Kelly Services Manufacturing Project Manager in New Bern, North Carolina

We have an immediate need for a Project Manager to join our clients Global Strategic Development team in Sanford, N.C.

Our client is seeking support with their PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) Projects. In this role you will Lead/Manage multiple new product launch projects utilizing a working knowledge of materials, manufacturing techniques and engineering practices.

This will include but is not limited to:

  • Support for plant operations by planning, directing, and coordinating the activities of new product launches

  • Apply manufacturing and statistical methods to estimate manufacturing requirements, potential, and cost of product to be developed.

  • Determine product specifications and evaluate products according to specifications and quality standards.

  • Analyze manufacturing capabilities, production times, staffing requirements, and related costs.

  • Recommend methods for improving products by reducing wasted materials and utilizing reorganization of work flow, relocating work stations and equipment, and purchasing equipment.

  • Provide project management and manufacturing input throughout all phases of the product development process.

  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited four-year college or university in business or engineering. Candidates with industrial engineering background will be preferred.

  • Extensive experience in completing new product launch PPAP processes

  • Project Manager, New Products Manufacturing – minimum of 3 years

  • Senior Project Manager, New Products Manufacturing – minimum of 5 years

  • Experience in an engineering environment with significant manufacturing exposure.

  • Experience in high volume assembly or decorative finishes is preferred.

  • Cross-functional product development/program/project management experience

  • Must be able to interpret BOMs and engineering prints and create routings.

  • Experience in FMEA, DOE, QFD, APQP, and DFMA preferred.

  • Experience in 3-D CAD (preferably Pro/Engineering) preferred.

  • Proficient with software programs such as Microsoft Office. SAP experience a plus.

This project is expected to last a minimum of 12 months and we are looking to fill it ASAP.

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