Marketing Project Manager-Manufacturing

Marketing Project Manager-Manufacturing

SW Chicago Suburbs

Ref # 897 

Do you have marketing project management experience from a manufacturing, hard goods or construction environment? Are you process oriented?  Do you enjoy working with R+D, purchasing, supply chain, operations and plant management? Expert on Excel?

Here’s your opportunity to use project management expertise to help launch projects/products in a planned timeline.

Able to commute to the SW suburbs of Chicago? One of our favorite clients is growing and is hiring!


Reports to Marketing Manager – Flooring for Global Construction Products. Project Manager will be accountable for successful delivery of key commercialization initiatives for Construction Products business. Project Manager will collaborate & coordinate with all functions including Sales, Technical, R&D, Supply Chain, Marketing, etc. Will define scope, manage expectations, create timelines and achieve deliverables.

Role scope includes project management for:

·      New product commercialization initiatives.

·      Product improvement, extensions, value engineering and rationalization initiatives.

·      Product expansion across new distribution channels (wholesale, retail, OEM, industrial).

·      Other projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years’ experience with marketing project management, including expertise executing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes and construction products markets.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead cross functional teams.
  • Proven skills with project management methodologies (develop project charters, define and manage scope, build timelines, communicate plans, and manage cost and risks).
  • Strong (Advanced a plus) Excel and PowerPoint skills (MS Project also recommended).
  • Proven ability to deliver high-quality projects on tight schedules.
  • Able to review and analyze data.
  • Strong and effective decision-making skills.
  • Able to build strong relationships, engage and influence others.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, positive attitude.
  • Able to foster teamwork, work collaboratively and effectively with others to set goals, solve problems, and make decisions.


  • PMP Certification.
  • Experience in the flooring industry, insulation and/or HVAC market.

Key Responsibilities:

30% manage projects

20% manage warranty processes

20% Stage Gate projects

30% miscellaneous.

•       Lead teams to achieve deliverables of Stage Gate process. Ensure team preparedness for product Stage Gate reviews.

•       Promote collaborative and engaged teams to accomplish business objectives.

•       Create and execute project plans. Track, report and revise to meet changing needs and requirements.

•       Identify resources needed for teams and assign individual responsibilities. Establish clear project goals, roles and responsibilities.

•       Communicate regularly with team members, key stakeholders & management on progress, project risks, potential solutions & expected outcomes.

•       Develop contingency plans.

•       Minimize obsolescence costs.

  • Manage component resource number creation.
  • Manage customized warranty process.

•       Facilitate effective team meetings.

•       Resolve and/or escalate issues in timely fashion. Facilitate problem solving sessions for teams, as necessary.

•       Communicate effectively with project teams to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions.

•       Review project schedules with all staff that will be affected by project activities; revise schedules as required.

•       Document project activities and ensure they are properly maintained and accessible to project teams, stakeholders and management.

•       Establish communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff on the project’s progress.


  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in the flooring industry, insulation and/or HVAC market

To Apply:

Send your resume along with the answers to the 10 questions from this link to with the Header: Marketing Project Manager. Your follow up call to 312-863-5401 is appreciated.