Igloo Products Corp Project Manager in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Job Summary Statement:
The Project Manager is responsible for managing the product life-cycle process from design to commercialization for all items within the Cool Gear and Igloo hydration item portfolio including standard assortment, licensed items, and custom orders. The PM will need to maintain a working knowledge of all existing items to help service various departments in regards to any potential future modifications. The PM will also own the information distribution regarding new items in conjunction with the needs of the sales, marketing, and operation teams. Consumer product goods experience working with product development and product management teams a must.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead all aspect of project management for all assigned projects.
Develop a standard process for conception, planning, launching, and tracking projects.
Verify, plan and communicate the project scope during the project kick-off meetings.
Develop a resource plan, in conjunction with the process owner.
Develop project timelines in Microsoft Project or Excel with a clearly defined critical path, in conjunction with the process owners.
Follow-up with process owners as to adherence to the timeline.
Communicate the status of the projects vs. established timelines.
Track and provide a weekly status of the timelines for all assigned projects.
Conduct Project Management meetings with individual process owners.
Act as the contact between the factory and product development team for organizing information going to and from regarding development timelines, design/engineering challenges, and general status updates throughout the development process.
Distribute and follow up on testing results for all new samples for items currently in development cycle.
Organize the development process flow for new item’s graphics, colors, and packaging between internal departments and the factory.
Develop and execute new item information documents for utilization in product ordering.
Organize, track, and catalog new item approval process including any and all final sample collection for the factory and in house needs.
Execute and track initial sales sample orders for newly developed items.
Other duties as assigned (would like the PM to get involved in Licensing and Brand Management)
Assess current skill sets of project owners in project management. In conjunction with HR, develop and implement programs to address gaps.
Daily Leadership and Communication
Ensure an effective communication and reporting routine with all process owners.
Implement a quick scorecard to report progress on each project, published weekly.
Work with sales, marketing, and creative to develop tradeshow booth layout and execution.
Maintain inventory of existing and new items needed for Tradeshows per planogram execution.
Collaborate with logistics coordinator on trade show booth and item deliveries
Coordinate new item demand and ordering for applicable samples
Work with Sales and Marketing to ensure all needed new item information is available and formatted correctly
Be available for physical trade show attendance to help with customer interaction, and construction/pack up of tradeshow materials and items.
Develop and keep up-to-date a total project list,
Ensure clear and concise communication with process owners.
Cross Functional Teamwork
This position will need to work across various segments of the business and with all process owners in the development, implementation, and follow-up of assigned projects.
Create, manage, and update the item information system for all new items created, as well as maintain any existing items that may need an update due to graphics, colors, or changes in functionality.
Work with Operations and Quality departments in creating and modifying policies regarding the development of new items, flow of information, and post approval item responsibilities regarding modification and discontinuation.
Work with QC to ensure new items meet all specified standards during development as well as communicating information on items currently in design, and working with them to find a solution for any modifications needed from arising customer issues.
Act as Product Development department liaison to S&OP process and meetings, while maintaining information needed on new items ready to be ordered.
Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
English language skills: Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
Math skills: Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Computer Skills: Able to work with MS Office, project management software, databases and spreadsheets.
Job ID: 2021-1264
External Company Name: Cool Gear Inc.
External Company URL: https://shop.coolgearinc.com/
Street: 10 Cordage Park #212