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Sr.Project Engineer

Location: 

Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  567
Job Type: 

We are a global team of 6000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.

 

 

Position Summary:

 

This position is responsible for independently managing the overall New Product Development program activities for assigned Edgewell Sun, Skin or Grooming projects, ensuring project schedules, product performance and budgets are met. This involves analyzing project requirements, formulating feasible options, developing recommendations for an optimum solution, and managing the implementation of the approved solution. A colleague in this position would manage cross-functional teams, resources, and program budgets for small, medium and large size projects

 

Accountabilities

 

  • Leads, manages and implements projects on time and within budget, by utilizing appropriate Program Management tools and systems;
  • Establishes and communicates clear program scope, objectives, goals, and gains stakeholder & team alignment;
  • Insures the proper resources are assigned to the project;
  • Develops project plans/schedule with cross functional team input;
  • Assigns tasks, manages schedules and maintains priorities for assigned projects;
  • Responsible for creating stage-gate contract documents and submitting for electronic approvals by management to proceed to next phase of project(s);
  • Responsible for determining capital and technical project expense requirements for a project. Completes and submits CAR (Capital Appropriation Request) to management for approvals;
  • Tracks the efforts & progress of the project team and insures visibility of progress and successful completion of project through use of appropriate project tracking tools, timelines, team meetings, etc.;
  • Fosters teamwork and synergy, creativity, and prudent risk taking to maximize effectiveness. Fosters individual empowerment by delegating appropriate responsibility, authority and accountability;
  • Partners with the appropriate Global Business Manager to ensure project solutions are consistent with brand essence and guidelines and that marketing timelines and deliverables for a project are integrated with technical timeline and deliverables to meet launch objectives;
  • Works with the team members in developing solutions to issues that arise during the progress of the project.  Ability to anticipate and collaborate to address risk prior to becoming an issue;
  • Effectively utilize resources outside of the team (on an as needed basis) as required to address and solve problems as they arise;
  • Takes corrective action when projects are not on track for targeted completion;
  • Elevates issues according to a standard protocol when they are not being solved or attended to at the project level;
  • Work to insure risks within a project are clearly defined, mitigated, and communicated to team and appropriate levels of management;
  • Types of projects to be managed are small to medium New Product Development, Commercial, & Cost Savings;
  • May also perform additional duties as assigned

Required Education, Skills and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or the Sciences; other degree concentrations may be considered if candidate has strong technical background and experience;
  • At least 8 years’ experience in a related technical and/or business responsibility at the professional level;
  • If applying without PMP certification, must be willing to obtain within 9 months of beginning employment;

Desirable Education, Skills and Experience

 

  • Degree in Engineering or the Sciences highly preferred;
  • 2 years’ experience having worked in a regulated manufacturing environment;
  • PMP Certification;
  • Proven leadership, strategic abilities, ability to work autonomously;
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, presentation) and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with various functional groups within the organization and external agencies;
  • Ability to influence the decision- making process while balancing strategic and financial factors and priorities;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills;  
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment;
  • Demonstrated change management, negotiating and conflict resolution skills.

 

 

 

 

Working Relationships

 

  • Key relationships internally will include Internal & external Manufacturing, Purchasing, Quality, R&D, Finance, Planning, Marketing, Package Development, Technical Services, Regulatory, Operations, Legal and Regional Markets, Global and Regional IT, and Global Supply Chain.
  • External engagement may include 3rd party suppliers and/or agency partners.
  • Works closely with Program Manager/Director for guidance and key decision making.

 

Work Environment

  • Requires some travel, approximately 5% - 15% of time (varies by project).
  • Frequent communication across global locations when required, specifically with teams responsible for design, development, quality testing or implementation of a new product.

 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

 

 


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