Technical Project Manager, New Product Development

Avantor Barrington , IL 60011

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

The Technical Project Manager (TPM) is responsible for leading cross-functional teams in the development and productization of Masterflex pump systems targeted for biopharma customers. Following the Masterflex Phase-Gate Development Process, the TPM ensures new products are developed on-time, within cost targets, and per specification.

Guide cross-functional core teams in developing high quality embedded (software / firmware / electrical / mechanical) designs in support of pump drive and sensor product roadmaps. The TPM will deliver solutions which meet or exceed customer expectations by following the Masterflex Phase Gate Development Process

  • Manage multiple technical programs, feasibility through production, by following a regimented ISO9001 phase-gate development process

  • Provide high-level project status update presentations suitable for executive management

  • Lead by example - aligning and influencing key program stakeholders to achieve program objectives

  • Practice and promote proactive risk discovery and mitigation

  • Enforce adherence of the Masterflex brand, quality, and reputation during all stages of development

  • Contribute to the technology roadmap… ensure that new features under investigation track with the product development roadmap

  • Investigate opportunities to improve product development efficiencies

  • Stay abreast of latest technology advances and evaluate potential for future product features

  • Contribute to the corporate IP portfolio


  • 5-10 years previous experience as a Technical Project Manager

  • Proven track record of developing medium/high volume embedded electro-mechanical products

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Engineering or Applied Physics from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited university

  • Previous hands-on design experience as a team lead or subject matter expert in one of the following technical disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Physics, or Mechatronics

  • A proven track record of managing technical programs, feasibility through production, by following a regimented ISO9001 or 13485 phase-gate development process

  • Process a "systems" mindset and business curiosity

  • Ability to reach across organizational boundaries to remove program roadblocks

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Project software

  • Thorough understanding of modern project management tools and techniques: managing to critical path; proactive risk management and mitigation; capacity planning; GANTT; RACI; Agile SW development

  • Experience with electro-mechanical product regulatory and compliance requirements (FCC, U/L, CE, etc.)

  • Ability to lead by influencing and aligning internal and external resources

  • Familiarity with high-volume mechanical and electrical production fabrication processes

  • Experience working with outside consultants and universities to support development activities

  • DESIRED: PMP certification

  • DESIRED: Experience with sensors/sensing systems; wired/wireless/industrial connectivity

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

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Technical Project Manager, New Product Development