Engineering Project Manager

at Fellowes in Itasca, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Serving at the Intersection of Family, Innovation, Quality and Care

Our most important asset is our people. Who we are, what we do, how we do it and why we are passionate are all centerpieces of why we succeed.

Recognized among America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes in 2021 and 2022

Recognized as one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in 2022

Recognized as a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace 2022

As an Engineering Project Manager, you will own and lead the design, development and flawless execution of the launch of new products across the Fellowes Brands portfolio. You will think like a consumer in the design of products to ensure we exceed expectations for ease of use, performance and value, and ultimately drive a competitive advantage in the marketplace. You will collaborate and coordinate cross-functionally with a number of internal teams to ensure product launches deliver upon business team objectives and strategies.

You will…

+ Own and lead multiple, complex new product development projects from initiation to close

+ Collaborate and coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure products launch to design requirements, on time, at cost and with high quality

+ Coordinate with external design firms and/or internal R&D in the development of product concepts

+ Designs and executes products that deliver customer satisfaction and loyalty

+ Leverage diverse resources, including multiple teams overseas, to execute goals of projects and evaluate resources based on evolving needs of the projects

+ Develop and maintain detailed product development timelines and meets target milestones

+ Develop comprehensive technical specifications and performance expectations for multiple product categories

+ Prepare and present data and ideas effectively and in a timely manner

+ Document the process and communicate project status effectively throughout the organization, including project stage gate presentations to the CEO and Executive Team members

+ Manage continuous improvement projects that lead to improved processes, documentation or overall improvement in product development efficiency

+ Travel 5-10% domestically and possibly internationally, depending on the project

What You Bring to the Team

+ A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in product development, to include cross-functional project management experience

+ Experience with and an understanding of how to design with plastics, metals and/or woods

+ Working knowledge of consumer product manufacturing is a plus

+ Experience with manufacturing/production is a plus

+ Advanced knowledge of 2D/3D SolidWorks software

+ Creative thinking and strong problem-solving skills

+ The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

+ A positive attitude with the ability to motivate and lead teams consisting of non-direct reports (leading without authority)

+ Effective presentation skills

+ A bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering

+ A PMP Certification is a plus

Fellowes Brands – A Family Business Since 1917

For over a century, Fellowes has been committed to positively impacting people through our culture, relationships and solutions. We have evolved toward relevance with each decade and generation, responding to a constantly changing world. Today, we are on an ambitious journey to grow our influence and impact in enhancing and maximizing work experiences worldwide. We are a “Brand on the Move” and remain committed to finding new ways to help people work better and feel better.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

Fellowes, Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from any agencies that have not signed a mutual service agreement. All unsolicited resumes will be considered Fellowes’ property, and Fellowes will not be obligated to pay a referral fee. This includes resumes submitted directly to hiring managers without contacting the Talent Acquisition Department.

ID: 4190

Street: 1789 Norwood Avenue

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Job Posting: JC237028188

Posted On: Mar 27, 2023

Updated On: Sep 18, 2023

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