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Project Manager
Lake Forest, Illinois  |  Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 16, 2022
Job Id #52447 Posted December 1, 2021


  • Acts as global leader for cross-functional NPI project teams: Manages all activities from Ideation through product launch execution
  • Translates strategies into program/project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource requirements
  • Develops NPI project timeline and holds team accountable to critical milestone dates; highlights opportunities for acceleration; clearly communicates project delays and escalations
  • Acts as Project Manager for all assigned NPI projects: Identifies and leads the Project Teams, owns the Project Plans (Gantts), leads and coordinates execution of all activities required for launch.
  • Communicates the Project Plans and changes to project stakeholders. Continuously monitors compliance with critical milestones.
  • Ensures that the cross-functional members work as a “team” focused on business unit goals identified, and manages program and solution interdependencies
  • Manages communications (verbal or written), both internally and externally, for effective project management and coordination for new products
  • Identifies and escalates project risks and communicate status to internal and external stakeholders
  • Develops the strategy and vision of the NPI PMO and evolution over the next 5 years, in collaboration with the broader NPI PMO organization
  • Responsible for generating formal training materials and leading education sessions for all functional areas and regions
  • Establishes and leads proactive, transparent, and effective communications cadence to ensure timely dissemination of information with the senior leadership team, program/project teams, and matrix stakeholders
  • Measures and reports on time execution of launch activities. Identifies performance gaps, KPIs and ensures improvement actions are taken to minimize impact on business performance.
  • Develops cross-functional tools and templates to support key deliverables in all six NPI phases
  • Drives continuous improvement into NPI launch execution and seeks regular feedback from leadership and stakeholders


  • Strong communication skills – in English in written and verbal; briefing, presentation, education/training skills
  • Ability to successfully manage projects across various functions / businesses
  • Able to influence without authority
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment
  • Ability to create & manage a vision, think strategically, plan and organize, innovate, analyze complex data and situations, and exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, motivate, lead, coach, and develop employees, and collaborate with functional leaders and team

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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