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Project Manager III

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  PMO (PMO)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630 US

Position Summary:

As part of the Project Management Office (PMO) team, we have an incredible opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to lead New Product Development and launches!  Working with a diverse cross-functional team, you will have oversight of your projects - providing leadership, coordination, and support to ensure timely product launch! 

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of multiple New Product Development / Introduction projects through its full life cycle. Establish control and deliver measurable business benefits through the execution of the program.
  • Provide expertise on complex projects from concept through the business case, development, and pre-launch phases.
  • Develop, coordinate, maintain and communicate project schedule(s) to all stakeholders (consisting of Engineering, Marketing, Supply Chain, Production and Quality Management) on a regular basis.
  • Establish and drive realization of program/project deadlines; ensure all stakeholders are kept up to date on project status and achievements.
  • Analyze project performance, synthesize the information and report on project performance; completes rigorous risk analysis and creates mitigation strategies.
  • Manage successful stakeholder relationship across the organization. 
  • Develop a communication plan; can articulate difficult and complex matters in a straightforward, transparent manner at all levels of the organization.
  • Provide recommendations and drive process improvements throughout the project lifecycle.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business, engineering or related field
  • 5+ years project management experience within the manufacturing industry
  • 2+ years working on New Product Development and launching products to market.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or MBA
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification
  • Solid knowledge of project management tools including schedules, communication plans, risk plans, resource plans, scope & change management tools, action item trackers and project plans.
  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, and cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, detailed planning and project management skills – can handle multiple projects at once.
  • Familiarity with Lean, Six Sigma and other operational excellence tools

About Us:

Exemplis is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company offering customizable products across our growing brand portfolio.  Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us an industry leader for over 25 years.  Our flagship brand SitOnIt Seating® was created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, textile, and design can help everyone—from medical offices to Fortune 500 companies to home offices across North America.  Check out all of our brands at

People are at the core of our business, and on our team, everyone makes an impact.  We absolutely owe our success to our incredible group of talented employees who bring equal parts skill, passion, drive – and, of course, fun – to the table each and every day.  We have created a workplace that is inclusive and diverse where everyone can be their authentic self, and where that authenticity is celebrated.  By creating an environment where people from every background can thrive, Exemplis becomes a better and more successful company.  

We're proud to be a company that gives back to the very communities that our team members live and work in.  Our giving ethos focuses on three buckets of impact: sustainability, community outreach and transparent operations.  From donating lobby seating to medical clinics in low-income neighborhoods to our yearly giving week and toy drive for Toys for Tots, we believe collaboration, kindness and authenticity are essential to our humanity.  

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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