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Senior Project Manager - Bike

Company: Specialized
Location: Morgan Hill
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it's marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!
We are looking for a Project Manager to help us build the world's greatest bikes. If you have experience leading cross-functional technical teams towards common goals, have worked with multi-national organizations and developed an understanding of how to effectively work across time-zones and cultures, and enjoy focusing on the details while driving the big picture, then we'd love to speak to you!
In this role you will lead global cross functional teams to plan and deliver bikes on time and with high quality. You will coordinate internal and external resources to ensure decision making channels are clearly defined, adhere to process, and drive product plan excellence.

  • Lead multiple global product development teams through the bike product development process to bring bike projects to market on time
  • Maintain accountability and process adherence to ensure consistent ways of working across teams and projects
  • Lead teams through successful kickoffs to define product requirements and rider needs, resulting in clear and concise Concept Phase plans
  • Develop interdependent program timelines with input from all teammates and gain buy off and agreement of ultimate plan
  • Identify critical path items to maintain forward progress towards goals while handling tradeoffs throughout execution
  • Build action plans to eliminate identified risks and blockers
  • Drive clear and consistent communication to all areas of the business relating to project status and health
  • Assist in continuous improvements projects to further develop the processes and tools needed to take product development to the next level
  • Coach, mentor and empower project team members to take positive action & accountability for their work


    • 5+ years of direct project management or product development experience in faced-paced, innovative, technical product industries
    • Extensive experience and exposure to multiple technical product fields and manufacturing methods
    • Experience working with multiple global locations and understanding of cultural differences and needs
    • Specific experience influencing and collaborating cross-functionally with Product Management, Design, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with PLM systems, task management tools (e.g. Jira), and Project Management software (MS Project or similar)


      • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Operations Leadership, or Business Management preferred
      • PMP Certification
      • Curiosity or interest in cycling

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        • Based in Morgan Hill, CA
        • Health benefits, 401K, plus additional perks including a competitive employee discount. For additional information on benefits and perks, please visit
        • Dog friendly offices
        • Travel domestically and internationally required

          We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone - especially those from marginalized groups - to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider's brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!
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