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Senior Project Manager

Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Job ID
27489973
Description

Senior Project Manager

We are working with one of the fastest-growing natural food companies that is looking for a Senior Project Manager to reduce the time-to-market and increase commercial success for new product introductions.   The ideal candidate is passionate about good food, lives and breathes project management, embodies the company culture, and will ask lots of questions, actively seek the opinions of others, and loves working collaboratively. Please apply if you are interested in a career with a rapidly growing company with great benefits.

Responsibilities:

·     Lead cross-functional project teams, delivering projects on time and on budget

·     Develop and manage overall project structure, work plan, and critical path, budget, and resourcing; ensure teams meet all project milestones

·     Ensure project risks are identified, mitigated, and communicated to management as appropriate

·    Act as the objective voice of the project at executive-level stage-gate and sponsor meetings for product launch and scope decisions - bringing together the right information and the right people at the right time to facilitate decision-making, remove barriers and ultimately drive project progress

·    Track project performance and publish project status and appropriate metrics

·     Lead the Stage-Gate process and make this an integral part of all innovation projects

·     Lead the company’s annual planning process

·     Developing and coaching direct reports

·     Refine and build on the current processes and systems

Qualifications:

·   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. PMP certification strongly preferred.  MBA is a plus.

·   5+ years’ product commercialization and project management or other related experience in the consumer goods/food industry

·  Proficiency with analytical and presentation tools (Excel and PowerPoint) and MS Project and/or other project management/team collaboration tools is required. 

·  Depth of experience managing all types of commercialization projects: including new category innovation, line extensions, base brand optimizations, and large-scale packaging redesign projects

·  Strong influence management skills: ability to create credibility and trust with senior executives and leaders, effectively lead senior project teams and work/interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills

·    Able to inspire and motivate self and others, including those who don’t report to you

·    Strong understanding of product lifecycle processes, and readiness for/working knowledge of future state process

·   Able to focus on the big picture, connect dots and understand cross-functional dependencies to help guide the team, drive accountability, and identify appropriate solutions

·     Able to manage, balance and prioritize work across multiple complex projects with tight timeframes and deadlines and coach others to do the same

·    Strong systems and process development and execution skills: proactively identify and execute on process innovation and improvement opportunities with diverse stakeholders’ input

 

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