Associate Manager, Project Management - Military veterans preferred

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.


  full-time   employee

United States

The Associate Manager, Project Management, Products (GPM) is responsible for delivering projects in the End-to-End (E2E) New Product Development (NPD) process. This position will guide the team through the NPD Process, ensuring deliverables, success criteria, timing, and risk/mitigation profile is clear and executed.
This role has accountability for identification of process or principle deviations, initiating trade-off and escalation discussions, and leveraging the visual performance management process to maintain project progress to goals. The GPM drives integration with the regional execution, aligned with business commitments.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leverage business acumen to understand market and category dynamics to optimize business results; Demonstrate SCJ Success Drivers and establish a “Mindset to Win” Culture
Execute the technical plan and coordinates activities of functional team members to execute validation test plans that will meet commitments of key technical deliverables
Influence others to drive project progress in functional area
Model strong R&D functional skills, including appropriate skills in effective communication, financial acumen, integrated risk management, project management, quality, robustness, regulation & safety, scientific rigor, and technical curiosity
Demonstrate the ability to pivot between working with a front-end team operating in ambiguity and operating in execution
Apply rigorous timeline and risk management practices to effectively manage technical and timeline risks
Apply root cause analysis and problem-solving skills to identify the most critical factors that impact successful project implementation
Draw on scientific and functional expertise to enable successful development and commercialization
Provide consistent communication with cross-functional team and internal stakeholders
Participate in the PM Community of Practice

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States
Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline and a minimum of 5 years of experience in development and commercialization of consumer product goods, or a master’s degree with at least 3 years relevant work experience
At least 2 years of NPD Project Management experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Proven track record working with design and manufacturing partners outside the organization
Ability to create and utilize development methods and tools, such as DOEs, to solve technical problems and deliver claims
Technical breadth and depth in product development and commercialization, global products experience, technology trends, competitive and IP landscape, systems, analytical test methods, sustainability, and leveraging external technologies
Self-driven, results-oriented with a clear focus on high quality and timely delivery of objectives
Natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance and is reliable, tolerant, determined, and empathic communicator
Excellent communicator with track record of presenting ideas with courage and conviction
Excellent project management skills

Job Requirements:
Full time
0-10% travel
Office Environment
Ability to lift 10 – 40 pounds

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice as assigned by the Manager. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the position remains at-will.

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.