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Product Manager

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

Work closely with the Segment Development Leader (SDL) to manage multiple new product development projects, following the AOSNPD process. Managing the projects, from start to finish, so they are completed on time and within budget.


  1. Drives project cadence by ensuring tasks are on schedule and pulls Andon if needed
  2. Facilitate or participate in team activities and carry out necessary functions while providing the SDL with the appropriate feedback to ensure critical decisions are made in an appropriate and timely manner.
  3.  Estimate the costs, resources, and time required to complete the assigned phase of a project and monitor activities, allocated resources and assign tasks to ensure these targets are met.
  4. Conduct project meetings and keep Obeya room(s) up to date to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team.
  5.  Allocates tasks, and coordinates project core team to meet project targets and milestones.
  6. Responsible for project cost, schedule, and resource allocation.
  7. Review status of projects and budgets and manages schedules. Assess project issues and coordinate with the SDL and project core team to develop resolutions. Identify and manage resource needs.
  8. Local business unit AOSNPD subject matter expert
  9. Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience developing products or managing projects in the industrial equipment industry, or a combination thereof
  • PMP desired.
  • 5 years of project management experience.
  • Attention to detail and be very organized to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Manufacturing background helpful to be able to troubleshoot systems. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and skilled in workflow and documentation process. 
  • Computer literate and be able to use a Microsoft office and variety of software packages. 
  • Self-starter and be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Able to provide written costs estimates, supporting narrative justifications, and proposals as necessary. 
  • Able to work multiple projects simultaneously in a lean administrative environment. 
  • Effective and proven relationship building skills.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance. 

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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