Project Manager (New Product Development) Job

Job:Innovation/Prod Design/NPD
Primary Location:Lancaster,Pennsylvania
Relocation Offered: No

Employment Status:Full-Time
Travel:25%
Pay Grade:11/12

As our Project Manager - New Product Development (NPD), you will provide project management expertise and leadership in all aspects of the product development process - from business case development through commercialization. Additionally, you will be responsible for routinely interacting with business leadership, manufacturing management, product managers, technical experts, sales, marketing, finance, vendors, suppliers, and customers.

What you'll be doing:
  • Manage the execution of assigned development projects for AWI
  • Ensure the effective and disciplined use of the Armstrong Project Management Process and related sub-processes by all project team and functional support members
  • Achieve targeted safety, cost, quality, schedule and performance objectives of all assigned projects
  • Develop and care for project budgets within agreed upon targets
  • Support Product Managers and other key functional leaders in the development of business cases and other key process related documentation
  • Develop and care for project metrics that monitor project performance against established objectives
  • Develop and care for approved project resource plans for all assigned projects
  • Provide proactive, effective communication on project activities to all key business stakeholders
  • Participate in selected leadership and functional staff meetings to keep key stakeholders aware of project activities, changes, issues, etc.
  • Network with other Project Managers to ensure best practices are shared
  • Work collaboratively with all levels of AWI's manufacturing organization and outside third party vendors / suppliers to provide new technology solutions
  • Use LEAN principles to improve the overall effectiveness of process development activities
  • Support the development of AWI front-end processes and the queue of innovation opportunities
  • Engage with product managers, market research and customers to secure necessary VOC input to business cases and NPD projects
  • This position could require significant travel depending on assignments and project phases


What will make you successful:
  • Bachelors' degree in a technical discipline or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Prior experience in project management with demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Outstanding communication skills at all levels of the organization and across all functional units
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and on budget


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in a lean manufacturing environment
  • Experiencer with Agile principles
  • Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt training
  • Project Management certification
  • Excellent knowledge of Tableau, Minitab MS Project and other Microsoft applications


Why Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions.At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, Armstrong World Industries offers interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces. We built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.

Benefits Package
  • Standard benefit package offerings: Medical, dental, prescription drugs, life insurance
  • Long term disability coverage
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Product discount programs
  • 401k Match


About the Location (Lancaster, PA):

Located in South Central Pennsylvania, Lancaster is ideally situated for easy access to major metropolitan cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City. Lancaster offers a vibrant arts and entertainment community with wonderful historic sites, B&Bs, museums, world class shopping, entertainment venues and restaurants.

Equal Opportunity Employer:AWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans

Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact AWI employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

AWI will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to AWI, including unsolicited resumes sent to an AWI mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to AWI employees, or to AWI's resume database will be considered AWI property. AWI will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. AWI will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

AWI will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed AWI contract in place specific to the positionfor whichthe resume was submitted.

Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by AWI's Corporate Talent Acquisition Manager or his or her designee. No other AWI employee is authorized to bind AWI to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters.By submitting a candidate to AWI, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.

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