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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Program Engineer in Princeton, New Jersey

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 individual will lead the product engineering group as well as some product development projects from initiation through manufacture (launch). Responsibilities will include influencing and supporting Strategic Business Unit (SBU) decisions, resource allocation, budget tracking, process improvements and evolution, and project execution. Activities will include the balancing technical needs and resources to support the critical success drivers for the department’s objectives. Projects will consist of the design, engineering, and commercialization of new hardgood products as well as quality and cost optimization of existing products. Broad scope projects will include consideration of new, exploratory platforms for next-generational product designs tools and techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Interfacing with SBU business leaders to plan, coordinate and execute agreed project assignments

  • Manage appointed staff providing leadership and prioritization towards agreed objectives

  • Execute projects within budgetary scope for commercialization of new or modified products.

  • Use cross-technology experience and apply towards successful, new product launches

  • Management of several complex projects with independence

  • Coordinate with the department’s senior management to define and prioritize goals & objectives.

  • Coordination of qualification programs for new product designs and materials

  • Identify and coordinate cost savings initiatives as related to product designs and materials

  • Travel to vendor and manufacturing locations for support of project activities

  • Hands-on evaluation of concepts for conformance to project requirements.

Requirements:

The successful candidate should be a highly seasoned professional with a minimum of ten years of experience in product development of hardgoods. Additional experience should include managerial responsibility. A preference will be towards candidates that have experience in the household and “consumer goods” industry.

The candidate should have a minimum of a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or engineering sciences.

The candidate’s experience must clearly demonstrate background in the following areas:

  • Experience in management of teams or acted as Group Leader

  • Experience in product development for new product launches

  • Management of departmental projects, resources and budget

  • Coordination and completion of qualification programs of new products

  • Identification and coordination of cost savings initiatives as related to designs and materials

  • Successful completion of quality improvement initiatives

  • Fully developed skills in project management and experienced, cross-functional interactions

  • Understanding and experience with 6 sigma tools

  • Experience across an array of with electro-mechanical consumer 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/.

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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