Technical Project Manager (Consumer Product)

Monrovia ,CA
Job Terms:
$40-$45 an hour
posted by:
Lauren Wagenaar

Job Description:

Job Accountabilities: 
• Create and lead cross functional Technical Teams through the Stage Gate process from Feasibility to Launch 
• Communication conduit between the R&D cross functional Technical Team and the Business Team 
• Understand the key technical characteristics and general business implications of the broad range of products, process, and packaging technologies used. 
• Positively influence at all levels, within and outside the organization. 
• Develop effective working relationships to gain matrix resources to support group's initiatives. 
• Create and manage a cross-functional project plan to successfully deliver new product/process/package innovation, globally. 
• Facilitate the definition of scope, project goals, and success criteria 
• Perform deep risk analysis for complex projects, resulting in risk registers, mitigation strategies, and communication plans 
• Clearly communicate project status, risks, and scope creep with impact to all stakeholders on a regular basis 
• Develop, manage, and communicate project budgets, timelines, and resource needs 

Critical Competencies: 
The successful candidate will be experienced in the consumer goods industry and demonstrate the following skills: 
• Highly effective organization, negotiation, coordination, and presentation skills 
• Ability to communicate effectively over the phone, online, and in person, across multiple cultures. 
• Ability to function effectively in stressful, fast-paced situations, with the personal leadership to influence and positively motivate self and peers. 
• Meeting facilitation skills 
• Experience writing scope statements 
• Strong understanding of linking research to business opportunity 
• Leadership: Ability to lead and motivate multi-faceted teams 
• Team Work: Ability to manage multiple priorities, think on their feet, and execute with speed 
• Initiative and follow through : Independent decision maker in a fast paced and demanding environment 

Education & Experience Requirements: 
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree of Science 
• Minimum of 10 years’ experience overall 
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management and PM tools (FMEA, RACI, Microsoft Project, Stage Gate, etc.) 
• Experience in a consumer products research & development function a plus 
• Background in development and commercialization of new products strongly desired. 
• Familiarity with PMI methodology preferred 
• Project Management Professional Certified (PMP) is strongly desired 
• Six Sigma Knowledge/experience a plus 
• Willing to travel globally 
• Multi-lingual skills a plus 

Demonstrated Personal Traits: 
• Innovative/Creative 
• High energy 
• Strategic thinker 
• Assertive 
• Team player (good interpersonal skills, able to inspire/lead others) 
• Positive, "can do" attitude 
• Excellent communication skills 
• Process discipline