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Program Manager

Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask

Marlborough, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Join our Engineering team at Helen of Troy and make an immediate impact on our trusted brands: OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Honeywell, PUR, Braun, Vicks, Hot Tools, Drybar, Curlsmith, and Revlon. Together, we build innovative and useful products that elevate people's lives everywhere every day.

Look around your home, and you'll find us everywhere, in your kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already making your everyday lives better. We are powered by knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking people committed to developing a culture of inclusion. Whether you are just starting your career or in need of a challenge, we recognize, develop, and empower talent!

Position: Program Manager

Department: Engineering

Work Location: Marlborough, MA, Hybrid (work 3 days onsite)

Hybrid Schedule: Helen of Troy associates enjoy the advantages and flexibility of a hybrid working model, allowing for in office 3 days minimum, and remote 2 days. Any changes to this working model would be communicated accordingly.

What you will be doing:

We are looking for a passionate and assertive Program Manager to help own the end-to-end development of new beauty appliance products. You will collaborate closely with multi-functional teams including product development, engineering, industrial design, manufacturing, and quality assurance to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet quality standards. You will supervise the development process from concept to launch and be accountable for the day-to-day new product development activities for leading beauty brands, such as Drybar, Hot Tools, Curlsmith, and Revlon.

  • Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of multiple concurrent development projects for beauty appliance products.

  • Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and resource plans.

  • Coordinate with internal partners to define project scope, objectives, and requirements.

  • Manage project risks and issues, and develop mitigation strategies as needed.

  • Drive decision-making processes and ensure alignment across functional teams.

  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between engineering, design, manufacturing, overseas partners, and other departments involved in the product development lifecycle.

  • Lead project review meetings and communicate to the leadership team on key breakthroughs, and project risks.

  • Monitor project progress, identify dependencies, and take proactive measures to address any roadblocks.

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.

  • Regularly report project status, turning points, and key data to partners.

  • Study competitive products to benchmark against new product designs.

Skills needed to be successful in this role:

  • Demonstrated ability to manage sophisticated, cross-functional projects from initiation to completion.

  • Strong understanding of product development processes, including design, engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with manufacturing partners and align key project objectives.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with complementary teams and partners.

  • Strong leadership skills with the skill for motivating teams and getting results.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, systems, electrical, or general engineering required.

  • 3+ years of experience in a consumer product development or high-volume consumable manufacturing environment.

  • Proven experience in program or project management, preferably in the consumer electronics or beauty industry.

  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.

  • Authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A passion for developing innovative and consumer-centric beauty appliances.

  • Experience using Pro-Engineer (Creo) to design consumer appliances or other 3D CAD software.

  • PMP certification or equivalent is a plus.

  • Understanding of development process for hard goods or electromechanical products.

Benefits: Salary + Bonus, Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Parental Leave, 401(k) with company match, Basic Life Insurance, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Charitable (volunteer) Leave, and Educational Assistance.

Wondering if you should apply? Helen of Troy welcomes people as diverse as our brands! Have the confidence to come as who you are because your point of view, skills, and experience will make us stronger. If you're eager to share new ideas and try new things, we want to hear from you.



For more information about Helen of Troy, visit www.helenoftroy.com. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Helen of Troy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and cultivating an inclusive environment. We value diversity and believe that we are strengthened by the differences in our experiences, thinking, culture and background. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any protected basis.

We will provide individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application process. If you would like to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (915) 225-8000.

Founded in 1968, Helen of Troy is a prominent player in the global consumer products industry, offering diverse career opportunities across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. We boast a collection of renowned brands such as OXO®, Hydro Flask®, Osprey®, Honeywell®, PUR®, Braun®, Vicks®, Hot Tools®, and Drybar® – many of which rank #1, #2, or #3 in their respective categories, making the Helen of Troy name synonymous with excellence and ingenuity.

At Helen of Troy, our strategy involves acquiring brands that we can integrate and enhance, amplifying their unique attributes to drive growth and profitability. Embracing a culture of collaboration internally and externally, we are committed to providing innovative solutions tailored to consumers, operational excellence, global scalability, and exceptional shared services to support our brand portfolio. This dedication to fostering development and success sets Helen of Troy apart as a pioneer in the industry, propelling our brands to unparalleled heights of success and recognition worldwide.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change duties of the position at any time.