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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Project Manager I at Water Pik, Inc. in Fort Collins, Colorado

At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. As a rapidly growing organization, we are always seeking passionate and creative individuals whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.

Role Summary

The primary responsibility is to lead New Product Development teams in the successful development of a product or products. Successful completion is defined as satisfying the product requirement document, meeting product and project costs, and completing the project on schedule.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Provide tactical leadership to New Product Development teams in achieving project goals. Use a proactive, positive and assertive leadership style that is consistent with the Company mission and philosophy. Be a passionate advocate of the cross functional team approach to rapid product development, apply concurrent engineering principles, assess and manage project and product risks and prepare contingency plans as required.

  • Coordinate selection of a multi-discipline, cross-functional project teams (Engineering, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Purchasing, Customer Service, Suppliers, etc.) with functional managers. Ensure that the appropriate resources are identified and committed to the project to ensure its success.

  • Responsible for identifying and managing all cross-functional deliverables associated with the definition, development and introduction of successful new products. Lead, manage, and focus the activities of each core team member and also identify and manage extended resources (including identification, selection, and management of out sourced resources) required to support the project deliverables.

  • Maintain effective communication with team members, team sponsors, management staff and functional managers. 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.

  • Forecast, plan, and control internal and external resources (financial costs, people, assets, consultants, etc.) achieve required project objectives. Forecast, plan, and control the baseline project metrics of: Project Schedule, Project Budget, Product Performance, and Product Cost.

  • Understand and apply appropriate new product development tools such as DFM/A, FMEA, scheduling, brainstorming, design of experiments and other statistical evaluation methods, etc. Stay current on new trends in new product development and apply as appropriate. Document project methods and suggest improvements in the product development process.

  • 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

Have an understanding of/familiarity with most aspects of new product development including engineering, marketing, finance, manufacturing, quality function deployment, etc.

Demonstrated skill in project management and project management software.

Education and Experience

Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Science, Engineering, or approved equivalent; Masters degree in Engineering or Business preferred.

2-3 years experience in product development and project leadership is required.

PMP certification preferred

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/.

Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters, Water Pik and FLAWLESS®. Founded in 1846, we have operations globally and are listed in the S&P 500.

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