Sr. New Product Development Project Leader

Published
February 19, 2024
Location
Kohler

Description

r. New Product Development Project Leader Work Mode Hybrid LocationHybrid at Kohler, WI Opportunity As a member of a New Product Development project team Focus on categories within Kitchen Faucets and Fixtures for North America and Global projects. Lead product development teams to launch innovative new products and improve the quality, performance and/or cost of existing products. Manage cross functional teams using the KBDP new product development process through market launch. Drive each Program to defined metrics. Develop and manage the project budget with the team including development expense, capital tooling and expense tooling. Guide the team to develop new products that meet cost targets. Develop and monitor project schedules and adhere to the KBDP process.Manage deliverables and tasks within each phase of a project. Anticipates and manages tasks/risks within each project.Participate in performance expectations and evaluations for cross functional teams. Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced team members as needed. Communicate to senior management on project status, execution plans, and process. Define and facilitate decision-making process for development teams. Coaches project team personnel to develop and implement cross-functional solutions to complex issues. Establish and maintain relationships with senior management for the purpose of aligning NPD objectives and removing obstacles for project completion. Drive improvements in creative problem solving and continually improve the KBDP process and organization. Specific Responsibilities Project Management Lead regional and global projects of moderate-to-high complexity, risk and business impact. Provide structure and leadership for solving technically complex design and business problems. Proactively identify and plan for project risks, communicating risk clearly, early and appropriately to management Managing your assigned projects' timing and financial adherence to plan.Leadership Challenge project teams to achieve innovative solutions. Willing and successful in taking moderate risk. Identify opportunities for organizational and process change. Work effectively when organizational structure or processes are unclear or conflicting. Lead brainstorming discussions Able to facilitate & resolve conflict and problem solving. Decision-making Make decisions with moderate levels of ambiguity. Chooses appropriate action and alternatives with rationale that is consistent with facts, constraints, and predicted consequences. Take independent action with insight into global and regional business impact. Willing to speak up and raise concern in global and regional settings Provide options, scenarios and recommendations to overcome obstacles Skills/Requirements Bachelor’s degree in a product development related discipline (e.g. Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, or Design) with a minimum of 8 years of experience in concurrent product development (project management, product design, process engineering or manufacturing engineering).Must demonstrate the capability to build cohesive high-performance teams, improve development processes and communicate effectively with associates and executives. Global product development experience is preferred but not required. Ability to travel 10-20% including international#LI-Hybrid #LI-SC2 Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. The salary range for this position is $119,450 - $152,650. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! *Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com. It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com.Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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