Project Manager – Tactical Product Development

Project Manager – Tactical Product Development


In a context where innovation is an integral part of the company’s success, where continuous improvement, initiative and teamwork are strongly encouraged, the Project Manager – Tactical Product Development must carry out various projects related to the improvement of the product line offered by Norbec Group, including: the integration of new components, review of existing designs in order to increase manufacturing efficiency, optimization (performance, simplification) of existing products for both divisions: cold rooms and architectural panels.

The Project Manager – Tactical Product Development works in conjunction with the Innovation team, the Estimating/Sales team, the Marketing team, the Purchasing team, the Design team and the Production team.


  • Complete existing product improvement projects according to the priorities established in the Product Development Plan and within the prescribed deadlines
  • Participate in the ideation process
  • Ensure product compliance with Canadian and American building codes
  • Ensure product compliance with various standards such as: CSA, UL/ULC, NSF, CFIA,
  • Ensure the involvement of the different departments (production, sales, design, marketing) in the innovation projects
  • Report the progress of projects to team members and management


  • Evaluate, prioritize and set objectives for incoming project requests
  • Coordinate design projects and new product implementations with the sales, marketing, design and production teams to identify possible constraints and find appropriate solutions
  • Establish and execute test plans related to the validation of new components
  • Depending on the type of project, determine the appropriate project management tools and methods
  • Establish and maintain schedules according to the various project stakeholders
  • Ensure the follow-up of the project costs in order to establish a return on investment calculation throughout the project
  • Participate in various product and/or process improvement projects in order to improve quality and reduce manufacturing costs
  • Accompany the integration of the project into production


Key competencies

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Reading of plans and specifications
  • Proficiency in CAD software (Inventor & Autocad are assets)
  • Mastery of the Office suite
  • Knowledge of various project management tools
  • Knowledge of machining and rapid prototyping methods
  • Bilingualism in both spoken and written French and English

Personal profile

  • Sense of organization and efficiency
  • Ability to synthesize information
  • Practical/field approach
  • Thoroughness / attention to detail
  • Ease in interpersonal communication
  • Autonomy
  • Sustained commitment and respect for deadlines
  • Team player
  • Quality orientation and commitment
  • Customer focus

Professional profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Two years experience in the manufacturing sector related to construction materials (an asset)
  • Minimum experience in R&D project management (an asset)
  • Member in good standing with the OIQ or in the process of obtaining it (an asset)
  • PMP certification (an asset)

What the company offers:

  • The possibility of enriching your career by joining a team of experts where participative management is prioritized;
  • The opportunity to participate in the success of sustainable and in-demand products by contributing to the development of a rapidly growing brand across Canada and the United States;
  • The opportunity to advance within the company!
  • A group RRSP program with employer participation;
  • An advantageous group insurance program, including vision care, dental care and more;
  • Social activities organized throughout the year for employees such as family days, summer BBQs, Christmas parties, sports activities and holiday themed events;
  • Weeks of paid vacation plus extra time off during the holiday season;
  • Access to training and development programs.

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