Are you a Project Manager with a PMP and 8+ years product development experience? Have you been a PM for 5+ years (not IT, but engineering) and lead a product development team? If so, read on and let's talk.
Responsibilities: The Project Manager - PMO will lead product development efforts utilizing a multitude of processes and tools. Accountable for timely delivery, technical excellence and process effectiveness of product development activities while ensuring the implementation and rigor of our self-administered injection products product development processes and design control procedures. The PM is an Intermediate level Core Team Leader, driving a team of functional professionals from multiple functions, regions and external partners. They have overall accountability for project planning and execution, leading up to successful launch and commercial success.
Accountable for designing and executing proper planning, including creation of the project work breakdown structures, identification of critical path and contingency planning, using appropriate project management software and tools. Maintains a high level of personal direct engagement in the day-to-day activity of the team.
Leads multiple small to medium scale projects of low to moderate complexity.
Develops technical and business process solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of a situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends and/or customer needs.
Follows processes and operational policies.
Represents the organization as the primary contact on Development Agreements and Projects. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations
Ensures effective and efficient regular formal and informal communications with their core team(s) using a variety of tools and channels.
Ensures that the appropriate resources are available for the project and contribute to the expected levels. Accountable for ensuring project resources are fully utilized and releasing them (completely or partially) as soon as workload permits.
Communicates team strategy & plans, execution and results at various review meetings (e.g. PMRs). Makes the Platform and leadership aware of, and proposes solutions to, unanticipated or potential issues/concerns as soon as they are known
Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans and performance requirements.
Participates in Product portfolio road mapping exercises, Product development concept phases or PIR championing.
Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering. Project Management certification a plus (PMP)
8 years+ experience working in a structured product development process, including Design Control and Process Validations.
3-5 years of experience as a member of a cross-functional Core Team (Member or Leader).
Experienced Project Manager and knowledge of product development, and proven ability to lead product development project teams.
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. Able to lead in a matrix organization.
Strong mechanical aptitude and engineering fundamentals.
Solid interpersonal, communication, presentation and influencing skills. Ability to build strong partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders at different levels within the organization.
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with customer centricity in mind.
Technical skills and deep understanding of functional product development processes and innovation processes within an ISO13485 or CRF820 part 21 compliant environments.
Demonstrated ability to act in a changing environment. Effective change management skills.
Understanding of a wide application of business and program management principles, theories and concepts in the field.
Experience with plastic design and injection molding preferred.