Title: LCM Project Manager
Location: Bothell, WA
Duration: 6 Months
A Life Cycle Management (LCM) Project Manager is responsible and accountable for change activities after initial Product Development milestone "Project End" until "End of Life" meeting project timing and quality requirements. He/she leads one or more multidisciplinary team(s) (Category Marketing Manager (CMM), regulatory/approbations engineer, purchasing, Supplier Quality Engineer, packaging project managers, global supply centers etc.) to create and execute project plans to ensure newly created product configurations are released on time and global supply chain driving to produce to meet market launch windows. LCM Project Managers also work closely with Product Engineers in Product Development projects to manage product configurations and set up new products at global supply centers.
• Management of commercial change initiatives in LCM as approved by Change Review Board
• Management of packaging configuration/release activities in support of Product Development projects.
• Translate change requests (quality improvements, cost reductions, technical changes, and commercial changes) into realistic project plans in consultation with other parties involved.
• Staff the change team(s) in cooperation with the resource managers; specify the capacity resources to be used.
• Define and arrange the necessary external support for change activities.
• Monitor, assure, and report the progress of change activities to different stakeholders / review meetings (e.g. CMM’s, Country Organizations, Sr. Management, etc.)
• Identify problems early and lead cross functional teams in their timely resolution
• Create and update changes into complete Technical Product Documentation packages in the Product Data Management (PDM) system to ensure documentation is full and complete for production.
• Manage all end-of-life activities for existing products including production and purchased parts.
• Responsible for accurate assessments of cost and production impacts for LCM changes
• Prioritize workload to ensure all projects completed per agreed schedules
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Master’s degree preferred.
• 5+ years industry experience in project management, configuration management and/or logistics management
• Able to lead projects to industrialize new consumer product finished goods into packaging sites at remote locations (global)
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with global sales organizations and packaging facilities
• Experience with creation of consumer product finished goods configurations
• Exceptional communication skills for managing remote teams of many nationalities.
• Strong project management skills, including team building, development of and managing to a schedule, demonstrated ability to address problems proactively.
• Strong time management skills to prioritize and manage many concurrent projects to ensure all meet required timelines
• Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint and Project
• Project management. PMP preferred.
• Experience with high volume manufacturing supply chain and logistics processes
• Experience with BoM (Bill of Materials) creation and structures (Product Data Management system experience desired)
• Experience with FDA-regulated medical device manufacturing helpful