Product Project Manager- Durables

SearchPoint Group
Chicago, IL
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

A leading Consumer Products company, is expanding their marketing organization! The Product Project Manager reports to the Category Director. In concert with the Category Director, the Product Projects Manager is responsible for the development, specification and management (cradle to grave) for product projects for both new products, refreshment of existing lines and cost improvement projects.

  • Works extensively and cross functionally with Sales, Operations and Finance to successfully complete all product projects on time and on budget.
  • In collaboration with Category Director and design team, identifies, engages and manages third party engineering, tooling and design resources.
  • Seeks to improve sales and profit margins by identifying and exploiting opportunities to improve product design and costs.
  • Performs functionality and quality assurance testing.
  • May facilitate customer testing, sampling, factory evaluations and corrective actions.
  • Continuously evaluates all project deliverables and trouble shoots with subject matter experts product design, quality specifications, bills of materials, tooling, product design, packaging, manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Develop, manage and maintain accurate and optimal product costs and bills of materials.
  • Implements appropriate business analytics and reports to track and monitor project results. Provides regularly business reports to management.

  • B.S degree in Engineering or equivalent career background.
  • 7+ years of successful experience managing product development projects in fast-paced consumer durables environment.
  • Solid knowledge of plastics and plastic injection molding.
  • Ability to travel regularly (20%) domestically and abroad.

  • An unusual passion for results with the courage to challenge the status quo, set high expectations, and hold individuals accountable for results.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills to project plan, matrix manage, prioritize work and meet timelines and schedules.
  • Ability to continuously prioritize and flexibly adapt to a high volume, fluid workload.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills with broad-based business acumen.
  • An emotionally intelligent, optimistic, flexible and resilient project leader possessing mature judgment, high integrity, and solid interpersonal skills.
  • A team player who works adeptly on a cross functional basis and at all levels to quickly gain trust and respect, build enthusiastic consensus and influence decisive action.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

This positon carries a salary of 80-90K plus bonus of 10-15% and full benefits package including 401K match. Interviews will be scheduled shortly. Please submit your resume and cover letter today. Thank you.

Company Description
SearchPoint Group is a national search firm specializing in sales, marketing, customer service, market research, and executive management professionals. Our in-depth knowledge of multiple business sectors gives us the foundation for unmatched results. Visit us at

Chicago, IL


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