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Kelly Services Project Manager in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kelly is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager in St. Louis, Missouri ! The Project Manager will plan, manage, and coordinate resources and activities related to ophthalmic medical device product development projects throughout Surgical R&D using the global PDP Product Development Process, allied systems and tools.


  • Lead the development and implementation of the project plan, work breakdown, schedule MS Project, budget and capital plan as required.

  • Prepare amended budget forecasts as required.

  • Provide technical knowledge and project management expertise to programs in various functional areas as necessary to ensure proper focus and advancement.

  • Champion and lead projects as a program manager for ophthalmic medical device products Electrical/Mechanical/Software-driven Capital Equipment and associated Consumables Coordinate with Commercial and key project team members to interact with end users to gather VOC toward product design and development.

  • Develop business cases for new projects, working with Commercial team, to include forecasts, costs, pricing and development expense estimates.

  • Identify and negotiate functional resources to assemble an appropriate cross-functional project team.

  • Create and maintain project and technical risk assessments.

  • Identify risks; develop mitigations and contingencies; manage risks and track to closure.

  • Communicate effectively with R D management, Commercial, Quality and Regulatory and other necessary functions regarding the status of all activities and align them to project deliverables.

  • Inform management in a timely manner of any problems which may result in a delay in project schedules so that appropriate action may be taken.

  • Identify means to minimize impact to the project.

  • Plan, coordinate, conduct formal and informal project design reviews for compliance.

  • Document design input, output and verification.

  • Assure design control compliance to all current quality system requirements.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, preferably in Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics Engineering or related field.

  • PMP certification desired.

  • Advanced degree and/or a plus, but not required.


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the industry, including 5 years of program management experience and demonstrated ability to lead and influence others without direct authority.

  • Minimum of 5 years in New Product Development.

  • Excellent verbal, written and electronic communications skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to communicate and interact at all levels from senior management to staff level.

  • Ability to translate customer requirements into measurable design goals/input.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel SharePoint.

Apply today for immediate consideration!

Why Kelly ® ?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly® Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, we’re here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.