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NPD PROJECT MANAGER JOB
NPD PROJECT MANAGER JOB
Malvern, PA, US
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Project Manager, Engineer, Product Development, Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Technology, Engineering, Research, Management

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Job Description :

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About the Company:

Worthington Armstrong Venture (WAVE), a joint venture of Worthington and Armstrong World Industries, has established worldwide leadership in the production of suspended ceiling systems. WAVE produces metal ceiling grids that can be combined with Armstrong ceiling boards as a complete package or sold individually.

 

Founded in 1992, WAVE operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the golden rule. This philosophy serves as an unwavering commitment to the customer, supplier, and shareholder, and it serves as the foundation for one of the strongest employee-employer partnerships in American industry.

 

Job Summary:

Under the leadership of the New Product Development Manager, this position will manage product development from concept to launch. Project management will specifically align with NPD priorities. Performance measures will include, but are not limited to, completion of objectives related to project management cost/budget, schedule and performance, as well as overall project cycle time.

 

Key focus areas are to support NPD efforts through:

  • Project management critical path analysis and identification; application of project management principles
  • Resource assessment and coordination per project needs
  • CAR construction and submittal
  • Consistent project status communication
  • Product drawing creation for quality and manufacturing
  • Design of prototypes; including, but not limited to, hands-on product installs, modifications, and physical part testing
  • Job-site visits to engage voice-of-customer and monitor installation techniques
  • Execution of strategic plan for Armstrong or WAVE handoff following product launch
  • Team-based product ranking and NPD evaluation
  • Business case ideation for new products

     

Measures of Effectiveness:

  • Compliance to NPD process requirements as measured by project(s) flow through the process
  • New products that will generate new sales
  • Project cost/schedule/performance
  • Capital budget -- as per project requirements -- coordinate with project engineers
  • Project cycle time

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering is required
  • Experience of at least 3 years engineering & project management experience
  • Experience with Autodesk Inventor or equivalent 3D parametric software is required
  • Experience with AutoCAD is required
  • Must be able to quickly understand new manufacturing methods and designs
  • Hands on construction or DIY experience is a plus
  • Manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt training is a plus.
  • Excellent Project Management and Analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of process improvement tools/techniques.
  • Strong integration skills with proven experience in working with multiple levels of the organization and across different geographies.
  • Outstanding communication skills at all levels of the organization and across all functional units.

 

Worthington Armstrong Venture (WAVE) is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Project Manager, Engineer, Product Development, Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Technology, Engineering, Research, Management

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