Our client, a manufacturing client based in East Greenville, PA is looking for a Project Manager to join their team. This role will lead a large-scale product line and involve interaction with various different engineering, marketing, design, and launch teams across multiple sites.
Develop and maintain comprehensive and detailed project plans that summarize critical short and long-term tasks, cost targets, budget performance and intermediate deliverables required for a successful product launch
Develop excellent working relationships with marketing, purchasing, quality, finance and operations at all levels of the organization and facilitate interaction between these groups and the Product Development team.
Lead teams to deliver successful solutions by removing roadblocks that tend to bog down teams and slow the development process
Take ownership in all project issues with a hands-on approach to root cause analysis and problem resolution while leading team to fact-based decision making
Simultaneously manage multiple high-visibility, multi-year long projects, in various stages by employing focused task management, creative problem-solving skills and tactical and strategic planning in order to keep projects on time, on budget and profitable
Delegate authority and responsibility within the team, and other stakeholder organizations, including suppliers and operations at all manufacturing locations.
Encourage innovation in keeping commitments, schedules, etc.
Encourage team members to suggest alternative action plans and/or express objection based upon their perspective/role on the product team
Is receptive to, and acts upon, ideas, suggestions, and alternative paths from fellow team members, external contributors, Product Marketing, and Product Development Management
Keep the team clearly focused upon the factors/criteria that are critical to success of the project
Remain current to development activity progress and assist team members and external contributors in keeping, and exceeding, project schedules, targets (financial, quality, manufacturing, etc)
Maintain an open flow of communication to team members, external contributors, Product Marketing and Product Development management
Facilitate the interaction between/among Design, Product Marketing, Product Development
When communicating problems or concerns to Design, Product Marketing and Product Development Management, always recommend potential solutions to the problem
Support Purchasing, Quality, Operations, etc in the evaluation, selection and development of suppliers
Support company operations in the resolution of manufacturing opportunities relating to the product s design.
7+ years of experience with project launch
New product development experience
Ability to present to all levels of an organization
Bachelor s degree in engineering or business management
Thorough understanding of engineering concepts and design