Product Development Project Manager

Denver, CO
Full Time

About Us: FloWater, recognized by INC. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies, has been redefining the future of drinking water since its founding over 10-years ago. We do this by transforming ordinary tap water into ultra-purified, great-tasting premium drinking water that consumers love and trust.

In 2022, after nearly a decade of terrific growth and several years of working with Bluewater as its strategic investor, FloWater merged with Bluewater, a global leader in drinking water-based out of Stockholm, and is now part of a worldwide movement and platform of water purification solutions that are completely reinventing the water industry.

Mission & Outcomes: Join the FloWater team and be part of our mission to revolutionize the way the world drinks water! We’re looking for a strong Product Development Project Manager to provide strong Concept to Commercialization leadership and organization to the products / projects that will define and express our brand in the coming years. To keep Leadership and other stakeholders informed of progress, or lack thereof, and to coordinate between the vendors and various design firms holding everyone accountable for deliverables and timelines.

Great Candidates: You have 5+ years of experience in product development, mechanical engineering, and project management. You will possess strong leadership and communication qualities with a proven track record of innovation and expertise driving hardware / physical goods with multi-functional teams, ideally including offshore manufacturing. Candidates must have expertise in managing timelines, deliverables, budgets, design, etc. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to easily navigate between both highly technical and business driven discussions.

Responsibilities and Role:

  • Collaborate closely with business teams to assess needs, define project scope and requirements, manage expectations, facilitate communication, provide updates, and resolve obstacles throughout the project lifecycle
  • Translate business requirements into technical specifications, working with external vendors, design partners, and internal technical teams to evaluate design feasibility, implementation methods, and solution viability
  • Ensure accountability for on-time execution and excellence of projects, ensuring deadlines are met and projects are completed within budget constraints
  • Proactively assess and mitigate overall project risks through effective conflict resolution and issue management with the project team and stakeholders
  • Drive and execute multiple projects concurrently, overseeing every phase from kickoff to design, development, testing, deployment, training, and post-launch production support
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams throughout the product development process
  • Identify opportunities for new products and features, communicating insights to technical and commercial teams
  • Design innovative solutions encompassing mechanical, chemical, and electrical components
  • Troubleshoot issues, develop solutions and support production and field operations
  • Ensure quality assurance standards are upheld across all product development projects
  • Deliver comprehensive technical training to sales teams, technicians, and other relevant personnel
  • Create or modify CAD drawings to reflect technical specifications and industrial design requirements
  • Gather product requirements and specifications through market studies, customer feedback analysis, and alignment with internal objectives
  • Employ verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule, and costs effectively
  • Create detailed project plans to track status, communicate deliverables, and measure performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Perform risk management activities to identify, assess, and mitigate potential project risks
  • Conduct market assessments to inform product development strategies
  • Lead the successful execution of key projects, ensuring milestones and deliverables are achieved on time and within budget

Candidate Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical or Electrical
  • 5+ years of collective experience as a mechanical engineer and project manager of consumer product development programs and / or product design programs
  • Solid experience with hardware and software projects and have taken products from concept to market
  • PMP Certification a plus
  • Thorough understanding of the product development process and technical understanding of product testing stages
  • Broad knowledge of product development, processes and supporting quality systems
  • Strong time-management, facilitation, mentoring, and communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and project management skills
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with all levels of the organization and interface with vendors, distributors and others on a professional level
  • Motivation and desire to share your knowledge with the broader industry community
  • 10 - 15% travel required, domestic and international

Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position with a competitive base salary of $100 - 115K, as well as a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, F.S.A., 401(k)), partially paid parental leave policy, and Paid Time Off.

Please note this is not a fully remote position. FloWater has a hybrid model of work. Candidates must be Denver-based and have availability to come into the office at least 2 days per week.


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