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Sr. NPD Project Leader

Company: KOHLER
Location: Kohler
Posted on: July 4, 2024

Job Description:

Sr. NPD Project LeaderWork Mode: -HybridLocation: -Hybrid in -Kohler, WIOpportunityAs a member of a New Product Development project team:

Focus on categories within Toilets and Seats for North America and Global projects. Lead product development teams to launch innovative new products and improve the quality, performance and/or cost of existing products.Manage cross functional teams using the KBDP new product development process through market launch. Drive each Program to defined metrics.Develop and manage the project budget with the team including development expense, capital tooling and expense tooling. Guide the team to develop new products that meet cost targets.Develop and monitor project schedules and adhere to the KBDP process. -Manage deliverables and tasks within each phase of a project. Anticipates and manages tasks/risks within each project. - Participate in performance expectations and evaluations for cross functional teams. Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced team members as needed.Communicate to senior management on project status, execution plans, and process.Define and facilitate decision-making process for development teams. Coaches project team personnel to develop and implement cross-functional solutions to complex issues.Establish and maintain relationships with senior management for the purpose of aligning NPD objectives and removing obstacles for project completion.Drive improvements in creative problem solving and continually improve the KBDP process and organization. Specific ResponsibilitiesProject Management:
Lead regional and global projects of moderate-to-high complexity, risk and business impact.Provide structure and leadership for solving technically complex design and business problems.Proactively identify and plan for project risks, communicating risk clearly, early and appropriately to management.Managing your assigned projects' timing and financial adherence to plan. - Leadership
Challenge project teams to achieve innovative solutions. Willing and successful in taking moderate risk. Identify opportunities for organizational and process change.Work effectively when organizational structure or processes are unclear or conflicting.Lead brainstorming discussions.Able to facilitate & resolve conflict and problem solving.Decision-making
Make decisions with moderate levels of ambiguity. Chooses appropriate action and alternatives with rationale - that is consistent with facts, constraints, and predicted consequences. Take independent action with insight into global and regional business impact.Willing to speak up and raise concern in global and regional settings.Provide options, scenarios and recommendations to overcome obstacles.Skills/Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a product development related discipline (e.g. Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, or Design) with a minimum of 8 years of experience in concurrent product development (project management, product design, process engineering or manufacturing engineering). - Must demonstrate the capability to build cohesive high-performance teams, improve development processes and communicate effectively with associates and executives. Global product development experience is preferred but not required. Ability to travel 10-20% including international.#LI-SC2
#LI-HybridThe salary range for this position is $98,900 - $125,600. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location. Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k.Why Choose Kohler? - -
We empower each associate to #BecomeMoreAtKohler with a competitive total rewards package to support your health and wellbeing, access to career growth and development opportunities, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and a strong culture of innovation. With more than 30,000 bold leaders across the globe, we're driving meaningful change in our mission to help people live gracious, healthy, and sustainable lives. -


About Us -
It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran. - If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact kohlerjobs@kohler.com. - Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. - - -

Keywords: KOHLER, Sheboygan , Sr. NPD Project Leader, Other , Kohler, Wisconsin

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