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Project Manager, New Product Development Resume

Maumee, OhiO

SUMMARY:

Vision - driven professional with keen business sense and expertise in professional project management, product engineering, team leadership, and cost containment. Strengths include retail management and technical procurement. Recognized as a pacesetter who advances best-in-class programs and projects from inception to completion to achieve excellence. Champion of change; initiate, drive, and sustain continuous process improvements. Effective communicator; interact with all levels of an organization. Thrive on tackling steep challenges.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE:

  • Project Management
  • Product Management & Development
  • Procurement / Inventory
  • Cost Containment
  • Financial Analysis
  • Vendor Relations
  • ISO Compliance
  • Pricing / Negotiations
  • Process Improvements
  • Lean Management
  • Budget Management
  • Talent Acquisition & Development

CAREER SYNOPSIS:

Confidential, Maumee, Ohio

Project Manager, New Product Development

Responsibilities:

  • Led cross-functional teams in the development of new products for the retail, wholesale, and innovation business units.
  • Introduced and implemented Project Management Institute methods.
  • Spearheaded new product projects and led process improvement initiatives and technological advancements within the Project Delivery Excellence team.
  • Unified and motivated team members to advance project initiatives.
  • Influenced team to discover the unknowns, evaluate, and prioritize.
  • Cultivated an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Worked with commercialization team to re-plan lite frame project that was in trouble.
  • Established solid documented scope, fully defined risk register and schedule based on work breakdown structure.
  • Reduced impact from 20 weeks down to 6 weeks and kept additional spend on capital within original budget.

Confidential, Archbold, Ohio

Project Manager, New Product Development

Responsibilities:

  • Led cross-functional teams in the development of new products to include the largest new product introduction in the company’s history that supported the worship market.
  • Introduced and implemented the lean new product development concept.
  • Spearheaded new product projects and led product data management project facilitation to support future company growth.
  • Motivated team members to advance project initiatives.
  • Optimized and maximized the value proposition of each project for the overall organization.
  • Used agile project management method with project team to fully define scope, document project risks, and establish schedule utilizing swimlanes
  • Team successfully launched curved wood pews within 1.5 years with a second round launch of upholstered pews a year later.
  • Product was very well received by customers and exceeded sales expectation by 50%.

Confidential, Archbold, Ohio

Procurement Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Promoted to lead new product projects, software implementations, and lean initiatives.
  • Developed suppliers on the lift-side of the business, supporting approximately $25M in annual sales.
  • Managed suppliers; negotiated pricing and warranty agreements, and developed and validated new suppliers.
  • Participated in quality audits of new and existing suppliers.
  • Managed project ($1.8M capital spend, expected yearly sales at full launch of $26M) involving technical procurement of custom electronic and hydraulic components, and laser cut/bent steel components, for new line of towable and self-propelled boom lifts for the rental market. Team was able bring 5 trailer boom models and 2 self-propelled boom models to market successfully over a period of 4.5 years, much faster than the industry standard.

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