Program Manager, Air

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Posted in Sales
6 days ago

Job Info

Join our Health & Home Team at Helen of Troy as a Program Manager, Air and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, and PUR. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around you at home, and you'll find us everywhere:

In your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

*This position will be based in Marlborough, MA and temporarily eligible for Work from Home. When our office reopens, you will be required to work from the office Monday-Friday.

What you'll be doing:

You will be responsible for owning the successful delivery of projects that drive our strategic direction and goals. You are the multi-functional leader of your program team and you will drive accountability and engage the team to ensure the proper execution of our development objectives. Utilizing risk management techniques, you will equip your team with known issues, identify potential parallel paths, and guide them to address unknown risks in a way that mitigates impact to our time to market and effectively communicates our action plan to the executive leadership team.

  • Work closely with a multi-functional global team. Communicate to team effectively on program schedule and progress
  • Take a lead role in scheduling and managing the development of new products
  • Use New Product Development process to effectively drive program progress
  • Drive and maintain multiple program schedules and budgets up to date and report status of projects on a regular basis
  • Responsible for technical feasibility assessment, program scoping, and program budget and schedule
  • Lead programs and category with innovations
  • Will manage others to ensure product documentation and specifications are available to support timely procurement
  • Provide technical solutions as needed and conduct design reviews
  • Maintain readily-accessible Project History Files
  • Limited international travel is required up to 10%

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Possess pro-active attitude and provide leadership, project management and teamwork skills to interact with a multi-functional distributed team and direct them in achieving assigned goals and objectives
  • Ability to prioritize different projects while remaining flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrated delivery of projects within budget and schedule constraints in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to direct/devise engineering tests, if needed
  • Solid interpersonal skills including ability to provide concise and accurate direction on projects
  • Ability to identify issues, assess technical and project alternatives and risks, and implement solutions while keeping the projects on track

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience managing projects; consumer products or small appliance industry experience preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical or electrical engineering
  • Basic knowledge of injection molding
  • Working knowledge of small appliance manufacturing, preferably in Asia and/or Mexico
  • Basic understanding of UL, CSA, and European compliance requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Project
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical device experience
  • Working experience of electrical or electronic field; having a basic mechanical and electrical knowledge of common consumer products such as Fans, Humidifiers and Electric Heaters
  • Knowledge of EPA, FDA, ISO 13485, and DHF requirements for 510k exempt medical devices
  • CAD experience
  • PMP certification

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands. Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skillset, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.

For more information about Helen of Troy, visit You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000 #LI-DNP.

Incorporated in 1968, Helen of Troy has grown into a leading global consumer products company with career opportunities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. We offer creative solutions for our customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely trusted brands, including OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Hot Tools®, Drybar®. Most of these brands rank #1 or #2 in their respective categories.

We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We collaborate internally and externally, always striving to provide the consumer-centric innovation, operational excellence, scale, global reach, and stellar shared services to make them soar.

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.

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