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Project Manager

Job Title
Project Manager
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Project Manager


Position Summary: We are working with a growing food manufacturer outside of Phoenix, AZ that is looking to fill a newly created PM role. The Project Manager is tasked with ensuring the accuracy and completeness of overall organizational stage gate process. This is achieved through portfolio management, doing regular reviews to flag risks, strong communication and working with both local and internal teams to improve processes. This is a very visible role within the company that has exposure across all business functions within the company.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Creates the visibility of all projects for the business relating to innovation, renovation, cost savings, and others impacting finished goods
  • Manage the Project Portfolio, new project creation, phase approval, status change, financial KPIs and key timeline information
  • Develop and create key reports needed for all functions as requested
  • Prepare agenda for meetings and provide visibility to all functions impacted
  • Lead weekly project meetings with cross functional teams to ensure execution with excellence across all active projects, flag project risks and timeline impacts to confirm portfolio accuracy
  • Lead Product pre-launch meetings with cross functional teams to ensure implementation for all projects in the plant
  • Key point of contact for process improvements for state gate process in cooperation with local and international teams, and for training for those processes



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business other related field from an accredited institution
  • 5+ years of project management experience, managing the stage gate process and working across an organization to do so --- Must have done this in a CPG environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Microsoft Project a plus
  • PMP certification is ideal
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams and ensure project team has sufficient skills and experience to meet the objectives
  • Ability to manage project timelines, action plans, and risks of the projects
  • Ability to navigate unknowns, manage change, influence others and be an effective communicator
  • Good presentation skills. Must be able to synthesize project details into a concise impactful summary adapted to the audience (from Executive team to project team)
  • Previous experience successfully leading projects or had a significant contribution to the success of projects as a participant beyond their area of functional responsibility
  • Be highly organized and ability to multi-task
  • Strong people and leadership skills
  • Must understand and be able to articulate the roles of each function in a product development project and how they interact and work together in the most efficient manner
  • Ability to operate in a team environment

Ability to adapt in a changing work environment


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