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Project Manager - Consumer Product Goods

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Project Manager - Consumer Product Goods

-Supports project leads and sub-teams to implement new programs and develop process improvements. Executes projects in accordance with lead coffee brand's established program management methodologies. Ensures that multiple projects meet specified time-lines and deliver expected results. 
-Monitors project or program schedules, progress and costs to ensure that expected results are delivered on time and 
within budget. Maintains, adjusts and updates project plans as needed. 
-Consolidates, communicates and ensures resolution of all issues. May develop and collect performance metrics. 
-Provides information about initiative to cross-functional project teams. Offers functional expertise to assess potential financial and operational impact. 
-Works with key vendors to deliver program goals in support of project leads 
-Collaborates with cross functional teams to support the sell in of the initiative at the customer. 
-Contributes to the development of sales materials for the program. 
-What does a typical work day entail? What are the daily tasks/responsibilities/deliverables?
-Monitor all aspects of project to ensure timelines are met, including coordinating with multiple vendors and cross functional teams. Problem solves for obstacles and potential delays 
-Meet with cross functional teams to support selling discussions and collect information needed for in-prgress projects 
-Lead conference calls with retailer's mirror teams to create alignment on expectation, review task lists, and ensure that punch lists are completed 
-Update internal tools/trackers as needed (i.e. budgets, store list trackers, weekly customer update) 
-Manage invoices receipt and coordinate approval across team 


MUST HAVE:
- High attention to detail and 5+  years of experience 
- Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate complex ideas in a simplified way 
-Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and coordinate across functional groups 
- Strong Microsoft Office skills 

NICE TO HAVE: 
-Experience in the CPG industry 
-Experience working directly with/for CPG retailers a plus (e.g. Safeway, Target, etc) 
-This is the team that creates the coffee brands ‘picture’ for their in grocery stores – bring in this brands logo that helps bring the café experience to the grocery store. 
-Working with sales team, category dev team, across ‘customer’ need – this means grocery stores. The team that manages the customers will integrate with this team. Will participate in the initiatives, interface with customers up front. Work through questions for design/looks – works with design team and fabricators. A lot of coordination across those groups, interfacing with customer daily. Weekly calls to discuss details and understanding the instore environment. Managing budget around project, main sure timelines/budgets are all met. Setting up guidelines, melting pot of skills that go into this. Being able to influence, selling is a plus not a necessity. Managing project details, timelines, communication and coordination. 

 

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