The primary role of this position is program management of new product development and sustaining efforts within the R&D organization in partnership with the business units, including coordination of the global cross-functional team members’ activities to meet the prescribed design requirements, schedule, and production readiness, and also serve as the primary project communication link between R&D and other company departments. The Program Manager will assume responsibility and accountability for meeting product development requirements, fulfilling product definition, meeting product and project cost goals, quality objectives, and time-to-market objectives.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of projects and programs that lead to product conception, definition, design, and release to manufacturing.
Develops, maintains, and executes detailed project schedules, project plans and budgets.
The Program Manager leads the development efforts by global team members.
Is responsible either directly, or indirectly through delegation for all project management requirements assigned by the program manager, including platform and derivative projects. This includes but is not limited to:
Plans and execute projects to meet Quality, Delivery, and Cost objectives
Develops project plans following PMI based standards
Manages change control processes on assigned projects
Develops risk plans and sometimes proactively manages risk on assigned projects using the impact chain and other tools.
Develops project schedules using standard project management practices like work breakdown structure, resource leveling, network diagrams, and scenario analysis
Lead projects with global design and manufacturing teams including internal Hach teams, off shore OEM’s and GPD partners
Compiles, records, and distributes required status reports, test results and other required documentation
Maintains development related documentation and the project history file.
Manages stakeholder communication from individual contributor level to senior level management on project status, issues, risks, and opportunities
Manages projects in the DDS system.
Organizes and actively participates in technical design reviews across electrical, mechanical, software and chemical systems
Organizes and actively participates in project phase change reviews.
Demonstrated knowledge of some of Hach internal systems
Adheres to quality system requirements in the development of new products.
Develops and implements team building activities or exercises as needed.
Develops and fosters contacts with customers, technical experts, dealers, sales people, and regulatory agencies.
Travels as necessary to aid in project facilitation
Demonstrates knowledge on how and when to apply DBS tools like 3P and standard work to a project.
Receives supervision primarily on unique and unusual situations.
Scope and Impact of Position Responsibilities
BS in Engineering or the physical sciences
5+ years in a product development, engineering, or manufacturing environment preferred, with at least three years of direct experience with product development (electro-mechanical, high-volume products)
Broad understanding of products and processes, including design, manufacturing, and market use of products.
Possess a minimum of 1 year of experience in project management of product development projects from concept through commercialization (electro-mechanical, high-volume products).
PMP certification is desired if complementary to above experience.
Working knowledge of new product development methodologies.
Knowledge and use of word processors, spreadsheets, databases, project scheduling tools, etc.
Ability to utilize commonly accepted project management tools to assist in the development of, and adherence to a project schedule.
Working knowledge of the project management body of knowledge (PIMBOK)
Personal Trait Profile
Demonstrated leadership skills managing small to medium size projects (no direct reports)
Demonstrated facilitation skills on small and medium size projects.
Demonstrated management and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills.
Knowledge of effective team-building approaches, and team dynamics.
Demonstrated ability to quickly acquire new knowledge and skills as required.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and manage many tasks/projects simultaneously.
Demonstrated ability in analytical thinking across two or more disciplines.
Demonstrated ability to present complex or difficult messages clearly and persuasively to all of stakeholder groups.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: performance bonus, benefits to include 8 weeks paid Parental Leave, 5% match on 401k, United Healthcare Health Insurance, HSA, Dental, Vision, various Supplemental Insurances, PTO, work/life balance
Internal Number: HAC005052
About Hach, a Danaher Company
Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.
OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.