Technical Program Manager

Company: Nottingham Spirk
Job type: Full-time

Are you seeking a challenging and rewarding role where your contributions make a difference? Are you looking for a change or ready for that next step. This may be the opportunity that you have been looking for.
About Nottingham Spirk
Nottingham Spirk is a Cleveland, Ohio-based, design services consultancy. We are seeking to add a Technical Program Manager to our growing team.
Founded in 1972, Nottingham Spirk (NS) helps corporate innovators grow their businesses by partnering with them from design to delivery, to create remarkable product innovations, medical devices, consumer product packaging, and more. With every discipline needed for your project in-house, we help our client-partners disrupt their industries, improve the lives of consumers, and change the world.
With 1,400 issued patents and counting – and a 95% commercialization rate – the things we create make it to market.
This role is responsible for the full oversight, development, and coordination of all-sized and scoped projects from concept through initial production. The primary responsibilities are the internal program management of multi-disciplinary teams and functioning as the consistent, dedicated liaison with the external client. This role drives execution of program deliverables and is accountable for program budgets. Additional responsibilities include client presentations in a variety of formats including in-person, video conference and phone for a broad range of audiences including C-Suite, technical, and functional decision makers and internal/external project team members. This position represents Nottingham Spirk and can be involved in activities to support the business development process.
Essential Functions
Collaborates with the Client Relationship Director (CRD) to ensure seamless internal and external communication and alignment on objectives, resources, deliverables, and schedules.
Manages the day-to-day program execution and coordinates the daily interaction between internal disciplines and the client, including internal meetings, client meetings and all communications.
Manages timelines (program hours vs. budget), reviews budget, sets expectations.
Monitors projects against the Scope-Of-Work (SOW). Recommends any necessary SOW changes to the CRD, including changes to objectives, resources, deliverables, and schedules.
Presents solutions to the client to communicate the inherent advantages, challenges and tradeoffs associated with different options.
Holds Insights, Design and Engineering project team members accountable for translating consumer research discoveries into product requirements.
Holds functional leads accountable for delivering on project deliverables relative to their function.
Demonstrates the ability to respect and support colleagues at all levels. Consistently contributes to a positive work environment for all associates. Mentors junior associates.
Assures the quality of deliverables and motivates the team to deliver their best effort.
Assists the Business Development team in the generation of proposals and Scope-Of-Work (SOW) documentation.
Partners to develop and facilitate presentations.
Provides thought leadership – ability to think big picture, what could be and makes decisions to align with Company goals.
Maintains individual knowledge base of wide range of business-related topics including medical devices, IoT applications, engineered manufacturing processes, business and technical trends, emerging technologies, changing economic and business factors and overall business acumen.
Interacts with external C-level executives, technical and business leaders as well as across all internal levels.
Acts as representative for NS in meetings, presentations, and events.
Leads multiple often highly diverse projects concurrently.
As technical PM, utilizes experience, knowledge and education to help facilitate problem-solving as appropriate.
Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering; graduate degree in Mechanical or Electrical engineering a plus
10-15 years of Program Management experience in the medical device industry
Experience across diverse industries in addition to the required medical device industry experience preferred (consumer, industrial)
Demonstrated mastery in product development or new product introduction processes and user and/or product requirement development
Proven experience in risk management in the product development process
Regulatory experience (UL, CSA, CD Mark, FDA, EPA etc.)
Proven ability in the management of complex programs/products
Connected product experience (IoT, Cloud, Dashboard/portal, mobile app development)
Excellent communication and informal leadership skills
Experienced in managing cross-functional teams
Familiar with Phase Review discipline
Strong relationship building skills, comfort in interacting with clients and team members in a variety of venues
Proven ability to anticipate needs of the program and ability to adjust to meet deadlines
Limited travel required (approximately 15 percent of time)
Nottingham Spirk combines a competitive salary, a flexible, hybrid work schedule, comprehensive benefit package, and dog-friendly environment, with industry changing projects and best-in-class client-partners.
Interested in making a difference in the world? Why not join our team of expert innovators? Apply now!
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