New Products Manufacturing Leader


  • As required by assigned project(s), establish and be responsible for the project management office (PMO) for manufacturing & engineering that is responsible for ensuring the establishment of a manufacturing facility, product and process capable of meeting the required capacity, output, performance, cost and timing.
  • Planning, analysis, reporting and communication about the PMO status & plans to project team members, other functional area resources & leaders and to partners in EIG or corporation/functions.
  • Assigning work and coordinating the activity of sub-teams or functional work streams, collaborating across various corporate functions & the technology community to ensure the project goals & objectives are understood and supported.
  • Meeting with team, sponsor and/or partners to review & agree/align on project scope, budget and resources, plans to achieve goals and progress towards them, to make decisions and establish or make changes to the project direction.
  • Piloting and testing of new project management practices, innovation tools and/or capital spend management tools directly on active innovation programs, gathering feedback and making ongoing improvements.
  • Develop and implement project plans that meets customer s budget, quality and timeline requirements while minimizing risk to the corporation.

Travel Requirements: up to 25%, mostly domestic, potential international for customer visits or research related visits.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F, 8-5, depending on project requirements, specifically for start-up of facility or manufacturing process, some weekend or off shift leadership from this innovation project manager role could be required.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor s degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related technical discipline.

Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • Minimum 5+ years of project leadership and/or new product introduction experience plus knowledge of the manufacturing industry.
  • Progressive project management experience with multiple examples of serving as the leader of a project with increasing scope, complexity, responsibility, impact, risk, etc. over several disciplines or industries during career.
  • Track record of delivering projects within cost and schedule with close and timely communications with the internal customer.
  • Manufacturing and/or engineering experiences throughout the product life cycle (Growth and/or decline, new product introductions, turnaround situation, etc.).

Required Skills:

  • Financial Analysis & Management.
  • Priority Setting.
  • Proficient in Project Management skills and methodologies inclusive of Scope Development, Scheduling, Cost & Budget Management, Quality Management and Risk Management.
  • Manufacturing Strategy Formation & Execution.
  • MIE experience or related experience in translating new product innovations into a scalable manufacturing environment.
  • Experience working with global teams, internal customers and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and deliver a solution a wide range of partner and internal-customer expectations.

Desired Skills:

  • Masters, M. B. A. or equivalent business degree considered a plus.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Direct experience as an innovation project leader or project manager.
  • Direct experience working experience across all innovation stages in multiple projects, i. e. Stage Gate process.
  • Direct experience leading a manufacturing team.
  • Green Belt Six Sigma, Lean.
  • Experience with new product or process introduction.
  • Innovation.

Soft Skills:

Are you a confident and adaptable professional with composure, excellent attention to detail, act with integrity and authenticity and can motivate others?

  • Ability to operate effectively within a matrix organization.
  • Able to effectively utilize influence versus control.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Ability to handle conflicts and champions change and flexibility.
  • Interpersonal Savvy.
  • Ability to respectfully challenge ideas and concepts and drive deployment.
  • Focus on Customers.
  • Ability to establish direction and create commitment.
  • Champion Innovation & Risk Taking.
  • Utilize Talent.

This position does not support immigration sponsorship.

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