Senior Project Manager

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  • 1635 W Spencer St, Appleton, WI 54914, USA
  • Aug 19, 2022
Full time Business Development

Job Description

Company Description


Comprised of a market-leading portfolio of best-in-class brands, the businesses of ITW Welding work together to provide premium performance delivered through a breadth of solutions encompassing welding, cutting, consumables, and accessories.  ITW Welding North America represents Miller Electric Welding Equipment, Safety & Accessories, Hobart Filler Metals, and Bernard / Tregaskiss MIG Guns.

Miller Electric Mfg. LLC, is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and wholly owned by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW). The company maintains its industry leadership by setting the standard for reliability, quality and responsiveness. Our tagline, “The Power of Blue®,” is inspired by the blue color of Miller equipment.

The company began with an innovation that responded to customer needs, growing from a one-man operation in 1929, to the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products. Miller keeps the tradition alive by focusing on its top priority: people.



Job Description


Miller Electric Mfg, LLC, an affiliate of Illinois Tool Works, continues to build new product development leadership capabilities for designing and launching world class welding solutions that provide strong customer value with superior high-performing, durable systems. This role is a key staff position within the Commercial Welding Platform that requires both strategic and tactical leadership of top platform projects across multiple operating divisions within Commercial Welding Platform.  Primary responsibility will be to lead new product development in the Commercial Welding Platform by deploying proven methods of project planning and management.

Under general direction, this position will be responsible to ensure projects are delivered on-time, within scope, within budget, and stated objectives are met.  This person will:

  • Lead project teams through all stages of the new product development process including needs assessment, conceptualization, development, and final implementation.
  • Define project scope and objectives, involving relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility.
  • Develop detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.
  • Communicate project status and escalation to leadership as needed.
  • Conduct project meetings and be responsible for project tracking and analysis.
  • Assess, manage, and mitigate project risks.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables.
  • Drive and manage the tollgates.
  • Recommend and take action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems.





  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (preferred), other technical field, or business adminstration; MBA (preferred)
  • Experience leading product development activities with disciplined development process and project management techniques
  • Strong business acumen and excellent project management skills
  • Strategic mindset with ability to anticipate future trends, while translating those insights into actionable strategy
  • Capable of building credibility and influencing the actions, behaviors, and mindset of others without direct authority
  • Excellent facilitation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate and connect with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Capable of managing large scale, multi-faceted projects across multiple divisions
  • High energy and drive with ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Experience in working with customers and vendors
  • Experience with Agile Project Management is a plus



Additional Information


ITW Welding is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


ITW is an equal opportunity employer. We value our colleagues’ unique perspectives, experiences and ideas and create workplaces where everyone can develop their careers and perform to their full potential. 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, ITW is committed to equal employment opportunity and fair treatment for employees, beginning with the hiring process and continuing through all aspects of the employment relationship. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 


Other, General-Other: Business-Strategic Management, Project Management