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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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Location: Libertyville 
Department: Operations 

Summary:

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.

 

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • 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.

 

Communication

  • 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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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


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