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Program Manager (Product Development)

Herman Miller
Holland, MI
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Program Manager (Product Development)-18278

Position Description:

You can make a salary. Or you can make a difference. Or you can work as a Program Manager (Product Development) at Herman Miller and make both.

About this Opportunity
As a Program Manager (Product Development), you'll have Product Development team leadership responsibility of New Product Commercialization (NPC) projects. You will represent the Product Development functions to NPC core teams and provide leadership to Product Development sub-teams. You will speak for all disciplines within the Product Development arena as you provide representation and leadership, including Project Management, Design, Engineering, and a variety of technical support services (CAD, prototyping, Performance Engineers, etc.).You'll orchestrate the participation of various Product Development disciplines against objectives defined by the core team or corporate product strategy. Your typical assigned programs will be complex in nature and support key product strategies. Emphasis in your work will be placed on teamwork, leadership, and approaching project adjectives with a business development attitude, bent for success.

What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...
  • Assimilate guidance and support to designers in the NPC process. You will ensure the engineering feasibility and manufacturing producibility of new or improved products.
  • Ensure engineering specifications per ISO guidelines to meet product definition and build objectives. You'll also recommend and/or develop performance criteria, test methods, and quality control parameters based on customer integrated criteria establishment.
  • Direct the project activities of support staff and corporate team members. You will review and approve the work of assigned support staff and provide input on performance evaluations.
  • Direct project planning per NPC guidelines, including identifying and organizing assigned resources, establishing a project schedule, and providing input into the development of project and product strategies.
  • Lead one or more project teams as assigned.
  • Maintain communication with designers on an assigned product line to ensure that the design intent is maintained throughout the development process.
  • Manage the product design and development process from opportunity assessment through realization and integration to ongoing business. You will ensure completion within established time and budget guidelines and acceptable financial returns, and that quality products satisfy relevant customer criteria.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
  • Work closely with and encourage team participation with all functional areas within Herman Miller, with an added focus on contracted designer relationships, customers, and our extensive supplier network.

Sound Like You?
You might be just who we’re looking for if you have...
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Design, or Business, and you are seeking a Master's degree.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience with the product development process.
  • A minimum of four years of project management experience.
  • Successfully completed two product development projects.
  • A PMP Certification (Project Management Professional).
  • Completed 120 points in continuing education (credits defined by Master's degree programs, seminars, training programs, etc.).
  • A Level 2 proficiency as defined in the Product Development Project Management Career Ladder.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
  • Initiative, business acumen, adaptability, and tenacity to persevere in challenging assignments.
  • The ability to perform all essential job functions with or without accommodations.

Who We Are
At Herman Miller, our unique culture represents the collective attitudes, ideas, and experiences of the people who work here. We focus on protecting the environment, impacting our communities, exceeding the expectations of our customers through high quality products, and championing diversity in all areas of the business, and together we are on a journey toward a better world. We support the well-being of our employees in and outside of work by providing a variety of opportunities including award-winning work-life integration resources, development programs, complex health and wellness offerings, and much more.

Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, we have relied on innovative design for over 100 years to solve problems for people wherever they work, live, learn, and heal.

Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Shift: First
Primary Location United States-Michigan-Holland


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