About Chefman & CHEF iQ 

 

Chefman is one of North America’s leading brands of small kitchen appliances. We are on a mission to exceed expectations with our commitment to building best-in-class products to cook the food we all love. We are hard at work to realize our vision of crafting the world’s most desired kitchen appliances. 

 
In 2020, we launched the CHEF iQ brand, an ecosystem of connected kitchen appliances. Our mission for CHEF iQ is to enable the world to express their inner chef by making the kitchen experience seamless and transforming how the world connects through food. With our connected appliances and guided cooking intuitive experience, we are seeking to redefine cooking as we know it, making great food effortless in an immersive digital experience.   

 

Job Description 
 
The Senior Project Manager is responsible for all of the various activities necessary to bring a product from inception to production on time and on budget. In addition to diligent and capable management, this role includes ensuring all technical requirements are properly met. The candidate will direct, guide and mentor the Project Managers on his/her team in their daily activities. 

 
Roles & Responsibilities 

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the following efforts: 

  • Coordinate with cross-functional leaders to develop comprehensive product development and lifecycle plans and drive alignment with business objectives. 
  • Influence and motivate project teams to develop innovative and best-in-class products for our customers. 
  • Support a wide range of projects in various development phases ranging from early concept feasibility to production 
  • Establishing and maintaining best practice Project Management processes and efficiencies 
  • Direct and mentor the day to day activities of his project managers in the following areas 
  • Developing and maintaining the Project Schedule 
  • Coordinating the development of the Marketing Requirement Document (MRD) 
  • Coordinating the development of the Industrial Design  
  • Coordinating the development of the Project Technical Specifications 
  • Developing all test procedures 
  • Interface to UX/UI team 
  • Interface to Culinary team 
  • Preparation of presentations for meetings including PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and CDR (Critical Design Review) 
  • Management and coordination of all vendors and consultants  
  • Management and interface to the production factory 
  • Completion and storage of production documentation package 
  • Reporting project status to management 
  • Coordinate with Design Team and Printing production factories for quality Product Packaging creation and execution 

Required Skills  

  • Familiarity with electronic and small electrical appliance product development 
  • Technical knowledge in engineering including firmware and hardware development 
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to complete projects, document work and communicate clearly both in writing and verbally 
  • Knowledge of Smart Sheet or Microsoft Project 
  • Demonstrates strong sense of urgency in approach to all work 
  • Expert Project Management capabilities 
  • Expert leadership and mentoring abilities 
  • Demonstrated display of excellent judgement 
  • Ability to multitask and to manage multiple goals and objectives to their successful conclusion 
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills  
  • Works well under pressure 
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence  
  • Professional conduct and demeanor 

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical Engineering is preferable)  
  • 6+ years proven project management experience  
  • Advanced user knowledge of MS Office and Project Management tools 
  • Ability to manage budgets, timelines and risks within a contracted commitment 
  • Project management experience in electronic product development  
  • Extensive experience in a leadership capacity 
  • Experience interfacing with factories in China  

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 

 

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