Program Manager-Product Development

Company: MRI - The Boston Group ( Learn More )

General Information
4 Year Degree
At least 8 year(s)
Job Description

Located in scenic Portland ME, profitable and growing contract design and manufacturer is seeking a Program Manager (PM) who will lead project teams to manage and meet customer expectations, with ultimate responsibility for on-time, on-budget product execution.

The PM is the day-to-day contact with customers to manage the customer’s project.  The PM also leads internal project teams, including the management of product development team activities, the program schedule, budget, scope and the overall design to program objectives.

Experience in medical device and electronics related products desired.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•With the Sales Team, develop estimates and proposals for new business opportunities as well as proposals and addendums for follow-on work with existing customers.

•Lead customer interactions for individual programs, with a strong focus on customer expectation management.

•Develop and maintain program plans and communicate program status to customer(s) and internal teams.

•Direct and coordinate program activities (schedule adherence, program budget, plan tracking, milestones, scope changes, design-to-cost objectives, plan updates, and weekly team meetings) while leading personnel responsible for specific functions throughout the life cycle phases of program.   Guide successful completion of projects though collaboration with Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and Regulatory Affairs, and outside consultants and suppliers.

•Lead cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.

•Responsible for control and communications of project/program level risks, issue management, and project quality.

•With Engineering, identify and execute opportunities for continual process improvement in product development processes.

•Identify innovation opportunities to add value to individual customers’ programs and products and provide value for company, beyond defined project scope and constraints.








Job Requirements

•B.S. or M.S. required preferably in technical field; PMP certification a plus.

•5-10 years’ experience in a customer-facing product development role.

•Experience in the contract engineering service business preferred.

•Experience with electronic product manufacturing preferred (medical devices desired).

•Experience with all phases of new product development, from concept through commercialization, preferred but not required.

•Proven ability to manage one or more medium-scale projects.

•Must be proficient in the use of MS Project to develop schedules, allocate resources, and establish program budgets.

•Excellent verbal and written communications skills.  Must be able to convey business and technical concepts to a diverse customer base and to internal technical teams in a clear and concise manner.

•Knowledge of business and management principles involved in resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods and coordination of teams with many disciplines ranging from management to staff to technicians.

•Excellent independent work ethic and organizational skills.

•Positive attitude. Problem Solver. Controlled flexibility.

•Understanding of FDA, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 concepts required.

Client offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Local candidates preferred however candidates requiring minimal relocation assistance are encouraged  to apply.