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Welch Allyn Project Manager, New Product Development

Job Summary:
Project Managers in this role are responsible for leading cross-functional teams in the New Product Development (NPD) effort to bring new and innovative Welch Allyn Products from concept to commercialization. This role will apply Project Management best practice knowledge, tools, methodologies and techniques to meet or surpass the needs and expectations of all stakeholders.
Essential duties and Responsibilities:
Establish and Lead a multidisciplinary team, potentially in globally distributed locations, in the development of new and innovative Welch Allyn Products
Collaborate with cross-functional team members to create and execute Project Plans in accordance with established New Product Development polices and processes
Assign tasks, responsibilities, and accountability to team members to achieve Project and Product goals
Responsible for achieving product quality goals, time-to-market objectives, and meeting product and project cost targets
Manage labor, expense, and capital expenditures to multi-million-dollar project budgets
Monitor Project and Product status and commitments and ensure appropriate Change Management techniques are utilized to assess and address identified variances.
Perform holistic assessments of change requests
Conduct Gate Reviews and routinely interact with Senior Management and other stakeholders to communicate project status per the established Project Communications Plan
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline required; with experience in at least one of electronics, optics, injection molded plastics, software, requirements definition, or testing preferred
Minimum of 4-7 years of experience; with 2 plus years' experience as a new product development leader of multidisciplinary teams and partner / contract management
Experience with application of Lean Enterprise Tools & Methodologies to improve processes and increase effectiveness a plus
Applied knowledge of FDA and international medical device regulations or experience with other highly regulated industry
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Qualifications and Skills:
Demonstrated Project Management skills including project scheduling, resource allocation and management, risk management, project finances, and partner / contract management
Proven ability to lead, influence, and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve challenging goals
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to promote team interaction and execution
Strong business acumen
Strong written and oral communication skills
Effective computer skills (Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Project Management certification (PMP) preferred

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