R&D Project Manager


Science and Research

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Maple Grove

Job Type




Salary Range

Based on Experience

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Milwaukee Engineering - (USA) 100 Manpower Place WI Milwaukee , WI 53212



Job Description

The R&D Project Manager directs the product development process from concept through market introduction on a contract basis for client companies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for ultimate results of meeting customer expectations and bringing the customer's product to market

* Leads efforts to analyze current project operations, makes recommendations for improvement and coordinates the decision-making process.

* Uses PM Tools (Timelines, Project schedules, RAID documents, meeting minutes, 4-panels, etc.) to facilitate information flow between team members, senior management and the client.

* Forms the client's single primary point of contact into the company for all R&D project-related matters.

* Responsible for establishing and developing cross-functional teams to support research and development process and may identify optimal opportunities for product.

* Organizes interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget and timeline constraints.

* Interacts internally and externally with senior management requiring negotiation of difficult matters to influence stakeholders both internally and externally.

* Manages and drives drafting and review of client proposals, assists in business development activities and client relationship management.

* Accountable party on administrative or operational matters as it pertains to projects

* Identifies required Design History File requirements and maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases of research and development; including management of scope / scope changes and adherence to quality system documentation requirements.

* Prepares project plans that specify project phases, tasks, task interdependencies, durations, resource assignments, and costs

* Sets project budgets, tracks cost to budget and manages budget for on-cost delivery. Reviews and approves invoices and assesses the company's financial exposure throughout project.

* Conducts risk analysis for products under development, including technical risk of product development success and company risk associated with client engagement

* Coordinates activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure the delivery of supplies or services needed to meet scheduled timelines

* Develops and utilizes program management best practice tools and techniques to best service customers

* Serves as technical lead on applicable projects under management and provide guidance to junior engineers on development deliverables