We are at the heart of every place that matters. As a leading global provider in the access solutions market for schools, banks, airports, hospitals, hotels, and many more, we enable seamless movement within secure, safe, and sustainable places. Our work is IMPORTANT. YOU are important. We provide our people with the tools to shape their careers for growth. With around 16,000 employees worldwide, EVERY team member contributes to our mission and can make a positive difference. By working as one global team, we continue growing the business, growing together, and growing ourselves. Build your career with us!

Global Lead NPI and Change Management

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Sep 12, 2023


dormakaba has an exciting opportunity for a Global Lead New Process Innovations (NPI) and Change Management. This is a hybrid role based in Indianapolis, IN. The Global Lead NPI and Change Management reports directly to the VP of Quality, EHS, and Change Management, and works closely with the Plant Operations and Procurement teams. This position is responsible for the governance and enablement of successful implementations of new production launches, major operational changes such as relocations and consolidations, and the overall gate review process. The Global Lead NPI and Change Management will play a vital role in driving the transformation of our change control processes at dormakaba.


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $120,500 - $150,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.) This position includes a competitive benefits package.  Please visit our career site for more information on benefits.




  • Provide governance and oversight to all NPI and operational projects through the stage gate review to ensure effective compliance, tracking to planned budget performance, and completeness of project team to required documentation per the Adaptive Innovation Methodology (AIM) process
  • Facilitate the organization and transparency of project status to steering committee as requested and support the business in the transformation of our stage gate process 
  • Effectively coordinate cross-functional collaboration between finance, manufacturing strategy, product development, procurement, IT, and the market partners to ensure streamlined deployment of projects
  • Key author, owner, and approver of all NPI/stage gate process documentation. Ensuring that the most recent revisions are in use at all times and monitoring adherence to this by project managers
  • Support the monitoring, reporting and performance to plan of projects in collaboration with the project managers
  • Set up sustaining governance and validation of product development programs for product certification testing and validation of certification status
  • Key contributor to the global QHSE team on global process development, best practice and process enablement  



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 4+ years of experience in similar roles of engineering, quality, or dynamic project management



  • Certified Project Manager
  • Experience in a complex and high-demand manufacturing environment
  • Experience with state-of-the-art change control and new product introduction



  • We take care of our employees on DAY ONE. We offer immediate medical, dental, vision, life, and disability Insurance coverage options.  No waiting periods!
  • Your health is our priority, we offer wellness programs to aid in your physical well-being. 
  • Vacation and personal time off.
  • We support your growing family; we provide parental leave for moms and dads!
  • Wisely plan for your future with our 401k matching plan beginning on DAY ONE.
  • Supporting your career development with our tuition reimbursement program. 
  • Pave the way for success with a CliftonStrengths assessment.
  • Robust culture supporting internal advancement with our Learn and Grow Program.
  • Access to over 15,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to assist in your professional development and to expand on your individual interests.
  • Employee Assistance Program (professional support for work, financial, family issues, etc.).
  • Voluntary legal insurance.
  • Unlimited referral reward bonuses.
  • Corporate discounts for shopping, travel and more!



Our work is IMPORTANT. YOU are important. At schools and universities, in stadiums, airports, hospitals and workplace; for every place that matters. We provide safety, security, and sustainability, providing people with the tools to shape their careers for growth. EVERY team member contributes to our mission and can make a positive difference. Our culture focuses on Growing the Business, Growing Together and Growing Ourselves. We are a global company with more than 16,000 employees worldwide giving you endless opportunities for growth and advancement.


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