Under the direction of the Project Manager or Administrative Manager coordinate the Front-Of-Pack nutritional keys labeling projects with other departments, members and product vendors. Ensure timely completion of projects. Includes database maintenance and well as other project related functions.Plan, coordinate, and assist in the completion of FOP packaging projects. This includes:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Entering projects and project related data in company's ProjecTrac system.
Identify and set timelines for actions required to complete packaging projects to meet anticipated ?on shelf? date.
Communicate process, activities and actions with projected time lines to project participants.
Gather necessary project information such as native art files, die lines, printer info, samples, copy, etc.
Identify and communicate issues that may jeopardize time line and develop solutions.
Aggressive follow up with vendors and project participants to keep projects on track.
Update project status in tracking system as well as maintaining accurate comments within project.
Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings to determine information needs, confirm project progress, identify factors that may jeopardize time lines, discuss problems/solutions.
Regularly provide reports on project status to the Project Manager, Admin Manager and other project participants. If issues arise, enlists help from the appropriate parties to maintain project time lines.
Develop and maintain up-to-date and complete project files; update ProjecTrac on a timely basis.
Assist Project Manager and Administrative Manager with training of incoming Project Coordinators on FOP process and ProjecTrac.
Bill vendors for project related costs timely and accurately. Carefully reviews projects to ensure that originally quoted design charges are appropriate based on scope of project. Should project criteria change; review with Project Manager or Administrative Manager to determine necessary adjustments to redesign charges.
Pay all vendor invoices related to projects in a timely manner.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
College degree desirable or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
Must be skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. Access experience helpful. Ability to learn new software systems quickly including ProjecTrac.
At least two years of work experience, preferably with a packaging or design operation.
Detail oriented person able to establish and meet deadlines.
Able to work effectively with minimal supervision.
Must possess strong, concise and professional verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to motivate project participants in order to keep project on track with timeline.
Must be able to handle fast past work environment and be able to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
Must identify and resolve scheduling conflicts.
Must be able to guide internal and external project participants who may not be familiar with the FOP packaging development process.