Project Manager Level I

Date: May 1, 2024

Location: Cary, IL, US, 60013 Eatontown, NJ, US, 07724

Company: Aptar Group


Project Manager – Regional Technical Center NA

Location:  Cary, IL

Working Location: Hybrid*

*all candidates must be authorized to work in the US without the need for future sponsorship 


Who we are

At Aptar, we use insights, design, engineering and science to create innovative packaging technologies that build brand value for our customers, and, in turn, make a meaningful difference in the lives, looks, health and homes of people around the world.


Every day, Aptar creates “a-ha moments” for its customers and their consumers and patients by continually bringing innovations to market that convert non-dispensing packaging into breakthrough product-dispensing systems, including those that give people more effective ways to put on their favorite fragrance, kids the opportunity to pour ketchup without making a mess and patients connected technologies that help them more easily adhere to treatment.


We have manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America and over 13,000 dedicated employees in some 20 countries.


You should work here because we:

  • Attract and develop high performing people.
  • Promote a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Allow for failure by allowing people to make mistakes through an open and trusting environment.
  • Invest in the development of employees through local, regional and global career opportunities.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.


What’s new with Aptar

We have an exciting position open for a Project Manager for our NA Beauty business.  Leads project teams for effective development and commercialization of new products and enhancements to existing products.  Displays clear understanding and ability to ensure that team goals meet Customer, Marketing, Manufacturing and Aptar's requirements.  Directly supervises, motivates and drives members of assigned project teams.  Demonstrates the ability to lead a multi-disciplined work group through a Stage-Gated process to effectively develop, tool and commercialize new products, meeting all objectives and schedules.  Exhibits ability to communicate clearly, using both verbal and written skills.  Displays clear leadership skills in working with Customers, Suppliers and Aptar's Operations to ensure successful execution of assigned projects.



This is how your journey begins:

  • Works closely with Customer(s) in the areas of product design, development, refinement and customization for their new product launches
  • Develops timeline and monitors all internal activities with associated departments such as Purchasing, Technical Service, Planning, Manufacturing and Quality to achieve on-time, robust product delivery that meets (s) launch timing. 
  • Creates Project Deliverables through a Stage Gated approach to demonstrate compliance with requirements.
  • Lead assigned team to identify goals, set plans, and successfully execute project activities.
  • Ensure that the specific needs and constraints of the Aptar's Operations group are effectively addressed during project execution.
  • Serves as a vital and effective communication link between Customers and cross-functional/cross-divisional Team.
  • Supervises, guides, coaches and develops team members to continually enhance performance.
  • Independently interface effectively with Customers, Suppliers, and Aptar's Operations group on both project and general packaging and manufacturing technical matters.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Customers, Suppliers and other relevant sources to identify research, develop and apply new technology to products and processes.
  • Conduct effective presentations for both external Customers and Internal Leadership teams.
  • “Out of the box thinker” must be key driver contributing to the products roadmap and willing to take innovative product risk while balancing the road map for on time deliverables.
  • Concurrently, manage diverse, simultaneous projects of varying complexities.
  • Strong relationship management, strategy development, project management, problem solving and change management skills.
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Drive, support and adhere to all system procedures and Company policies / procedures.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.  Follow all safety regulations.
  • Perform other related duties assigned.



What you will bring on the journey



  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Manufacturing, Plastics, Rigid Packaging or technical area of expertise).
  • Master’s Degree in Business preferred.



  • Minimum of 7-10 years of project management experience (manufacturing industry experience preferred).


  •  Qualification in or basic understanding of statistics & experience in its application for data analysis.
  • Project Management Certifications from PMI or equivalent a plus.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required to carry out job requirements
  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge and Injection Molding.


What we offer:

  • An exciting, diverse and value based working environment
  • Award-winning corporate university offering personal development and training opportunities.
  • Competitive base salary and performance-based bonus plan.
  • Contribute to the communities where we reside.
  • Innovative benefits plan which includes: 401k & Retirement Savings plan, vacation, medical, dental, vision, life, disability, pet insurance, wellness plan, and generous paid maternity/paternity leave].



Be You. Be Aptar

Aptar is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.





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