Our client, a global manufacturer, is a leader in their sector in terms of size, quality of product and customer excellence. This company enjoys a first-rate reputation and is well established and undergoing tremendous growth, entering new international markets as well as consolidating and gaining business in regions where their brand presence is already strong.
The successful candidate is one who can work independently to drive results and oversee all aspects of multiple product development projects. The position of Project Manager utilizes strong communication skills to work with and influence internal teams across engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales and brand management. Excellent project planning and tracking skills will ensure assignments are achieved on-time and within budget while delivering a high level of product innovation and quality.
Title: Project Manager
Location: Midwestern USA
Effectively oversee and support to drive all product management projects while working with multiple departments
Work with key external suppliers
Schedule and monitor work plans and provide regular program updates
Keep project data base continuously updated
Know technical and commercial requirements of projects
Mentoring teams to resolve conflicts and achieve project goals and targets
Reports to Global Director of Product Management
Strong project management skills, which include the ability to create project plans, drive projects, maintain project documentation and compliance with company processes
Ability to handle multiple projects including scheduling, budgeting, and customer satisfaction
Strong communication skills at all levels; detail oriented
Strong team player with the ability to promote team work and overcome challenges
Independent and able to drive results in a positive manner
Experience with Stage Gate Product Development Processes
Experience with ISO and the corresponding documentation and processes
Advanced MS Office and MS Project (or similar program)
Education and experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Quality Systems Mgmt., or related field is required
Certification as PMP, or similar, is preferred
8+ years’ experience in Project Management, preferably in a durable goods manufacturing environment
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