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Project Manager III at Waterpik

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Job Title:       Project Manager III

Job Grade:                             FLSA: Exempt

Department:  014 Outsourcing COH

Reports To:    Business Category Director (Brian Boyd)

Role Summary                                                          

The Project Manager III (Manufacturing) is to lead cross functional teams, supply chain partners and external resources in the successful development and/or transfer of product production lines of Consumer Durable Goods products in a global environment.  Successful development is defined as creating or relocating production lines that create products satisfying the product requirement document, meeting product and project costs, and completing the project on schedule to meet overall business objectives and strategy.  Provide technical leadership to the cross-functional team. The position will also support New Product Development (NPD) in the longer term.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities                                                       

  • Provide tactical leadership to cross functional teams and supply chain partners in achieving project goals.  Use a proactive, positive, and assertive leadership style that is consistent with the Company mission and philosophy. 
  • Develop plans and schedules to assist manufacturing partners in relocating/duplicating existing production lines in global locations.   Work with manufacturing partners, internal company resources and external resources to ensure the Country of Origin goals can be met.
  • Develop plans and schedules to develop production line to support New Product Development or capacity increase projects.    Work with manufacturing partners and internal company resources to accomplish these tasks.
  • Leads cross-functional teams (Engineering, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Purchasing, Customer Service, Suppliers, etc.) to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Ensure effective communication with team members, team sponsors, leadership and functional managers about project status, risks, contingency and mitigation plans.  This would include, but not be limited to, monthly Go-To-Market review updates, project milestone review meetings, weekly NPD meetings, and supplier conference calls, etc.
  • Perform post-assessment of cycle time, project costs, project schedule, successes and failures.
  • Responsible for following quality system procedures.  Assists in procedure development when required.  Ensures product quality and take appropriate action when non-conformances are identified.  Keeps accurate records as required.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.
  • Conduct all activities in a manner which is at all times fair, moral, ethical, and legal.

Operating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                                                       

  • Knowledge in developing new and transferring existing production lines in a global environment
  • Familiar with the production processes associated with Consumer Durable Goods including, but not limited to, injection molding, plastic part assembly, PCBA processes, etc.
  • Aware of the various manufacturing methods used by global OEM manufacturing suppliers.
  • Understand the requirements of Country of Origin determination.

Education and Experience                                                          

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or approved equivalent
  • 7-10 years’ experience in managing the implementation of manufacturing production lines in a global environment.
  • Experience with all aspects of product manufacturing including engineering, finance, manufacturing, quality function deployment, product costing, logistics, etc.
  • Preferred experience in Consumer Durable Goods product manufacturing.  Specifically, with Plastic Injection Molded parts and Electronic Control Systems.
  • Demonstrated skill in project management and project management software.

Required Training

  • No specific training is required.  PMP Certification is desirable.
  • Experience working with Asian manufacturing companies in New Product Development and/or Manufacturing.

Other Qualifications & Physical Requirements                                                        

  • Some international travel is expected.  (25% travel)

Reporting Relationship: Business Category Director – Operations.

Supervisory Duties:  No direct reports, however, will need to lead team members toward the successful execution of project tasks and ultimately to production and commercialization of new products.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/


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Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

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We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to jobs@churchdwight.com. Please note that these options are available only to those needing an accommodation because of a medical condition or disability. All email submissions should include “Accommodation needed” in the subject line as well as information related to the specific position you are interested in (requisition number, job title, location, etc.). Church & Dwight will not respond to inquiries made to jobs@churchdwight.com or 877-809-8449 that are not related to accessibility of the online application system by persons with medical conditions or disabilities. To review Church & Dwight’s Equal Opportunities Employer Policy, click link below.

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