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Project Manager

The Kablooe Design team is seeking a Project Manager to join our innovative and motivated crew. We help companies make products that people love through our research, design and development for medical and consumer products. Our daily goal is to improve lives through innovation and user adoption; We aim to turn great ideas into great products — and we need your help. The ideal candidate will eagerly jump on board with our mission to help our clients get results through our product research design and development process.

The role of the project manager is to ensure the success of key client projects. Project management responsibilities include the coordination and completion of projects on time within budget and within scope. Oversee all aspects of projects. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. Prepare reports for upper management regarding status of project.

The successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. He or she will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and will hire new talent as needed to fulfill client needs.

May require a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures. Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of tasks. Lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Enhance department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Our studio is located in the northern suburbs of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Develop, maintain and support technical infrastructure, hardware and system software components as they relate to client projects
  • Translate research results into objective and actionable design direction.
  • Work closely with engineering professionals within the company to direct and maintain electrical, hardware and embedded software needs for projects to be completed efficiently
  • Support the development and refinement of standard operating procedures, with close connection to the product design & development process to comply with applicable quality management systems, standards and regulatory guidance.
  • Develop close working relationships with new and existing customers

Key Attributes

Attitude/Personality

  • Eloquent, professional social communicator
  • Upbeat, creative and positive
  • Likes to have fun
  • Easily gets along with others

Attention to Detail

  • Tendency to proactively find solutions to issues and implement
  • Great at tracking details
  • Skilled at communicating tasks and responsibilities

Ability to Perform the Following Activities:

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience

Desired Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Bring extra skills to the table.
  • Ability to understand and implement processes and procedures appropriate for a small company without imposing large corporate methods that may not be a fit.
  • Ability to react to change and uncertainty quickly, and hit the ground running fast with solutions.

Employment Type

  • Full-time

This position does not qualify for VISA sponsorship. In order to comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations, this position requires applicants to either provide proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status or be eligible to receive an export authorization (a license) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

To apply, please email Brian Mullins at bmullins@kablooe.com.