Our client is a leading manufacturer of refrigerated dips and spreads. They have a new opportunity for a Project Manager, at their location in the mid-Atlantic states, a fast-paced food processing environment.

Responsibilities:

This role will manage a variety of projects including innovation, renovation, COGS improvement and productivity projects. The project portfolio will be 8 – 15 projects small to medium in size (<10 MM in NSV, < 1 MM in cost savings).This position will primarily support the core portfolio work with some larger breakthrough or platform projects as needed. The incumbent will:

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop timelines, key milestones, and a detailed plan for project execution and monitor and track progress during the project execution.
  • Coordinate and manage cross functional team meetings and ensure that action registers are maintained and communication of next steps is clear to the cross functional team
  • Ensure adherence to the internal stage gate process for smooth execution of projects and internal alignment
  • Develop with key stakeholders, report outs of progress or escalation of key risks to management as needed

Requirements:

  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Strong interpersonal skills including influencing and creating alignment
  • Strong communication skills – written and verbal
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification preferred
  • 1 – 3 years experience in a related field that included project management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience. Engineering, food science, or other science based degrees are preferred.

Project manager top skills & proficiencies:

  • Managing projects – timeline and resource management
  • Organizing and prioritizing resources
  • Developing and tracking budgets, key milestones, and other metrics
  • Utilizing problem solving techniques and steering teams to appropriate resolution for issues
  • Communicating information in a clear and concise fashion across all levels – written and verbal
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Business acumen including ability to understand financial metrics associated with innovation, renovation, COGS, and productivity projects
  • Candidate must display strong leadership skills including above average ability to:
    • Influence others
    • Drive for alignment and decisions
    • Provide courageous leadership
    • Boldness in decision making

Staff and Budget

  • This position will have not direct reports but will be influencing across all levels of the organization from cross functional teams to ELT
  • No operating budget will be managed by this person

Travel

Some travel approximately 20% may be required with this job.

For more information contact Moira McGrath at (954) 428-3888 or moira@foodscience.com

All applicants must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.