Product Development Project Manager-Full Time-Direct Hire

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Apex Systems
Development, Project Manager, Quality, Management, IP, Risk Management, Project, MTS, Engineering, IT, Analytical, Systems
Full Time

Job Description

Our client leads the world in smart solutions that help airports handle more aircraft, safely and efficiently, from approach to departure. Their 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 Manager working out of our Columbus, Ohio office.

If you are interested, please send your resume to for consideration!

The Product Development Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of New Product Introduction projects. 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 include Make 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)

  • English
  • 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

  • Leadership
    • Communication skills
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Conflict management
    • Perseverance
  • 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.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Position Id : BHJOB2374_1165157
Originally Posted : 3 months ago

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