Otter Products

Program Manager

Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins | US-CA-San Diego
Project Management


We are looking for a Program Manager to join our team in Fort Collins, CO or San Diego, CA. 


The Program Manager (PM) having more professional experience uses concepts and company objectives to lead the successful development and launch of new products. This individual, requiring a low level of supervisory oversight, leads cross-functional teams to achieve the objectives of multiple projects/programs, while ensuring strong collaboration and communication. The Program Manager anticipates risks, problem solves, and removes roadblocks to avoid or reduce negative impact to the project/program, while participating in identifying ways to improve project execution. The Program Manager keeps stakeholders and company Leadership up to date on the status of the programs/projects they lead, and mentors less-experienced team members helping them come up to speed quickly.


About Otter Products:


From our founder’s garage in 1998 to the global technology leader we are today, Otter Products continues to drive growth through innovation. Our industry-leading brands, OtterBox, LifeProof and Liviri lead the way to help people do more and go more places with technology in hand. Otter Products is a global company of more than 900 Otters (employees) with offices in Fort Collins, Colo., San Diego, Calif., Hong Kong, Munich, Germany and Cork, Ireland. Our mission is simple – We Grow to Give which comes to life by way of our charitable arm, the OtterCares Foundation. From innovation and engineering to community and culture – growing to give is at the heart of everything we do.


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  • Accountable for leading multiple product commercialization projects through the Product Life Cycle (PLC) and possibly small, low-risk TechDev projects, working closely with project sponsors and stakeholders to execute to project scope, cost, and schedule deliverables while maintaining output quality
    • Current series, new series, business expansion, across all business units
  • Identifies and develops work instructions for baseline processes within the Program Management team
  • Develops project structure including:
    • Core Team list
    • Schedule formulated with the Team
    • Identify Risks. Recommends alternatives. Develops mitigation plans.
    • Shared team information source (OneNote)
    • Long term project record (Agile)
    • Progress reports
  • Manages attention to results
    • Actively manage Cost/Schedule/Quality and project scope to original objectives, using standard PLC process tools
    • Lead cross-functional team meetings. Some teams may be globally based
    • Identify and manage project critical path and dependencies
    • Timely completion of Product Life Cycle gates and milestones
    • As the primary project escalation point, quickly analyze/remove roadblocks and resolve cross-functional issues
    • Formulate and present issue mitigation/solution plans to the team and Management
    • Communicate project progress via Stand-Up meetings, Weekly Exec Updates, Reports, etc.
  • Draws valuable insight and meaning after the project has completed
    • Emphasize project successes with the Team and Leadership
    • Identify improvements to cycle time, cost, and quality for future programs
  • Participates in defining and refining Program Management process improvements across all business units
  • Seeks opportunities to increase project management skills and abilities through continuing education as well as professional (business/strategic/leadership) development
  • Mentors Project Specialists and Project Coordinators
  • Support and maintain a positive safety culture by following all safety policies and procedures and actively contributing to a safe working environment
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of four years’ Program Management experience required.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification desired.

Otter Products is an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOC). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

For US Based Roles Only - Compensation Range Minimum

USD $65,600.00/Yr.

For US Based Roles Only - Compensation Range Maximum

USD $82,000.00/Yr.

Additional Total Rewards

Profit Sharing Program Eligible, Benefits Eligible - Full Time- check out for more info


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