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R&D Sr. Project Manager

Company: Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Are you someone who thrives driving complex, multifaceted projects? Are you ready to take on more responsibility within project management? Do you have an interest in developing innovative instruments that incorporate bleeding edge design and technical innovation? If you answered yes, consider joining our R&D team as a Project Manager.

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Who We Are and What We Do:
Anton Paar's high-precision, scientific instruments help our customers develop every-day products from your shampoo to your shoes, your lunch and favorite beverages, your computer and medication, jet engines, batteries and the pavement on which you commute every day. We help Fortune 500 companies of almost every industry sector, start-ups, and leading universities conduct their research and quality control.
Owned by the charitable Santner Foundation, our investment into R&D is unmatched and leads to industry-leading products. We maintain fiscal stability and independence so we can handle today and tomorrow's challenges, and aim to provide meaningful, long-term workplaces for all employees. Anton Paar is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and operates worldwide.





A Snapshot of What You'll Do:
The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating research and development projects, leading and managing project teams, and adapting and integrating the project management systems of Anton Paar QuantaTec to support the development of analytical lab instrumentation. This role supports the innovation, design and ultimate launch of new analytical instrumentation that drives the advancement of scientific research and innovation for global research teams and organizations. You'll lead new product development projects through all stages, from back of the napkin ideation to full commercialization.
As a Project Manager you'll be responsible for:


  • Managing the project process and ensuring the team utilizes the tools necessary to timely and efficiently advance projects of the highest level of quality.
  • Serving as the main point of contact for cross-functional teams and stakeholders, representing the tactical aspects of project development.
  • Actively leading by setting priorities, communicating expectations, and fully advancing the team through coordination, motivation, and leadership.
  • Developing proficiency in modern Project Management methodologies, employing best practices, and actively assessing the best strategy to ensure a successful project.

    The Impact You'll Make:
    The Project Manager is a self-starter who balances multiple initiatives within defined timelines and manages inter-company teams to ensure project completion. Here's a snapshot of what you'll do.

    • Developing project plans using MS Project and SAP software to establish tasks and monitor performance metrics towards project goals.
    • Providing tactical guidance, risk assessments and technical support to Product Management.
    • Assembling teams to include engineers, scientists, business stakeholders, operations, etc., and delegating tasks to most appropriate employees.


      • Serving as main point of contact for team to ensure team actions remain in synergy.
      • Working closely with cross-disciplinary teams to identify potential risks and mitigate them; ensuring the project aligns with the intended outcome.
      • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options on how to move the project forward including adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed.
      • Motivating people involved in the project to complete tasks on time.
      • Providing critical feedback for team members.
      • Presenting regular status updates and reviews to stakeholders to ensure alignment and buy in
      • Identifying project risks and elevating critical issues to the attention of executive team or steering board to ensure visibility and obtain resources necessary for the project to overcome the issue and succeed at meeting the desired deliverables.
      • Integrating "quality through design" into the product throughout the development process to maintain the expected standards.


        • Aligning and driving improvements to required processes and systems of the Anton Paar development process.
        • Actively interfacing with Engineers and Product managers to ensure that product is fully defined, robustly designed and thoroughly tested to ensure that Anton Paar standards for quality and compliance are achieved.
        • Adhering to corporate product development standards and processes to ensure consistency and control within the development process.
        • May be required to travel to other Anton Paar facilities domestically or internationally (
        • All other duties as assigned.

          Education and Experience We Hope To See On Your Resume:
          The Project Manager typically requires a combination of supervisory experience, education, training, certifications, and skills. This role requires the following:

          • BS in Engineering or related field, or equivalent years of experience


            • Minimum of 2-3 years' direct Project Management experience managing technical projects


              • Demonstrated efficient work methods and ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
              • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with both internal business functions and external suppliers
              • Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement
              • Ability to demonstrate project and product cost management
              • Good theoretical understanding of mechanical and chemical interactions
              • Innate emphasis on high quality delivery standards
              • Natural self-starter with a "hands-on" mentality
              • Shows confidence and possesses good facilitation and negotiation skills
              • Curious and motivated learner

                Preferred skills include:

                • MBA
                • Experience in Requirements Management
                • PMP certified
                • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher

                  Skills and Qualifications We Look For:
                  The Project Manager will possess leadership skills in addition to technical skills, soft skills, and industry knowledge to lead a team of engineers, including:

                  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions, follows through on commitments, and acknowledges and learns from mistakes
                  • Critical Thinking: Performs analysis to determine and assess the needs of the project and then takes action in order to meet the requirements
                  • Collaboration: Works well with others on internal and external teams by using effective interpersonal skills
                  • Communication: Provides clear instruction to the project team, clearly explains how the system works and being available to answer any questions that may arise
                  • Integrity: Behaves honorably even when no one is watching and follows moral and ethical principles in all areas of work including decision making, interacting with colleagues, and servicing customers
                  • Problem Solving: Ability to efficiently identify and resolve issues that arise during the design, testing and maintenance process
                  • Quality of Work: Works to the highest of quality standards by anticipating problems, testing and checking their work, and pays close attention to detail
                  • Self-Starter: Uses trusted and efficient work methods to launch projects and balances multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
                  • Technical Expertise: Demonstrates depth of knowledge and skills, and develops solutions to highly complex problems by applying technical acumen
                  • Time Management: Ability to deliver on time with optimal use of resources, achieve desired results within given time frames and decide between conflicting priorities
                  • Leadership: Demonstrates the ability to manage, lead and enable others in order to navigate departmental or organizational change

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                    Supervision Exercised
                    This role is an independent contributor who will lead multiple project teams and does not have any direct supervision of staff.
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                    Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
                    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, observe, communicate and handle items such as computers, machinery and other equipment. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

                    Position requires the ability to obtain a Passport for international travel.
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                    In regards to organizational issues, the employee will comply with the regulations set forward in the Anton Paar Employee Handbook, except if otherwise stated.
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                    Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment opportunities at Anton Paar QuantaTec Inc. are based upon one's qualifications and capabilities to perform the essential functions of a particular job. All employment opportunities are provided without regard to: age, race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, sickle cell trait, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.





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