Position Summary

In accordance with sound and accepted project management principles, the project manager directs, coordinates and manages various product developments through all phases of product design, testing and release for mass production.  Provides specific personnel administration responsibilities including technical staff coordination and resource allocation, plus assistance in providing performance feedback, staff coaching and skill development planning.  Project management responsibilities include scheduling/planning and implementing project management across multiple functional areas, coordination outside development resources and factored product acquisitions.   Develops systems and presents updates on progress while ensuring the meeting of commitments. Assists in the development of business and marketing strategies, optimizing the performance of new and existing product lines to achieve established business financial objectives. Provides for in depth understanding of BU's business practices (finance, portfolio plans, strategy, etc.).


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Functional Expertise
1. Provide project management of internal and external product developments with minimal direction, requiring planning, resourcing, scheduling, project cost forecasting/monitoring, reporting and providing technical coordination guidance across multiple functional areas.  Ability to manage multiple human resources and project finances.
2. Develops, maintain and track detailed project plans and project schedules, resulting in meeting committed Time to Market goals

3. Defines project team's resource requirements, which support the project's goals with respect to time, budget and quality through negotiation with functional managers.

4. Provides in depth and advance knowledge in the project management discipline. Responsible for financial, applied technology, & schedule performance of assigned projects within cost limitations & established standards.
5. Develops project investigation and implementation schedules-facilitates work breakdown structures.  Manages product cost estimates.
6. Identifies, manages and mitigates project risks, resulting in proactive contingency planning as required.

 Provides clear and timely project progress assessment and updates, ensuring constant organization and stakeholder alignment, up to Senior Management levels.

1. Provide project related technical, interpersonal, motivational leadership and performance management of teams throughout all phases of the project including resource allocation, task planning, progress tracking and recognition.
2. Applies interpersonal skills required to lead, motivate and resolve conflict within a project team environment so that scheduled activities are performed in a cost effective and timely manner.
3. Independently identifies, manages and mitigates project risks, resulting in proactive contingency planning as required.  Demonstrates bias for action and issue resolution.
4. Takes accountability for meeting deadlines and budget requirements.

1. Ensure team member goals align with project objectives, facilitate team decisions within guidelines, and effectively communicate business issues/directions to team and management. Plan, schedule and organize product development projects, using the input and skills of team members.
2. Provides performance feedback assessment and coaching for team to Business/Functional managers.  Holds teams accountable for deliverables.
3. Business/Functional Manager or Program Manager and occasionally senior management review progress.
4. Develops an effective working relationship within BU and across on a global basis.
1. Prepare project level financial documents and project funding requirements.  Maintains and reports on financial and schedule metrics throughout each phase.
2. Networks and partners with customers/vendors and coordinates efforts to resolve complex problems, responds and delivers timely and cost-effective quality solutions.  Responsible for understanding and measuring customer requirements for the projects under development.
3. Participates in development of business and marketing strategies to optimize the performance of new and existing product lines.  Applies advanced product knowledge for effective project completion.
4. Knows and applies business metrics to assigned product developments and projects, tracking performance relative to business goals.
5. Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws.  Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9000 & 14000, government regulations (e.g. health, safety, quality and environmental), and functional policies published on the Information Network.

Education and Experience
1. BS Degree in Engineering discipline or equivalent experience (MS and/or MBA desirable); Other P.M. professional certification preferred.
2. Typically 10+ combined year's experience in product development and project management.  Proven ability to lead multiple teams, partner with management to resolve conflicts and obtain resources for projects.  Effectively communicates and gives presentations (internally and externally).  Proven ability to direct resources, plan project activity and balance financial budgets.
3. Has successfully led many to numerous product development project teams and has a clearly recognizable knowledge of detailed product development processes, either within related industry.


Interested candidates kindly email your CV / resume to simran@forwardsearchconsulting.com



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