of metal fabrication and agricultural equipment designs, components, and understanding of the different trends in general level also.
• People management – Facilitate different teams to find new PCO initiatives and support/manage execute them.
• Work with other AGCO G&P Engineering, Purchasing, Finance and Sales team to generate PCO activities and reach the benefit of them in IFO.

• A Masters degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering is required.
• 5+ years experience in Product Design or Process Engineering in a mid-sized to large, international company, which requires lower volume and high complexity and customization is required.
• Experience designing/processing steel fabricated parts required.
• Experience with ERP and PLM systems required.
• Experience in product costing and pricing strongly preferred.
• Agricultural experience is preferred.
• Strong cross disciplinary & international education & work experience is preferred.


If you are looking for an opportunity to work in an inspiring dynamic multinational environment for a leading global player of agricultural solutions, we look forward to receiving your application in English language (incl. your CV, motivation letter and earliest possible start date) via our career website: For more information about AGCO, please visit


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