Product Manager

  • location: Des Plaines, IL
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $100,000 - $115,000 per year
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Product Manager

Permanent position: Product Development Manager opportunity with a manufacturing client located in the Des Plaines, IL area. Managing a small team of Engineers and a Designer this position will be responsible for the full life cycle development of all new products. This position is bonus eligible.

Responsibilities for the Product Manager
  • Lead the Product Development engineering function from a clean sheet of paper through manufacturing
  • Establish budget and timeline for engineering projects in conjunction with the project lead
  • Reviews status of engineering projects and adjusts resources as necessary
  • Assist engineers in project budget development and oversee progress through the project
  • Evaluate competitive products and investigate new materials and technology
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements for the Product Manager

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering ( Mechanical preferred )
  • Approximately 8 years of progressive experience as a design or project engineer
  • Experience managing a project from concept through launch including responsibility for timing and cost
  • Understanding of basic financial calculations - ROI, NPV, payback analysis, etc.
  • Pro Engineer, Windchill, SAP, Outlook, and Microsoft Office software experience (CAD system administration is a plus)
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be able to keep a project on track and constructively push things along with the team as needed

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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