The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to ensure that product development projects from concept development through initial production launch are successfully completed from cost, quality and schedule perspectives. In doing this, the project manager leads a cross functional team comprised of product managers, industrial designers, sourcing specialists, and design, manufacturing and quality engineers and is responsible for project plans, schedules, and risk – including status reporting, key performance indicator tracking and participating in gate reviews. The role also supports the development, maintenance and ongoing improvement of an efficient and effective product development process, project management tools and techniques, and related documents.
Manage product development project plans, schedules and action registers from concept development through initial production launch to ensure that projects are successfully completed from cost, quality and schedule perspectives.
Lead cross-functional teams in the identification, tracking, and management via appropriate mitigation plans of project risk. Report on risk as needed, facilitate technical project review meetings and present project risk at gate review meetings.
Support the maintenance and ongoing improvement of an efficient and effective product development process, project management tools and techniques, and related documents. Ensure that team members understand and adhere to requirements, providing assistance and training as needed.
Participate in the intake and review of new project requests and the pipeline planning of approved projects to determine feasibility, preliminary schedules, resource availability, risks and knowledge gaps based on project requirements.
Skills, knowledge and experience:
Education: Bachelor’s degree or higher
Experience & Knowledge:
3-5 years project management experience
Proficient with project management software; Oracle Agile, Microsoft Office Suite.
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