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R&D Project Manager - Danvers/Remote

Apply Job ID REF7735Y Date posted 08/30/2022 Address 30 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA Job Type Full-time Job Status Exempt
  • ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with revenues totaling $14.1 billion in 2019. The company’s seven industry-leading segments leverage the unique ITW Business Model to drive solid growth with best-in-class margins and returns in markets where highly innovative, customer-focused solutions are required. ITW’s approximately 45,000 dedicated colleagues around the world thrive in the company’s decentralized and entrepreneurial culture. www.itw.com

Polymers & Fluids segment is composed of highly branded products serving diverse markets that require value-added, differentiated solutions. These product offerings include adhesives, sealants, coatings, lubricants, additives, and cleaners for Transportation, Electronics, automotive aftermarket, MRO, Industrial Cleaning and Lubrication, New Energy, and Marine industry customers with unique needs. ITW differentiates through leading brand positions, technology, and innovation, and strong focus on specific niche opportunities. PPF East Asia is a division with regional headquarter in China and we have operations cross Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and countries in Southeast Asia.

 


The ITW Performance Polymers Project Manager reports to the R&D Director and is responsible for leading cross-functional teams in the new product development (NPD) effort to bring new and innovative products from idea to deployment. This role will apply project management best practice knowledge, tools, methodologies, and techniques to meet or surpass the needs and expectations of all stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple NPD projects through all phases of the Innovation Framework. Collaborate with functional leads to plan and execute NPD projects including defining requirements, developing schedules, resource planning, product and project cost control, business case, risk management, develop the product needs specification, risk analysis, technical feasibility, and other requirements.  Facilitate project team meetings, track project progress identifying critical path, tasks and communicate project status regularly and as required.
  • Lead and implement best practices & enable continuous improvements in the NPD process.
  • Manage and drive meaningful metrics that measure progress thru the Innovation Pipeline: Vitality Index, Project Phase Cycle times, Product life Cycle Cost, Idea tracking & others.
  • Develop detailed project and resource plans across assigned projects within the portfolio and dynamically track project progress across the portfolio.

Promote, support, and adhere to all safety and quality related policies and procedures

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science.
  • PMP Certification is preferred.
  • 5-10+ years of experience in managing R&D projects in specialty chemicals, coatings, adhesives, plastics and/or polymeric materials industry which may include a few years of product development experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results within a collaborative team environment and to gain alignment and develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated project-planning and project-management skills
  • Ability to define a problem, gather data to draw conclusions and develop appropriate plans to address.
  • Strong change management, analytical, problem solving, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of Stage Gate process and discipline to drive projects thru the product development pipeline.  Track record of driving meaningful time-to-market improvements in Stage Gate process.
  • Excellent business analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management, prioritization abilities and project management.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with experience in communicating and working with a remote staff.
  • Willing to travel when necessary.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a technical discipline, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science.
  • MBA and/or Advanced degree preferred.

 

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  

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At ITW, we value our colleagues' unique perspectives, experiences, and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential.

Equal Opportunities

ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Read more information here.

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