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Global Project Manager

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The Project Manager leads the planning and implementation of complex global product launches and product changes on major consumer brands. Accountable for leading global project teams with minimal supervision, ensuring all launch and business criteria are achieved on multiple projects simultaneously. This includes the execution of projects to meet multiple project parameters, including project scope, market timing, cost, quality, multiple stakeholder expectations, and other defined and undefined requirements. Applies leading-edge web-based project management processes and business/product development/supply chain knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to commercialization project activities for complex new product launches and product changes in order to meet or exceed customer expectations and achieve on-time ship-to-trade delivery.

Key responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Leads with minimal supervision, and is accountable for the planning, evaluation and implementation of complex global consumer product launch and product change projects. Projects include new product launches generated from the development of new technologies, health authority pre-submissions and acquisition activities around the globe.
• Assesses project requests from the business units or sales. Provides preliminary technical, logistical, cost, timeline, customer service, risk/benefit and other feasibility implications. Ensures launch success criteria are clearly defined.
• Develops project implementation plans, including resource allocation, critical path timelines and risk/contingency options. Ensures project timelines (MS Project) include cross-functional input and decision points. Oversees and ensures alignment of critical workflows with the project plan.
• Ensures that project activities/timelines for multi-faceted projects (e.g. new product launch, displays, print ads, etc.) are integrated.
• Leads multi-site, cross-functional commercialization implementation teams and oversees coordination/execution of activities. Manages project scope, cost, timing, and quality. Identifies and resolves team/project issues that may impact deliverables.
• Manages project communication to business teams across the organization. Assesses and facilitates critical project decisions with business teams and/or sr. management to ensure project priorities are optimized.
• Manages project financial risk and contingency planning (COG's, capital, etc.)
• Tracks process metrics and project success criteria. Reports performance measures. Ensures post-launch reviews are conducted.
• Conducts or facilitates root cause investigations when project or process deviations occur, and identifies resolutions or corrective actions.
• Applies leading edge web-based project management processes and business/product development/supply chain knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to commercialization project activities for complex new product launches and product changes in order to meet or exceed customer expectations and achieve on on-time ship-to-trade delivery.
• Utilizes and populates leading-edge web based project management processes and tools with project data (timelines, agenda's, minutes and other critical project information).
• Share best practices and organizational learnings with the broader team and company-wide, where appropriate

Skills:
• Business & Financial Acumen
• Working Across Boundaries
• Strategic Thinking
• Project Management
• Productive Communication
• Problem Solving

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