Finish Development Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN at Merrillat

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

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Job Description

Job Description


The Finish Development Project Manager supports Vapor Tech and Delta Faucet Company in achieving business strategies through extraordinary project management in our global finishing supply chain activities and New Product Development, which include capability building and improvements that enable performance, growth, and financial improvement.

Nature & Scope:

This position facilitates efforts through cross functional collaboration with key business areas to stay aligned, prioritize, and accelerate finish development activities at both our suppliers and internal operations. These are key enablers for Commodity Strategy progression and the attainment of desired team performance (Quality, Delivery, Cost improvement, New Product Development, & Strategy Progression).

This position works closely with the Delta Supply Chain and New Product Development teams in Indianapolis, Indiana and Panyu, China while coordinating actions with Quality, Engineering, Value Management, R&D, and other functional team members. The position will also have regular direct interaction with the Vapor Tech technical team, for related project management and support need activities.

The position reports directly to VaporTech (Longmont, CO), and will be positioned at Delta Faucet Company (Indianapolis, IN) for primary role support with dotted line reporting to Manager, Delta Supplier Development Project Management.


  • Develops action plans and identifies resource needs to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Leads project management with cross functional commodity teams and partner groups.
  • Participates and leads identified continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Periodic International travel (up to 20%) to suppliers, internal manufacturing facilities, Vapor Tech, other Masco business units. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Leadership in the development and management of supplier finish development action plans, assuring timing, cross-functional alignment and resources to assertively move projects forward.  May also include direct collaboration and leading action plans with Delta finishing operations and/or Vapor Tech which relate to Delta initiatives.
  • Support of Delta Commodity Team efforts to achieve performance goals and execute initiatives.
  • Lead key finish development supporting processes to ensure effective controls and standardized processes are in place and compliant.
  • Report on weekly and monthly metrics – advance and/or effectively countermeasure unfavorability
  • Execute special projects / ad hoc management requests.

Education and Experience/Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related area with 4-7 years of experience and at least two years applicable project management experience. A deep understanding of manufacturing processes (including qualification), quality assurance, experience working with direct material suppliers, including finishing processes (electroplating, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), coating), is helpful for success. Experienced with continuous improvement approaches and/or lean six-sigma background is desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills with capability to lead multiple, parallel priorities is required. Shall have a strong sense of urgency and the ability and desire to function in a high-performance team environment.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Vapor Technologies (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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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.


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