Program Manager I

Newell Brands   •  

Deerfield, MA

Less than 5 years

Posted 263 days ago

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Job Summary:

The Program Manager I will be a key member of the Program Management Team set out to develop world-class project execution. The main responsibility is to manage a global development cross-functional team in order to develop, commercialize and launch innovative product solutions that meet cost, schedule and scope requirements.  Additionally, the PM I will aid in the both the accuracy and analysis of project planning & report out.


  • Independently leads projects of various complexity and works under supervision for programs targeted for new technology and markets.
  • Leads Network Joint Planning Sessions to collaboratively develop standardized timelines for projects. 
  • Responsible for delivering key PMO KPI’s of project timing, cost, quality, and budget.
  • Partner with Brand Marketing to define project scope & design. 
  • Establish formal weekly team meetings & communication methods that drive project execution & completion. 
  • Monitor and report status of project progress and risks to upper management.
  • Participates in post launch audit output evaluations to recommend advancements for continuous improvement of project execution practices.
  • Ensures project outputs are consistently high-quality deliverables, on time and within budget to all business objectives.
  • Communicates project expectations and plans to the project team members, upper management and other stakeholders in a clear and concise fashion.
  • Identifies, negotiates and supports the resolution to issues within cross functional teams.
  • Develops and manages project schedules with focus on critical path.
  • Maintains documentation as required by the stage-gate development process.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or in a related field with equivalent working experience.
  • Consumer products industry experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in product development and project leadership roles.
  • Strong focus and proven ability to facilitate relations between business groups and technology departments.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with structured project management methodologies (e.g., critical path).
  • Demonstrated familiarity with basic manufacturing processes and production planning.
  • Logical and creative problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Possesses basic business financial knowledge.
  • Proficient in project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Project Online and SharePoint.
  • Possesses influencing skills (leads by example, clearly articulates business cases and interpretation of cause-effect impact).
  • Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships.
  • Highly effective organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to scope and size work efforts effectively.
  • Ability to support the needs of and interact appropriately with cross-functional personnel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills are required.
  • Exhibits self-confidence.