Project Manager III
Columbia, SC Project Management
Job Type

FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary

The Project Manager III provides leadership, management, oversight, and principal liaison for all aspects for high complexity projects. In this role, the Project Manager III leads cross-functional efforts to develop new commercial products, new Law Enforcement products, or other strategic initiatives related to company goals. The Project Manager III also leads advancement of Project Management methodologies within FN America and trains less experienced Project Managers.  

Job Duties

  • Manages new firearm product development projects of the highest complexity. 
  • Manages strategic initiatives as assigned.
  • Mentors less experienced Project Manager Is and IIs.
  • Develops resource loaded critical path network schedules in MS Project Pro.
  • Mitigates risks, meets budget, and meets product cost targets with little to no supervision.
  • Evaluates complex trade-offs and makes or recommends decisions based on known facts and experience.
  • Contributes to the Project Management methodology across functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Business Management, or related field is required. Advanced degree preferred in Business or Engineering.

Experience Requirements

Seven years of experience in complex project management in a cross-functional teaming environment developing products for commercial or military applications is required. Seven years of experience in a leadership/functional management role is also required (may be concurrent). 

Skills and Competencies

All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. Additional requirements of this position include:

  • Knowledge and academic understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) tool kit.
  • Knowledge of schedule development, budget management, team facilitation techniques, and risk management basics.
  • Expert presentation and interpersonal communication skills.  
  • Expert creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to break down complex issues into manageable pieces.
  • Expert data analysis and critical thinking skills.
  • Expert project financial and risk management skills.
  • Expert team leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of small arms or weapons systems.
  • Expert leadership skills.


Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project/Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (ePPM). 


Project Management Certificate (PMP) is preferred.

Working Conditions

Typical office environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required. All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others.  

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others. 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call: 803-736-0522. 

We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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