Fiskars
  • 07-Sep-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Middleton, WI, USA
  • Full Time

The primary responsibility of the Senior Project Manager role will apply proven project management skills to successfully manage new product development projects (NPD) from concept development through initial market launch.  In doing this, the project manager leads a cross functional team comprised of product managers, industrial designers, sourcing specialists, design, manufacturing and quality engineers.

Ideal candidates have a solid mechanical engineering background with relevant industry experience in the design of new products and a minimum of five years of experience managing projects as a project manager.  This individual will be highly organized and self-motivated with the ability to apply critical thinking skills to solve complex problems.  Solid interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage a cross-functional team with competing priorities towards common project goals. 

  Essential Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Responsible for the successful project management of all assigned projects
  • Defines the project plan and owns the execution of all project phases in accordance with the defined phase gate process.
  • Creates and manages timelines to ensure business goals are successfully achieved
  • Facilitates cross-functional team meetings to drive decisions, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and ensure adherence to program objectives; Clearly communicates decisions and required follow-up items
  • Provides direction to cross-functional teams to insure all activities are completed as needed
  • Clearly identifies and communicates project risks, issues, and mitigation plans
  • Insures that all project documentation is in place as required to ensure that product and project requirements are clear to the teams
  • Prepares and presents updates for project reviews and gate meetings
  • Identifies needed resources and manages prioritization with leadership to insure project needs are met

 

Education and or Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience is required
  • Direct experience managing cross-functional teams through the design, development, and implementation of product development projects is strongly preferred
  • Engineering degree is required; BSME, BSEE, or BSIE preferred (Candidates with a significant combination of equivalent of education and experience may be considered)
  • Direct experience in the design and manufacturing of durable goods or consumer product goods is preferred
  • Experience in the design of injection molded, cast, and elastomer extrusion is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership skills are required
  • Global experience preferred

 

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

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