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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Project Manager III at Waterpik in Fort Collins, Colorado

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Role Summary

The Project Manager is to lead New Product Development teams in the successful development of Consumer Durable Goods product or products. Successful completion is defined as satisfying the product requirement document, meeting product and project costs, and completing the project on schedule to meet overall business objectives and strategy. Provide technical leadership to the cross-functional team.

Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Provide tactical leadership to New Product Development teams in achieving project goals. Use a proactive, positive and assertive leadership style that is consistent with the Company mission and philosophy. Be a passionate advocate of the cross functional team approach to rapid product development, apply concurrent engineering principles, assess and manage project and product risks and prepare contingency plans as required.

  • Coordinate selection of a multi-discipline, cross-functional project teams (Engineering, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Purchasing, Customer Service, Suppliers, etc.) with functional managers. Ensure that the appropriate resources are identified and committed to the project to insure its success.

  • Leads cross-functional development team (Engineering, Marketing, Operations, Quality, Purchasing, Customer Service, Suppliers, etc.) to ensure successful completion of project.

  • Responsible for identifying and managing all cross-functional deliverables associated with the definition, development and introduction of successful new products. Lead, manage, and focus the activities of each core team member and also identify and manage extended resources (including identification, selection, and management of out sourced resources) required to support the project deliverables.

  • Ensure effective communication with team members, team sponsors, leadership and functional managers about project status, risks, contingency and mitigation plans. This would include, but not be limited to, monthly Go-To-Market review updates, project milestone review meetings, weekly NPD meetings, and supplier conference calls, etc.

  • Perform post-assessment of cycle time, project costs, project schedule, successes and failures.

  • Forecast, plan, and control internal and external resources (financial costs, people, assets, consultants, etc.) achieve required project objectives. Forecast, plan, and control the baseline project metrics of: Project Schedule, Project Budget, Product Performance, and Product Cost.

  • Understand and apply appropriate new product development tools such as DFM/A, FMEA, scheduling, brainstorming, design of experiments and other statistical evaluation methods, etc. Stay current on new trends in new product development and apply as appropriate. Document project methods and suggest improvements in the product development process.

  • Responsible for following quality system procedures. Assists in procedure development when required. Ensures product quality and take appropriate action when non-conformances are identified. Keeps accurate records as required.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

  • Conduct all activities in a manner which is at all times fair, moral, ethical and legal.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, or approved equivalent

  • 7-10 years’ experience in product development and project leadership is required.

  • Experience with aspects of new product development including engineering, marketing, finance, manufacturing, quality function deployment, etc.

  • Demonstrated skill in project management and project management software.

  • Experience in Consumer Durable Goods product development. Specifically with Plastic Injection Molded parts and Electronic Control Systems.

  • Experience working with Asian manufacturing companies in New Product Development and Manufacturing.

Required Training

  • No specific training is required. PMP Certification is desirable.

Other Qualifications & Physical Requirements

  • Some international travel is expected. (10%-25% travel)

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Business Category Director – Operations.

Supervisory Duties: No direct reports, however, will need to lead team members toward the successful execution of project tasks and ultimately to production and commercialization of new products.

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters, Water Pik and FLAWLESS®. Founded in 1846, we have operations globally and are listed in the S&P 500.