Illinois Tool Works, Inc. New Product Development Project Manager in San Luis Obispo, California

New Product Development Project Manager at ITW

Job Description

Position at ITW Global Tire Repair

ITW Global Tire Repair (Slime, Fix a Flat & Genuine Innovations) is looking a for a NPD Project Manager who's core responsibility will be managing the launch of new products via the management of all aspects of the business that pertain to development and setup.

The position will also be responsible for:

  • Developing product cost down strategies and implementing changes via value engineering and value analysis

  • Supplier communication

  • Creation of prototypes

  • Work closely with the following areas:

  • Innovation

  • R&D

  • Production

  • Marketing

  • SalesThis position reports to the Manager of Innovation and New Product Development

    Detailed Duties and Responsibilities

Detailed Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Product Development -
  • Manage bringing new products to market

  • Product specifications creation and maintenance

  • Production setup/work instructions

  • Timeline creation and maintenance

  • Supply chain interface and coordination

  • Creation of prototypes

  • ECR management as needed

  • Process or product improvements

  • Technical support for sales

  • Summary reporting

  1. Engineering -
  • Work with the Engineering Manager to develop product cost down strategies and implement changes via VA/VE
  1. R&D -
  • Assist R&D manager as needed in relation to new product development
  1. Other Duties as assigned -
  • Summary reporting

Skills and Specifications

  • Understanding of the NPD, Innovation, R&D, Engineering, and ECR processes as they relate to the organization's products and services.

  • Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office suite.

  • Ability to work within an MRP system.

  • Must have the capability of providing reports to management.

  • Must have the ability to prioritize and complete multiple projects under pressure while meeting competing deadlines.

  • Willingness to work occasional overtime and 'grow” with the company.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit for a long periods of time.

  • This position requires travel up to 20%.

Education and Qualifications

B.S. degree or 5 years practical experience and have a technical mind

Experience working with foreign suppliers is a plus