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Manager, Project Management

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 Location: Hybrid (Fort Collins, CO/Home Office)

Role Summary                              

We are looking for an exceptional Manager of Project Management to lead our team of Project Managers and New Product Development teams. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the successful completion of Consumer Durable Goods projects across business categories, specifically focusing on COH and Showers. Your main objective will be to ensure that projects satisfy the product requirement document, meet product and project costs, and are completed on schedule to align with overall business objectives and strategy. Additionally, you will play a vital role in building and developing the project manager team, ensuring maximum performance, and providing purpose, direction, and motivation.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities                  

  • Proactive Leadership: Lead project managers and cross-functional workstreams to successfully execute new development (COH and Showers), line extension, quality, and transfer projects. Make informed decisions to advance project objectives, including assigning PMs to projects, setting deadlines, prioritizing tasks, managing risk, and setting project trajectory. Utilize a proactive, positive, and assertive leadership style that aligns with the company mission and philosophy, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Resource Management: Forecast, plan, control, and assess internal and external resources, such as financial costs, assets, and consultants. Establish and monitor baseline project metrics, including project schedule, project budget, product performance, and product cost. Document project methods and suggest improvements in the product development process.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Identify and manage all cross-functional deliverables associated with the definition, development, and introduction of successful new products. Effectively communicate with team members, team sponsors, leadership, and functional managers about project status, risks, contingency and mitigation plans through various communication channels such as monthly project review updates, project milestone review meetings, and weekly NPD meetings.
  • Effective Communication: Establish and maintain effective communication with contract manufacturers regarding project status, direction, timing, and updates. This includes weekly AIMs, daily emails, and conference calls. Foster strong relationships with team members, team sponsors, leadership, and functional managers by maintaining open lines of communication. Provide regular project status updates, highlighting key milestones, risks, and mitigation plans. Actively listen to stakeholder feedback and incorporate it into project strategies and plans. Ensure that project objectives and progress are effectively communicated to all relevant stakeholders, promoting transparency and alignment.
  • Quality Management: Follow quality system procedures and assist in procedure development when required. Ensure product quality and take appropriate action when non-conformances are identified. Maintain accurate records.
  • Conflict Resolution and Decision-Making: Facilitate constructive discussions and resolve conflicts that may arise among cross-functional teams. Promote a collaborative and inclusive environment where diverse perspectives are heard and valued. Make informed and timely decisions to address project challenges and ensure progress towards objectives, while considering the input and expertise of cross-functional team members.
  • Change Management and Adaptability: Recognize the dynamic nature of projects and the potential need for adjustments along the way. Effectively communicate any changes in project scope, timelines, or requirements to all relevant stakeholders, ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption. Proactively manage expectations and provide support to cross-functional teams during periods of change, fostering a culture of adaptability and resilience.
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement: Encourage knowledge sharing and best practice sharing among cross-functional teams to enhance collaboration and efficiency. Facilitate lessons learned sessions and post-project reviews to capture valuable insights and identify opportunities for improvement in future projects. Actively contribute to the development and refinement of communication processes, tools, and templates to optimize cross-functional communication and collaboration.
  • Flexibility and Additional Responsibilities: Assume project management responsibilities when the workload exceeds the capacity of the PM team. Additionally, perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Operating Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                           

  • Project and people management skills. Ability to manage, direct, lead and mentor others.
  • New product development process and milestones.
  • New product development tools (e.g., DFM/A, FMEA, scheduling software, brainstorming, experiment design, statistical evaluation methods).

Education and Experience                              

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or approved equivalent
  • 7-10 years experience in product development and project leadership is required.
  • 10+ years experience with aspects of new product development including engineering, marketing, finance, manufacturing, quality function deployment, etc.
  • 5+ years experience in Consumer Durable Goods product development, specifically with Plastic Injection Molded parts and Electronic Control Systems.
  • Experience working with Asian manufacturing companies in New Product Development and Manufacturing.

Required Training

No specific training is required. PMP Certification is desirable.

Other Qualifications & Physical Requirements                             

Some international travel is expected. (10%-25% travel)

Reporting Relationship: Director New Product Development – Operations.

Supervisory Duties: Manages a team of Project Managers (COH and Showers)

Salary and Benefits

Water Pik, Inc., a partner company of Church & Dwight Company, Inc., offers an extensive Total Reward package for this position, including:

Estimated pay:  $101,600 - $158,800 Annually

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending / Health Savings Account / Commuter Reimbursement Account

Vacation / Holiday / Sick Time / Pandemic Leave / Short and Long Term Disability / Life & AD&D / Spouse/Child Optional Life / Supplemental Life & AD&D / Family and Medical Leave / Bereavement

Adoption Assistance / Tuition Reimbursement / Employee Assistance Program / Identity Theft Protection / Critical Illness Insurance

Savings and Profit Sharing Plan / 401(k) Match / Employee Stock Purchase Plan

This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.  The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience.

This job is expected to close on July 18, 2024.



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