New Product Development Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA at Behr Process Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

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Job Description

New Product Development (NPD) Project Manager

We are currently looking for self-directed project manager who will plan, organize and manage new product development projects and product- related corporate initiative from conception to launch. The NPD Project Manager is a member of the New Product Development team and reports tot eh Senior Director of New Product Development

Responsibilities we’ll trust you with:

  • Project management responsibilities include delivering all projects on time and within scope by leading and managing cross-functional teams through a phase-gated product development process. 
  • Lead project teams through the creation of the project scope and objective process, including the formulation of a clear and measurable integrated product definition. 
  • Develop and execute detailed project plans to track progress. Report and escalate to management as needed.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.
  • Provide timely communications to management and other key members on project status.

Your Experience Includes:

  • A background in new product development is preferred.Prior experience in architectural coatings a strong plus.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.Experience in managing multiple projects is required.
  •  Experience with leading projects in a phase gated product development process.
  • Possess the ability to inspire, enable, challenge, and encourage cross-functional team members.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite.Ability to create a work breakdown structure, create a detailed project plan utilizing MS Project, and understand how to identify the critical path.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills.Must be able to draft a written business plan.Great listener.Must possess strong verbal communication skills and must feel comfortable presenting to executive leadership team.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in project management in all phases of a project including initiating, planning, execution, controlling, and closing.
  • PDMA or PMP certification a plus.

Behr/Kilz is a dynamic company that actively embraces quality and innovation to bring our customers the very best paints, primers, stains and specialty products and services.  Our commitment to integrity and to doing the right thing has been the cornerstone of our success since 1947.

The Behr/Kliz team is highly collaborative and buzzing with positive energy. We are made up of the best folks in the industry and we do what it takes to serve our customers, never forgetting to serve the customer right next to us – our teammates. 

We are not afraid of a challenge and are often the first to bring something new to the market – like color matching technology and the 1st paint and primer-in-one. We believe our team is the lifeblood of who we are and developing our team is the key to our success.


Full or Part Time

Full time

BEHR (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

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