Project managers are responsible for planning and overseeing projects to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and within budget. Leads and manages Cross Functional Project Teams through the definition, design, and implementation of new products from initial project approval to after start of production. This includes ensuring that all project deliverables are delivered on time by the cross functional team. This position reports directly to the assigned Product Engineering Group Manager.
- Leads cross-functional Product Development Project Teams to develop, maintain and improve product design. Takes ownership of the assigned project.
- Creates/updates timelines for completion of new/revised product and communicates status as appropriate.
- Works with Sales & Marketing personnel and the other members of the cross functional project team to define realistic and achievable product requirements.
- Follows all elements of New Product Introduction standard work.
- Utilizes the escalation process, when necessary, in order to draw attention to, and develop mitigation plans for, risks to cost, quality or schedule.
- Works with internal and external customers to facilitate discussion/resolution of any project related issues.
- Works with internal resources to generate bill of materials and cost associated with the product and summarizes and communicates the information to internal stake holders.
- Utilizes structured problem-solving methods to analyze and solve problems related to product failures throughout the life of the product.
- Leads cross-functional Product Development Project Teams through the design review process to ensure the design meets the internal and external customer expectations.
- Communicates Project status with customers and management, as needed, during the Product Development cycle.
A Project Manager requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (BSEE, BSME, or higher), Business, or other related field of study.