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Project Manager

Company: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day management including but not limited to managing projects through the NPD Stage Gate process - Initiate, Plan, Execute, and Close. The project manager will implement project management tools, dashboards, and metrics to establish a Project Management Office to successfully facilitate and deliver on the NPD project portfolio within the HF scientific business unit of Watts Water Technologies, Inc. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Project Management: * Lead new product development efforts utilizing the Stage Gate process from concept to post-launch * Ensure key stakeholders/team members follow a structured and repeatable process from ideation, business case/commercial specification, engineering/production validation, to market launch and post-launch close out * Facilitate creation of project plan with required budget, resources, detailed project schedule, defining critical path and milestones, aligned with Stage Gate deliverables * Ensure project scope, schedule, and required resources are clearly defined and aligned across all stakeholders * Develop resource plan to meet project timeline, work closely with functional managers to allocate required resources to achieve milestones on time * Identify project risks/issues and develop contingency plans to mitigate impact on schedule or scope throughout project lifecycle * Schedule and lead all required project gate review meetings with gatekeepers * Facilitate and share lessons learned to ensure proliferation of knowledge and best practices implementation across the organization * Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed NPD Process Management: * Implement and improve PMO processes, procedures and tools based on Watts Stage-Gate and PMBOK, Scrum, and Agile methodologies * Develop and maintain project KPIs for schedules, budget and resource allocation. Provide periodic updates for Project Status to expose improvement opportunities * Develop and maintain resource management capability to support Marketing, Engineering, and Operations organizations in balancing project priority and workload constraints * Assist in improving organization's ability to manage multiple complex and large projects on schedule and under budget * -- Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed EDUCATION: * Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business MANAGEMENT: * No direct reports QUALIFICATIONS: * 5+ years of experience and at least 3 years of progressive Program/Project Management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience - Electrical, Mechanical and Software engineering preferred * Proven track record in managing new product development, introduction and product life cycle * Proficient with Project Management Office tools - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Logic Network, Gantt Chart, Agile methodology * Computer efficiency - Intermediate level in MS office, Jira Software, Adobe Acrobat * PMP certificate a plus * Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively discuss both commercial and technical aspects of a project to all stakeholders, including executive level communication * Excellent facilitation, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills * Excellent planning, organization, time management, and structured thinking skills * Ability to perform on a strategic and tactical level * Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of product development, project management and ability to lead teams in execution of these methodologies * Broad professional experience in product development, operations, sales, engineering and marketing areas are a plus * Ability to Inspire, mentor/coach and build a high performance cross-functional teams in a matrix organization * Portfolio, Schedule and Resource Management tools experience * Ability to travel - up to 25% * PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. * WORK ENVIRONMENT: * Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment * May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting. * As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES: 1. Collaborate Across Workgroup 2. Initiate Positive Change 3. Deliver High Quality Results 4. Focus on the Customer 5. Develops Self & Others 6. Accountability By linking this application to your LinkedIn profile, you agree that you consent to Watts and any of its affiliates, divisions, and/or third party service providers accessing and using the information on your LinkedIn profile for the purposes of assessing your application. Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Keywords: Watts Water Technologies, Inc., Fort Myers , Project Manager, Executive , Fort Myers, Florida

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