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Engineering Project Manager

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Date: May 18, 2019

Location: Libertyville, IL, US

Company: Hollister Incorporated

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Department: Operations 


The Project Manager, Engineering is responsible for leading cross-functional teams in the development and commercialization of new products, technology, and equipment. Additionally, this position is responsible for capacity management for the major Ostomy technologies located across multiple plants.




  • Lead teams and/or individuals, using direct or indirect influence techniques.
  • Lead activities across multi-functional and cross-geographical teams to meet deliverables.
  • Lead the development of integrated business plans, manage and track project budgets, product cost, and capital, and establish return on investment. 
  • Support activities to scope and charter new projects.
  • Mentor others by providing guidance, direction, or other technical expertise.



  • Socialize project status identifying key project milestones, progress, and major interdependencies throughout operations and engineering functions.
  • Provide regular updates sponsors on the status of the overall program or project
  • Present updates to senior leadership at project milestone meetings.
  • Use clearly understood metrics to report progress to management.


Business Acumen

  • Understand accounting principles, capital, and expense planning in support of project/program and departmental performance. 
  • Effectively prepare, manage and communicate project expense and / or capital budgets.
  • Utilize resource planning to support department and corporate resource monitoring.


Project Management (50%)

  • Use systematic techniques and ensure use of the stage gate or other suitable process to create, support, and manage the development of project goals, schedules, and tasks.
  • Coordinate cross-functional team activities to meet project or program deliverables.
  • Obtain and/or negotiate resources as needed, assign tasks as appropriate, and ensure that commitments are met.
  • Monitor project progress to anticipate risks and develop solutions before they become critical.
  • Highlight and address any changes from the overall project or program plan


Capacity Management (50%)

  • Lead long term capacity modeling and planning activities across multiple plants.
  • Provide inputs to the strategic capital plan.
  • Support commercialization of new products through capacity analysis.
  • Conduct and facilitate global trade-off analysis.



  • Primary Degree in Engineering discipline, preferably BSME
  • Project Management training / qualifications, PMP preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of project/program management experience ideally within regulated environment
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant engineering experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with project management tools and skills; with knowledge of process and project planning best practices.
  • Ability to focus and drive ongoing organizational assessment to identify gaps/opportunities relative to the product development, commercialization, and manufacturing processes.
  • Serve as a change agent with passion, high-energy, and a results oriented creative and analytical mind with the ability to manage critical situations.
  • Proven ability to manage extensive communications both up and down in the organization to keep key stakeholders appropriately engaged and informed to drive success of a project
  • Business acumen; ability to think from an overall “best for the business” perspective.
  • Demonstrate customer focus in all interactions. Demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements and incorporate them into business decisions
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of product design, product function, product materials, physical testing and requirements related to medical device design controls.
  • Experience with automated production equipment, DOE techniques, and statistical analysis tools
  • Manufacturing process development experience; demonstrated understanding of DFM principles, DOE techniques and statistical analysis tool.
  • Verbal communications, both talking and listening
  • Prolong sitting at desk or in meetings
  • Computer key board operation
  • Bending
  • Climbing
  • Lifting (20 pounds)
  • 30% travel is required

Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 27275

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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