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WATTS New Product Development Program Manager in North Andover, Massachusetts

The NPD Program Manager is responsible for the Global New Product Development process at Watts working closely with the Marketing Leadership Team and all Product Platforms across the globe to deliver high quality, impactful projects to the organization resulting in improving product vitality metrics. The Program Manager works with existing and new software, develop and deliver training curriculum and work closely w/ multidisciplinary teams to ensure proper adherence and execution to the Global Process. The Program Manager identify trends, challenge project assumptions and influence product management teams to deliver high quality products to our key customers and markets.


  • Responsible for maintaining and further enhancing the Watts Global New Product Development Process including content and deliverables, software enhancement and training program.

  • Educate our Global New Product Community on the Stage Gate Process through maintenance of internal SharePoint sites, development and deliverable of training curriculum and training sessions.

  • Consolidate all New Product Development key statistics on a monthly basis for the entire organization including product idea funnel and projects under development. Monitor and maintain solid detailed documentation for all key New Products under development working across platforms and regions

  • Creates and maintains monthly and quarterly financial analyses for new products in key identified regions. Support the execution of New Product Development and New Product Ideas monthly review and approval meetings and preparation towards these sessions.

  • Stay up to date on key trends on technology, product development process and industry best practices.

  • Maintains a Product Roadmap including product lifecycle of current products, derivatives of existing products and definition of new products to support current and future plans.

  • Manages information flow for key projects with internal stakeholders.

  • Other duties as they arise.


  • Bachelor Degree in Business/Marketing or Engineering


  • No direct reports


  • 5+ years of New Product Development experience either in a marketing or design engineering role.

  • Program Management or Project Management certification is a plus

  • Technical or industry related sales experience is a plus

  • High level of time management/project and task completion proficiency

  • Outstanding oral and written communication proficiency.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast moving environment.

  • Ability to work in well in a team environment.

  • Good leadership skills.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills.

  • Ability to travel 20% of the time.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Work in office environment or Work in a manufacturing environment

  • May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.

*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

EMPLOYEE CORE COMPETENCIES:1. Collaborate Across Workgroup2. Initiate Positive Change3. Deliver High Quality Results4. Focus on the Customer

  1. Develops Self & Others

  2. Accountability

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Watts is committed to equal employment opportunity. We follow a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, military or veteran status, minorities, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Watts will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Watts Water family of companies designs, manufactures and commercializes high-quality, innovative products and solutions that promote the comfort and safety of people and the quality, conservation and control of water used in commercial, residential, industrial and municipal applications.

A $1.4 billion global company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with presence in 3 regions and 17 countries.

Our extensive portfolio of products and leading brands range from highly technical to fast moving shelf goods and allows us to be present in the following categories: Plumbing & Flow Control, Water Quality & Conditioning, Drainage & Water Reuse, HVAC, and Municipal Waterworks. We strive to be the best long-term partner for installers, specifiers, distributors and OEM customers.


Plumbing, HVAC, Water Quality, and Gas


North Andover, MA, United States

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shanghai, China

Company Size

About 5,000 employees






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