Project Manager

Mahwah, NJ /
Chefman – Product Development /
Full Time
About Chefman
Chefman is one of North America’s leading brands of small kitchen appliances. We are in love with great food and we are inspired to empower ordinary people all over the world to create restaurant quality dishes while enjoying an easy-to-follow and user-friendly experience. To accomplish this, we have assembled a team of passionate and committed people on a mission to impact the world one kitchen at a time. We put our hearts and souls into producing an innovative and helpful kitchen product assortment that takes the pain out of meal preparation and adds joy to people’s lives and social experiences. These hardware products coupled with intuitive and convenient software and loaded with authentic and engaging culinary video content provides home chefs with the tools they need to achieve picture perfect results with maximum efficiency.
Job Description
Under the direction of the VP of Product Development, the Project Manager will be responsible for all the technical as well as managerial efforts required to bring a product from inception to production in an efficient and timely manner. 

Roles & Responsibilities

    • The Project Manager will be responsible for the following efforts:
    • o   Develop and diligently maintain the Project Schedule
      o   Interface and manage the production factory
      o   Developing the Marketing Requirement Document (MRD)
      o   Developing the Project Technical Specifications
      o   Interface with all relevant cross functional teams including:
      o   Chefman China Team
      o   Quality Control Engineering Team
      o   Customer Service Team
      o   UX/UI Design Teams
      o   Industrial Design Team
      o   Culinary & Product Testing Teams
      o   Engineering Team
      o   Sales & Marketing Teams
      o   Logistics/Supply Chain Team
      o   Developing all test procedures
      o   Preparation of presentations for meetings including PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and CDR (Critical Design Review)
      o   Manage and coordinate all vendors and consultants
      o   Completion and storage of production documentation package
      o   Regular reporting of project status to management
      o   Oversee and manage all aspects of product Gift Box Packaging

Required Skills & Experience

    • Thorough familiarity with consumer electro-mechanical products 
    • Familiarity and experience with the stage-gate process of product development
    • Strong technical knowledge of engineering procedures
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point
    • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Project software
    • Familiarity with Task Management software, such as, preferred
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to participate and contribute positively in work teams
    • Demonstrated initiative and ability to complete projects, document work and communicate clearly both in writing and verbally
    • Motivation - High energy - Demonstrates strong sense of urgency in approach to all work
    • Ability to multitask and to manage multiple goals and objectives to their successful conclusion
    • Works well under pressure
    • Well-developed emotional intelligence
    • Professional conduct and demeanor

Desired Skills & Experience

    • Technologically and design savvy
    • Experience working with small kitchen appliances
    • Amateur foodie or passionate about cooking or eating
    • Experience or enthusiasm working in an energetic and driven startup environment
    • Bilingual Chinese is a plus

Education & Experience

    • Minimum of 3 years’ Project Management experience in consumer related electronic product development
    • Bachelor of Science degree in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
    • Extensive experience in a leadership capacity
    • Experience interfacing with factories in China