R&D Project Manager
BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.
BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team. Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honouring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.
The R&D Project Manager reports to Innovation Projects Lead within the R&D function.
The R&D Project Manager (PM) provides technical project management for the cross-functional project team to successfully deliver the product development of a planned launch. Product Technical Projects are key in developing the product offer for Programs planned in the innovation pipeline. The R&D PM is accountable to lead the project team reps to create, track and complete a project plan that drives to the delivery of a PTF (Product technical Folder).
Educational background: Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g. engineering, IT etc.) or bachelor’s / master’s in business
Experience: Ideal candidate can demonstrate 6 years or more experience in project/ program management with a strong focus on product development and driving cross-functional and cross-disciplinary teams.
Are considered as a plus PMP/ Prince 2 certification and work experience in several departments/functions that demonstrate a cross-disciplinary skillset/mindset (Operations, Consulting, Business Dev.)
Languages and other skills: Fluency in English (written and spoken) required; 2nd language preferred (French or Greek)
Software and tools: MS365 proficiency with strong skill sets in Excel, Microsoft Project Management Suit
BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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