Senior Industrial Design Project Manager
The Senior Industrial Design Project Manager (PM) will be part of the Design Operations team, supporting the Design Organization. Design Operations is responsible for program management, stakeholder management, resourcing and planning initiatives.
The position is responsible for actively managing multiple time-sensitive, highly visible and complex workstreams simultaneously; proactively solving issues, conducting assessments, making recommendations and initiating improvements; managing relationships and expectations of a large set of internal stakeholders across different organizations.
location: New York, New York
job type: Contract
salary: $55 - 60 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
This position requires a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience in areas such as project management, industrial design, product design, digital media or creative, app/web development and stakeholder management. Also required is the ability to be self-directed, and to manage multiple deliverables in a dynamic environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage programs or portfolios for Industrial Design led workstreams, facilitate and lead processes to drive effective project execution, support collaborations with the other project workstreams and align with Senior Management.
Identify risks and issues impacting Industrial Design led workstreams, maintain internal risk and issue logs, and collaborate with Product Management and Stakeholders to drive timely issue resolution on the program level.
Work with cross-functional stakeholders and the Program Management Office to proactively identify dependencies impacting Industrial Design workstreams, maintain internal dependency tracker, and communicate to the Design functional team and leadership.
Be a single point of contact for design & key partners.
Required Skills & Experience:
BA degree desired (in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Sciences, Communication Design, or related disciplines); PMP Certification a plus.
Minimum of 5 years working and hands-on knowledge of Project Management, Product Design, Industrial Design and/or management.
Highly effective communication skills (both written and verbal) and organizational agility.
Strong analytical and effective problem-solving skills to identify, create and lead improvement opportunities, evaluate options, and develop solutions.
Ability to work independently and make sound business decisions with limited direction; self-management a must.
Well organized, detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to prioritize activities, establish realistic timelines/milestones and achieve results while demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of management including Senior Leaders.
Advanced familiarity and experience Google Suite, with the ability to create professional and creative presentations.
Familiarity with design and prototyping tools including Sketch, InVision, Framer, Principle, Flinto, and Figma, with an interest in exploring new tools and processes
Willingness to travel to Basking Ridge NJ or 140 West NY offices as needed
skills: Industrial Design Project Manager
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