Therma-Tru

Innovation Project Manager

US-OH-Maumee
Job ID
2017-2041
# Positions
1

Overview

Therma-Tru is the leading entry door brand most preferred by building professionals. Founded in 1962, Therma-Tru pioneered the fiberglass entry door industry, and today offers a complete portfolio of entry and patio door system solutions, including decorative glass doorlites, sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers low maintenance Fypon® polyurethane and PVC products. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Therma-Tru is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc which includes Moen, MasterBrand, and Master Lock companies. 

 

Do you enjoy taking exciting innovative ideas or concepts and bringing them to life?  Are you a person that enjoys following a project from concept to production?  Can you manage a diverse group of cross-functional people?

 

As a Innovation Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing breakthrough, innovative engineering projects from concept to realization.  In partnership with the marketing product innovation manager, you will identify, screen, and recommend emerging technologies, partners and business opportunities in order to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. As the innovation project manager, you will play a critical role to our success. As the point person responsible for the successful delivery of all innovations projects on time.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead innovation project with crossfunctional teams creating a collaborative environment using project management principles and techniques.
  • Lead the identification of knowledge gaps, prioritize, integration events and fast learning loops.
  • Lead teams to accelerate the solution discovery with a systematic problem solving and 6 sigma.
  • Develop an external network to accelerate and bring innovation (Partnership with experts, Universities).
  • Prepare and present project updates to staff and executive management
  • Assess technology landscape. Exploring technological trends and new technology scouting.
  • Identify  new business opportunities by facilitating internal ideation sessions.
  • Accelerate the time to complete R&D
  • Mitigating the risks for innovation projects
  • Open innovation roadmap
  • Support strategic alliances
  • To work crossfunctionally with Marketing, sales, operations, engineering, legal.
  • Asses technology landscape

                                          

A successful Innovation Project Manager will have:

  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Engineering and/or Advance science degree.
  • 8 years’ experience in product development environment is desired.
  • 5 years of experience leading external innovation preferred.
  • Experience in licensing, technology transfer and intellectual property preferred.
  • Entrepenurial vision
  • Ability to accelerate the concept evaluation, solutions development and recommendations.
  • Project Management (PMP Certification is desired)
  • Excellent communication skills leading under uncertainty with a great ambiguity management.
  • Proven ability to engage and motivate crossfunctional groups.

Candidates for positions with Therma-Tru must be legally authorized to permanently work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including student visas.

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