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Project Leader (NPDI), Kohler Mira

Location: Melton
Company: Kohler Co.
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Project Leader (NPDI), Kohler Mira
Designing award-winning products for our market-leading brands - Mira Showers, Rada and Kohler UK - is our lifeblood. We focus on investment, investing in the best technology and resources available and investing in each and every individual. Put simply, it's who we are. Whether you arrive at our factories in Cheltenham or Hull, have a visit from a Service Engineer or pick up the phone to our Customer Service team, you'll instantly see that, no matter our department or location, we all share the same values at Kohler Mira.
From day one you're part of the Kohler Mira community - a collaborative, forward focused team with a shared pride in our work and commitment to delight our customers, develop innovative products and services and inspire our people (who knew a bathroom manufacturing company did all this?!)
But, to get to where we want to be, we are looking for a Project Leader to help support our Engineering Team in Hull Operations. Find out more below!
Who you are?
This position is for a Project Leader focused on delivery of new products within Shower Trays, Baths & Wall panels across all associated brands and channels. The position is based predominantly at our Hull Site but with requirements to spend time at other business sites. The right candidate will lead a cross functional team to deliver exciting new products to the showers market, reporting directly to the Engineering Manager (Product & Process) with dotted line responsibility to head of project office. They will be accountable for and have ownership of delivery of new products from kick off to project closure. This could be multiple smaller projects to complex large projects, delivering to time, cost and quality measures developed by them and their cross functional team. There is no expected people management immediately with this role, but it may be required in due course.
What you'll do
- Successfully own, lead and deliver entire projects in terms of quality, time and cost
- Accountable for translating requirements into tangible deliverables guided by global process
- Introduce change, driving local improvement and best practice
- Leads by example in using fact-based decision making, achieving timely consensus within the team, and avoiding over-analysis
- Risk management and mitigation, reporting at appropriate time to key stakeholders
- Supporting operations with Product enhancements & efficiency improvements
- Challenge project teams to achieve innovative solutions. Is willing and successful in taking moderate risk
- Is influential but remains open to all sides, with focus on the resolution
- Acts as a behavioural role model for the local team
Skills/Requirements
Interested? We are looking for these key skills
- 5+ Years in NPD Project Management experience, or a design engineer wanting to take on more PM responsibility
- Business systems knowledge (MS Project, SAP, Sharepoint/Project Online, MS Office)
- Knowledge of 3D CAD (Creo / Siemens NX) would be advantageous
- Typically, have gained experience through either apprenticeship or higher education, i.e. HND, degree, masters
- Good interpersonal skills, ability to build trust with stakeholders and cross functional team, a good communicator and ability to deliver results through others
We can offer you a lot in return!
At Kohler Mira, you're not a number, you're a valued member of our team (or as we like to say, an "associate"). What this means for you, is focused development that is personalized - all the challenge you desire with all the support you need, as well as global opportunities should you desire. We also offer competitive benefits and a genuine commitment to 'giving something back' through our Stewardship (CSR) efforts.
We believe that our depth of knowledge and breadth of opportunities set us apart and if you believe you'd add something to our team, we'd love to hear from you.
As an organization, Kohler Mira is committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse associates, consumers, partners, and global communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
Why Work at Kohler Mira?
People have been turning to us for bathroom products for over 90 years, a responsibility we don't take lightly. In all of the businesses that make up Kohler Mira we are committed to designing innovative products that bring beauty, comfort and safety to life. Because of this we understand that it takes investment in our people and their development in order to deliver on that commitment and so, we invest heavily in each individual's personal development in a variety of ways.
In addition to the investment in personal development, Kohler Mira offers a competitive salary, numerous wellbeing benefits and a strong involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility.
About Us
In the UK, Kohler Mira Ltd. is made up of three market leading brands; Mira Showers, Rada Controls and Kohler Company. Where our brands differ in market position they are equal in quality, each living up to the Kohler Company mission to live on the leading edge of design and technology and provide a single level of quality regardless of price.
Learn more about us, our brands and career opportunities at www.kohlermira.co.uk .
It is Kohler Mira's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified associates in all job classifications without prejudice. If, as an individual with a disability, you require adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact careers@mirashowers.com .
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