Program Manager - New Product Development

  • Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA
  • Sep 03, 2017

Job Description

We re seeking an energetic New Product Development Program Manager who will be responsible for understanding how a project fits into the company strategy and ensuring overall business success of the project beyond cost, time, and scope constraints, from design to commercial delivery to market.
The New Product Development Program Manageris a full time opportunity with a competitive base salary and full benefits based at our modern corporate campus with employee focused amenities, such as a fitness center, caf , wellness center, concierge dry cleaning, walk path, relax pods located in Oak Brook, Illinois near a premier shopping outdoor mall with many one of-a-kind dining and entertainment experiences. Come join us at the Chamberlain Group!
The New Product Development Program Manager will also be responsible for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the project through a cross-functional team of in-direct reporting relationships, in a matrix organization, leading/guiding the team through each phase of a project from conceptualization through commercialization.Assigned projects may include, but is not limited to New Product Development, and they may vary in complexity and global market reach. The New Product Development Program Manager is responsible for the in-direct supervision of differing levels (non-exempt to exempt) of employees involved in the execution of the program/project. Responsible for maintaining relationships with external suppliers/vendors, customers/clients, etc. for materials, information and feedback, and varying cross-functional members of the SBU for participation on, and execution of projects.
New Product Development Program Manager Experience: Minimum 10 years of project and/or program management experience or combination of project engineering experience. PMP Certification, MS, PhD or MBA may be substituted for experience.New Product Development Program Manager Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution skills required. Well-versed in strategic and tactical aspects of Project Management. Actively keeps current on best practices of project and process management. New Product Development Program Manager Education:
  • College degree with an emphasis in Engineering, The Physical Sciences, Business or Marketing.
  • PMP Certification preferred.
New Product Development Program Manager Overview:
  • Leads a platform of projects coordinated as one overall program ensuring proper execution either directly or indirectly.
  • Manages all aspects from beginning to end of projects as assigned, i.e. NPD, Productivity, Business Development, insuring alignment with established processes, strategic objectives and measures, and market readiness.
  • Acts as Team Lead to assigned projects, building project team of cross-functional members, conducting meetings, establishing deliverables and accountability, communicating progress and results to all interested parties, and ensuring that all critical elements of the project, from design to commercialization, are on target to meet objectives.
  • Provides leadership on measures, impact assessment, and removal of roadblocks, conflicts, and change of scope decisions.
  • Prepares and delivers communication and/or presentations regarding project reviews, assessments, New Product Reviews, etc. to varying audiences.
  • Provides input into development of, provides leadership for, and supports SBU strategic initiatives.
  • Provides support to the NPD Continuous Improvement Department in the development, refinement, documentation and deployment, of business processes.
  • Provides support to the NPD Continuous Improvement Department in the training and measurement of business process compliance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Provides coaching and development to others on process and project management skills, including Core team, functional project manager, etc.
  • Recommend, use and deploy program management tools to provide control and communication of projects.
  • Builds relationships with and drives strong project management understanding with all levels and functions of the organization.
  • Leads mentorship activities for Project Managers, Associate Project Managers, Assistant Project Managers, Part-time Project Managers and Rotational Project Managers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Share our immediate openings with your circle of friends, business Associates and family members. The New Product Development Program Manager opportunity offers a competitive base salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, and more! We're an organization who values its human capital and provides support to assist its employees succeed. For Immediate Consideration: Please submit your resume via our career page for immediate consideration at
Chamberlain Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. You will be considered for this position based upon your experience and education, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, ancestry; marital, disabled or veteran status. We are committed to creating and maintaining a workforce environment that is free from any form of discriminations or harassment.

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