Project Team Lead
Donatelle - New Brighton, MN

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Position Title: Project Team Lead
Department: Product Development
Reports To: Director of Product Development
Exemption Status: Exempt

Overview of Responsibilities:

Project Management Responsibilities

  • Manage new projects from concept through development of proven manufacturing processes
  • Lead cross-functional project teams consisting of appropriate functional stakeholders
  • Schedule and facilitate project team meetings
  • Maintain and communicate project statuses, progress toward key milestones and critical path deliverables
  • Ensure overall success of project determined by pre-defined measures
  • Manage project budgets to ensure profitable return on investment
  • Monitor project team progress toward stated milestones and objectives
  • Acknowledge team successes and address potential roadblocks to project success
  • Create, maintain, and regularly communicate action items, both internally and externally.
  • Manage team resources to efficiently and effectively accomplish project goals
  • Identify project constraints and proactively work with appropriate management resource(s) to resolve
  • Document areas of risk to project objectives and identify contingency plans to mitigate
  • Facilitate and ensure on-time delivery of first article parts
  • Coordinate the development, documentation, and communication of robust and sustainable manufacturing processes prior to first production run
  • Review and approve all major manufacturing processes used on project
  • Lead problem solving teams in addressing engineering issues and/or cost savings opportunities on assigned projects, maintaining both budget and project timing objectives
  • Mentor Staff Engineers who are providing support to their projects
  • Assist Estimating staff during the project quotation process as required
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the plastics industry to assure that Donatelle retains its ability to provide innovative engineering solutions

Customer Relations Responsibilities

  • Obtain customer approval of established processes prior to first production run
  • Support Sales staff during customer meetings by defining and clarifying technical aspects of project
  • Work directly with customers to explain or resolve technical related questions or issues
  • Proactively communicate and document regular updates on budget, project timing and open issues both to internal team members and to customers
  • Establish, build, and maintain positive relationship with customers
  • Effectively manage scope changes of projects in a timely fashion

General Responsibilities

  • Interact with customers, suppliers, and coworkers in a productive and professional manner
  • Responsibility to protect Donatelle confidential information and Intellectual Property
  • Follow safety requirements as outlined in the safety manual
  • Perform other projects and duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two-year technical degree and working towards 4 year degree plus 5 years in Engineering capacity
  • Engineering degree preferred
  • On-going education of 40 hours per year
  • Demonstrated leadership experience

Other Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • General mold knowledge and exposure to plastic processing
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing practices

Physical Requirements:
- Ability to work in a general office environment


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