The Project Manager is responsible for the initiation, planning, delivery and closure of new product development projects ?? on time; to specification; to product cost; within planned budget. Essential Duties and Responsibilities ? Build and lead cross-functional project teams ? Develop and maintain an integrated schedule, product specification, product cost model, risk assessment, resource plan and budget ? Lead the execution of the project including tradeoff decisions; identification of risks and issues; problem solving; negotiate and ensure availability of resources. ? Ensure project compliance with international standards and regulatory requirements ? Capture the requirements and manage the expectation of key stakeholders ? Conduct phase toll gate and monthly management reviews ? Use Lean tools and concepts to continually improve time to market ? Maintain and improve New Product Development process documentation Qualifications Key Behavioral Success Factors ? Ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously ? Pro-active and relentless in solving cross functional problems by collaborating with functional leads in Product Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Marketing and Customer Services as well as Engineering. ? Technically capable ?? capable of understanding customer and product technologies ? Able to think strategically and view the business from a general management standpoint. ? Strong motivational leadership and the ability to influence others without direct authority ? Able to support less experienced cross functional team members in developing basic project management skills ? Provide clear and unambiguous project goals and deliverables ? Champion the project, ensuring clarity of vision and effective communication with key stakeholders; using strong written and verbal communication skills ? Ensure that roles and responsibilities are unmistakably understood and agreed upon by all ? Mitigate big risks and implement innovative accelerators ? Plan continuously and prioritise ruthlessly ? Anticipate and accommodate necessary and inevitable change, challenging assumptions and self-imposed limitations Education and/or Experience ? 5 years Product Development experience with extensive cross-functional exposure in a relevant high-tech industry; 3 years cross-functional project management experience ? Demonstrated success in leading at least one significant new product development from conception to launch ? Degree in Engineering/Science or equivalent ? Post graduate qualification in engineering management or an MBA a real bonus
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