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Product Development Project Manager Job in Grove City, Ohio US

Product Development Project Manager


Posted: 3/24/2021 - Expires: 6/22/2021

Job ID: 225577277


Job Description

ADB SAFEGATE leads the world in smart solutions that help airports handle more aircraft, safely and efficiently, from approach to departure. Our products and services can lift any airport's performance from approach, runway and taxiway lighting; to tower-based traffic control systems; to intelligent gate and docking automation.

We are looking for talented and enthusiastic people with the passion to support our vision and help to change the future of aviation. We are now offering a fascinating position as a Product Development Project Managerworking out of our Columbus, Ohio office.

Leveraging one's technical, interpersonal, and leadership experiences, they are directly responsible for delivering on the promise of new product innovations which enhance our customers' ability to improve their airside operations. The PDPM will manage a diverse, cross-functional project team spanning all functional areas of the enterprise. In addition to the traditional project management skillset, the successful candidate must have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating and thought-provoking questions, detect unstated assumptions and drive decision making.


Lead a project team and drive the assigned projects to achieve the defined Quality, Cost, Delivery, Budget (QCDB), and Timing targets

Ensure projects are executed in-line with internal and external standards and practices



Accountable for achieving (QCDB) according to the Product Development Process (PDP) or transfer of production from one factory to another

Accountable for the overall project plan and gate timing

Responsible for organizing and driving project team meetings

Responsible for energizing the team, driving decision making and escalating when necessary

Responsible for identifying issues related to resource or capacity bottlenecks and escalating where and when needed to the appropriate management team

Responsible for capturing and applying lessons learned


Enabling the executive team to manage by exception by providing regular updates and recommendations to drive the project to completion


Responsible for addressing intellectual property (IP) topics (e.g. patents)

Responsible for the coordination of make-or-buy decisions, based on input from the different stakeholders

Push cross-functional cost optimization in order to realize cost effective and future safe solutions e.g. by early involvement of production and quality in the design process

Risk Management and Escalation

Responsible for monitoring of project risk and opportunity while ensuring accurate documentation

Responsible for project risk management, mitigations and proactive escalation

Prepare risk decisions (commercial & technical) for the management team in time based on impact analyses for ADB Safegate and customer


Business Skills

Project management capabilities, including tools and methods (e.g. Prince 2 or PMP qualified)

Deep understanding of NPI

Product production ramp-up transfer process which could includeMake to Order (MTO) or Make to Stock (MTS) strategy

Deep understanding of risk management (e.g. FMEA's)

Familiar with Advanced Product Quality Process (APQP) concepts

Financial acumen (business cases, budget, and cost control)



Other languages are a plus (e.g. Flemish, German, Mandarin)


Master/Bachelor degree in a technical field (e.g. Engineering, IT)


MS Office Suite

MS Project

Familiar with version control systems


5 to 7 years of experience in Project Management in a manufacturing environment



Communication skills

Emotional Intelligence

Conflict management


Planning and organizing skills

Quality mindset

Customer focus

Result focus

Analytical skills

Specifications of Authority

Decisions within the limits of agreed project goals, budget and timing and respecting DoA

Escalation to management/Steer Co in case project's QCDB-target adherence cannot be assured within the project team

Work Environment

The job will generally be performed in an office environment but may require travel to visit a customer's location or construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location. While on a job site the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions that include wet and/or humid, cold and heat conditions, working near moving mechanical parts and construction machinery.While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee will be working with and around high voltage and high current equipment; there is a risk of electrical shock.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, hearing protection might be required when visiting customer's location or construction job site.

ADB Safegate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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