Job Name:
New Product Development Project Leader

General information

Location: Bayport, MN, MN
Andersen Corporation
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Job Category:
Research and Development
Bayport, MN

Description & Requirements

FOCUS: We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love.
Andersen Corporation is an international window and door manufacturing enterprise employing more than 12,000 people at more than thirty manufacturing facilities, logistics centers, and company-owned retail locations. Andersen is a private company headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota.  Andersen Corporation and its subsidiaries manufacture and market window and door products under the names Andersen, Renewal by Andersen, MQ, and Heritage. Andersen has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, and Italy.

The focus to bring more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love, applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Andersen is looking for an accomplished, driven, and collaborative Technical Project Manager on our Research, Development and Innovation team to chart the course for our future product launches.  Want to join our team?



There has never been a more exciting time to be a Project Manager at Andersen.  This project manager will be an integral leader within the New Product Development team.  The purpose of this role is to Deliver new products and services that enable us to serve customers in new markets, and chart the course for advances in Future Innovations.

This role

  • Manages the development and implementation of the company’s products and services involving cross functional, multi-site and 3rd party vendor teams focused on the delivery of new products and features
  • Document and Communicate Innovation Roadmaps to align cross-functional groups on longer term development efforts
  • Manages a large multi-year product development program, while overseeing several sub projects
  • Assesses project risk and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, customer satisfaction, and business case objectives
  • Provides regular status reports to senior business leaders, cross functional partners, and clients


Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience with 5+ years leading multi-year product development initiatives
  • Strong analytical skills and aptitude for problem solving


Your Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • MBA or technical Master’s degree
  • Past experience in managing Innovation Project Portfolios
  • Strong aptitude in process improvement, manufacturing, and equipment procurement
  • Strong understanding of relevant methodologies and tools (DMAIC, Stage Gate development, PMBOK, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of lean, manufacturing, business, and quality systems
  • Experience working with external Business/Project Partners.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be primarily located in an open office environment with cubicles; however, there is an opportunity to work in a flexible/hybrid work environment depending on the preferences of the candidate.   [is there corporate language on this?]

 Our Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce:

Andersen is firmly committed to fostering a culture where everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected.   At Andersen, we value individual differences and leverage those unique capabilities and perspectives to better understand our customers and grow our business.  Andersen is a participant in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index and has signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion initiative.   

It’s an exciting time to be a project leader at Andersen. Andersen offers employees a benefits package that includes paid parental leave, and health, life, and disability insurance.


Profit Sharing

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.