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Program Manager at helenoftroy

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Marlborough, Massachusetts

Job Description:
Make an impact with outstanding products from world-class brands such as Vicks® and Braun®!

Helen of Troy is hiring a Program Manager for our Health & Home office in Marlborough, MA.

What contribution will I make to Helen of Troy?

Managing healthcare NPD projects from concept to production. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities with a variety of small personal diagnostic devices, practices, and procedures. Expertise in program managing multiple projects on a global basis and have a working knowledge of FDA, ISO 13485, process validation, design history files, and international regulatory specifications and requirements. You have proven capabilities in identifying issues, assessing technical and project alternatives and risks, and implement solutions while keeping projects on track.

What will I be doing?
  • Take a supporting/lead role in planning, scheduling and execution of New Product Development (NPD) projects in collaboration with suppliers and internal teams.
  • Utilize Helen of Troy Home & Health New Product Development process to effectively drive program progress and manage risk.
  • Work closely with global cross-functional teams in US, Europe, and China. Communicate to teams effectively on program progress, risks, schedule, costs, quality and performance.
  • Responsible for technical feasibility assessment, program budget, program schedule, supplier communication, all the way to product launch.
  • Will manage/create and ensure product documentation and specifications are available to support timely execution, familiarity with Agile documentation control a plus.
  • Provide guidance for technical solutions and alternatives as needed and conduct design reviews, FMEA's (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis), and risk assessments.
  • Create and maintain accessible project files and appropriate documentation based on established regulatory (Design History File) and quality systems.

What are the requirements for consideration?
  • Bachelor's Degree or other 4-year Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field. Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferable.
  • 2+ years experience working in the consumer goods, medical, or any equivalent regulated industry preferable.
  • Proven track record in project management, demonstrating strong organizational skills. Attention to details.
  • Demonstrated abilities with small devices design, manufacturing and other practices including plastic design, molding, and electrical/medical devices.
  • Possess proactive attitude and provide leadership, project management and teamwork skills to interact with a cross-functional global team and direct them in achieving assigned goals and objectives.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and remain flexible and adaptable.
  • Demonstrated delivery of projects within budget and schedule constraints in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collaborate with multiple global vendors and coordinate submittals, track vendor commitments on a schedule, and oversight of delivering quality products on schedule and within budget.
  • Strong communication skills including ability to provide concise and accurate status of projects on a weekly basis.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting ability to identify issues, assess technical and project alternatives and risks, and implement solutions while keeping the projects on track.
  • Good technical knowledge of electronics, firmware and software as used in consumer products.
  • Working knowledge of FDA, ISO, UL and Design History Files.
  • Working knowledge of IEC 62304.
  • Basic knowledge of CAD.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project.
  • Understanding of Europe safety requirements and medical device regulatory submission in Europe (MDD/MDR) and USA (FDA) is a strong asset.
  • Some travel is required.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you, as one of our employees or as an applicant for employment, have any questions about our Affirmative Action Plan, please contact Human Resources during regular business hours.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.