Project Manager
Job Details
Andover - Andover, MA
About the Company & Role


Byrna’s corporate mantra is “Live Safe,” and its corporate mission is to provide consumers, law enforcement and security professionals with safe and effective, non-lethal alternatives to firearms to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. Byrna’s best-in-class non-lethal defense solutions are used by military, law enforcement, corrections, and private security professionals as well as individuals in need of self-defense technology, both domestically and internationally.


We have an opportunity for a Project Manager to assist with managing manufacturing and new product development.  You will be responsible for the development and implementation of the processes and procedures for operations and project management, as well as project delivery across multiple divisions and the extended value chain, including R&D, global manufacturing, and supply chain. This Project Manager will need to work closely within different levels of the organization to ensure proper scoping, planning, execution, and delivery of projects.

You Will

  • Improve efficiency to bring products to market.
  • Assess, plan, execute, and close multiple projects while meeting QDC (quality, cost, delivery) objectives.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to drive change and boost effectiveness of project roll out.
  • Leads preparation of documentation including detailed reports, timelines, and slide decks for key meetings including meetings to decide on milestones and decision points.
  • Create technical documentation such as spec sheets to share cross-functionally to support the roll out of new products.
  • Design and implement build procedures to aid in product creation and use. The development of internal configuration standards and training others to use configuration management tools may also be required.
  • Prior experience in maintaining and updating processes and procedures.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customer and changing business needs.
  • Fulfill multiple other roles as necessary to help the effectiveness of the team.
  • Work in a R&D environment.
Core Competencies



  • Ensure complete and thorough pre-production planning and distribution of all documents in accordance with the production (R&D) process.
  • Conduct ongoing meetings/onsite inspections during the project’s life cycle to review problems, monitor progress, ensure compliance with contract documents, and specifications.

Entrepreneurial attitude in an entrepreneurial setting.

Core Competencies

  • Competent with MS products (word, excel, powerpoint))
  • Able to quickly learn SmartSheets, Windchill, Creo, SAP, Netsuite and other necessary software tools to create organization and efficiency within the department. 
  • Technically organize slide decks, Gant charts and project timeline software.
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing practices and supply chain management.
  • Able to learn new trade jargon and to communicate with field employees.
  • Process-oriented and experience developing processes. Strong communication, organizational, analytical, and relationship skills. Self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Manage time efficiently; the ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure.
  • Ability to take full ownership for projects, devising and executing winning plans. Be the point person to coordinate R&D, production, and supply chain.