Project Manager - New Product Development

About us

Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX:DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products company. Dorel Juvenile’s powerfully branded products include global juvenile brands Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco, Bébé Confort and Infanti. Dorel Industries Inc. has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs approximately 10,000 people in facilities located in twenty-five countries worldwide. We are continuously extending our leading market position and believe team spirit, personal drive, and accountability can make a real difference in achieving the sustainable growth essential to our future. We research, design, develop, and test our products in-house, giving employees opportunities to gain inter-departmental experience. Our aim is to introduce and grow talent at all levels of our organization. Our global organization and our international supplier and customer base, allow employees to collaborate with juvenile colleagues and partners from all over the world. Working at Dorel Juvenile means having a real impact on people’s lives. Come join our team…together we care about the precious lives of children.

Your mission

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our team in Columbus, IN. You will be responsible for for devising, organizing and implementing product development projects that are complex by nature, ensuring delivery on time, within budget, and consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

Key responsibilities

Structure the complex strategic projects and draft the associated documents. Define the role and the responsibilities of each participants in the projects and arbitrate the disputes. Lead the project team and monitor the schedules, deadlines, budgets and process. Ensure the proper use of project support tools. Bring a "helicopter" view to the people involved in the projects. Lead the deployment of projects, consolidate reporting of multidisciplinary activities and adapt communication to the different partners in the monitoring committees. Actively participate in the continuous improvement of project management within the organization. Coordinate definition of new initiatives/projects in order to improve the profitability New Product Development on the product category.

Your profile

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Project Management or Industrial Design. Must have at least three years’ experience in a project management role, managing projects from conceptualization through delivery, on time and on budget. 2+ years in consumer products manufacturing as a PM or in a product development related field preferred. Working knowledge of plastic part design, electronics and fabric development. Experience working with domestic and global (Chinese) manufacturing. Experience working with globally distributed project teams in a matrix environment. Embrace an environment that's cutting edge and changing all in the name of improvement. Entrepreneurial mindset, with a bias for customer-focused innovation. PMP Certification a plus along with CSM or other Scrum experience. Working understanding of regulatory requirements for UL, FDA, FCC preferred. Fluent in Microsoft Office suite (comfortable in Visio and MSP a plus). Experienced with PPM, PLM, ERP/MRP databases. Exceptional oral & written communication skills with an ability to elicit results from cross-functional teams.

Are you ready to grow with us?

The people behind our products and brands make Dorel an even stronger company. We are extending our leading market position and believe team spirit, personal drive and accountability can make a real difference in achieving sustainable growth. This is essential to our future. We invite you to grow with us!


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