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Project Manager - Manufacturing

Company: Gables Search Group
Location: Appleton
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

We are working with a company that continues to build new product development leadership capabilities for designing and launching world class welding solutions that provide strong customer value with superior high-performing, durable systems.


This role is a key staff position within the Commercial Welding Platform that requires both strategic and tactical leadership of top platform projects across multiple operating divisions.


Primary responsibility will be to lead new product development in the Commercial Welding Platform by deploying proven methods of project planning and management. Under general direction, this position will be responsible to ensure projects are delivered on-time, within scope, within budget, and stated objectives are met.

  • Lead project teams through all stages of the new product development process including needs assessment, conceptualization, development, and final implementation.
  • Define project scope and objectives, involving relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility.
  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Communicate project status and escalation to leadership as needed.
  • Conduct project meetings and be responsible for project tracking and analysis.
  • Assess, manage, and mitigate project risks.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables.
  • Drive and manage the tollgates.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (preferred), other technical field, or business administration; MBA (preferred)
  • 5-10 years of experience leading product development activities with disciplined development process and project management techniques
  • Strong business acumen and excellent project management skills
  • Strategic mindset with ability to anticipate future trends, while translating those insights into actionable strategy
  • Capable of building credibility and influencing the actions, behaviors, and mindset of others without direct authority
  • Capable of managing large scale, multi-faceted projects across multiple divisions
  • High energy and drive with ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Experience in working with customers and vendors
  • Experience with Agile Project Management is a plus

Keywords: Gables Search Group, Appleton , Project Manager - Manufacturing, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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