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Associate Manager, Project Management

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 16524 Apply

As the Associate Manager, Project Management, Products (GPM) you will be responsible for delivering projects in the End-to-End (E2E) New Product Development (NPD) process. This position will guide the team through the NPD Process, ensuring deliverables, success criteria, timing, and risk/mitigation profile is clear and executed.

You will have accountability for identification of process or principle deviations, initiating trade-off and escalation discussions, and leveraging the visual performance management process to maintain project progress to goals. The GPM drives integration with the regional execution, aligned with business commitments.

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leverage business acumen to understand market and category dynamics to optimize business results; Demonstrate SCJ Success Drivers and establish a “Mindset to Win” Culture
  • Execute the technical plan and coordinates activities of functional team members to execute validation test plans that will meet commitments of key technical deliverables
  • Influence others to drive project progress in functional area
  • Model strong R&D functional skills, including appropriate skills in effective communication, financial acumen, integrated risk management, project management, quality, robustness, regulation & safety, scientific rigor, and technical curiosity
  • Demonstrate the ability to pivot between working with a front-end team operating in ambiguity and operating in execution
  • Apply rigorous timeline and risk management practices to effectively manage technical and timeline risks
  • Apply root cause analysis and problem-solving skills to identify the most critical factors that impact successful project implementation
  • Draw on scientific and functional expertise to enable successful development and commercialization
  • Provide consistent communication with cross-functional team and internal stakeholders
  • Participate in the PM Community of Practice

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in the development and commercialization of consumer product goods, OR a master’s degree with at least 3 years relevant work experience
  • At least 2 years of NPD Project Management experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Proven track record working with design and manufacturing partners outside the organization
  • Ability to create and utilize development methods and tools, such as DOEs, to solve technical problems and deliver claims
  • Technical breadth and depth in product development and commercialization, global products experience, technology trends, competitive and IP landscape, systems, analytical test methods, sustainability, and leveraging external technologies
  • Self-driven, results-oriented with a clear focus on high quality and timely delivery of objectives
  • Natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance and is reliable, tolerant, determined, and empathic communicator
  • Excellent communicator with track record of presenting ideas with courage and conviction
  • Excellent project management skills

Job Requirements:

  • Full time
  • 0-10% travel
  • Office Environment
  • Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice as assigned by the Manager. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the position remains at-will.

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to SCJHR@scj.com. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.

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