Fiskars
  • 28-Sep-2017 to 27-Nov-2017 (CST)
  • Middleton, WI, USA
  • Full Time

The primary responsibility of this role 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. 

Primary duties & responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Support the development, maintenance and ongoing improvement of an efficient and effective product development process, project management tools and techniques, and related documents.
  • Monitor, track and report on project status, key performance indicators and any changes to scope using established tools including the master project list, dashboard reports, regular project updates and gate review presentations.

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • 4 year degree
  • 5-7 years of project management experience
  • Exceptional priority setting, relationship building and time management skills
  • At least 2 years of project management experience in consumer products is preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

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