Sr. Project Manager (PMO) - Franklin Lakes, NJ

As a Sr. Project Manager (PMO) you will play a vital role in the rapid scale-up of an exciting new business platform that will be a key contributor to our future growth. The Project Manager leads a small cross-functional Core Team in executing all aspects of product development projects, including successful product development over the complete product life cycle (inception through development, high volume manufacturing, post launch and commercialization).  The ole is an engineering PM, not IT focused. 

Responsibilities:

  • Applies extensive technical expertise & has full knowledge of related disciplines.  Develops technical and business process solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. In partnership with the platform and core team member, leads the development and commercialization, go to market and launch strategy for the project(s).

  • Responsible for the creation of the project work breakdown structures, integrated business plans and product requirements. Leads the cross functional development of the product architecture for each functional area.  Synthesizes functional plans and identifies critical interdependencies to drive successful execution of the project.

  • Designs and performs development of a complex nature, working with functional and multifunctional teams within defined parameters.  Modifies methodologies and procedures as applicable to the project for quicker, valid results.

  • Ensures quality conduct of projects, including design, data summary and interpretation, report and manuscript preparation and review adherence to applicable regulations.

  • Represents the organization as the prime contact on contracts and projects.  Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

  • Guides the successful completion of projects by effectively organizing, coaching and motivating a highly skilled cross functional team.

Capabilities:

  • Innovative Ideas & Approaches - ability to generate novel ideas for defining, implementing and bringing to market new solutions.

  • Project & Cross-Functional Leadership - possesses the skills, knowledge and aptitude to engage, influence, and direct all functions involved in the development of the assigned product.

  • Managerial - ability to manage product development teams effectively.

  • Optimized Execution and Performance - advances long-term growth while consistently meeting or exceeding near-term business performance expectations.

  • Personal Effectiveness - ability to work effectively within the project team and the cross-functional organization.

  • Commercial Excellence - ability to effectively apply business, financial and commercial knowledge to successfully deliver the product development outcomes

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in technical field preferred

  • 3-5 years of relevant core team member experience AND  project management experience

  • Successful track record of commercializing new products & delivering results through leading high performing teams

  • Experience planning multiple work-streams, identifying risk and implementing action plans to optimize time lines and reduce execution risk

  • Experience establishing customer requirements from defined needs specifications and translating to product requirements

  • Experience & knowledge of product development and ability to lead product development initiatives

  • Ability to manage ambiguity, critical thinking skills & excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • PMP certification is a plus

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