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Title:  Project Manager, Innovation (USA)

Req ID:  3571
Job Category:  Innovation

Doraville, GA, US, 30360

Dare To Dream!


At Serta Simmons Bedding, we dare to dream and work differently. We’re proud to be one of the largest bedding manufacturers in North America and lead the way with our iconic brands - Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


When you join our company, you become part of winning team that is excited and committed to helping our customers get a good night’s sleep.


Fueled by care for our people and their safety, we provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, and employee perks, and most importantly, the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers.

What You'll Do:


  • Ensure adherence to the SSB New Product Introduction process as well as aid in the education of others within the organization.
  • Drive continuous improvement of the SSB New Product Introduction process.
  • Manage a dynamic portfolio of product introductions that follow both concurrent and separate launch timing.
  • Involve all actors early in product introduction process to guarantee smooth integration of new materials and technologies.
  • Lead recurring cross-functional project meetings as required to fulfill product charter objectives.
  • Create and maintain project timelines and deliverables in support of on-time completion of product Phase Gates.
  • Serve as single point-of-contact regarding project status, challenges, and resource needs.
  • Drive proactive risk mitigation through preliminary complexity assessment and ongoing failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).
  • Contribute to future product visions and drive changes in manufacturing, SKU reductions, and processes that are more manufacturing friendly.
  • Apply general knowledge of engineering and manufacturing to influence product design and reach objectives in the most economical manner possible.
  • Protect all intellectual property and secure exclusivity of all ideation where possible.


How You'll Do It:

  • Project Management experience and Possess a high level of analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Project and MS Office Suite.
  • Strong analytical and technical ability to problem solve.
  • Flexible enough to plan and accomplish goals as either project lead or project support.

What You'll Bring:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Significant experience with FMEA tools.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment and in product design and testing.
  • Up to 25% travel

Come Dream With Us!


When you join Serta Simmons Bedding, you become part of our 150-year legacy of sleep solutions with endless opportunities to impact our future for centuries to come.


Once you’re here, you’ll be part of a winning company that invests and supports our team members’ career journeys.


Here are some of the benefits of working with our team: 


  • Employee Benefits Start on your first day with us!
  • Great Health, Dental and Vision Plans 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Paid Time Off/ Vacation Days 
  • Sick Days 
  • Holiday Time - 11 Holidays with 1 floating 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • HSA & FSA Benefits 
  • Referral Bonuses 



Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), medical condition genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta