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Project Manager, New Product Development At Teknion Limited

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

About Us:
Teknion creates furniture that connects people, technology and spaces. We hold to a simple yet powerful principle: design does matter. We are a different kind of company-one with an entrepreneurial spirit defined by passion, curiosity and bold, creative thinking. A privately held company with a youthful entrepreneurial spirit, we recognize the vast skills, knowledge, perspectives and cultural contributions that diversity brings to Teknion. Because different perspectives and experiences trigger creativity and innovation, diversity is integral to our success. Our employees are the heart and soul of our business. To support their development is to enhance our biggest asset.

We are currently hiring a full-time Project Manager, New Product Development at our North York, ON head office. At Teknion, we're always moving forward; and the New Product Development team is at the forefront of that movement. Within this group, the Project Manager plays a pivotal role in the development and launch of Teknion's products. The Project Manager leads the cross functional development team through the conceptualization, design, and launch of new product lines.

The successful Project Manager is a natural leader and facilitator; driven, organized and detail oriented. They excel in project management, and thrive when challenged. The Project Manager manages through relationships and influence, and communicates with ease at all levels.

The Project Manager is responsible for leading the cross functional Product Development team (Industrial Design, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance etc) to the successful execution of a product launch; from concept to launch. The Product Manager enables a successful and efficient product launch through planning, communication, monitoring and risk identification and resolution actions.

1. Oversee the product development and implementation of a product launch:

2. Plan, communicate, maintain and optimize the project structure:

3. Schedule and facilitate meetings within the development team as well as with other stakeholders:

4. Identify project risks and facilitate the resolution of issues within the project team; analyze problem, consolidate options and communicate clearly within project team to enable decision making. Escalate to executive sponsors when required. Remain objective through the issue resolution process.

5. Monitor and report on the status of the project plan (i.e. schedule, budget, and resources) to team and executive sponsors.

6. Monitor project objectives as project goes forward; identify and elevate significant project decisions or deviations.

7. Acquire project authorizations and approvals as required.

8. Continuously improve Product Launch process through:
9. Actively support key project deliverable as necessary (mock-up co-ordination etc).

10. Support business process improvement projects within the Design &Corporate Marketing department and the company as a whole.

Other requirements

Teknion is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

By applying for a position with Teknion, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Teknion's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, credit check and criminal check. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position

Why you should grow with us!
Competitive Salary

Company Paid benefits

Group RRSP plan

Pension Plan

Excellent work environment and culture

Corporate perks and discounts year round

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