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New Product Development Project Manager

Company: Sterling Engineering
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Job Description:

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:

  • Establish and lead a multidisciplinary global team in the development of new and innovative products.
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the project.
  • Conduct Core Team meetings to provide for cross-functional communication and to manage the product realization activities.
  • Manage the schedule, scope, budget and staffing to ensure the project stays on track and within commitments.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members to create and execute project plans and project schedule in accordance with established development policies and processes.
  • Responsible for achieving product quality goals, time-to-market objectives, and meeting product and project cost targets.
  • Responsible for preparation and monitoring of project budgets in area of responsibility.
  • Measure project performance using various tools and techniques in order to identify any variances to plan, perform required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders
  • Responsible for coordination of resources and completion of Product Realization Stage Gate requirements.
  • Assign tasks, responsibilities and communicate accountability to team members to achieve project and product goals.
  • Ensures builds are completed as scheduled including coordination with manufacturing, confirming inventory arrival dates, and prompt review with quality.
  • Work with management to obtain and manage appropriate staffing levels for the project.
  • Manage project risks through identification, prioritization, and mitigation events. Develop critical path analyses to manage the project critical path items, accelerate timelines, reduce costs, and/or mitigate risks.
  • Support the development of project management best practices, processes, and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for reviewing projects and processes against project and company goals for cost efficiency and reliability.
  • Communicate project information within the team, to management, and to other stakeholders through formal and informal presentations and correspondence.
  • Collect information for on-going data mining and analysis to ensure effective problem solving, solution design, and improved business results.
  • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results and project activity as required. Create / revise standards as needed. Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field required. Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred.
    • 5 years of project management experience in a highly technical product development role.
    • Preferred experience in development of at least one of the following: Distribution or Transmission power equipment, Protective relays, or Custom engineered industrial products.
    • Strong understanding of good development engineering processes such as lean product development, Design for Manufacturing DFM)/ Assembly (DFA)/ Excellence (DFX), Six Sigma and Lean concepts.
    • Experience with industry quality actions such as PPAP and SPC.
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification (nice to have, but not required).

Keywords: Sterling Engineering, Bolingbrook , New Product Development Project Manager, Executive , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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