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Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-01918
Location: Winter Park, Florida
Valintry is seeking a Project Manager in Winter Park, FL

Summary:
  • The Project Manager serves as an overall facilitator for New Product Development.
  • Plans and coordinates all activities relating to design, product engineering, testing, quality assurance engineering, tooling, purchasing and manufacturing engineering.
  • The main job responsibilities include managing customer timelines, managing customer project interface and ensure that projects are completed on time and on-budget.
 Position Responsibilities:
  • Define, plan and manage project milestone activities.
  • Manage and direct a product development design or project team consisting of multiple engineering disciplines (electrical/firmware, mechanical/optics, software, testing, quality, and manufacturing engineering).
  • Work with product management/marketing team to develop specifications.
  • Manage and coordinate activities between departments to meet product development or project requirements.
  • Simultaneously set priorities/direction for assigned projects or programs.
  • Act as the technical customer interface on OEM programs.  Establish and build effective customer interfaces.
  • Generate/facilitate documentation per engineering procedures.
  • Adheres to quality and safety systems or maintenance of quality and safety standards.
  • Lead the program teams to deliver engineering/cost/quality goals and timing.
  • Manage program budgets, as well as responsible for monitoring profitability metrics.
  • Develop and use program timing plans to match internal and external customer requirements.
  • Control, track and report program status throughout the program life.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Obtain program financial appropriation & capital funding releases, support capital forecast updates, coordinate business case updates.
  • Responsible for leading project reviews and weekly tech reviews with the project team.
  • Maintain program open issues log.
  • Provide monthly program metrics and status including support data and problem resolution.
  • Help develop processes and procedures to improve efficiency and maximize effectiveness of the team.
  • Communicate the purpose and results of all significant customer meetings/visits etc.
  • Working with sales and product management to highlight the identification of new ideas/business development opportunities within the customer.
  • To maximize the value added of the company on each customer program ensuring the commercial business case is strong throughout the new product development process.
Support New Business Opportunities:
  • Build relationships with key customer engineering contacts to ensure strong customer support and high customer satisfaction.
  • Obtain and communicate information on customer technical needs to internal team.
 Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or technical field.
  • 5+ years of project/program management experience launching product in a commercial/OEM environment.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Comfortable to be an advocate for the customer and the company
  • Familiarity with different NPD process a big plus (stage gate, agile…).
  • Experience with optical-mechanical/electrical products a plus. Working knowledge of electronics, sensors or electromechanical parts.
  • Understanding of machining, SMT and opto-electronic assembly a plus.
  • Ability to understand technical aspects of the product and support top level discussions with the Customer.
  • APQP, DFMEA/PFMEA knowledge or experience a plus.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Exhibit understanding of the cross-functional relationships between inter-company groups and the expertise required to take a product through development and on to production.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate skill in Microsoft Project, Office and Power Point.
  • Attention to accuracy and detail a must.
  • Ability to hold Team meetings and create/maintain Action items.
  • Ability to travel to customer facilities and other company locations, including some international travel (10% typical).
  • Ability to resolve conflict and direct the Team toward a common goal of meeting Customer milestones and project timing.
  • Ability to work in a global environment across multiple cultures.
  • Ability to understand and monitor project costs.
  • Ability to provide direction to the various disciplines and prioritize the Team's focus is a must.
  • PMI Certification a plus.



Please note: This client is not accepting candidates submitted by other staffing firms or agencies at this time. Thank you.


For immediate response please forward resumes to anna@valintry.com
 
Anna Marcano

IT Recruiter
(Office) 407-392-3135
www.valintry.com


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