Product Innovation Program Manager

Product Innovation Program Manager

Location: Sanford, Maine

Salary: $100000.00 - $120000.00

Job Category: Engineering

Date Posted: 09/20/2022

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Job Description:

CoWorx Staffing Services has an exciting new opportunity for a Product Innovation Program Manager in Sanford, ME. This is a direct-hire opportunity working with a established manufacturing company.

The Product Innovation Program Manager is responsible for driving future innovative product solutions and for specializing in the identification, development, and commercialization of new products – from concept to implementation. The Product Innovation Program Manager will work closely with Customers, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Engineering, Quality, and Finance teams

Responsibilities:

• Direct supervision of assigned employees including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Plan and manage all aspects of New Product Development projects, instilling a sense of urgency with the cross-functional team to meet customer quality and delivery expectations.
• Direct design-focused profit improvement initiatives and evaluate proposals from the Operations and Supply Chain teams to ensure product quality and customer satisfaction. Track impact of all projects within the category.
• Lead cross-functional teams and development activities to meet program objectives including scope, budget, and schedule.
• Drive process improvement in all areas within the NPD.
• Drive to complete new product development process from initial idea conception through product launch, including internal iterative testing, and real-world testing with customers. Schedule and manage product development and launch tasks for engineering department.
• Focus on customer solutions that increase customers’ sales or reduce their costs.
• Anticipate future customers’ needs by designing flexibility into product, providing just enough flexibility for solution to apply to many customers without significantly increasing overall cost of solution.
• Coordinate with sales department to focus on solutions with greatest market potential.
• Visit customer with Sales Reps.
• Generates innovative concepts for new products to meet customer expectations.
• Provide competitive product analysis.
• Support strategic brand initiatives.
• Develop annual budgets for all NPD projects.
• Reinforce associates’ awareness of keeping the customer’s end use and needs in mind with every task they do.
• Provide value to our customers by using Lean tools and concepts to identify and eliminate waste in all forms (scrap/rework, transportation, motion, waiting, inventory, over production, over processing, and under-utilization of people).
• Uses systemic thinking by seeing processes from end to end and works to challenge the status quo to eliminate the root cause of problems.

Desired Background/Skills:

• Must be at least 18 years old.
• BS Degree in Engineering required.
• Min 10 years relevant product engineering experience within a manufacturing environment.
• Min 5 years in a leadership role.

Other Information:

Benefits:
• Medical
• Dental
• Company Paid Health Reimbursement Account
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Gym Membership Reimbursement
• Life Insurances
• Employee Assistance Program
• 401(k)
• Company Profit Sharing
• Paid Time Off
• And More!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to join a hard-working, supportive team – apply with us today to get started!

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Interested candidates please reference job code 209046 when responding to this ad.


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