Project Manager, New Product Development

Watts Water Technologies in Fort Worth, TX

  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $153,680.00 - 153,680.00 / Year*
position filled
The Project Manager is responsible to lead New Product Development (NPD) projects for the Watts Heating & Hot Water Solutions (HHWS) platform. Reporting to the Manager, Project Management Office (PMO). The Project Manager will work cross-functionally to execute and deliver NPD projects on time, within budget, with adherence to the commercial specification.
The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day project oversight including but not limited to; managing projects through the NPD Stage Gate process and applying project management fundamentals. The Project Manager will implement project management tools, dashboards and metrics to successfully facilitate and deliver on the NPD project portfolio.


Project Management:
  • Lead new product development efforts utilizing the Stage Gate process from concept to post-launch.
  • Ensure key stakeholders/team members follow a structured and repeatable process from ideation, business case/commercial specification, engineering/production validation, to market launch and post-launch close out.
  • Facilitate creation of project plan with required budget, resources, detailed project schedule, defined critical milestones and aligned with Stage Gate deliverables.
  • Establish project scope, schedule and resource plan while ensuring clear definition and alignment across all stakeholders.
  • Maintain detailed resource plan to meet project timeline, work closely with functional managers to allocate required resources to achieve milestones on time.
  • Identify project risks/issues and develop contingency plans to mitigate impact on schedule or scope throughout project lifecycle.
  • Schedule and lead all required project gate review meetings with gatekeepers.
  • Facilitate and share lessons learned to ensure proliferation of knowledge and best practices implementation across the organization.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed
NPD Process Management:
  • Implement and improve PMO processes, procedures and tools based on Watts Stage Gate and PMBOK methodologies.
  • Develop and maintain project KPIs for schedules, budget and resource allocation.
  • Assist in improving organization s ability to manage multiple complex and large projects on schedule and under budget.
  • Assist in the Idea Generation process including facilitating periodic core team reviews.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned or needed.
  • Bachelor s degree in Engineering or Business with 3+ years of experience and at least 1 year of Program/Project Management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven track record in managing new product development, introduction and product life cycle
  • Proficient with project management tools WBS, Logic Network, Gantt Chart
  • Computer efficiency Intermediate level in MS Office suite including Project and Visio as well as Adobe Acrobat
  • PMP certificate a plus but not required
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to effectively discuss both commercial and technical aspects of a project to all stakeholders, including executive level communication
  • Excellent facilitation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent planning, organization, time management and structured thinking skills
  • Ability to perform on a strategic and tactical level
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of product development, project management and ability to lead teams in execution of these methodologies
  • Ability to inspire, mentor/coach and build a high-performance cross-functional team in a matrix organization
  • Ability to travel up to 25%
PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • While performing duties of the job, employee is required to; sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and talk and hear
  • Employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Office working environment
  • Noise level is minimal
  • Required to wear safety glasses, safety shoes and utilize other safety equipment as required while present on the shop floor

Must be eligible to work for any employer in the USA without the need of a Sponsor or Transfer now or in the future .

  • Collaborate Across Workgroup
  • Initiate Positive Change
  • Deliver High Quality Results
  • Focus on the Customer

    5. Develops Self & Others

    6. Accountability

    By linking this application to your LinkedIn profile, you agree that you consent to Watts and any of its affiliates, divisions, and/or third party service providers accessing and using the information on your LinkedIn profile for the purposes of assessing your application.

    Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Associated topics: chief program officer, cpo, manage, manager, management, monitor, product manager, project manager, relationship manager, task

* Estimated salary

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