Director of Engineering Project Management - New Product Development
Are you a skilled, hands-on Engineering Leader with proven experience and success in leading engineering new product development projects and teams? Are you interested in joining a growing, collaborative, fast paced organization who is fully dedicated to growth and core philosophy of ensuring their customers' peace of mind by delivering superior products and ownership experience? If so, this could be the job for you!
Reporting to the Vice President of Engineering, this key role is responsible for leading and owning the Product Development Process governance and administration function. Will serve as the company's subject matter expert in New Product Development Project Management and will also be responsible for leading/mentoring a growing, talented team of Engineering Project Managers. This is a highly visible role where you will have a tremendous impact on the entire organization!
Primary Responsibilities Will Include:
Analyze new and existing NPI (New Product Introduction) projects to ensure scope, budget and timing expectations are clearly identified and cross functionally managed accordingly
Maintain speed of innovation in competitive industry while achieving project milestones related to budget, timelines and scope
Plan, administer and implement assigned process and project management standardization projects, which may cross several functional areas, such as marketing, product management, operations, outside services, and vendors
Create and maintain project portfolio dashboard with key project metrics
Provide project management leadership to complex NPI projects to drive business strategy
Drive continuous process improvement of the stage-phase gate process
Collaborate across functions and lead indirect teams to move projects through the stage gate development process
Select, coach and develop the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team
Requirements and Desired Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial), Engineering Technology/Management, Computer Science, or other directly engineering-related area
15+ years of progressive work experience in engineering, marketing, and brand or product management within a complex business environment
10+ years of direct NPI project management experience - preferably in a global manufacturing environment with large cross functional project
Must possess excellent technical and cross-functional product development knowledge coupled with superior people leadership skills.
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with experience with experience presenting information to various levels of an organization
Must be innovative - not afraid to experiment and push boundaries - provide ideas that have break through results
Strong abilities to lead with agility and learn in the moment and set the pace for success
Must be a people connector and a champion of talent identification and management
Must be able to lead with excellence through continuous improvement and have a drive to win
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